A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 306,065
Currently Running With Scissors:
446 Guests and 18 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Valentine's day melted bead and waxpaper suncatchers!  (Read 10370 times)
Tags for this thread: melted_bead , wax_paper , valentine , suncatcher  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
rubberchicken
« on: January 20, 2014 04:10:21 PM »

This is just made from melted beads:


Hanging in the window:


A close-up of one of the melted bead hearts:


These are the waxpaper/crayon heart suncatchers. The one in the middle on the bottom is "mosaic'ed" from leftover scraps, clear tape, and "framed" with a cut out paper plate. lol.

THIS ROCKS   Logged
dulcet
Offline Offline

Posts: 1022
Joined: 04-Mar-2009

hopscotch on bubble-wrap


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014 06:51:26 AM »

What an interesting idea.  What kind of beads, and how did you melt them?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I have boxes of vintage piano music.  Some as old as 1890's!  PM me if you'd like some!

Thing-A-Day
kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 32407
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014 08:02:47 AM »

Neat! The beads remind me of bubbles.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

rubberchicken
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014 08:48:21 AM »

What an interesting idea.  What kind of beads, and how did you melt them?


I used a variety of different sized plastic beads, but most people only use pony beads. Some of my beads were a lot smaller.

I used a method similar to this one, except I used regular sewing thread for a couple of the hearts, and thin jewelry wire for a couple, and melted them in the toaster oven. Because my beads were smaller, I also had to smoosh some of the beads together with the flat end of a spoon while they were cooling to get them to touch each other and stick. It was still easy, though. Smiley
« Last Edit: January 21, 2014 08:53:19 AM by rubberchicken » THIS ROCKS   Logged
sweets4ever
The Craftster Admin
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 42081
Joined: 18-Jan-2005


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014 04:25:55 PM »

So fun!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Do more of what makes you happy.
MissingWillow
Sewing in General Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 10361
Joined: 31-May-2010

'Best of 2014' Winner


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015 07:01:21 AM »

These are really beautiful, I particularly like the melted beads.   Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
And the sun is still here...
@Home This Weekend: Stenciled Table
Tute Tuesday: Mrs. Weasley Inspired Burrow Afghan

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.