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decided to turn them into beads of differnt colours
Having attended my college class on Tuesday the tutor made use use shrinking plastic.We then had 2 go home and make some jewelry out of shrinking plastic. But have no cash left to sepend after buying the shrinking plastic off the tutor I discovered you web-site. Spent a couple of hours messing about with just a plastic bottle I decided to turn them into beads of differnt colours. And now I would like to share them all with you.
Cathy xxx

Posted by SuperCool and Really Trendy from Bradford, England, United Kingdom • Published See SuperCool and Really Trendy's 60 projects »
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  • How to make a plastic bead. Plastic Bottle Beads - Step 1
    Step 1

    Wash out and cut plastic bottle into 1 cm strips. Cut 2 point if required.

  • How to make a plastic bead. Plastic Bottle Beads - Step 2
    Step 2

    Colour plastic strips with ink (permanent marker, I added a drip of gold paint).

    I used felt makers and paint to give the beads more colour

  • How to make a plastic bead. Plastic Bottle Beads - Step 3
    Step 3

    Roll up and hold together in pliers (because it gets hot!).

    I rolled up the beads and held them in pliers and got ready to use my craft head gun on the plastic bottle to get the bead shape.

  • How to make a plastic bead. Plastic Bottle Beads - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use heat gun to melt and hold together bead shape.

    I had to hold the plastic strip rooled up in my pliers, which was very hot! The bead shape began to form itself once the plastic was hot!The inks also ran into each other.I allowed my beads to cool.

  • How to make a plastic bead. Plastic Bottle Beads - Step 5
    Step 5

    Here are my plastic bottle beads! Each one is different! And each one gets better the more I do! The ideas are coming thick and fast!
    I will never throw away anothe plastic bottle! I cannot wait to get my hands on some green ones and Locazade (orange ones!)

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emmilou w.
emmilou w. · Wallasey, England, GB · 12 projects
ooo, i think i'm going to have to try this - thanks for sharing ^.^
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Pumpkinniki
Pumpkinniki · Summerville, South Carolina, US · 12 projects
I have been making paper beads and wondering if soda bottles can be made into beads, too. I'm so excited that I was right!
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
Hey, thats what I be do to! Happy
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SuperCool and Really Trendy
SuperCool and Really Trendy · Bradford, England, GB · 60 projects
Thanks for looking at my post! My family and friends think I am wacky at some of the things I do! Now every1 doesn't bother about what to buy 4 me it's what they put it in that matters! Cost I do loads of recycling!
As they say on the Crafter's Site it is cheaper than therapy!
Does all the stuff I do mean I'd need loads???
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KattyRa
KattyRa · Iași, Iași County, RO · 4 projects
So cool!!I love recicling!
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Surf jewels
Surf jewels · Southend-on-Sea, England, GB · 11 projects
These look cool, i've experimented with plastic bag beads b4, but may give these a go and see what i can come up with. Really in2 using anything that involves recycling.
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SuperCool and Really Trendy
SuperCool and Really Trendy · Bradford, England, GB · 60 projects
Thank you all 4 lookin! I just love messing about with stuff! and love setting of morphing ideas 4 people 2 have a go at!
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Sugarlishes
Sugarlishes · Fort Hood, Texas, US · 136 projects
wow! this is soooo neat!
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Kalli
Kalli · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 13 projects
That is soo cool. I'm going to have to try it out.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
I'm making some tomorrow, expect my version soon - thanks!
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