Monday, August 29, 2011






I did a lot of procrastinating in the weekend. I cleaned profusely, watched TV and played outside with the girls - then I finally made it to the studio and started playing around with different materials thinking about recycling and repurposing. I have a real dislike for plastic bags and often think about re-using them. Fusing the bags make a strong sturdy and interesting fabric like material. 

And...I Love playing with vintage beads.

Enjoy your day!




2 comments:

Teri D. said...

Hello Kara. My attempts at fusing plastic bags have not been successful. Melted and toxic smelling plastic is what i get. Do you use fusible material in between! The idea to make earrings with them is beautiful!

Kara Cartisciano said...

Hi Teri,

I have only just started playing around with plastic bags and find they create a really sturdy waterproof fabric. I place them in between wax paper, 8 - 10 folds is best but the thicker the better you also need good ventilation and possibly a mask : )