Bernice H
Bernice H
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  • Woodburn, OR
Asked on Sep 4, 2012

New creations of cd disc spinners and tiers

SandyKlettaKMS Woodworks
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My young friend Annamarie and I worked a whole afternoon doing cd spinners. She blew me out of the water, she started with simple, then each one got progressively more involved and creative, until she was making scenes on hers! So, of course, I started copying her! We also did some tiers in between gluing time. I have sooo much glass ware , we need to do more! We glued discs together first, then burned a hole for the wire to go through.
q new creations of cd disc spinners and tiers, crafts
look at the one on the left....so pretty!
look at the one on the left....so pretty!
Ocean and palm tree...anna
Ocean and palm tree...anna
Look at her happy face!!  anna
Look at her happy face!! anna
Isnt she just adorable!
Isnt she just adorable!
q new creations of cd disc spinners and tiers, crafts
q new creations of cd disc spinners and tiers, crafts
hers on the left, mine on the right
hers on the left, mine on the right
q new creations of cd disc spinners and tiers, crafts
q new creations of cd disc spinners and tiers, crafts
q new creations of cd disc spinners and tiers, crafts
38 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Sep 4, 2012

    Burning the hole is great tip...those discs tend to shatter when drill with a bit.

  • Susan S
    on Sep 4, 2012

    How pretty these are! So HOW do you burn a hole in the CD? Bernice your friend is well on her way to being a talented crafter - but of course she has a fabulous mentor to teach her!! The glass ware turned out very well too. I love the dark red cranberry glalss!

  • Bernice H
    on Sep 4, 2012

    Hi susan..I have a "wood burning" engraving? tool..the tip I use is just the right size..just a quick push in each side, and voila..a liddle hole! And that is all I use the tool for! hahaha

  • Susan S
    on Sep 4, 2012

    Wellllll . . . ya know what? I have a wood burning tool too - which I have never used!! A few years back I hinted to high heaven for Santa to bring me a wood burning kit and I don't know what got in my way - besides LIFE - but I just never got around to using it. So, a CD sounds like a good safe starting place!! LOL Actually, I thought about the wood burner thing a few days ago when I tried the "aging wood method" one of the other people posted. The wood turned out fantastic and I was tinkering w/digging out my kit and finally putting it to use!!

  • Miriam I
    on Sep 4, 2012

    Bernice, these are so pretty! You have a things for CD's don't you :)

  • Bernice H
    on Sep 4, 2012

    Miriam, anything glitzy and blingy..these are so cheap and plentiful, so I guess I do! I just dont have enough friends who want them! :)

  • Barb Rosen
    on Oct 7, 2012

    These are nifty, Bernice!

  • Airforcemom Rpratt
    on Oct 12, 2012

    i got some cd"s,n what do you do with them,i dont get it.? what is on them.

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 12, 2012

    Hi...Well it is just a little cheap art.....take 2 cd's, glue together shiny side out. Burn a hole or drill a hole for your wire or dental floss, whatever. Then glue half marbles, (gems) or anything you want on one side, let glue harden, glue stuff on the other side, hang. you can use anything you want, I like half marbles .(.walmart cheapest), or mirrors, we started putting designs out of half marbles on ours. I have another post on hometalk with more.....fun cheap easy..Use clear silicone caulking if they will be hung outside, other wise E6000 or any strong glue for inside will do. They spin and reflect like disco balls!! kids love them in their room, I love mine on the porch!

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 13, 2012

    Thanks @Barb Rosen they are easy cheap fun and fast, my kind of craft! Do you remember when we got so many free cd's in the mail? I have a canister of cd's now that havent gotten used, most stuff goes on those little storage things any more, so I make these then pawn them off on my friends! ha

  • Susan S
    on Oct 13, 2012

    Hey Bernice - hummmm - for some reason I never picked up before NOW that you glued two together. But if you covered the UNshiny side with enough stuff wouldn't it cover any lable or would it show thru. Just wondered. I know what you mean about everybody and their brother used to send out CD's. Now you never get 'em anymore. I asked my husband if he could dig out all his old ones and do you know what?? He said, Oh I think I threw them away!! Gasp! :(

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 13, 2012

    haha funny hubby! If you put enough stuff o n them you could cover up the other side, however I like the shiny reflection from both sides in the sun! The ones above are showing both sides, we turned them over for the picture so you could see both sides.

