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« Reply #310 on: October 10, 2006 03:14:52 PM »

We put aluminum foil on a baking pan or cookie sheet.  That way it is stable and if the foil rips bead goo does not get all over the oven.

You can get cheap pans at goodwill or a yard sale that would be great for melting beads!
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« Reply #311 on: October 10, 2006 04:45:08 PM »

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

I tried melting some long beads and found that they melted inwards first. If you look at the pictures it will make more sense:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101995.0
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« Reply #312 on: October 10, 2006 06:35:18 PM »

Radegund    I  did  a rose  shaped one  and  some star  shaped ones  mine  melted  ok  but  not  great.....  not  nearly as  well as the  others  but hey thats  half the  fun ,,,,,, experimenting.
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« Reply #313 on: October 17, 2006 06:56:46 PM »

ok  pnky and  kappy  you  have  yet to  update us  on the  second slab...... does that  me the  slab 2  won???  or  are  you  jsut  toying  with us?
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« Reply #314 on: October 18, 2006 04:02:08 AM »

jloveg,

Take a look at page 31 of this post. There are pictures of me tearing "the Slab" 2 apart with the wet saw, and the resulting Bangle Bracelets.

For the bangles, I tried something a little different with arranging the beads and ended up with something that looks like it changes colors from different angles. I am trying the same process to see if it works when making a votive or a vase.

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« Reply #315 on: October 18, 2006 05:03:13 AM »

The problem with continuing the saga with The Slab Part III is the wet saw was borrowed and Kappy had to give it back to his co-worker. I'm thinking we need to buy one.
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« Reply #316 on: October 18, 2006 05:38:31 AM »

ok   these  bangles  are  getting  better and  better...... how  did  I  miss  these  photos??/  this  ahs  been  such a  treat  and  go  figure........all good things  must  come to a  screeching  hault!  thanks  to  you  both  for  all your  adventure  sharing.....  keep  updating  us  on  new  inventions.
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« Reply #317 on: October 22, 2006 09:43:27 PM »

ok, i've finally jumped on the bandwagon and subjected my family to the fumey goodness of melted pony beads   Cheesy  which wasn't really as bad as i had thought.

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i laid the bead on a pizza pan and then pressed them into a metal bowl before they re-hardened.  i learned a few lessons (namely that metal bowls get very hot when lined with melted beads) but overall i'm pretty pleased.  i have some gold glitter pony beads and some tortise shell other beads i think will look good together.  i'll try them next weekend.
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« Reply #318 on: October 22, 2006 10:01:40 PM »

very  pretty!!!  love  your  colors.
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« Reply #319 on: October 23, 2006 04:05:27 AM »

Good job for your first attempt. Smiley

Gold glitter pony beads melt pretty well. I have used some in garnet and gold candy dishes for people. Not sure about the tortise beads. If you are going to try melting those, it might be worth doing a test melt on a bead or two, to get a feel for how they will look melted.

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