Friday, July 18, 2014

Melty bead craze

You all have probably heard of the melted bead craze, a DIY for enamel dots.  Before vacation I thought I'd give it a try.  

$1.97 worth of Walmart pony beads, here is a simple DIY guide:



You start out by spreading the pony beads on parchment paper on a cookie sheet



Then you bake them at 400 about 10-14 miniutes




You will know when they are done as they will be fairly flat and round.


Now I am going out on a limb here and I don't want to offend anyone but when I saw these dots I thought they'd be great for kids cards and that is about it.
I often wonder why so many adults makes cards that really look like they are for children and then send them to adults.   I have to wonder  if a person were going to a store to buy a get well card for another adult, would they buy a card that had a elephant holding a beach ball in a tutu??
I know it is the thought that counts, and I do appreciate that! 

So I am pretty sure I now have a lifetime supply of enamel dots 


and will enjoy using them on my kiddie cards!


Here is a kiddie card I made with the dots!

 Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you are enjoying the freebie images I've been posting!
Ginny M

1 comment:

  1. Very nice tutorial. They will make nice cards. Maybe on and adult card you could makeflowes from them.

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