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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Smashy and Melty? Yes Please!

Last month, at my scrapbooking crop, we talked about a technique I saw on Pinterest. I decided to give it a try at home and see how it worked. I melted pony beads to make an epoxy-looking circle embellishment to use in my smashbook.

First, I put some pony beads on parchment paper and put them into a 425 degree oven for about 20 minutes.


It made some stinky smoke, but I kept on eye on it until the beads had fully melted.


They turned out really great and just the right size!


And here is my smashbook, featuring my new embellishments in the purple color! So fun!


And here's me at the crop gluing the beads into my smashbook!






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