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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2007 03:18:15 PM »

ive never really experienced what a heat gun is so sorry if this sounds incredibly stupid...can you use a blow dryer w/ heat?
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2007 04:41:52 PM »

I believe a blow dryer is too low of heat, since it's designed to not burn hair. Whereas heat guns are meant to melt plastic and whatnot... anywhere from 300 degrees to 1500 degrees depending on the gun... lower heats take much longer to melt, but then again, you do have more control on the melt. They arent too terribly expensive.
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2007 07:23:58 PM »

Oh! This is so great!! How may exclamation points can I use?!!!!

Anyway, lots of coffee today, but I know my heat gun is around somewhere, and my last 50% of coupon got me a huge card of many colors of sharpies...I'll be doing this soon, I'm sure.

Thanks for this post!
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2007 12:03:00 AM »

I have to try this out.  Thanks for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2007 12:06:50 AM »

FANTASTIC!!
I'm off to burn my hands and get a headache from plastic fumes  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2007 03:29:10 PM »

This is an awesome idea and I will definitely have to try it too! I love making my own beads and this is similar to the shrink plastic that I am positively addicted too.
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2007 06:02:13 PM »

thanks for the idea! i tried it but my beads looked all deformed. they're still okay though!
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2007 02:59:15 PM »

Intriguing . . .  I may have to look for a heat gun.

Incidently, I find the "Do not use on hair" sticker hilarious.   Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2007 11:33:43 AM »

those are too cute, i will have to try them sometime
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2007 06:18:13 PM »

that's really neat, i love to melt stuff.  im gonna try this tommorrow!  thanks!
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