Here are some easy, medium and semi-hard ways to make colorful sparkleballs to hang at Easter or any other spring celebration. Click on the photo for more information. This Pinterest board also has more ideas.
Sabel’s Darkelball would be a perfect Halloween sparkleball. The interior, which looks like an LSD-crazed spiderweb, is made of microwaved dvd’s. Melted plastic, purple lights. Spooky!
More Posts on Halloween Ideas:
– Halloween 1
– Halloween 2
– Halloween 4
– Black Sparkleball
– Fun Halloween Lights
The superstar of Sabel’s collection is Sparklehive, the Frank Lloyd Wright of sparkleballs. It’s built in two pyramids of stacked rectangles, which are then joined end to end with a soldering iron. Pyramid one (at left) is 6 tiers of cups placed the same way //// . In Pyramid two the cups are nested /\//\/. A light strand is suspended inside from the top and cascades down. Sabel says that Sparklehive looms over the room in a wonderfully creepy way. I think it’s quite majestic.
Sabel is a filmmaker, artist and photographer who makes sparkleballs. Each is born out of what’s at hand and then soldered together, with enchanting results. There’s Sporeball with tube shotglasses inserted between the 9 oz hard cup layers. Darkleball’s webbed core of CD’s melted in a microwave. Mini FireHazard MD’s layers of little medicine dosage cups. Sparklehive composed of 10 oz Chinets in two pyramids, base to base. And my favorite, Dishwarped, a surreal stunner made of big cups melted in the dishwasher. The entire collection is on a timer, and Sabel says that when they’re lit at once it’s like the Tree of Souls in AVATAR.