Please Help !

PosieNovember 20, 2007

I have alot of Mardi Gras beads and some are quite nice even through they are plastic. I wanted to use some for Christmas decorations but they are (glued?) to the string. I can't seem to get them off and if I do cut them off I can't restring them as the hole in the bead is still filled with string. I tried a hot darning needle to poke a hole into them, but that didn't work. Any ideas, ???

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Use the hot glue gun to glue them to ornaments or boxes good idea to use them

    Bookmark   November 20, 2007 at 6:38PM
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My daughter has a mardi gras tree - she used the small necklaces and placed them inside the clear glass ornaments. They looked really nice.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2007 at 7:56PM
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Great ideas there Minnie and Paintingfool, I'll have to remember that in the future.


    Bookmark   November 24, 2007 at 5:58PM
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I dont think you can remove the string from the beads, I beleive they are glued when made, I have tried with other cheap beads to remove the string with no luck, you could melt the beads and make ornaments, but be careful as melting plastic is toxic! and does give off toxic gas that you do not want to breath, I have a small toster oven I take out side and use, I make key chains and have made a neckless useing bottle caps for the base, and cheap plastice beads, I will post a photo so you can see more of what I am talking about.


    Bookmark   November 25, 2007 at 8:59AM
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