Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Plastic Bead Bowls

Today was the first day of classes for me and of course my teacher was late. Being that I take online courses this meant i had plenty of free time that i had allotted for class :O) So while browsing about on Pinterest, of course, I found something that looked fun. Making bowls out of plastic beads. It was a tutorial by Chameleon Girls that looked fun and easy. Better yet I have been trying to find a way to use these thousands of beads I have. lol I started by finding an oven safe dish. I couldn't find anything real small unfortunately so I ended up trying my hand at a larger bowl :O) Next I applied a layer of cooking oil to the inside with a napkin. at first I wondered ummm...why?? But quickly I realized it was what held the beads into place.lol I was so  glad that her tutorial was easy to follow. After about an hour of picking out beads, because my princess insisted we use only certain colors, we had all our beads placed in the bowl.

I started the oven at 200 degrees like she said to but it was taking FOREVER! So after about 30 minutes I upped the temperature to 350 degrees and they began to melt very quickly. It still took a good 15 minutes before the bowl was to were I wanted it to be. I had a couple gaps so I tried pushing them together ;O) just a tip don't use your finger.lol


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