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Hey Guys,

So I want to add some spice to my manipulation act by adding confetti with my silk productions. I use the PENCIL METHOD for my productions (rolling silk around pencil) but cannot figure out a way to get the confetti in the silk and have it fall out when produced. Any suggestions on how to load the confetti into the silk?
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I haven't done this but could you use a plastic tube to roll the silk around and drop the confetti into the tube before you pull it out? Otherwise, can you lay some confetti onto the silk and accordian fold it and then wrap it around the pencil? It seems to me that when the silk is flicked open, the confetti would fly.
It's worth playing with.
Good luck!
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Use one of the many prefolds described in Rice's Encylopedia for silk productions. This will allow you to load confetti along the length of the silk by creating an "envelope." You can then do a finger or pencil roll with the silk. When you snap open your silk, the confetti will automatically be released.

NOTE: Check with the venue you are performing at before using confetti to see if it is allowed or not. Some banquet halls have strict NO CONFETTI rules and you could be hit with a big clean up bill/fine.
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Thank you for pointing out that confetti isn't always desired by venues. At one of the libraries where I work, a magic show included gleefully strewed confetti. Weeks later, if a child turned one of the book display spinners, confetti would spray into the air and gently sift to the ground as staff called down quiet curses (it's a library) upon the magic act that did this.
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Thanks a lot for the heads up! These are all great suggestions!

William Wortman
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A good one I saw was in Tarbell Vol. Seven called Pavel's Silk from Confetti Shower. It looks like a nice flashy silk production. And with Tarbell you know that it hasn't been done for awhile.
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Usually, I use a technique that I use since I started silk magic and stage manipulation acts. I just fold the silk in half (the 2 opposite corners), and I place conffeti in the fold created. After, I just roll the confetti and silk together, making along tube silk, then I use the pencil method.

Hope it helped!!

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