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« on: March 09, 2008 04:37:03 PM »

*I'm not absolutely certain that this is the place for these, so let it be known that I'll move this post if I need to!*

Okay, so I jumped on the melty-train (late, I know) and used up most of my pony beads in the process.  Here they are:

This one is larger, at 13"x9":

I like the texture of this one.  Imagine 3/4-melted pony beads...they've fused, but they still have a bumpy texture on the top side.  The translucent beads melted better than the opaque black ones, for me.  I had a real problem with the beads shifting around.  The pan I used decided to warp randomly during heating, and so things aren't as nicely lined up as they once were.  I originally made this one to live in my window, but now its place is in front of the bathroom mirror where my fiance and I brush our teeth.  I like it better there, and I think he secretly does too  Cheesy

This is the other one:

This one is slightly smaller than the first one, but I love it just as much.  I baked this one way too long, and it is very smooth and glassy.  Also, There are hardly any foil lines on the back of the finished piece, so I now have more confidence in my foil-smoothing skills.

I would love your feedback, especially from anyone who has melting experience!  Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008 05:09:59 AM »

Great Job.

The toughest part about doing designs like these is the tedious job of arranging the beads and colors. I have a couple of pieces that took me over an hour to arrange.

Keep up the good work.



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