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« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2012 05:16:59 PM »

Does the project smell up your house with the smell of burned plastic?
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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2012 06:28:50 PM »

Does the project smell up your house with the smell of burned plastic?

Yes, and I believe it's probably toxic.  Please only melt in a well-ventilated area, with no children or animals near. Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2012 06:31:19 PM »

Would really like to know what kind of beads you used never seen this before.
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« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2012 07:10:12 PM »

Would really like to know what kind of beads you used never seen this before.

They are plastic pony beads.
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« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2012 09:17:13 PM »

Great Idea. I took this a step further and made it a chime. (cake pan, muffin pan, & mini muffin pan) Middle bottom strand I added a heavy fishing sinker and hot glued jewel diamonds to it for extra sun sparkle. For the top I drilled extra holes and put ribbon through it for hanging purposes.

for the red/white & blue one, I just put several small circles as a weight.

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« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2012 09:52:52 AM »

I read thru all 4 pages of replies, but maybe I missed this......Is it possible to use the throw-away aluminum pie pans for this??   
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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2012 01:26:45 PM »

I tried to do this craft last night with my 3 year old neice.  Is there anything you have to do to the pan.  My beads melted and are stuck in the pan for life..They will not come out.  Did I get them to hot, melt them to long, or do I need to line the pan.  Please help, my neice was so disappointed we could not get these out of the pan.

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« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2012 06:55:55 PM »

I haven't had any problems. as soon as I take them out I can hear them separating from the pan. and they pop right out with in minutes. Never had to line the pan with anything.
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« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2012 07:33:30 PM »

I've never tried disposable pans, but I'd imagine they'd work. maybe someone else will know
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« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2012 05:38:41 AM »

Hmm I also have never had a problem with sticking.... did your pans have a coating of some sort?
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