Pickle Strainer Swirl?!?

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    I like to watch Marie Nadeau make soap on the YouTubes. Today, she shared a video in which she used a "pickle strainer" to swirl the batter in a PVC mold. What I want to know: where do you get such a thing?

     
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    Gorgeous! I'm guessing you'll need to buy and eat some pickles! I see Alibaba sells them but they may come in bulk.
     
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    I saw something similar with acrylic paint and a small plastic colander. I have it flagged in my 'stuff to try for a soap challenge' pinterest board.

    While I don't think you would need necessarily a pickle strainer, maybe a cheap plastic hand held strawberry slicer or juice strainer would work? Or something like this
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    I see them quite often at thrift stores. Although the one I have pictured isn't quite as handy for shap, it has some of the idea I'm thinking of.
     
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    I have never seen pickles come with a strainer in the jar...
     
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    But they should, right?

    I like Clarice's find too.

    on second thought, maybe a handheld juicer wouldn't work. They actually look different than I remember
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    Or maybe my mom had a different style that I couldn't find on Google. I very clearly remember it being more basket like. Now I'm wondering if I had it confused with this type of potato ricer thingy.
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    Getting old sucks - your memories start to get a bit distorted!

    If you find something that works, please let me know! I've wanted to play around with this idea for quite a while.
     
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    I would think they would be pretty even with out doing the outside part and do it in a 3" pipe. she is pretty quirky--I need to check out her videos
     
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    I love to listen to her talk. And she's so willing to be silly. She must be a fun grandmother.
     
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    Here's one with the sink strainer that yields a similar result in a slab mold
     
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    I just happen to have a jar of gherkins in my fridge that has a strainer. It's pretty small, though, perhaps 2" across. My husband bought these at Christmas; now that Trinity's visiting, maybe they'll get eaten. She LOVES pickles!

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    When I started seeing the acrylic pours and strainers with paint, I immediately thought I’m doing that with soap!! So cool!
     
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    That looks like the one! Must be a Canadian thing? Next time I'm in Michigan I'll have to see if they have migrated south at all.
     
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    I don't know... I've never seen them in any other pickle jars. These particular pickles are imported from France. Maybe you could find similar pickles in a store like Trader Joe's? (I've never been in one so couldn't say for sure.)
     
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    Amazon has them in a few different sizes: https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=Maille+cornichons&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
     
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    Ironically, I made some quick dill pickles earlier this week and was thinking, “surely there’s a better way to get then out of the jar than chasing them with a knife.”
     
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    Could you please tell me the weight on that jar? If the strainer is 2" diameter, that will fit nicely in my 2.75" Pringles can.
     
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    She's a riot!!! Loved the end, lol.

    I remember those strainers, growing up. As I recall, some condiment jars came with them inside. Got less common and then either disappeared or are in products I don't purchase.

    I wonder if the strainer on a French Press might do something similar ?
    Or take a similar stem and fit a plastic disk to it in which cutouts were made?

    Love how the cuts looked like trees, flowers, and citrus segments! !

    This did remind me of my last Dollar Tree trip where I was looking at most things as potential swirl tools. The only thing I've found so far were Crazy Straws that I used for my recent HP swirl.
     
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    Oh well, crap, I should have read the thread first!!

    ETA: I love the music at 19:49 in the sink strainer video but I never would have put these 2 ladies together with it. Goes to show you never can tell. :D
     
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