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« Reply #230 on: August 16, 2006 11:17:48 PM »

I've looked hard and read carefully but did it say anywhere that the platters were food safe? I suppose i could just use a towel or something if they weren't.
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« Reply #231 on: August 17, 2006 12:03:59 AM »

I've looked hard and read carefully but did it say anywhere that the platters were food safe? I suppose i could just use a towel or something if they weren't.

For plastics in general, it's best to avoid using them with foods that are warm/hot unless the packaging says specifically otherwise (heat pulls the toxic stuff out of plastics, hence the bad smell when melting beads), but cool or room-temp foods should be fine.
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« Reply #232 on: August 17, 2006 05:58:59 AM »

I have been meaning to make (or get Kappy to make for me!) a melted bead candy dish for my office. I never thought of the toxins and food thing.  But since I'll only put individual wrapped candy in it (have you tried the dark chocolate with almond Hershey kisses? To DIE FOR!) I should be OK.
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« Reply #233 on: August 19, 2006 02:36:51 AM »

Hi everyone!
I love this thread, but haven't checked in for a while. I thought I'd mention something I tried out, making your own shapes using wire.

I participated in the "I <3 Paisley" swap earlier this year, and I decided to make a paisley motif shaped suncatcher. First I strung altenating red and purple beads onto a length of wire which I shaped into the classic paisley "mango" shape, twisting the ends of the wire together to close the shape and make a place to hang it by. Then I made sure it lay flat, put it on some baking paper (I think in the US you call that 'parchment'?) then filled it with other beads, baked it, and voila!

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« Reply #234 on: August 19, 2006 04:56:34 AM »

I love the idea of stringing the perimeter beads so that they are part of the completed structure.

Your paisley is so prettY!  Smiley
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« Reply #235 on: August 19, 2006 06:50:53 AM »

ooooo VERY COOL!

*runs off to alert Kappy to the new innovation in bead melting....*

He is in the living room right now sorting beads by color into a muffin tin!
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« Reply #236 on: August 20, 2006 08:18:00 PM »

I just loved reading all your posts on these melted beaded bowls. I also have a ton of these beads as well as those other kind of peg beads that glow in the dark etc. and was wondering if those can be used to make a mold of. Usually you just use an iron and the paper on top of it to melt and fuse together. Can you ues those Reynold's mini shapes tins and also any tins? Also I would suggest to wear a disposable mask when baking with these beads. My local thrift stores always has different types of metal bowls etc. Making a cool picturesque design on a cookie sheet would be fun. You gals have great talents and ingenious ideas.
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« Reply #237 on: August 21, 2006 06:48:26 AM »

i just found that i have a ton of clear/red ones and a bunch of extra small ones in pink, blue, green, yellow, red and purple to sprinkle around. im still too scared to do this project though....i know it smells, but i have 2 indoor cats so i cant put them out during this and i dont want them to die of toxic craftyness. plus my luck it would self combust and burn my house down...
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« Reply #238 on: August 21, 2006 09:53:18 AM »

SLB, if you have a toaster oven, it works fine on smaller projects. CraftyGram has done one or two, un-posted, pieces in a toaster oven on the back porch. No indoor fumes, no potential danger for small animals, and the ability to make Melted Bead Goodness.

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« Reply #239 on: August 21, 2006 10:13:28 AM »

SLB, if you have a toaster oven, it works fine on smaller projects. CraftyGram has done one or two, un-posted, pieces in a toaster oven on the back porch. No indoor fumes, no potential danger for small animals, and the ability to make Melted Bead Goodness.

Kappy

sadly, im 15 and dont own my own toster oven, or own house to stink up for that matter
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