Twisted Plastic

Using the vacuum former, I heated the acrylic and twisted it to for curved shapes. Some strips were more successful than others, as a few of them broke, and others just didn’t come out quite right.

I like how the scales one turned out, as its twisted in a single helix shape, which is what I originally wanted for my necklace shapes. The circle pattern one was the best shape for the bracelet, although if I wish to continue with these I will likely have to make a former.

Furthermore, If i want the shapes to be domed, then I will have to make the strips wider, and use a wooden former to achieve the form I want, and use thicker gloves because I didn’t have much time to shape them before I got burned.

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