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« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2006 07:52:26 AM »

Wow, those are gorgeous! 

Do you think a toaster oven in the back yard would work for melting beads or wouldl it get too hot?  I would love to try this but I'm afraid my bf will yell at me for melting random stuff in the oven (he's a firefighter so he is super sensitive to the idea of toxic fumes, anything that can start a fire in the house, blah blah, blah!  Cheesy )
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« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2006 08:03:42 AM »

Wow, those are gorgeous! 

Do you think a toaster oven in the back yard would work for melting beads or would it get too hot?  I would love to try this but I'm afraid my bf will yell at me for melting random stuff in the oven (he's a firefighter so he is super sensitive to the idea of toxic fumes, anything that can start a fire in the house, blah blah, blah!  Cheesy )


Geeze Louise! If Kappy were a firefighter I'd be melting and burning everything because I had a fire fighter on staff!

This would be me "hmmmm I wonder what THIS would look like melted...." into the oven it goes.... 

Look at it that way, if something blows up he knows what to do.  Wink What's better than having your own personal firefighter!? Maybe you can even borrow his respirator thingy?

Hi! My name is PinkyK and I can "spin" any situation to my advantage.  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2006 08:13:20 AM »

Gorgeous!
I ordered a case of those little tins because I knew I'd find the right project for them one day. I'm all excited to stink up my kitchen tonite! Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2006 01:35:39 PM »

dear gals and dudes, Oriental Trading company has the tins and BEADS by the POUND how glorious is that?Huh? im so excited i get free shipping and lots of offers from them all the time YAY team. Im going to try grilling mine as we have piss poor ventalation in my apt. hubby makes bbq everynight of the summer.
So how do we feel about the tons of diff kinds of pony beads ie. metalic glitter ect?
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« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2006 02:42:25 PM »

You guys are too nice.  Smiley

dear gals and dudes, Oriental Trading company has the tins and BEADS by the POUND how glorious is that?Huh? im so excited i get free shipping and lots of offers from them all the time YAY team. Im going to try grilling mine as we have piss poor ventalation in my apt. hubby makes bbq everynight of the summer.
So how do we feel about the tons of diff kinds of pony beads ie. metalic glitter ect?

I'll have to check 'em out... I have one of those darned catalogs around here somewhere!  Smiley  It was 4th of July themed, I think.  Hmm..
I've grown preference to the faceted beads versus the pony beads.  Ponies do work...they just take a lot longer for me to get 'em melted.

Wow, those are gorgeous! 

Do you think a toaster oven in the back yard would work for melting beads or wouldl it get too hot?  I would love to try this but I'm afraid my bf will yell at me for melting random stuff in the oven (he's a firefighter so he is super sensitive to the idea of toxic fumes, anything that can start a fire in the house, blah blah, blah!  Cheesy )

If you guys grill them (lol, that sounds funny!), let us know how it goes.  I've seen a few people asking about it on a few threads...but I have no feedback to give.  Sad  Ohhh.. your bf would be hating me right about now.  lol.


i love the little tin lids! I have tons of similar tins left over from when I made my wedding favors. But the plastic lids on mine seem pretty thin so I don't know if they'd hold up well in the oven... Undecided

I wonder if you could pop or break out the plastic, then just bake with the rim... the bead woulds melt into the "lip" to secure it to the lid and form a little sheet to cover the opening.  I'd think they would oooze down under the lip though.  Hrm!
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« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2006 04:24:05 AM »


i love the little tin lids! I have tons of similar tins left over from when I made my wedding favors. But the plastic lids on mine seem pretty thin so I don't know if they'd hold up well in the oven... Undecided

I wonder if you could pop or break out the plastic, then just bake with the rim... the bead woulds melt into the "lip" to secure it to the lid and form a little sheet to cover the opening.  I'd think they would oooze down under the lip though.  Hrm!
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I was wondering the same thing too... because the plastic does pop out really easily! it's just sort of set into the rim... *starts brainstorming*
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« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2006 07:10:38 AM »


Do you think a toaster oven in the back yard would work for melting beads or would it get too hot? 

My mom (Craftygram) melted beads in her toasteroven on her back porch yesterday.  Other than leaving them in there, too long it worked just fine for her! You just have to watch them as you would in a regular oven.  Actually, probably closer since a toaster oven is likely to not be as temperature accurate as a regular oven.
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« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2006 07:18:24 AM »

That tin is just sweet! 
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« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2006 02:57:45 PM »

I'm trying to resist the urge to get a ton of beads and start melting....I just had a baby so I don't think it would be a good idea right now but I really really like that lamp shade and the tin. I wonder how hard it would be to cut out the top of a altoid sour tin or even a regular altoid tin to make these, or if that would hurt the strength of the lid. hmmm (wheels in head turning) melting beads is definitely on my list of things to do!
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« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2006 04:02:57 PM »

I wonder how hard it would be to cut out the top of a altoid sour tin or even a regular altoid tin to make these, or if that would hurt the strength of the lid.

I thought about using a tin I had from a non-Altoids brand, but it had a bit of a lip around the edge and I was worried that I would not be able to get the melted plastic item back out. So take a good look at the tin before you try it.
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