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« Reply #70 on: June 17, 2007 09:30:41 AM »

this rocks!! Cheesy
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« Reply #71 on: July 22, 2007 01:03:52 AM »

Those are really pretty. I'll have to make some! Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2007 05:55:15 PM »

Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #73 on: February 03, 2008 12:23:07 PM »

oh man, those are so neat! i was kinda bummed at first 'cause i also, didn't have a heat gun or the money to buy one, but i have plenty of candles!
i really really want to try this one right now, but my mom is paranoid and afraid that i'll burn the house down or get poisoned from the plastic fumes. i guess this is a craft that will have to wait until after school tomorrow when she's gone. ^_^
what i neat idea!
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« Reply #74 on: February 05, 2008 01:36:23 PM »

I need to try this.  Can you make them without a heat gun?
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« Reply #75 on: February 08, 2008 03:13:37 PM »

That's cool! I'll have to try that!
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« Reply #76 on: February 10, 2008 05:30:51 AM »

Thanks so much for the clear tute verdilak Grin

I've had fun this morning making these beads, it's like a poor man's version of lampwork beads Grin
I couldn't resist making a pendant with the base of the bottle Smiley


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« Reply #77 on: February 10, 2008 07:20:39 AM »

RubyTuesday- I love the pendant you made from the bottom of the bottle. Did you poke a hole in it before you melted it? And, I really like the nice cheerful colors you used. What a great collection of little beads!
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« Reply #78 on: February 10, 2008 09:11:12 AM »

Thanks craftADDchick   Smiley

No, I didn't make a hole in it before I heated it, it shrinks quite a bit when you heat it up so i thought a hole would probably disappear in the shrinking process!!  Cheesy I plan to try and either make a hole with a hot needle or drill it
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« Reply #79 on: February 10, 2008 09:59:46 AM »

That's what I figured, but I probably would have tried and then been cursing as I watched the hole disappear Wink

Hmmmm...now I'll have to remember to bring home all of the bottles that are piling up on my desk at work...
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