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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2006 04:34:14 PM »

drill 'em & ribbon 'em!  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2006 04:43:28 PM »

drill 'em & ribbon 'em!  Smiley
yeah, if you've got the dremmel, you should be able to do that, right?
By the way, they look very cool so far. Can't wait to see the finished product Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2006 04:56:29 PM »

I just use a regular drill, but a dremel with a drill bit would have the same effect.
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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2006 12:05:32 AM »

I just use a regular drill, but a dremel with a drill bit would have the same effect.
Can you tell I don't have any powertools? Wink
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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2006 09:38:12 AM »

me neither naelany  Wink TO make holes, I sort of twirl a needle around in the goo the SECOND it comes out of the oven.
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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2006 09:39:24 AM »

me neither naelany  Wink TO make holes, I sort of twirl a needle around in the goo the SECOND it comes out of the oven.

ha!!  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2006 11:31:16 AM »

me neither naelany  Wink TO make holes, I sort of twirl a needle around in the goo the SECOND it comes out of the oven.

ha!!  Smiley
Tongue sweets Wink
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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2006 04:26:19 AM »

Pinky has got to post pictures. The christmas trees came out spectacularly.

A regular drill with a 1/8 bit worked pretty well. The problem is that the bit gets hot enough, even on low speeds, to melt the beads. If you stop for any reason, the plastic will melt around the drill bit and you then have the potential to break (I broke 3) off the area where you are drilling.

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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2006 04:29:01 AM »

Oh, yeah... don't stop!  Cheesy

I can't wait to see the photos... Piiiinnnkkkyy!!
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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2006 09:25:08 AM »

ssoooorrrrrryyyyyyyyy I had to actually work at work this morning! I know the horror!

Here is a close up shot of the spiky edges when they pop out of the mold.


Here is Kappy giving them the blow torch treatment to even them out:


Then, as he said, he drilled holes in them.


And then we tied ribbon through the holes. We got Kappy's sister to do the ribbon tying.  Grin



Here are the finished products:



We gave them away as party favors for Kappy's mom's surprise birthday party on Saturday night. You can read all about the party here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=137336.0

People were thrilled with them!
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