A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 307,611
Currently Running With Scissors:
517 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Beanie Baby "Beans"  (Read 1032 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
krissy_bass
Offline Offline

Posts: 83
Joined: 26-Jul-2005

Scissorless Frenzy


View Profile
« on: September 07, 2007 05:40:45 PM »

I happen to have an over-abundance of beanie beads from some beanies that my pets destroyed. Does anyone know what these are made of? They would be awesome to use as embellishments on polymer clay projects (specifically for eyes) and I already have a ton of them ( I know that there are better things to use, but I like them Sad

Basically, I just would like to know if they might be bakeable?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
AshtonagoL
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2007 07:15:41 PM »

I've never seen the insides of an actual beanie baby but you can buy poly pellets that are intended for stuffing toys so I bet it is the same.  I'd say try putting one in a small piece of clay just to see.   Undecided
THIS ROCKS   Logged

japaya
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007 09:27:38 AM »

i didnt knew what Beanie Baby "beans" are so i had to make a search
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beanie_Baby
is this what youre talking about?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

you can see my gallery here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7201667@N03/
my blog (in spanish):
http://www.japaya.blogspot.com/
krissy_bass
Offline Offline

Posts: 83
Joined: 26-Jul-2005

Scissorless Frenzy


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007 10:36:39 AM »

Yep, those are what I'm talking about. It cant hurt to try I suppose Smiley Thanks for the feedback.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Diane B.
Offline Offline

Posts: 5074
Joined: 01-May-2004

GlassAttic --polymer clay "encyclopedia"


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2007 04:21:10 PM »

Actually, it depends entirely on what type of plastic pellets they're using.  I just found this info, but couldn't really find any date, so don't know if it's happened yet or not:


". .  TY has decided to use polyethylene pellets in all of its stuffed animals (instead of PVC pellets). . . .  removing one more source of deadly dioxin from the processes of manufacturing and disposal (incineration) associated with PVC. . . "


PVC should be fine in our baking temps, but polyethylene (depending on the type of it) may shrink or distort more easily.


Diane B.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Painted Background
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016: The Roaming Gnome
@Home This Weekend: Welcoming Door Decor

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.