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« on: February 28, 2014 03:51:28 PM »

Okay craftsters. I have a problem. I have a plethora of pony beads. And as I'm not 12 anymore I'm not going to make matching bracelets for me and my friends,I need ideas. So this is where I turn to you. My lovely smarter than me colleagues. ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014 03:57:55 PM »

Damon You auto correct, great way to make friends calling us all fraudsters in your first post pmsl =) (sorry couldn't resist)

They make great decorative beads (depending on size) for macrame pot pourri holders.

Stick them on a box and call them legs

Paint them funky colours / patterns and use as embellishments on things

Melt them down and make a bowl


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I fixed it. I swear! Lol I heart you guys. Long time lurker. First time poster.
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2014 09:59:13 AM »

i have made several braided western necklaces using pony beads and Darice cord and conchos.  It is similariar to a lariat but much more attractive.  I have gotten compliments every time I wear it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2014 04:09:47 AM »

Agree with melting them, especially if they are translucent - you could make faux stained glass, coasters, place mats, etc.  Someone here also made a faux Tiffany style lampshade for a torch light using melted pony beads.  You could use brick stitch and a sturdy cord to weave them into an image to make a wall hanging or smaller off-loom woven ornaments - like these

http://www.herrschners.ca/Product/Iris+Beaded+Banner+Kit.aspx

http://www.herrschners.ca/Product/Earth+Dragon+Beaded+Banner+Kit.aspx




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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014 09:26:25 AM »

Oh yes - and you could use it for filler for things like stuffed projects, bean bags, or what not too.
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