Some Sugru* Experiments

These experiments all started with me thinking of how I could solve the problem of linking an iron wire enamelled chain together without soldering.

Sugru* (/ˈsuːɡruː/), also known as Formerol, is a patented multi-purpose, non-slumping brand of silicone rubber that resembles modelling clay. It is available in several colours and upon exposure to air, cures to a rubber-like texture. It is a flexible, adhesive repair putty that sets strong by turning into a durable silicone rubber.

Enamelled white and yellow iron wire oval links with alternating yellow sugru and iron wire links    click here to see the final chain

Enamelled white and yellow iron wire oval links with alternating yellow sugru and iron wire links

click here to see the final chain

Sugru was pressed into copper mesh to colour and join the material. It was then silver plated. I haven’t made any finished pieces yet which have been plated, but have applied sugru to silver plated necklaces    click here to see an example

Sugru was pressed into copper mesh to colour and join the material. It was then silver plated. I haven’t made any finished pieces yet which have been plated, but have applied sugru to silver plated necklaces

click here to see an example

Iron wire rings sealed and coloured with sugru

Iron wire rings sealed and coloured with sugru

Getting ready to ‘sugru’ my Organelles    click here to see finished Organelles

Getting ready to ‘sugru’ my Organelles

click here to see finished Organelles

Sugru applied to fabric, ribbon and string……has some potential….

Sugru applied to fabric, ribbon and string……has some potential….

Copper mesh with extruded sugru…….

Copper mesh with extruded sugru…….

Enamelled copper mesh with brown sugru extruded through after

Enamelled copper mesh with brown sugru extruded through after

copper mesh now oxidised…

copper mesh now oxidised…