Thanks for all the complements. I had a blast making everything and the Sinful Sues were a challenge.... But worth it.
The mardi gras bead bowl was done in my oven with the beads (old school 70s beads) wrapped around the inside of a stainless steal bowl. It took a long time and I had to wrap the upper colors after the lower beads had softened because I as going too high in the bowl. I will do it again but will be looking for a wider bowl than the one I used. I would say it took maybe an hour overall.