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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2008 02:31:01 PM »

This is a fun project if you can stand the smell.  I'm not even sure if it would work outside on the grill, but I am eventually going to give it a try.  I found a tute on here somewhere...I'll look around and see if I can find it for ya'll.  All you really do is turn your oven on (pretty warm), lay alot of whatever kind of beads you are using in a circle on a metal cookie sheet, carefully place into the oven, let beads melt - this is the stinky part, pull pan out of oven, let beads cool and harden, remove bead "disk" from cookie sheet, place an oven proof bowl upside down on cookie sheet, place bead "disk" onto bowl, put back into oven until "disk" becomes a bowl.  Remove from oven, let cool, remove bead bowl from oven proof bowl.  Ta-da!  easy peasy if you can stand the smell.  If I try it on the grill, I will still use the cookie sheet and oven proof bowl, I'm just not sure that the grill would get hot enough to melt the plastic.  I'm not real sure of the temperature I used in the oven.  I know it was at least 350...maybe hotter.  I guess hotter = less time in oven? Well, anyways, I hope ya'll have fun making these.  They turn out really neat!
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2008 03:04:05 PM »

Here's one of my shades with a similar process http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=100703.0  There are some links on there to other pieces, too.

You can form them into funky shapes like the one here, too http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=196925.msg2145512#msg2145512

I've heard that a grill does work.  I know a toaster oven works as well.

...I'm a melting addict! Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2008 09:55:22 PM »

If you want to do it in the oven in the house make sure your windows are open. It's mega stinky.
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2008 04:42:11 AM »

Oh!  There's a Melted Bead Craftalong, too... http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=110217.0
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2008 07:00:54 AM »

o0o this would be the greatest craft for me. (i don't have a sence of smell, i was born with out it)i gotta try this.
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2008 08:04:37 AM »

that looks so cool  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2008 08:31:42 AM »

So it doesn't do anything to your oven......once the stink is gone it's okay to carry-on using it for cookin?Cos I still want to cook the Sunday dinner in it or my kids will go crazy! and use me for  a next project!!!!
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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2008 08:34:38 AM »

So it doesn't do anything to your oven......once the stink is gone it's okay to carry-on using it for cookin?Cos I still want to cook the Sunday dinner in it or my kids will go crazy! and use me for  a next project!!!!
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Yep, the oven is totally fine! Smiley  (as long as you don't spill your beads Cheesy)

Please please please don't do this project (the baking portion) with your kids, animals, etc. anywhere near the kitchen.  The fumes from melting plastic are toxic!  I open all of our windows, our backdoor and put our vent on "turbo."  I stay out of the room as much as possible and I don't open the oven door to see how it's doing.  I look through the window.  When I remove pieces from the oven, I cover my face with a towel.
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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2008 02:28:47 PM »

o0o ok then i guess i'm waiting till it gets warmer. i have 4mnth old baby and the widows can't be open or he'll get sick. i'll just wait till all the widows have to be open cuz it's so hot.lol.
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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2008 02:29:15 PM »

Yeah, that's probably a good idea.
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