I saw tiffie1023's post, the melted bead bowl http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=99668.0
. I just HAD to try it for myself. I have been a beader for 12 almost 13 years, so everyone here knows how many beads I must have. I went searching through my mounds of beads, but couldn't find the exact ones everyone was using. I found some star and heart shaped pony beads and some recycled red opaque octagonal beads. Here are the results. As you can tell the coaster in the upper right corner didn't melt all the way, so I think I might end up remelting it. I put the beads in muffin tins since it was a trial. What do you think? I ended up putting them in for 40 minutes on one side, then I flipped them over and put them in for 40 minutes on the other. I had the oven at 350 degrees. My boyfriend complained about the smell for the entire last 40 minutes. Men can be such babies. Hopefully I can do some more when he at work or sleeping.