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LaughingLark
« Reply #120 on: June 19, 2006 02:54:48 PM »

It is so exciting to see what everyone is doing with this wonderful idea!

I was wondering--and again I can't try it for myself  at the moment because I'm pregnant-- what would happen if you take some  bigger star beads and arrange them into a tight pattern for melting. Or maybe you could arrange them with different colored beads between the "spokes", and a little 4mm bead placed to melt down into the hole in the bead's center? Maybe you could make a floral design this way... Grin

I can't wait until I can try this, sometime when Daddy is out pushing the stroller around the neighborhood. I'm worried about what might be in the fumes, and the other problem I have is that every strong smell known to man gives me morning sickness! Bleargh! Roll Eyes

Anyhow, here is a link to a photo of the bigger star beads I'm talking about. Scroll 1/3 of the way down the page, and you'll see one.

http://www.bolekscrafts.com/prod01.htm

I love watching this thread. Y'all are awesome!

--Lark


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« Reply #121 on: June 19, 2006 03:04:32 PM »

Im waiting for somone to try those cast iron cornbread pans before I try mine  .. I dare ya  Tongue
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« Reply #122 on: June 19, 2006 03:21:19 PM »

Maybe triangular bead sorting trays would be good for melting beads, too. I think most bead shops carry these:

http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H151012BS

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« Reply #123 on: June 19, 2006 08:04:34 PM »

I've joined the Great Craftster Bead Melting Craze!   Grin  Here's my attempt, which didn't come out as I planned, but is still neat-looking:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16741980.0
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« Reply #124 on: June 20, 2006 01:41:46 PM »

So, has anyone actually tried the mini-blow-torch approach to melting sharp edges?  Cheesy Or found another approach?
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« Reply #125 on: June 20, 2006 04:35:05 PM »

so I have my first attempt at this going in the oven right now.... phew are the stinky! I don't mind so much, but I don't want to annoy the husband.  Wink I didn't find any of the octagonal-type beads, so i'm using some glittery pony beads. I hope they work! They've been going in the oven for about 20 minutes now and they are just starting to melt...
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« Reply #126 on: June 20, 2006 05:42:00 PM »

So, has anyone actually tried the mini-blow-torch approach to melting sharp edges?  Cheesy Or found another approach?

Not yet but we did do round two meaning we melted a bowl a second time to smooth things out. It worked nicely.  That's the beauty of the bead bowls! You can just keep on metling them over and over and over.....
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« Reply #127 on: June 20, 2006 06:04:37 PM »

i love this project! i have made quite a few things but im only going to post my favorite:
the triforce plate to go along with my recent theme of making everything into something zelda related

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« Reply #128 on: June 20, 2006 06:14:55 PM »

hehe...Zelda  Cheesy

That's rather cool!
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« Reply #129 on: June 20, 2006 06:21:16 PM »

VERY cool!

I want to make one with card shapes (diamonds, hearts, clubs, and spades) melted into a serving plate for a poker party. I just need to go purchase the correct beads. I'm glad somone tried it first.  Grin
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