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« on: February 14, 2008 07:33:27 PM »

I made this for a personal swap and it turned out to be one of my favorites!! Smiley  It cast a really neat blue/green hue on the wall.

Made from strands of Mardi Gras beads and loose clear beads as filler.







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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008 07:42:43 PM »

That is soooo pretty!   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008 07:44:48 PM »

That is soooo pretty!   Grin

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008 07:54:53 PM »

oh my!  that is GORGEOUS!  i think that's my favourite melted bead thing yet!  all of your stuff is so nice, but i love the colors and the way the strands look, its so perfect!  i never even thought of using strands of beads.  i may have to try it.  (plus my oven already stinks like plastic right now, darned bead got on the bottom...yuch.)
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008 07:55:32 PM »

i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove it!!!
i wan to make one of those!!! Cheesy
the colors are so pretty!
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008 07:57:40 PM »

That is beautiful!!  I have yet to try melting beads, but I'd love to try this.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008 08:02:02 PM »

I don't have it on a lamp yet, but my gosh, it looks pretty there!
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008 08:03:58 PM »

How in the world do you do that?  I know how to make record bowls but can't quite wrap my head around how to do this.  I have a ton of mardi gras beads and would like to try this
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008 08:05:46 PM »

oh my!  that is GORGEOUS!  i think that's my favourite melted bead thing yet!  all of your stuff is so nice, but i love the colors and the way the strands look, its so perfect!  i never even thought of using strands of beads.  i may have to try it.  (plus my oven already stinks like plastic right now, darned bead got on the bottom...yuch.)

Aw!!  Thank ya so much!!

Ooooh... a bead in the bottom - yikes!  Stranded beads work surprisingly well!  I used strands of Valentine's beads for this one last year http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=110217.msg1298041;topicseen#msg1298041

i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove it!!!
i wan to make one of those!!! Cheesy
the colors are so pretty!

Thanks! Cheesy  Make one!  They're easy and fun (but stinky!).
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008 08:07:19 PM »

That is beautiful!!  I have yet to try melting beads, but I'd love to try this.

Thanks! *blush*  Sometimes I think hubby wishes I had never tried because now I'm always looking at stuff and pondering how it will look when it melts. Cheesy

I don't have it on a lamp yet, but my gosh, it looks pretty there!

Oooh...sorrys.  I'm gonna see if I can find you a lamp for it!  I got some from Freecycle the year before last, but I've always hated the plain white shades.
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