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Ellatrue
« Reply #300 on: October 09, 2006 08:57:08 PM »

Can something like this damage a microwave oven? How irritating are the fumes?

I live in a townhouse with 4 roommates, and I don't own the microwave oven myself. Can these projects be done in a way so as not to annoy people that aren't your spouse and, you know, won't necessarily love you no matter what happens? If I were to use the big oven- what are the risks? How bad are the fumes?

Good relations with roommates are important!
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« Reply #301 on: October 10, 2006 04:08:52 AM »

Ellatrue, I'm not sure if a microwave would heat beads enough to melt them. The best way not to offend members of a household with foul stenches is to use a toaster oven, outside. Several people have tried it, and it works. Unfortunately, you are limited to the size of your project by the size of the oven.

As for smells, from previous posts in other threads, the reports of fume and stench seem to vary from person to person. Some people have reported extreme reaction, while others have reported no issues at all.

I promise "the Slab" 2 pics tonight, with some of the finished items.
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« Reply #302 on: October 10, 2006 04:33:20 AM »

Ellatrue, I'm not sure if a microwave would heat beads enough to melt them. The best way not to offend members of a household with foul stenches is to use a toaster oven, outside. Several people have tried it, and it works. Unfortunately, you are limited to the size of your project by the size of the oven.

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« Reply #303 on: October 10, 2006 05:56:34 AM »

Ack! Not a microwave, a microwave oven like a toaster oven... that's what I meant.   Lips sealed

Do you know of anyone having problems with damaging their toaster oven? I read that part about taking it outside to deal with the fumes... but since it technically isn't my oven...

I'm excited to see the new pictures!
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« Reply #304 on: October 10, 2006 06:01:41 AM »

My mom melted beads in her toaster oven and still uses it for toast...

However, you can mess it up. Read about Kappy and the slab....where he dropped the goo on the inside of the stove...a page or two back. If you think melted bead fumes are bad try self cleaning oven fumes when cleaning up melted bead goo!  P-U Stinky!
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« Reply #305 on: October 10, 2006 06:15:11 AM »

oh    I  sould  suggest  findinga  toaster over of your  own to use.......  cause  that  way  if  you  do  spill you  won't  feel  bad  about  ruining the toaster oven....  the  sell tehm at the dollar general store  for like 10 bucks  and  sometimes good will has  them.
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« Reply #306 on: October 10, 2006 09:04:14 AM »

Okee Dokee. I'm at home on Puppy Patrol, for lunch, and decided that I will upload some pictures.

This first one shows me using the Wet Saw to cut "the Slab" 2. I was cutting "the Slab" in 1/4 - 1/2 inch strips. It was pretty neat that as you cut, a cool looking multicolor confetti (equivalent to saw dust) was left behind.


We didn't take any pictures of the multistep baking process, but here are some pictures of the end results.



I need to figure out the best way to take pictures. All of the bangles are translucent, but some of them have dark colors in them, which doesn't translate too well in these pictures.

Hope you enjoy.
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« Reply #307 on: October 10, 2006 09:26:39 AM »

Oh, the bangles are GREAT!  I adore them!  Good job you crazy bead melting fiends!
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« Reply #308 on: October 10, 2006 12:09:53 PM »



I need to figure out the best way to take pictures. All of the bangles are translucent, but some of them have dark colors in them, which doesn't translate too well in these pictures.



Maybe this tutorial for photgraphing jewelry using a light box will help. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=75541.0
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Ellatrue
« Reply #309 on: October 10, 2006 03:06:55 PM »

Wow, those are absolutely awesome!

Has anyone yet tried melting beads that are all irregular shapes? You know, like bananas and grape clusters and stars.

Do you think putting aluminum foil underneath would be enough to save the oven?

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