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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2007 07:32:21 AM »

Lovely!  My kitchen gets so much sun, and yet I don't feel like I'm taking advantage of it.... Hmmm... Cool
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2007 04:17:22 AM »

I went looking for beads today to melt! lol They had bags of 100 pieces and 500 pieces. I'm pretty sure I'll need the larger size bag, but I was curious about how many pieces it takes to make one suncatcher of the cake pan size.
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2007 05:20:09 AM »

You only need one layer of the beads at the bottom of the pan so, in a cake pan the size I did, it was maybe two hand fulls and then i had to pick beads out. You definitely want to have only one layer so it is nice and smooth.  Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2007 08:49:59 PM »

Those are really cool!! They look like glass from a distance but are much sturdier which would be important where I live since we have pretty nasty coastal storms. Thanks for sharing how you made them. What temperature did you use and for how long?
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2007 12:46:19 PM »

It was 400 degrees and I just checked them every 5 minutes or so, I think that the beads were melted entirely in just under 20 minutes.
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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2007 09:56:43 PM »

Ahhh!!  I'm late to the party!  I'm an addicted bead melter. Cheesy  I love what you've done... the blue is my favorite!
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« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2007 10:16:31 PM »

Oh those are beautiful! I think i may try it.It makes me wish i had picked up all those bags of beads at a thrift store last week.
Thank you for posting these!
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2007 07:00:51 AM »

Aww thanks you guys. I get bummed when I think of the bead bags I passed up at flea markets. Go to this link for the cool melted dinos and army men:
   

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=187014.0
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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2007 09:48:03 AM »

Aww, thanks for posting a link to me, too!
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« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2007 11:26:55 AM »

Those are brilliant!!  I am definitely gonna try this one!

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