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jessartisan
« on: January 16, 2009 12:55:19 PM »

I tried my hand at melted bottle beads (with a tip of my hat to verdilak), which I made into bracelets.  They were a lot of fun.  I will definitely make more!



Thanks for looking.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009 01:06:14 PM »

Beautiful! So you applied the paint BEFORE you melted them? And nothing strange happened to the paint? Awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009 01:06:50 PM »

Oh they are so pretty! Perfect for Valentine's Day! Was this project time intensive? Looks great. Wink
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jessartisan
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009 01:28:33 PM »

Beautiful! So you applied the paint BEFORE you melted them? And nothing strange happened to the paint? Awesome!
Thank you!  Smiley

The paint did very well.  As long as you don't overcook it (it will bubble and burn), it's fine.  I even submerged a bead in water to see if it would bleed, etc.  It didn't hurt it at all.  They're surprisingly durable.

Oh they are so pretty! Perfect for Valentine's Day! Was this project time intensive? Looks great. Wink
Thanks!  Smiley

I didn't do it all at once so it was a lot of short bursts of time.  The most time intensive part was doing the wire looping on each bead.  That took forever.   Tongue 
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009 12:07:33 AM »

What did you use to heat them? An oven or heat gun?  I really love these!  I saw this done by someone awhile ago, but yours are much much nicer!!

What kind of paint did you use? 
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jessartisan
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009 02:00:33 PM »

What did you use to heat them? An oven or heat gun?  I really love these!  I saw this done by someone awhile ago, but yours are much much nicer!!

What kind of paint did you use? 
Thank you!   Cheesy

I used a heat gun and regular acrylic craft paint.
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009 11:59:45 AM »

very cool, i'll be looking on your blog...

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