Friday, February 28, 2014

DIY Enamel Dots

My dear friend Amanda shared a DIY Enamel Dots video on my Facebook wall and I decided to give it a try.  Here's the link to the video: Homemade Enamel Dots .   One very important tip, make sure the room is well ventilated.  Keep in mind if you try this, you will be melting plastic, expect fumes. 

I used a small toaster oven, had the windows and back door open that seemed to help.  However, next time, weather permitting, I will take it outside.

I purchased the pony beads at Dollar Tree, arranged the beads on wax paper; for best results use parchment paper.  Make sure the room is well ventilated.  I baked them at 410° for 40 minutes. Temperature and time will vary depending on the pony beads and oven.  Please keep a watchful eye and open up your windows, especially if you're sensitive.

The beads I purchased where big and the enamel dots are bigger than the ones I have.  I'm definitely happy with the results.  In the video, she uses Mini Pony Beads, adding them to my shopping list.  I'm totally loving the results and will be baking more!  Below is a photo of the enamel dots I recently purchased, compared to the ones I baked today.  Larger and loving them!

Here I used them on a birthday card, using Latina Crafter stamps and DCWV Birthday Wishes stack.

There's also another DIY video using Viva Paper Pens.  Thanks for stopping by!


Sketch File


Kathy said...

I love the way you've used the February sketch here - what a fun card. The home-made enamel dots look great, ho clever!
Thanks for playing along with us at The Sketch File

Beckie said...

Stinkin' love it Yolie!! Thanks for sharing.

Be blessed, Beckie

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

So cool Yolie! Thanks for posting about this!!!


Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great idea! I will have to give it a try. TFS!


Brenda said...

This is fabulous! I love all the detail and beautiful elements you've used, especially the enamel dots. They look good enough to eat! I am eager to try making my own enamel dots, but will wait until the weather will allow me to open windows. Thanks so much for sharing your incredible card with us at The Sketch File.