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« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2007 06:31:50 PM »

hi, i just attempted to make these and ran into a problem. the water bottle just wouldn't cut! what did you use to cute your bottles? at first i tried scissors, which didn't work at all. then i tried a kitchen knife, which didn't work either. i really want to make these but can't figure out how to cut the bottles! help please
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« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2007 01:09:51 AM »

I just used scissors, but if you are having problems.. try using a box knife/razor.

They dont take long at all to make... just depends on how youwant them to melt. And if you use longer pieces of plastic they are not oonly bigger but take longer to melt but stay together much much better.. hardly any deformities.
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« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2007 07:11:47 AM »

Totally going to buy a heat gun. so excited.
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« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2007 08:16:52 AM »

Very creative.   I need to get a heat gun and give this a try.  Thanks for sharing.  Lynn
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« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2007 05:56:35 PM »

I didnt read through the posts, but how cool would it be to write lyrics or something like that on them? You probably wouldnt be able to read everything, but a few words here or there would be hella cool!

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« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2007 12:33:11 PM »

What a fantastic idea! I am going to have to try this one for sure!!
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« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2007 03:23:57 AM »

I'm constantly amazed by the creativity I encounter on this board!
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« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2007 03:37:55 AM »

that is awesome
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« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2007 09:59:47 PM »

I wish I had a heat gun...
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« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2007 08:31:44 AM »

ok, so I didnt have a heat gun so I used a candle as a heat source. I seemed to work but I had trouble getting the outter edge of the plastic to melt to the rest of it. I did a diffent method with 2 pliers. I melt the bead into shape, then get the edge all soft and clamp down on it with the other  pliers to mush the plastic and finish the bead. I hope that made sense. Dont put the plastic in the flame, just right above it or it burns.
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