Monday, August 20, 2012

Melted Pony Beads

Follow these easy steps and have fun!

Start with a variety of translucent and opaque plastic pony beads.  

Thrift stores are a great place to find metal shapes to use as molds.

If you place the shapes on a pie tin first, then its easier to place the molds into the oven.

This is a stinky process, its best to bake outside in a toaster oven.

They should just pop out!

To finish, wrap your design artistically with thin wire, adding beads if desired, and fashion a wire loop so that your new pendant can hang from a chain.

Super easy!

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  1. I think this is a GREAT idea, especially since I have so many beads that I don't know what to do with anymore. However I need to know, did you spray the tins with anything first?
    Thanks, D*

  2. We didn't spray them with anything. Once it was cooled, it just popped right out. The only one we had an issue with was a donut shaped tin. The melted beads were adhered to the outer and inner circle and it made it difficult to loosen. The other shapes were fine.

  3. I think I like the melted version of pony beads better than the original. The wire wrapping is a really nice touch. Thank you for sharing.

  4. About how many pony beads were you using per mold? I am working w/ 179 girls so I need to figure how many lbs or beads I would need! Thanks!

  5. Love love love this idea!!!! Thank you for sharing!!