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jinnyly
« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2013 01:10:19 AM »

I kind of want to try this with Perler beads Smiley
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« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2013 05:12:35 AM »

Are they glass beads or plastic, where can i find directions with possible pictures? I want to make some for my boyfriends Mom...thanks
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« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2013 04:18:43 PM »

I've been dying to try this!
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« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2013 11:17:09 AM »

Are they glass beads or plastic, where can i find directions with possible pictures? I want to make some for my boyfriends Mom...thanks

The beads are plastic.

There aren't any tutorials for this on Craftster with lots of in progress photos but I think that's because it's a fairly simple process that isn't very time-consuming/exciting/easy to photograph!  Cheesy  Here are some other projects that show before/after photos, though.
Starry Night - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101446.0
Elephant - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=160351.0
Lampshade - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=100703.0
Bowl - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=100619.0

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« Reply #54 on: March 25, 2013 08:56:05 AM »

http://pinterest.com/pin/217720963207974925/

This is my pinterest post of the Pony Beads that I melted earlier this month. And I made another batch of all solid color Smiley  I used Muffin Tins; regular & mini. Thank you for this project!!  I can't wait to try the rectangle shaped ones next!!
And this was sooooooooooo easy!!!  400F for 20-25 mins.  Did not stick to pans Smiley  Grin Not too stinky in the house, either!!  I'll assemble them soon!!
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« Reply #55 on: June 25, 2013 04:30:27 PM »

Ooh, those look like those cheap pony beads that (as an adult crafter) I find very little use for, so I never buy them... maybe I should give it a go now!! Smiley
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« Reply #56 on: June 28, 2013 10:45:53 AM »

Ooh, those look like those cheap pony beads that (as an adult crafter) I find very little use for, so I never buy them... maybe I should give it a go now!! Smiley

They are exactly those beads!  Finally a use for them! Cheesy
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« Reply #57 on: July 15, 2013 06:56:23 AM »

Help please! Really love the suncatchers but have some questions to those who have done these already....1) what kind of beads...tri beads, perler beads, pony beads...?2) sources of these without gooing through literally thousands of varieties on line  3) when iI went to a chat for answers at a bead store, they said all beads too toxic for melting....if ventilated with good exhaust  is this Ok? one place suggested using low heat on BBq grill    any ideas and suggestons would be appreciated...
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« Reply #58 on: July 15, 2013 06:58:37 AM »

Help please! Really love the suncatchers but have some questions to those who have done these already....1) what kind of beads...tri beads, perler beads, pony beads...?2) sources of these without gooing through literally thousands of varieties on line  3) when iI went to a chat for answers at a bead store, they said all beads too toxic for melting....if ventilated with good exhaust  is this Ok? one place suggested using low heat on BBq grill    any ideas and suggestons would be appreciated...

Pony beads.  Follow the link in the first post and it will lead you to a full tutorial with bead sources, too.

Yes, melting plastic is toxic.  Do so at your own risk.  I used lots of ventilation and did so solo (no children, pets, etc. in the area).
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« Reply #59 on: March 05, 2014 03:50:11 PM »

This is so beautiful. Thanks for posting!

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