Thursday, November 21, 2013
It is not very difficult to make.
When you get the hang of making the bracelet, it becomes a very quick and easy job.
If you ever get stuck in the wilderness or there is a zombie apocalypse you can unravel this bracelet and then have 12' total of cord.
- LOTS and lots of christmas ornaments (plain round ones with only one color) in differerent colors and sizes.
i got most of them really cheap second hand from fleamarkets and thrift stores and the rest i inherited from my grandma. old ones are nicer because they are made from glas not plastic and have nicer colors and a little patina! you really need a lot, i think i used at least 150. to be on the safe side rather get more then less, i you have some "leftovers" you can always decorate your tree with it next christmas.
- an old lampshade: it has to be a half-dome shaped one that consists of a wire "skeleton" upholstered with a fabric cover (see the picture). you only need the lampshade, none of the other parts like cables, bulb socket, ...
it should not be too small so that you will end up with a nice big chandelier, mine had a diameter of about 50 cm.
sooo: i recently discovered that, in my crafts-supply-store of choice, they actually sell the wire frames you will need - and i mean why should you not be able to buy these. it is just cheaper buying a used lampshade at a goodwill store for 1 or 2 euros (or finding it lying it around on the street like i did) then buying a new frame for 15 euros.
i made the chandelier a while ago without taking photos an the way. so in order to recreate some of the steps i bought a cone shaped frame that i want to use for another project - this is NOT the frame i used for this project! i just used it for demonstrational purposes! the one i used was dome-shaped.
- strong thread
- chicken wire
- pliers / wire cutter
2 cups vanilla ice cream
large handful of fresh mint leaves, washed and stems removed
Put the mint leaves and ice cream in your food processor, and pulse until it starts to come together. You will have to stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl frequently. When it starts to mix well, turn the food processor on high and let it spin for about 20-30 seconds...until it is completely smooth and combined. Serve immediately, or store in the freezer.
Notes: This is kind of cheating because I didn't make the actual ice cream....but when you serve this, feel free to announce that you "made it" because technically you did. Its very impressive at a dinner party, served alongside tiny flourless chocolate cakes.
We all have them -- they're in the back of the closet, or in the dusty attic or basement, or sitting out in the garage. Some may or may not work, and may or may not be worth fixing. And some are just too old and slow to be turned into a media center or put to any other task, and are so obsolete they're not even worth donating. Certainly if a computer is worth fixing, I highly recommend it. After all, the computer I'm using to upload this instructable is around 10 years old -- or at least it's motherboard and processor are that old. Or, if an old computer can be turned into a Linux machine -- and if that's your thing -- go for it!
The computers I'm thinking of are those that just need to be sent to the junk pile. But before you send them out to be recycled, I want to point out a few things you can make out of them that you might find to be a fun project.
If this interests you, read on....