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vexy5260
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2007 11:19:29 AM »

Does anyone know if holding them down in boiling water would work? Like you do with toothbrush bracelets.

I don't a gun thingy..hmm would I get some strange plastic poisoning if I tried to do it with the gas burners on my stove?
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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2007 11:27:37 AM »

What type of plastic were your bottles made out of? I tried to make these before, but they ended up looking all wonky and blah and they get discolored. I think it's because the heat gun I used gets way hot really fast.
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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2007 11:32:47 AM »

SesSpringett - those look really good! great job. what kind of bottle did you use, if you don't mind me asking?
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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2007 11:36:39 AM »

Thanks guys Smiley

roxybadoxy & Dark Seraphim - I used random plastic packaging that was hanging around the house, it didn't have a recycling number so I don't know what sort it is... I just tried lots of random plastic and some worked better than others...

vexy5260 - that might work... I kinda tried it the other day but its just HOT and splashy and I got scared... then I find out my housemate had a paint stripper gun and I was burning myself for nothing!! Lol!
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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2007 02:49:42 PM »

these are fantastic.
they seem so 'organic' in feeling.
if I had a heat gun I'd make them in a heartbeat.
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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2007 08:49:38 PM »

What's a heat gun? And where can I get one? Because I love them!
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2007 05:05:20 AM »

I really like yours, using the wallpaper stripper gun. The colors are more clear!

Wonderful, now I have to go buy one of those guns :S
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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2007 05:40:09 AM »

if you use your stove burner/candle/lighter, they'll get that burnt look on them.. so I wouldn't recommend it. I tried it that way because I don't own a heat gun either, and it didn't turn out too well. lol.
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2007 06:09:35 AM »

We have a wallpaper steamer and an emulsion paint stripper heat thing. Would those work?

(I love experimenting. The boyfriend, he is not so keen. Unless it is him wielding the dangerous tools.)
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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2007 08:41:12 AM »

So I went to the hardware store and bought my self a paint stripper gun Smiley

And this is what I cam up wit

All the beads:


My Favorite:


What I made out of Them:


I wonder how it will work with their ware and what not.

What do you guys think?
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