i saw once on a craft show(years ago..) where they took a mirror and used steel wool to remove the silver from the back of the mirror in certain spots... this left them with a clear spot on the glass.. which they then glued pics onto ... it looked really neat.. with the mirror kinda fading away into a picture... and then they painted stuff on the front of the mirror.. it was really neat-o.
wow.. I tired melting me some beads.. just any old plastic bead that I could find in my "jun box"... I placed them in a design and hoped for the best... OMG, THE SMELL! it was soo stinky, even my dogs had headaches I think.. I like the idea though, and I wish that I could tollerate it better(or had an outdoor oven!??) oh well..
p.s. I find that plastic beads with letters on them, melt really niftily.