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« Reply #50 on: September 03, 2009 04:55:41 AM »

This is absolutely amazing! I'm so trying this today! I have a ton of beads and I think I have that same bowl too! That is just too cool! great job!  Smiley

Very cool!  I hope you'll post your finished project!
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« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2009 06:16:56 PM »

Beautiful.  Looks like stained glass.  What an amazing lampshade that would make - the light shining through the beads, when all the other lights were turned out.
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« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2009 06:44:27 PM »

Beautiful.  Looks like stained glass.  What an amazing lampshade that would make - the light shining through the beads, when all the other lights were turned out.

Thank you so much!

I did end up making some lampshades like this.  They are so fun!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=100703.0
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« Reply #53 on: November 14, 2009 04:38:31 PM »

Those are awesome! I have some many beads around here and now I have a use for them. Smiley
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« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2009 11:04:27 AM »

Those are awesome! I have some many beads around here and now I have a use for them. Smiley

So last night I busted out my old beads and came up with this...



...I guess it's more of a plate though. Oh well, it got rid of some of my beads Smiley
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« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2009 07:15:31 AM »

I love the colors you chose to use. Not gonna lie....this will probably be my next project!
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« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2009 03:23:52 PM »

I have so many questions........

When you place the beads in the bowl are they glued together to form the basic shape or are they just laid in the bowl (and you hope they don't all fall to the center). This is such a great idea! I really look forward to melting things. Thank you for sharing this thread and all the others in here...
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« Reply #57 on: May 26, 2010 12:01:50 PM »

I just had a bowl idea...but I can't do it until I get a chance to work outside. Tiny house, kitchen window doesn't open. And you did mention plastic fumes, so I want to try a torch or grill outside instead.
Anyway-y'all were mentioning that it's hard to stack the beads very far up the sides of a bowl, so you end up just baking them flat and molding them to a bowl instead?
What if you had two metal bowls that were very close in size? Nest them, fill up the narrow space in between with beads, and melt? I'm thinking that with the beads sandwiched between metal, they may melt faster, too.
Just an idea...
I love all the melted goodies-so awesome!
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