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Topic: Another of my melted bead lampshades :)  (Read 29728 times)
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« on: November 13, 2006 04:54:37 AM »

Here's my first one: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=100703.0

And here's my second!  Smiley  I used a few strands of valentine heart beads and then a mix of multi facet beads to fill the gaps.  It's taller than the first one, so you can't see the bulb from any angle this time - yay!

I LOVE the hue it casts on the wall.




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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2006 06:08:29 AM »

omg goodness! how beautiful!..and the light shines in such pretty hues off the wall  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2006 06:09:57 AM »

thanks!!

we don't even use it, lol!  I just plug it in sometimes to see the pretty colors Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2006 07:38:35 AM »

Wow, that is a very pretty lamp shade!
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2006 07:43:16 AM »

Thank you!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2006 07:52:29 AM »

wow that turned out amazing!
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2006 07:53:47 AM »

That's incredible!  Can you use any plastic beads?  Can you add other stuff like wire, charms etc.?
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2006 07:56:28 AM »

wow that turned out amazing!

Thank you!

That's incredible!  Can you use any plastic beads?  Can you add other stuff like wire, charms etc.?

I've found that the bigger the beads, the better they melt.  So I stick to pony beads & multi facet round ones.  Seed beads neevvvver melt (well, my patience ran out long before they even got soft, hehe!).

I've strung beads onto wire & then shaped them, but have never added wire for decoration.  I'm sure you could though!  You can also drill through it once it's cooled/hardened & you could add dangles & such.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2006 12:14:36 PM »

i really like your color choices for this lampshade. it creates a romantic glow on the walls.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2006 01:03:05 PM »

i really like your color choices for this lampshade. it creates a romantic glow on the walls.  Smiley

Thank you.. Smiley  Some of the heart beads still look like hearts in person, so I guess the glow matches the theme.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2006 04:22:12 PM »

purrrrrrrrrrrdyful!
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2006 11:22:17 PM »

you know i love me the melty bead shade!  i still want onnnnnnne! Grin
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2006 04:59:40 AM »

Thankkk yous!!

you know i love me the melty bead shade!  i still want onnnnnnne! Grin

Do you already have the lamp part?  I got more red beads, so I can make a poppy (at first I wrote, poooooopy) shade prolly.
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2006 06:15:56 PM »

why yes i do have a lamp! with a really ugly shade at the moment!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2006 06:18:38 PM »

Ahh... something might have to be done about that in the near future.   Grin
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2006 02:35:30 PM »

Gorgeous.  I know people that would seriously pay $75+ for that lamp.

I'm in awe.
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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2006 02:44:25 PM »

Gorgeous.  I know people that would seriously pay $75+ for that lamp.

I'm in awe.


Aw... thanks so much!  Smiley  They are so much fun to create (minus the fumes, ha!).
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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2006 04:11:41 PM »

dont believe her....she loves the fumes!  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2006 06:57:41 PM »

Me?  NO!   Grin
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2007 10:24:50 AM »

ok so I know this thread is kinda old but I just stumbled on it... I have some stupid questions.... are the beads strung together or loose?
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« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2007 11:19:45 AM »

ok so I know this thread is kinda old but I just stumbled on it... I have some stupid questions.... are the beads strung together or loose?

Not stupid questions at all! Smiley

They're both.  I found some Valentine's beads that were on strands like Mardis Gras beads, so I used those for the main filling.  Then I sprinkled loose beads all over where there were gaps.

The strands of beads are opaque gold and red.  The loose beads are the transluscent pinks and purples.
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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2007 01:09:57 PM »

THIS IS WAY TOO COOL . IS THERE A TUT ON IT
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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2007 01:10:59 PM »

THIS IS WAY TOO COOL . IS THERE A TUT ON IT

Thanks! Smiley  Check out my other one... it has in-progress pix and a link to a tutorial on another site. Smiley http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=100703.0
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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2007 01:12:10 PM »

I'm loving all the melted bead bowls I've seen on Craftster, but this takes the cake!  It's awesome as a lampshade!
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« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2007 08:33:02 PM »

I'm loving all the melted bead bowls I've seen on Craftster, but this takes the cake!  It's awesome as a lampshade!

Awe...thank you!  You made my night! Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2010 11:02:17 AM »

Eep!  Looks like I had some broken images! Sad  I've just updated them.  Sorry for any inconvenience and thanks for letting me know, lovesclutter!
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« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2010 09:02:33 PM »

This is so awesome it makes me want to go out and buy some ugly lamps just so I have an excuse to try it.
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« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2010 08:10:34 AM »

OOOOOooh, this one's even prettier than the first one!!!
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« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2011 07:51:25 PM »

Amazing, I had good luck with small ones but I am having major issues with not cooling the big one enough before shaping it over the bowl so it melted fast and got under the metal bowl I used... not happy, next time I am going to take foil and put it over the bowl and out from it.
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« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2011 09:50:01 PM »

Amazing, I had good luck with small ones but I am having major issues with not cooling the big one enough before shaping it over the bowl so it melted fast and got under the metal bowl I used... not happy, next time I am going to take foil and put it over the bowl and out from it.
Someday I want to do some like yours

Oooh, I would love to see yours!  Due to having a kiddo in the house now, I haven't melted in a few years.  I miss it much!
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What are you using for the mold.  Would you please give me some instructions.  Thank you
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