So how’s a pile of beads going to replace a toast rack?
Step 1: Insert ‘toast stackers’
Step 2: Start stacking…
Step 3: …keep on going
This must be my most simple project yet… a bead with a piece of wire stuck through the middle of it, or what I prefer to call ‘toast stackers’. Perfect for kids, in fact anyone who loves playing with their food – or is looking for a less conventional toast rack!
It all came about when I was attempting to design a toast rack that could arrange toast in interesting ways (rather than just lining the slices up side by side). Despite much head scratching, I couldn’t figure out a simple way of achieving this (well, without making the world’s largest toast rack). In a moment of inspiration, perhaps more perspiration, I wondered if the toast could be treated like it’s own building material, and be connected using a simple connecting device – rather like a kids construction set. This was the result.
Please note: You could use glue to attach the bead to the wire. However, I found the holes in the beads to be too large and decided to use silver Fimo (a polymer modelling clay) instead.
1) Collectable instructions – they are useful and they look good
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