Ellie and I made the Melted bead suncathers but the melting plastic smell is horrible, even when we did it outside on the grill. Plus i was paranoid about bpa, so we won't be doing this. It turned out OK. not as cute as it showed here for some reason.
Melted Plastic Beads - Vase. Melt beads in the shape of a disk first (30-40 min. in oven at 400 degrees) Then drape over can or vase until melted again (5-10 min) read blog page 3 for marbeling affect.
Melting Plastic Beads in Oven | One Crafty Mama!: Melted Bead Suncatcher tutorial.....Melting Beads ... Melt your choice of colored beads in a metal cookie cutter placed on a cookie sheet or cake pan and when cool, wrap with wire and add metal beads, charms etc. to make a beautiful stained glass pendant ;)