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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2011 11:07:04 PM »

I've been making these, they're beautiful... but I get a rough side if I melt the beads too much. I like the shape better when they're more melted though. Any way to polish the other side or heat it differently?
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« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2011 02:13:42 PM »

brilliant!
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tomico
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2011 07:00:33 AM »

I have a suggestion. If you want you could add a rivet or tube into the mix to have a preset hole. I don't know if you used metal if it would stay in the melted goo or not but you wouldn't have to drill it afterwards. If the tube stays it could have an interesting finished look. You could make a tube from a small piece of copper pipe sawed off to the thickness you want or even use a metal bead. It would be interesting as an experiment.

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« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2012 12:37:41 PM »

someone said they got pans from a thrift store... are they not reusable after this project?
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« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2012 05:37:39 PM »

You can use them all you want to melt beads but i wouldn't use them to cook in!
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« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2012 09:37:35 AM »

Thanks for this awesome idea! My preschooler and I made these today. We made ours in muffin tins with pony beads. 400 deg for 27 minutes. Strung them like a wind chime. Came out great!  We will definitely do this one again!

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« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2012 11:58:53 AM »

very pretty!
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Semika
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2012 12:45:00 PM »

can you use the throw away tins?
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glassfreak
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2012 08:19:42 PM »

can you tell me if the beads are plastic or glass?
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« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2012 04:58:31 AM »

the pony beads are plastic... I don't think a regular oven would get hot enough to melt glass!
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