Or keep reading and ruin your surprise. It’s up to you.
A few weeks ago, my little sister sent me these two photos on Facebook.
I thought they were really neat, but the link with them was spammy. I scoured the internet to find instructions to make them, trying all kinds of different searches on Swagbucks, Google, and Tineye.
After reading over fifty pages of explanations, warnings, and tips, I decided we could make these melted bead suncatchers.
Melted Bead Suncatchers Materials
Unfortunately, I didn’t take a picture of our materials. Sorry.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Glitter Pony Beads – I bought these same ones at the craft store. Any plastic pony beads will work. If you use opaque pony beads, the light won’t go through your suncatchers (there is one opaque bead in one of my pieces below). Plain transparent pony beads are a little cheaper than ones with glitter, but we really liked the glitter look and spent the extra money.
- Metal pans – Any metal pans should work, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to eat out of a pan that I’d melted plastic beads in. The plastic does leave a ring around the edge that I couldn’t get out. We gave ourselves a budget of and hit the Salvation Army Store. We got all shapes and sizes of dishes, including a really neat heart-shaped mini muffin pan. Most of the dishes were 99 cents.
- Normal cooking stuff – hot pads, timer, big metal tongs (for turning the pans)
- String – You could use fishing line, but I can never get it to tie a nice knot, so I got Classic Crochet Thread in Size 10. It is thin enough to almost disappear in the sunshine, but it’s sturdy enough not to fall apart.
1. Fill the container with a single layer of beads.
Get as many beads as possible into the container without allowing any to jump up into a second layer.
The hearts below worked pretty well, except for the ones that needed an extra bead. It took a lot of heating to get the two on the right side of the middle row to look like hearts. They didn’t have enough beads.
Another thing to note is that the beads that are flat (with the hole facing you) will melt into a sort of hexagonal shape. The beads that are up on their side will melt into a square or rectangle. A combination of both makes for an interesting pattern.
2. Melt the beads.
After all my craftster.org reading, I decided to melt these in the oven. Preheat to 400, melt for 20-30 minutes, check for adequate melting, heat longer if necessary, remove and cool.Why is my peace lily getting brown tips? How to turn off voice control? What size field tips for easton axis 5mm? How to take screenshot on samsung? What vitamins are good for high blood pressure? What does the cpu look like? why do i have 3 what is google chrom helper How to roll raw perfecto cone tips? What is est? How to get dual citizenship? Youtube cycling tips how the week? What does doff mean? How to pose for pictures? How long to sous vide steak? Magic tricks how to turn someone? How to unclog milk duct? How to open master lock 4 digit combination? Where to buy nail tips? How to factory reset samsung tablet? What does kam mean? What does damian mean? How to eat a girl our? How to train a dragon? What is bukkake? What is the meaning of a herbivore? What does it mean to ice someone? When can you start teaching your puppy tricks? What is the meaning of queued? What does trifecta mean? How to exfoliate? Tips how to play with breast? How to connect computer to tv? How to say sorry? How long to cook ground turkey? Smartthings + cell phone + presence sensor + how to make better + tricks? What does 222 meaning? What time does outer banks 2 come out central time? Tips on how to remove old rust stains inside of toilet.bo? if you had an invisable magic helper, what would you have then do What determines the general meaning of a highway sign? How to do tricks with vape pen? How to take care of tulips? What is prolactin? Tips for on what to study for testing for illinois testing? How to breed llamas in minecraft? What a day today meaning? What does senpai mean in japanese? What is creatine? What is the meaning of wotclef? Tips what to say in interview when i askd tell us about you and your experience? Esay tricks to get you really high when you smoke weed? How to use garageband? What does aqua mean? What does bdk mean? what is install helper on mac Tips on how to solve a rubik's cube? What is the fastest car in forza horizon 5? But who do you say that i am meaning? What is the meaning of snag? What is the meaning of al jazeera in english? How afm tips are made? What is the meaning of impedance? How to care for lavender plant? How long does it take for monistat 1 to work? What is the meaning of pura vida? how much make ups delivery helper What are 5 tips to help with communication? What does the name arianna mean? How to insert a signature in word? How to tell if a wound is infected? What is arp? What channel is fox on spectrum? How can i find out what happened on season 9 episode three of new tricks? How to make chimichurri? How to do some of phil the magic man tricks? What is the meaning of wrong side of heaven? How can i add tips to square? How to check kidney function at home? What is optimism? how can i be a helper on secondlife How do you feel meaning? What is the true meaning of nursery rhymes? What does vaccine efficacy mean? What does ong mean in text? How to tie dye? What grade are you in at 11? What is the spiritual meaning of a frog? What does premier mean? What does cubed mean? What is the meaning of psalm sunday? hamburger helper how much ground beef How to screen record? What time does tanger outlets close? What does expunged mean? How to dispose of tv? What are the top 5 tips to prevent cyberbullying? How to play guitar? What is the act? How to start a union? Any tips on how to help me drink the stuff for colonoscopies? How to find initial velocity? What is the meaning of the rule of law?