I’ve seen this idea pop up on Pinterest a few times and was desperate to have a go and see if it really was as easy as it looks. Seems like a great fun way to use up mixed up Hama Beads. Today we had the beads out to make a whole heap of pictures for Autumn and so I grabbed a handful of blending bead colours, chucked them in a little glass bowl and popped them in the over. This was the result.
It really was as simple as could be. I didn’t worry about getting the beads the right way up or anything fiddly, just made sure they were no more than one layer deep and cooked them for about 10 minutes for so at 200c.
We tried a few different lengths of cooking time and you can get different effects from that but after this one was out, all I did was hold the bowl in my hand (inside a tea towel) and use a cold teaspoon back to press the inside a bit flatter. Then we waited till it was cold and pried it out. LOVE it. The gold beads really make it sparkle and the beads get a lovely gloss on them which stays after the cool.
So now, I’m thinking… what can we use them for… what else can we do with this nifty use for these beads? Any ideas?
If you are waiting for competition results, I’m collating all the entries for the judge… won’t be long 🙂