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 13, 2012

    @Susan S hey I bet if you put an ad on Craigs list, or post a note on bulletin boards etc, you could find free cd's! Or just ask friends....everyone has some old cd music they dont like any more! As I said, i had bought oneof those big 100 cd containers from costco a long time ago and still have about 70 left, never did copy all i thought i was going to! They are so cheap!

  • Barb Rosen
    on Oct 13, 2012

    I love them Bernice and think they would be wonderful out in the garden!

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 13, 2012

    @Barb Rosen yes I have a couple hanging in a tree that twist aand sparkle when the sun hits.the ones on my porch reflect into my entry way/kitchen area, like a disco..i love it. It hits just when the sun goes down so it is like a Goodbye for today!

  • Susan S
    on Oct 13, 2012

    @Bernice H - have you ever considered that you might actually be part ferret? They like to scarf away shiny blingy things!! My daughter's roommate years ago had a pet ferret and they steal everything from socks, underwear, anything laying around loose but they especially like anything shiny - that includes bits of aluminum foil, candy wrappers, jewelry. They're funny but you gotta know where they stash their stash!! LOL

  • Airforcemom Rpratt
    on Oct 13, 2012

    thanks bernice h,for the info,jus might decide to do that,!!! love to do crafts like that.

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 13, 2012

    @Susan S so funny! on my email all I saw was : Bernice H -" have you ever considered that you might actually be part ferret? " A good laugh! Love it! I just may be. @Airforcemom Rpratt Try it, I want to do this with my grandkids too, and see what they come up with! If you do be sure to post pictures. ps, I used to be in the air Force myself. 1962-64....stationed in New Jersey.

  • Airforcemom Rpratt
    on Oct 14, 2012

    yes i love to try this with my oldest granddaughter,i like to b creative with them,we will have to make a trip to the craft store to pick up some more things for our new craft,p.s,im not in the air force i have a young son,stationed there,how did you like it there,bernice,h.?

  • Leida R
    on Oct 14, 2012

    Oh I like this. Not so long ago, I went to the $1 store and bought lots of half marbles as u called it. Now I know what to do with some of them Thanks for sharing this information, Bernice.

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 14, 2012

    @Leida R Also try walmart, they have a bigger selection, or Michaels... I love the beiges, reds,and whites that have pearl shimmer to them! @Airforcemom Rpratt Well Mc guire was good and bad experience for me. I was a Flight Hostess, ie stewardess, and I met my first husband there. The summer weather weas horrid,. hot and humid, long traffic jams to the beach! But being from Connecticut I could at least drive home every other weekend. After marrying ..not so good Bad marriage! But I got to travel to many countries and places! Great!

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 14, 2012

    ps check my other post on tiers...they are fun to make also, and we all have glass ware just hanging around. I have 3 with jewelry on them. Anna uses hers for snack foods!

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 19, 2012

    YOU should see the wind spinning my cd spinners! Really fun, they are just spinning their little heads off..especially the happy/sad face one! Fun to watch. Lots of wind roday, expecting rain and cold. fibromyalgia already letting me know!

  • Susan S
    on Oct 20, 2012

    @Bernice H - OHHHHHHHH - You have that too? It's a real ________ isn't it? I was diagnosed about 8 yrs ago. That's when a whole bunch of stuff started going really whacky w/my immune system so fibromyalgia is just one of them. Nothing that can't be controlled but as you know, some days are better than others!!

