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« on: June 25, 2007 05:55:13 PM »

Im sorry if this topic doesnt go in here...
I tried melting a lot of different beads in a tray but oh surprise, only 3 of them actually melt, the others remained the same!

This is a pic of the immortal non-melting beads... is there something I should know before trying this? please help, cause I really want to do some bead-melting  Roll Eyes


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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007 06:02:18 PM »

it looks like the little tiny ones are seed beads - they're glass, they won't melt.

hard to tell what the other ones were, though clearly, they melt.

most of the pyro's are using either the plastic pony beads, or the nearly round faceted ones - I've used pony beads, 12mm and 8mm faceted ones.......  425 degrees in the oven, anywhere from 15-30 minutes till they're melted (the bigger beads take longer to melt)
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2007 09:58:40 PM »

Dulci is right.  The bigger bead, the better.  And glass beads definitely won't melt in your standard home oven.  Stick with plastic!
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007 08:23:22 AM »

I would think that only plastic beads would melt. I guess you have to read the label's on what type of plastic the bead is made from!
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