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Topic: Camellia's Melted Bead Vase-- 4pix  (Read 4322 times)
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« on: June 27, 2006 04:56:33 PM »

Okay, here is vase that I made like Kappy's   http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16742816.0

I made it the exact same way, but i used a Tab energy drink can.

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I put one of them tiny candles in it just to see what it would look like:


The second melting for the vase was shorter than expected, also it started to thin in some spots.

I will probably not do this way again because it was tricky to get the can out. Sad
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2006 05:54:18 PM »

Camellia, that is a great vase. It has a lot more shape and character than mine does.

I probably should have mentioned that the second cooking takes less than 10 minutes, and its probably a good idea to watch it closely after 5 minutes.

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2006 07:14:38 PM »

I like it! I like the big dips a lot! I drank a Tab energy drink yesterday to add to Kappy's bead melting materials. He hasn't used it yet though. I also drank a HUGE Arizona iced tea just for the can!  He seems to be saving that one too.  Wink

My mom (Craftygram) actually suggested using the melted vase as a votive holder as long as the flame is far enough away from the plastic to make sure it isn't a fire hazard that is! She suggested putting a clear glass votive holder in the vase as an added layer of protection.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2006 08:03:49 PM »

Thanks soo much. Smiley I was thinking of using it in my bathroom as toothbrush holder to match the melty ring holder I made.

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I like the way it drooped!
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2006 05:56:15 AM »

OOOOOO Melted bead bathroom accessories! We could use a new toothbrush holder too....
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2006 02:40:43 PM »

Heeeey, *I* need a toothbrush holder too! Way to go, this beady stuff is great  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2006 05:59:04 AM »


I will probably not do this way again because it was tricky to get the can out. Sad

Looks beautiful.  Any thoughts on what you will try instead of the can?  What was tricky about it - did it stick?
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2006 07:01:46 AM »

With the cans sticking Kappy and I have been wondering if a little squirt of PAM or some such non-stick product would work.  It is OK for the oven, that part we know.  The big unknowns are whether or not the PAM will damage the beads (discoloration or something), will be too slippery and won't allow the beads to form these cool shapes, maybe the beads would just slip right off the can and make a big pile of goo, or will there be some kind of crazy chemical reaction between melted plastic and whatever is in PAM!

Thoughts?

Heck, he's (Kappy) still home on vacation puttering around the house, I bet he reads this and has it tested out before the end of the day! This is what happens when a total science geek discovers crafting!  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2006 07:02:28 AM »

Well it melted around the ridge that cans have at the bottom, and plus i used a small can so it was hard to get my hand and tools in to get it out.. Next time I am going to try cutting the Arazona tea can in half (so I won't have it sooooo long.. lol. ) and see if it is easier to pop out..
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