Cut plastic bottle into strips, color one side with perm marker, wrap it tightly into coil, color side inwards, hold with long nose pliers and heat for about 20 seconds to shrink and hold the shape, allow to cool and use beads in your next project. : )
Layer cheap plastic beads in cake pans (no lining required), melt at 400 for 20 minutes,let cool, & then just flip them out. Drill a hole in it to make it a suncatcher! Great "craft" for kids (choose the colors, arrange them in the pans) to make as gifts for grandparents or teachers.