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« on: August 27, 2006 03:16:41 AM »

I received a request for a Starry Night & since I couldn't pry the original from my fiance's paws... I made another!   Grin

I actually like this one better, but shhh.  LOL  Smiley  I've been melting quite a bit since the original & have improved some of my processes!  This one is much smoother and more glass-like.

The stars & moon glow in the dark on this one as well.  Smiley









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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2006 05:58:47 AM »

That is fantastic!
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2006 06:20:44 AM »

That is fantastic!

Thank you!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2006 09:11:10 AM »

Wow, another one?! It's amazing,  of course. It looks a lot more colorful than your first one, and a bit lighter. Great job! I will need to attempt this someday...
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2006 09:30:23 AM »

Wow, you are really on a roll this weekend!  Wink You keep posting amazing crafts all over the place! ::awestruck::

I also think this one is better than the first, but I love the first one as well. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2006 01:05:30 PM »

That is amazing!! Awesome... I agree, clearer than the first. And just gorgeous!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2006 05:26:55 PM »

Thanks guys Smiley  It is brighter than the first...I knew how certain beads would melt & reflect, so I used them differently this time around.

LaughingLark... yeah, I posted a ton this morning!  I was on a roll.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2006 09:42:06 PM »

Do you have any tips or pointers that you wouldn't mind sharing?
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2006 10:28:19 PM »

Hmm... not too many tips, it's realllly easy!

I used a cookie sheet lined with tin foil and then laid the pony beads out in the pattern I wanted.  Smiley

One thing, that annoyed me on the first one I did is that there were some foil lines/creases.  So on this one I made sure the foil was absolutely the flattest of flats.  I used my nail to smooth any possible lines.  Not a really great secret, but it's was a pet peeve of mine the first time!  Smiley

375 degrees for about 40 minutes did the trick with my oven.

When it comes out it will be pliable when it's still hot.  If you want to mold it to a different shape, you'll have to work quickly.  Otherwise, you can let it cool or use oven mitts/gloves to pull it from the cookie sheet, flip it & remove the foil.

A drill can be used if you'd like to drill holes for hanging.  I use itty bitty bit and haven't had any problems with any of my pieces so far.
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2006 09:26:50 AM »

Hee hee... is that one of the little easels you get at Ikea.... they're so cute!
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2006 10:32:58 AM »

Hee hee... is that one of the little easels you get at Ikea.... they're so cute!

Big Lots... 50 cents.  LOL.  I'm so cheap.  It was on sale.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2006 08:33:45 AM »

Just a quick question from a newbie here ^^ Is there a particular way you put the beads down onto the foil so that they don't shift or seperate from eachother when you put them into the oven?

Is it best to just completely fill up the sheet so that it is formfitted? I'm not exactly sure how pony beads melt, so I was just curious. Do they generally retain thier shape during the melting process?

Thanks a bunch!
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2006 11:28:22 AM »

Just a quick question from a newbie here ^^ Is there a particular way you put the beads down onto the foil so that they don't shift or seperate from eachother when you put them into the oven?

Is it best to just completely fill up the sheet so that it is formfitted? I'm not exactly sure how pony beads melt, so I was just curious. Do they generally retain thier shape during the melting process?

Thanks a bunch!

I filled the entire sheet, but you don't have to.  Smiley  I posted pix of the first one so you can see how the beads are arranged http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101446.0  How the beads melt entirely depends on how long you let them melt... at first they shrink a bit, then they poof up, then the start to ooze down and if you let them melt long enough they will melt entirely flat & lose their shape (if they have the space to do so).
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2007 05:10:03 PM »

i want to try this!
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2007 05:10:43 PM »

i want to try this!


You should!  It's so fun (and easy!).
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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2007 05:30:48 AM »

It's fantastic!!!
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2007 05:31:45 AM »

It's fantastic!!!

Thanks, Nuhbe!! Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2007 11:03:03 PM »

omg!!!  sweet that is just gorgeous.. you did an AMZG job.. i love it.
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2007 05:05:47 AM »

thank ya!  I think this is my favorite melted thingie!
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2007 10:27:36 PM »

You have just rekindled my love for those darned tiny plastic pegs. You kick major bum! Amazing!
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« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2008 06:26:58 PM »

Maybe someone has asked this before in your previous melted bead posts BUT have you ever tried ironing the beads? I know there are certain little kits that you can stick the beads onto little plastic pegboards that are in shapes like hearts and stars, etc. and then you iron them.  I used to make them with my grandma all the time.
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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2008 08:53:45 PM »

Maybe someone has asked this before in your previous melted bead posts BUT have you ever tried ironing the beads? I know there are certain little kits that you can stick the beads onto little plastic pegboards that are in shapes like hearts and stars, etc. and then you iron them.  I used to make them with my grandma all the time.

I haven't tried melting this particular type of bead.  I have melted perler beads before, though (I think those are the ones you are talking about).  I'm not sure how these would melt, but it might be fun experiment!
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« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2009 09:45:51 AM »

wow, that is amazing! I love interpretations of art!
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This is amazing!! I love it  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2009 08:48:15 AM »

wow, that is amazing! I love interpretations of art!

This is amazing!! I love it  Grin

Thanks so much!
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