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
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  • Reply Mindy March 31, 2013 at 1:57 pm

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

  • Reply Angela June 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

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

  • Reply Alicia Stocking October 22, 2013 at 8:53 am

    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?

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts November 9, 2013 at 6:53 am

      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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