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 20, 2012

    yes, i self diagnosed from a Good Housekeeping magazine, or Womans Day, in 94, I couldnt understand what was wrong, but I could hardly crawl out of bed , and all i wanted to do was crawl back into bed. DR's at that time didnt recognize it for years.Finally got confirmation . It is much better now, except when i get emotional, over tired or the WEATHER!!!!Yes some days are better than others.Hope you don't have too many down days!

  • Susan S
    on Oct 21, 2012

    Guess you might say it's about 50/50 but other days it's more like 90/10. Weather, stress - just life in general can affect it and set it off!! Mine all started about 10 yrs ago w/ Thyroid issues progressing into other auto-immune disorders. Have you ever heard of Sjogrens Syndrome? It is something that affects the eyes & salivary glands. A lot of people have dry eyes as they "age" but Sjogrens attacks the tear ducts and prohibits the eyes from lubricating. Same w/salivary glands. Have you ever had your mouth go so dry you couldn't even swallow and your lips feel like they're sticking to your teeth? This is what Sjogrens is about but on a hyper-elevated scale! This is not about being thirsty - it's just that your mouth also doesn't produce enough natural salava. Its an interesting disorder to have to deal with but when your immune system gets screwed up then everything else in your body is also subject to getting out of whack. OK, enough on physical issues. Life goes on!!!

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 22, 2012

    yep, I don t know which is worse, weather or stress.

  • Bernice H
    on Feb 9, 2013

    hi. @SUSAN.... We are in Portland wher sun was promised...they lied! Fibro kicking in And guys are playing golf. I am playing unhappily on my iPad. This is fatiguing without a keyboard...boo

    • Bernice H
      on Aug 15, 2013

      @Catherine Smith Yes, that is a good way to describe it. When I say I am starting to ache, hubs says...well yeah, the weather is going to change yada yada yada..But I knew it first!

  • South Shore Shabby Shack
    on Aug 15, 2013

    I LOVE THEM!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! And I love your tidbit trays.. I've done that with china pieces before... oh dear... heaven forbid... LOL

  • Bernice H
    on Aug 15, 2013

    @Jill Smith I use mine for jewelry...I have 3, 1 in the bathroom and 2 on my dresser! And a couple waiting for the right victim, uh...person!

  • Valerie
    on Aug 15, 2013

    These are stunning! What I do with my CDs is to put a piece of fishing line between two of them before sticking them together, so that I can hang them.

  • Bernice H
    on Aug 15, 2013

    That probably works well. I just use my burning tool after I glue them together and do a hole at the top then put my string or fishing line. I wish I knew how to tie fishing line so it doesn't slip.

    • Wendy Elias
      on Jan 19, 2017

      @ Shirley Mcdaniel, Ellenboro, NC,
      Oh my goodness! I would LOVE to see a picture! My grandma would LOVE LOVE LOVE this as she rests in her bed. Please upload a picture, or you can send it to me. My email is: wendyd0812@gmail.com. I also have Facebook if it would be easier there? Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Bernice H
    on Aug 15, 2013

    @KMS Woodworks @ etc..any suggestions on how to tie fishing line knots so they don't slip?

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Aug 16, 2013

    check out this video it shows the knot I have used when fishing with my dry flys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P-W6MiQ91o

  • Bernice H
    on Aug 17, 2013

    @KMS Woodworks thanks Kevin..I don't know why I don't just google how to....I keep forgetting, but you guys know so much I like to pick your brains! ♥

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Aug 18, 2013

    Another trick is to moisten the line with your wet fingers just before pulling the knot tight. This water acts as a lubricant and coolant and reduces the thermal stress that can lead to lines breaking under loads.

  • Kletta
    on Mar 2, 2015

    I love these so I'm going to look for my old cds and ask everyone I know for theirs and if that fails I'll just buy some new blank ones to use. I live in OK where the wind is crazy most days so what can hang them up with outside so the wind doesn't break it.

  • Sandy
    on Feb 23, 2016

    love the ocean/palm tree

    • Bernice H
      on Feb 23, 2016

      Thank You Sandy van Malden. Yes, it was easier than I thought once I got over the..." I am not talented,I can't draw,paintetc! "

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