Thursday, November 14, 2013

Melted Bead Necklaces



Sweets for your sweetie to wear! These candy look-a-like necklaces are made with melted Hama Beads. It's amazing to see what a few minutes in the oven does to these common craft beads! These sugar tones could have stepped right off the walls of the Danish walls, I shared yesterday. Follow below for full tutorial ...


Supplies:
Hama beads
Oven
Baking Tray
Baking Paper
String

Place the beads in a baking tray covered with baking paper (like top photo.) Put them in the oven at 200 C (400 F) for about 4-5 minutes. Let beads cool, then start threading your strings to make these bracelets. Happy Making! I'd love to see what you do, too!
Thank you, Freya (above with Francesca) and Karin of Pysselbolaget, for a day of fun, which included introducing us to this fun technique! These beads so so pretty. Yes, if you follow us on instagram, then, you know that we joining them over our Autumn break. Click here to see what they made with theirs, too!

Something you might like:
Candy Necklace Card Printable ( Perfectly paired with these necklaces)
Bead Personalized Licenses (not pictured)
Pocket Necklaces
Wearables projects from the past year:


52 Handmade Willowday Projects from 2014 (Click here)


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12 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea! My 6 year old daughter loves creating things with Hama beads but we've never thought to use them in this way. We'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the idea :)

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    1. It's just amazing to see what melting these little beads does! Thanks so much for commenting -- have fun and I'd love to see what you do!

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  2. This is a perfect ideas to use these beads. Will be a great activity to do with my 8 years old daughter after school. Thank you for the simple instructions that anyone can use.

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    1. This makes me so happy! I wish you inspired making!

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    1. Onel, I'm so sorry, i've deleted your comment by mistake! (multitasking!) Thank you for stopping by and I wonder if you did see today's "Candy Necklace Cards" that are printable, these DO use candy and work wonderfully with these wearable treats.

      http://www.willowday.com/2013/11/candy-necklace-card-printable.html

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  4. I'm trying this! It has the same majestic look as the candy bracelets, but the supplies doesn't get eaten up! Off to the kitchen!

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    1. It's so nice to hear from you Abbie and I'd love to see your results! Yes, I agree.. a nice non-candy solution! They're so pretty that I made one in more muted adult tones for myself and wore it like crazy! Happy Making!

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  5. Those look like a lot of fun. We are always looking for craft ideas to do during birthday parties and this will fit perfectly.

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    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment!

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  6. I frequently go in and help in my daughter's 1st grade class. This would be a great project for them to make for Mother's Day!!! Thanks for the idea!!!!

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    1. You might come home wearing one, too! I can't believe how pretty these become!

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Thank you!