Ok, I managed to stay on track this time and have collected some fun Crafting World Records.
First up is The World’s Largest Bead Mosaic . . .
It’s made entirely from recycled Mardi Gras beads (over a million individual beads). Built by Stephen Wagner, a German citizen who came to New Orleans just after Hurricane Katrina. Apparently, he couldn’t ignore all the discarded beads he kept finding— thus, inspiration was born. You can read more about his collection and recycling activities here.
Next up we have The World’s Largest Knitted Pink Bunny sculpture. Yes, The World’s Largest Knitted Pink Bunny sculpture:
Moving along, I feel the natural progression is World’s Biggest Pom Pom. Given to the world in 2010 by the Salesian School in Ireland, bless them. . .
Last but not least, let’s bring it full circle:
. . .Yes, it’s the World’s Biggest Gum Mosaic. It measured 19.4 m² (209 ft²) once it was completed, created by TBWA Digerati & ID Productions— in association with SABC 1 and Cadbury’s Chappies (whew, that’s quite a breathy list of credits there), in Johannesburg, South Africa on 17 August 2004. Click here for more information about other South African World Records
Home some of those inspire your crafting: as you see, there needn’t be a reason for a thing to be made apart from you feeling so. You can figure out what to do with the thing later (is that knitted bunny still visible from Space?) As for that last one, I’ve now got a yen for some gum, so off I go. . . .