Wednesday, May 7, 2014

DIY - Enamel Dots

I haven't been MIA....I've been crafting....I realized I hardly have any embellishments so.......
I made some..LOL!!! This is the latest thing on youtube- Making your own Enamel Dots, it really caught my interest!!! So I went to Michaels and bought a small bag of White PERLER BEADS (found in the kids art section). There's 1000 beads, so I had to "PLAY"..ha ha ha...I took some beads and melted them...OH!! SO PRETTY!!!!!!!! so then I took some more beads and using a "Pill Cutter" I cut some in half and melted them.....OH!! PRETTY PRETTY!!!! They both melt so nicely and are so SHINY!!!

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 That was ALOT of fun....very time consuming but fun
but wait...I need I went to Michaels and picked up a bag of GLITTER Perler Beads.
OOPPSS!!! not so fun....I couldn't get the "whole" Perler Bead to melt no matter the temp or length of time...uuurrrgghh....SO.. I cut them in half....they melted but they aren't glittery and they shine but not as shiny as the white ones....(its a different kind of plastic too compared to the white ones)

There's 6 colors (opaque: red, yellow, white, blue, purple and green)

I think I'll stay with the original Perler Beads they come out much nicer. No more special/fancy beads.


  1. I need to try this!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Can you tell me how did you melt them?

  3. I cut a piece of parchment paper to fit a cookie sheet (slightly ironed it with a warm iron to keep it flat, put it on the cookie sheet. then lined up my perler beads about a finger width apart and put them in a 350 oven for about 20-30 mins. The whole ones take longer than if you cut them in half so don't mix them. After about 20 mins just start watching them...when they dome and theres no dent in the middle take them out. Let them cool about 5 mins pop them off and start all over. HAPPY MELTING! oh, theres NO FUMES!! I also saw on youtube that the dark perler beads take longer than the light colored so seperate them. I'm going to M's this week with my 40% coupon and get the bucket..LOVE ALL THE COLORS!!!