Critter Store Chat forum: Make your own Baking rack for Beads

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ImageRidesredmule
Aug 5, 2013 6:54 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Thumb of 2013-08-06/Ridesredmule/0107c0 I used an empty Cola can and a bread knife to cut it. Becareful. Bothe the knife and the can are sharp.
Thumb of 2013-08-06/Ridesredmule/cb1163 I used kitchen scissors to finish cutting the Lid from the can.
Thumb of 2013-08-06/Ridesredmule/235dc5 Remove the top and the bottom of the can. I cut it down the side after removing both ends.

Thumb of 2013-08-06/Ridesredmule/76ee8e I straight it out and use my kitche counter to make a stright edge about a third of the way, use the long side to make your edges...
Thumb of 2013-08-06/Ridesredmule/eccbb6 I make it as straight as I can, do this to both sides.
Thumb of 2013-08-06/Ridesredmule/4a21c1 It will look like a square U when you get both sides bent. Be sure bottom is flat.. Two side straight up.
Thumb of 2013-08-06/Ridesredmule/59c69f As you can see it will hold your beads to bake in oven. The first one I made I used a paper punch for the holes.
Thumb of 2013-08-06/Ridesredmule/ca0d9c Then I made another one and punch holes with ice pick.
Thumb of 2013-08-06/Ridesredmule/f0ee75 Finally I used a marker to put holes about half inch apart and used scissors to cut the notches. I just bent them down but did not remove. This is way cheaper than buying Bead racks.
I also use them to hold beads after I glaze them, they will dry. You can twist and pull beads from your toothpick or wite you are using....
If you all have any questions. Just ask.....
Happy Claying
Charleen
Imagetaters55
Aug 7, 2013 7:36 AM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Thanks for the tutorial Charleen! Nice idea!
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ImageRidesredmule
Aug 7, 2013 10:36 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Better than paying $19.00 for a rack...
Imagecritterologist
Aug 7, 2013 3:27 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Great idea!

I bet you could make one out of cardboard, also, if you didn't want to deal with sharp edges. Polymer clay bakes at a pretty low temp... and paper doesn't burn until you get the temp over 400... remember "Fahrenheit 451?" It might scorch a bit but should work. Or... how about chicken wire or some sort of metal screen, bent into the same sort of shape you used with your can piece?
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ImageRidesredmule
Aug 8, 2013 7:20 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Just have to be careful with whatever we use.....
Imagecritterologist
Aug 8, 2013 8:02 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
I have to say, your finished rack looks just like those fancy $19 acrylic ones! I'm with you -- no way am I paying that for one! I'll keep my eye out at yard sales, though, because lots of folks probably won't know what it is, and if I can pick it up for a buck I sure will! LOL
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ImageRidesredmule
Aug 8, 2013 9:53 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Can't blame you there. That is just too much.

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