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« on: May 17, 2008 12:19:55 AM »

I'll be honest and say that I'm a complete beginner to beading and don't know much about it. Where should I start, and what should I do first? Also, I was looking through my piles of junk yesterday and found a large collection of pony beads--those cheap, plastic ones that are pretty large and don't look that great... What on earth can I do with them? They have soft, pearly colors, but they still look kinda awkward at a glance. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2008 12:42:35 PM »

well you could melt them to gether to make something like a lampshade or a suncatcher....i still need to figure out the temps and every thing for this melting process in my oven help me out here ill help you...I NEED FEEDBACK!
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008 02:26:24 AM »

You could try using a heat gun to melt them I guess. I made a belt years ago out of woven pony beads (sorry I don't have a pic, it was pre-digital cameras), I guess if you had enough beads you could even make a bag out of them. i can post instructions on weaving/how to rig up a loom if you like.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008 12:33:53 PM »

if you could give me the instructions or links that would be great
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008 01:55:58 PM »

okay so here's the whole weaving thing. Hope its clear and that the text is big enough. Personally when i read some instructions i found it hard to envisage but as soon as you have the threads and beads in front of you its pretty clear and easy. I'll post something on putting together a cheap loom in a bit but I need to write several thousand words on philosophy first  Undecided




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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008 02:50:43 PM »

so you dont melt the beads? Huh
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2008 03:35:09 PM »

Oh sorry, i just reread my message and its not clear. i meant you could melt with a heat gun and create bowls etc or else you could weave the beads and make them into belts bags or whatever. The instructions were for the latter.

As for melting, i would use a heat gun. that way you can play about holding the gun closer if its not hot enough or taking it away if the bead starts to burn and just heat till softened. so you wouldn't have to risk wasting a whole load of beads figuring out time and temp in the oven. Also if you use a heat gun you can melt the beads as you go along, a few at once, giving you time to stick them together in the shape you want, though use gloves or something cos they're gonna be hot. And mind out for fumes, melting plastic is never gonna be good for you.

Or look at this, pony beads melted into a bowl in the oven
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=99668.0

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