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Topic: Melted beads = stain glass-esque lamp shade  (Read 73540 times)
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« Reply #120 on: October 21, 2007 09:06:05 PM »

Melted beads are taking over Craftster!

They ARE taking over!  I, for one, am addicted.  Hehe.. I don't know if the stained glass-like appearance, or just the actual productive nature of getting to melt stuff?  tee hee!




Maybe the fumes are addictive! Grin (is there a spaced-out smiley??)
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« Reply #121 on: October 21, 2007 09:07:51 PM »

Cheesy

I think it should be a smiley with pretty colors floating all around him. Cheesy
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« Reply #122 on: February 15, 2008 08:37:40 PM »

oh my goodness, I really want to try this!! but i have a few questions!!!

If I were to use my mother's oven....would she ever be able to use it again without having her cakes taste like pony beads? lol

Also, when you formed the lampshade, did you touch the melted beads directly with your oven mitts? or did you kinda move the tin foil around..somehow...
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« Reply #123 on: February 15, 2008 08:41:16 PM »

oh my goodness, I really want to try this!! but i have a few questions!!!

If I were to use my mother's oven....would she ever be able to use it again without having her cakes taste like pony beads? lol

Also, when you formed the lampshade, did you touch the melted beads directly with your oven mitts? or did you kinda move the tin foil around..somehow...

Yes, she can use her oven again. Cheesy  Be VERY careful not to spill any beads in there, though!  I never have, but I don't think she would enjoy melted beads stuck to the oven, ha!

The smell goes away soon after the baking is done (please don't have animals or children near the fumes AND have much much much ventilation for yourself).

I have a spare pair of oven mitts I use for plastic melting and I use them directly on the hot plastic/foil.  Sometimes I use an old dishtowel to help squish them down, too.
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« Reply #124 on: February 18, 2008 05:00:39 PM »

oh okay...but then i was thinking...since i have a bird (they are very sensitive to fumes) i was thinking maybe i could do it in the Bar-B-Q??
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« Reply #125 on: February 20, 2008 07:28:02 AM »

oh my goodness, I really want to try this!! but i have a few questions!!!

If I were to use my mother's oven....would she ever be able to use it again without having her cakes taste like pony beads? lol

Also, when you formed the lampshade, did you touch the melted beads directly with your oven mitts? or did you kinda move the tin foil around..somehow...

Yes, she can use her oven again. Cheesy  Be VERY careful not to spill any beads in there, though!  I never have, but I don't think she would enjoy melted beads stuck to the oven, ha!

The smell goes away soon after the baking is done (please don't have animals or children near the fumes AND have much much much ventilation for yourself).

I have a spare pair of oven mitts I use for plastic melting and I use them directly on the hot plastic/foil.  Sometimes I use an old dishtowel to help squish them down, too.

We have had beads on the oven. sigh We took out the grill/shelf, scrubbed it, ran the self cleaner 3 times, called in a repair man and we are back in the bead business.






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« Reply #126 on: February 20, 2008 07:29:21 AM »

Oh my goodness!  What happened there?  I can't even fathom what was happening! Cheesy
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« Reply #127 on: February 20, 2008 12:12:40 PM »

Just an FYI, the temperature sensor in the oven stopped working correctly. The sensor was sealed in metal, and it is unlikely that melting caused the part to fail.

As for what happened, I was attempting a basket weave bowl and set the oven on Broil. I underestimated how fast the plastic would melt, and the whole piece came apart. Once the oven cooled, the plastic came up rather easily.

The remains of the "would be" bowl ended up being a lamp for the Melted Swap.

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« Reply #128 on: February 20, 2008 12:14:55 PM »

Ahh!  I see it now!!  That mistake was just meant to be because the lamp turned out wonderful from the remains.
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« Reply #129 on: April 29, 2008 03:47:32 PM »

oh okay...but then i was thinking...since i have a bird (they are very sensitive to fumes) i was thinking maybe i could do it in the Bar-B-Q??

I have a bird too and maybe I am too sensitive to her sensitivity but I don't even use aerosol cans. That being said I read that you can make large clay items in the stove using cooking bags, maybe that would work with these? Slide a base in the bag, then your bowl, then the rest of the stuff then tie it up!

The directions for the clay say to let the items cool completely before you open the bag. I would probably just open it outside.
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