I decided to try melting some pony beads after seeing several posts by people who had tried it.
°, but found that it worked better at 400°. I honestly don't know how long I baked them - I just kept checking until they looked right.
Here's what resulted after a short while (15-20 minutes, maybe). After they cool, they easily lift right off the parchment paper.
So what did I do with these? Here's an example using them as a flower center:
Be aware that baking these beads does elicit some unpleasant fumes--not a lot, but some. You'll want to have your windows open and kitchen fan on when starting this process. If you have a portable toaster oven, you might want to use it to do this outside.
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