LAB 50Using Sausage Casings

The first material man had at his disposal came from animals. Long ago, humans realized that animal membrane stretched and dried taut, allowed light to pass through, and accepted inks and dyes. So it’s not that strange to think of sausage casing as a material for jewelry. In fact, sausage casing is great because its sticks to other things and itself without glue. When it dries, it becomes a translucent, paperlike tissue, and pulls taut over a frame. And, it comes cleaned and ready for making sausage, frozen, or packed in salt.

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Vessel pendants and a ring of iron wire and sausage casing

Materials & Tools

• wire

• gloves ...

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