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Melted bead sun catchers . Trying this with the kiddos

cook the beads in the oven on 400 degrees for about 25 to 30 minutes. Those directions were updated to use a gas grill outside or a toaster over outside

Clay pots

Homemade gems Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Immediately drop into ice water and they will crack.

The Grinner Fishing Knot Tutorial for Jewelry Clasp Ends - The Beading Gem's Journal via @beadinggem

from The Artful Parent

A Mobile from Melted Plastic Bead Suncatchers

Make a Melted Bead Suncatcher Mobile #KidsCrafts Maureen A Gonta, DDS, PC | #Corning | #NY |

Here's a pic of the Pony Beads (translucent) that I melted. 400F for 25 mins got the smooth melt I wanted :) I used Muffin tins, both regular sized & tiny sized. I will post more once I get them drilled & strung :D :D Gotta visit the craft store for more goodies!!!! lol

from Etsy

Glass Beaded Garden Art on Mesquite

Glass Bead Wind Chime/Sun Catcher. I have about a berjillion glass beads. I'm so going to try this one.

These are melted plastic cups!!! How cool is this?????