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Lorea

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Hayley Stretton
Lorea

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Make-it-Yourself

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Homewares

Waste Materials

Drinks Bottles

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Lorea is a decorative handmade bowl, made from the bottom of Diet Coke bottles that have been melted down and decorated elegantly. The bottoms of bottles were fixed together carefully forming an attractive bowl that would sit stylishly in any living room or kitchen. The coke bottles have been melted to form a stronger material.I used 36 Diet Coke bottles in all to make the Lorea, which I collected from a local leisure centre at home. Each Lorea is individual and unique just like every flower on the bowl, as putting the bottles into the oven gives you a different result every time therefore no one could ever have the same Lorea bowl as you.

Materials & Equipment List

Plastic Diet Coke bottles 500ml (36 or more)Glue gunAt least two glue gun sticksScalpel ScissorsBlack car spray paintWhite Porcelain paintOven small paint brush

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To begin with i collected 36 coke bottles and took a scalpel to slice down the side of the bottle.
After slicing down the bottle i used scissors to cut around the base of the bottle so that i was left with just the bottom of the bottle.
I then washed the bottom of the bottles and left them to dry.
After pre heating the oven to 200
After this i lay the bottle bottoms onto paper and in a well ventilated room sprayed them with ford panther black pearlescent spray paint. They were given three coats fifteen minutes apart.
After spraying them, I took some white porcelain paint and dotted a pattern on top of the black coat.
I then sprayed the underneath of the bottle bottoms with the ford spray paint.
I then took one, one litre bottle and repeated steps: 2,3,5, 6, and 7.
I then gathered all of the bottle bottoms together and lay them in an order where they all fit together inside a bowl.
I then got the glue gun and used little dots of glue to stick the bottle bottoms together, building up and outwards forming a shallow bowl shape.
Where the glue can be seen i then used a little paint brush with the ford paint on in order to cover the paint up.
The bowl is then completed.
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Hayley Stretton

Solihull

United Kingdom

An enthusiastic and highly motivated BA Product Design student from Nottingham Trent University. Currently on a Placement year working at Tesco Head Office as...

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