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Topic: Melted Bead Jellyfish! (several pictures)  (Read 15625 times)
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Radegund
« on: July 25, 2006 06:37:44 PM »

Here's my latest melted bead project: a jellyfish!   Cheesy

First I melted pony beads in a round cake pan -- mostly clear, but with some pink and yellow around the edges and some pastel white beads in a ring and in the center.



I then re-melted it over the back of a bowl. I wanted to ensure that the ruffled sides of the jellyfish would be more or less evenly distributed, so I rigged up a ring of aluminum foil and toothpicks to try to enforce where the ruffles would be.



It worked out well! The ruffles were relatively even, but with some variations.



For tentacles, I strung white and clear beads (not melted) on fishing line, then strung them through holes drilled in the central plate. There's also fishing line in the center to hang the jellyfish with (the small colored disk is a separate piece of plastic I had lying around from a previous melting experiment and I used it to sneak some color into the underside).



Here's another shot from above:



I know that a real jellyfish also has tentacles around the outside edge as well; I had thought about adding eight pieces of fishing line around the edge, hanging down, each with 2-3 beads down at the end. However I am concerned about the amount of weight that the central piece of plastic line is already holding; I want to find some heavier-duty fishing line and re-string the center of the jellyfish so it can take the weight.
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006 06:39:47 PM »

I love it.  Its super creative.  And thanks for the tut.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2006 06:44:57 PM »

Gorgeous!  I love to watch the jellyfish at the aquarium. 

The bead colors are fab!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2006 07:03:52 PM »

that is really cool!
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2006 08:08:59 PM »

neat, I looooove the colors you picked out too. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006 06:15:46 PM »

OMG! That is awesome! You should make a bunch of them and hang them all from the ceiling!
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2006 06:19:40 PM »

Wow! Amazing idea! I love how they can hang from the ceiling.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2006 06:34:38 PM »

OMG! That is awesome! You should make a bunch of them and hang them all from the ceiling!

Oooh! With blue lights like the ocean!  Grin

Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2006 10:01:41 PM »

LOL!

That's hilarious!  Keep up the ingenuity!
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2006 10:03:31 PM »

i LOVE jellyfish.
and i LOVE melted beads.

this is awesome.
maybe i'll make a spinoff. brilliant, really Smiley

thanks for sharing.
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