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« 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?
« 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

« 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
is this what youre talking about?

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« 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.
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« 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.

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