For a long time, one of the more popular posts here on Paperseed was Melting a Vinyl Record into a Bowl. This was one of the first projects I shared (6 years ago!), and it was actually an experiment by my husband. Its funny to go back and read the comments, too. Some people had, um, strong opinions about “doing something so stupid as this.” But you know, it was truly an interesting project. Since then I’m reasonably sure that many more records have been altered into something other than their original intent, and I’m glad to know that sharing our results helped someone else.
Anyhow, one of my favorite shops on the Oregon Coast, Unfurl, recently posted these neat laser-cut vinyl record clocks ($40ea). Pretty cool, huh? I am not sure who makes them, but after a little research I think it was an Etsy shop that made it big.
If I was going to pick, I’d probably go with the elephant one. You can see more options here. Looking at them also makes me wonder if something similar can be done with a dremel, but don’t worry, I don’t plan on trying that any time soon.
Which one is your favorite? Do you feel strongly about re-using things that you feel still have value? Or are you inspired by seeing items turned into something completely different as long as they are still useful?