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|As promised, here is the picture of what I did with my Big Sheet from PBI.
I constructed a hanging frame from bamboo, tore the paper into three approximately equal pieces, and attached each to the frame with a running stitch of heavy linen thread.
Then I got the biggest pieces of mica I could find (this rock is abundant in the vicinity of Penland) and peeled off thin slices. Mica is wonderful stuff-you can see through thin slices, so it served well for the purpose of making multiple 'windows' in my mobile.
I water-tore a hole in each sheet a little smaller than the mica piece, and then attached the mica to the back of each hole by running a thin bead of glue around the edges.
|In order to make this box in one piece, I made a special mold in the shape of the box unfolded. I then spooned strained, but still wet, cotton linter pulp onto the mold. While the pulp was still wet, I laid pine needles, metallic yarn, and pieces of quartz on the surface, and dripped enough wet pulp over them to hold them fast when dry. After drying, I glued the sides together with methyl cellulose. I use it as a jewelry box, and it has held up amazingly well after 5 years.|