Make: has covered projects that use all kinds of materials — metal, wood, plastics, and resin, just for starters — but here’s a material we have never covered: Swarovski crystals.
We were recently surprised to receive a small box of crystals from Swarovski as promotional material for this year’s Fall/Winter designs. And, frankly, we don’t know what to do with them.
Lack of imagination is hardly a good enough reason to let this sparkling manna go to waste, though, so we’d like to give them to the reader that proposes the project that best utilizes these crystals.
Altogether, there are about 20 crystals: a few beads, a few pendants, a charm, a 4-hole button, and a 2-inch strip of graphic fabric with a crystalline coating (the graphic fabric is not pictured above). The crystals are either clear, metallic gray, or an iridescent color that Swarovski is call scarabaeus green.
So what would you do with them?
Tell us in the comments below before Monday, November 2, 11:59PM PST. In order to choose a winner, the Make: editors will be looking for those proposals that demonstrate the most creativity, unconventionality, and resourcefulness. If you’re the Maker with the most deserving proposal, we will send you the stones so you can make your project happen. There’s just one catch: we want to know how it turns out when you’re finished.
As much as we like to think that we’re pretty clever here at Make:, it’s the work of the Maker community that never ceases to impress us. We know that if there’s someone who could do something innovative with these gems, it will be one of you. We can’t wait to hear what ideas you come up with!
Update: We have a winner! You guys came up with so many interesting ideas. Unfortunately, we could only pick one. Congratulations Dan Calvert!