Saturday, 28 July 2012

Making pretty things ~ melted bead bowls


We enjoy making beautiful things...
Colourful, bright, and pretty

We were very taken with melted bead bowls when we discovered them 
{although I can't remember where we first spotted them}

We bought some lovely Hama beads... sparkly ones, rainbow ones and some pastels...

After greasing an oven proof bowl Dino Boy pushed the beads down...
 until there was a single layer reaching up the sides


Then into the oven it went at 200°C (350°F) for about 15 minutes


Once it was cool I peeled it away from the glass bowl
and we turned it into a hat?!


Aren't they pretty *smile*


Can't wait to make more!


Happy crafting, Kelly

4 comments:

  1. Love this! My kids and I are going to try it this week! Thanks for the idea!

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  2. I have never seen this! What a great idea. We will definitely be making this in the future. Thanks!

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  3. Help! I tried to make a melted bead bowl and it didn't come out right. Instead of the beads expanding and melting together they shrunk and some beads separated from the other beads. I followed the instructions. The only thing I can think of is that I used plastic beads I bought from Walmart instead of hama beads. Can you help?

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    1. Hi Alicia, we used hama beads here, so perhaps they do make all the difference? Sorry yours didn't turn out for you, and I hope if you try again it does.

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