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Topic: Valentine's day melted bead and waxpaper suncatchers!  (Read 7886 times)
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« 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.

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

What an interesting idea.  What kind of beads, and how did you melt them?
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014 08:02:47 AM »

Neat! The beads remind me of bubbles.  Smiley
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« 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
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014 04:25:55 PM »

So fun!
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015 07:01:21 AM »

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