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« on: May 18, 2008 12:46:55 PM »

okay i have all of these ugly plastic ponybeads but what can i do with them...ive heard of some ideas but i dont have the temps and times (directions/instructions)  to melt them together any ideas?... i need tips Wink
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008 04:55:10 PM »

ill try to find some links but melting them sounds cool
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008 10:32:25 AM »

interesting
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008 04:33:27 PM »

I've tried melting those weird Y shaped ones in a toaster oven and keep coming out with a big bubbled up mess before they even start to smooth out. My husband wants me to try using an electric coffee grinder and some sort of liquid medium to "paint" with them before  melting. I'm picturing it coming out like those lovely enameled beads from china. Once I find some info on what liquids to use I'll get back to you with my progress. I'm working hit or "mess" with it so wish me luck!

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2008 11:32:14 AM »

it just so happens that I found a project on another craft site where a girl made a darling necklace using melted pony beads.  the comments under the pictures show that one girl set her oven at 450.  she did use the tri beads, but they should be about the same as pony beads.

here's the link: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/barb_wire_wrapped_heart_necklace

I've been wanting to do this myself, but I'm having a terrible time finding metal cookie cutters.  Sad
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2008 07:54:02 PM »

thx 4 yer feedback it has come in handy Smiley
the link was perfecto
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2008 10:59:35 AM »

ivetried using a heat gun but it just made the beads semi-soft they stayed the same shape until i poked them with my pliarsthe oven owrks though
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008 11:52:22 AM »

I thought this was a cute way to use them up.

http://heartsandtrees.blogspot.com/2008/05/easy-handicraft-pony-bead-coaster.html
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2008 11:23:45 AM »

it just so happens that I found a project on another craft site where a girl made a darling necklace using melted pony beads.  the comments under the pictures show that one girl set her oven at 450.  she did use the tri beads, but they should be about the same as pony beads.

here's the link: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/barb_wire_wrapped_heart_necklace

I've been wanting to do this myself, but I'm having a terrible time finding metal cookie cutters.  Sad

ok, so I FINALLY got around to trying this out for myself...AND IT WORKS!!!  I'm going crazy making them now.   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2008 01:43:37 PM »

OOOH! This looks like so much fun! A friend just gave me about a million pony beads. My only question... heat them in the oven at what temperature???
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