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« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2007 06:00:38 PM »

oooh wow, i absolutely LOVE everything you've made! (this is also the first comment i've ever posted, because i finally joined! horrah for you!) who knew melting something could turn out so beautiful! my boyfriend's cousin who is 9 made me a bowl with melted red/magenta &green beads, from a distance, i thought it was expensive stained glass!

i noticed that you said it gets fume-y from the melting plastic. oh boy, i can just imagine how stanky that would get.. did you just open a lot of windows &turn on some fans? also, did you end up with any chucks of plastic in your bowls/pans or burn yourself on the plastic? i have a feeling i might accidently do one of the two..  Undecided haha
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« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2007 07:21:31 PM »

Woohooo... thanks for joining! Smiley

Yes, lots of vents, fans, windows...anything you have the ability to open would be great! Smiley  I put a box fan in our back door, open both of the closest windows to the kitchen and put our microwave hood on "turbo fan."

No chunks of plastic stick to the metal bowls at all.  As the beads cool, they naturally "pop" from the metal.  You can actually hear them snap, crack & pop a bit... Smiley  You can line your bowls, pans, etc. with foil, but if the foil is creased AT ALL, the beads will melt and seap into those creases and you'll have to peel it out - grr.

I haven't burnt myself (yet Wink, but I suppose it would depend on the project.  The projects where I melt on a cookie sheet lined with foil and then quickly transfer them to a mold directly from the oven are definitely more risky than just lining a bowl with beads. Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2007 07:50:25 AM »

I couldn't see that this had been asked already...

I really love the idea of this technique, all those bowls look beautiful and gawd knows I have a zillion plastic beads lying around that I had no idea until now what to do with, but...

Doesn't it make things you cook in the oven afterwards taste of plastic??
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« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2007 08:16:36 AM »

I don't cook in any of the pans that I've used unless I've lined them in foil... so, nope! Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2007 09:58:27 AM »

Oh, what a good idea is this melted beads-thing! I had to search in the whole village to find some plastic beads (didn't know for sure what mardi gras pearls were... we in the Netherlands don't know the mardi gras-thing...) And I plunged in the deep with my beads, and an oven in degrees celcius... But my bowl is lovely! My youngest daughter is baking hers now, and my eldest daughter is waiting for the bowl to be empty... I sent some pictures to my friends, so I hope they will become addicted to bead melting! Thanks for the addicting ideas!!!

Anna (the Netherlands)

Here is a link to my project:

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m83/anna_066/PC180050.jpg
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« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2007 10:02:30 AM »

Oh, wow!  I realllly like what you've created!

At first I thought, "citrus burst!" then I thought of fall. Smiley  Thanks so much for sharing!
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« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2007 10:09:52 AM »

I had to promiss my daughters that I did NOT use the pink ones, the purple ones, the lila ones, the green ones etc. etc...  Undecided So what was left were the yellow, orange and the transparent ones...  Cry But I am still very happy with my first bowl... And I think I will call it my citrusburstbowl  Cheesy

greetings from the Netherlands

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« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2007 10:12:26 AM »

Ha!  Your daughters are funny. Cheesy

I really like the gold edging and how the center is sporadic...it's just a lovely design all over.
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« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2007 10:23:32 AM »

Hey now thats Hot, I Love it and it is so colorful,Wonderful Job on it
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« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2007 06:41:28 AM »

So... question...  I've been following a couple of threads and the torch idea was thrown around...  did anyone ever follow-up on the torch?  My thought was to do this outside, put the beads in the bowl/pan, and torch away with all the fumes floating away into the air instead of in my house. 

Also, I just wanted to say they are BEAUTIFUL and you brightened my day with thoughts of this! 

And I think sead beads are usually glass, no?
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