7 Ways to Make Melted Bead Suncatchers

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7 Ways to Make Melted Bead SuncatchersIf you’ve been reading The Artful Parent for any length of time, you’ll know that I love suncatcher arts and crafts in general but that my love for melted bead suncatchers borders on an obsession.

We’ve made all kinds of melted bead suncatchers, including:

  • plain jane suncatchers
  • garlands
  • mobiles
  • shapes
  • toys
  • spirals
  • fairy wands
  • shapes within shapes
  • & holiday suncatchers!

And I have even more ideas for melted bead suncatchers that I can’t wait to try!

Melted Bead Suncatchers

If you’re looking for different ways to make melted bead suncatchers, here our 7 favorites:

Basic Melted Bead Suncatchers

Making Melted Bead Suncatchers (Basic info for getting started)

Melted Bead suncatcher mobile
A Melted Bead Suncatcher Mobile (And how to make shapes)

Free form melted bead suncatcher
More Melted Bead Suncatchers :: Free Form Experiments

melted bead heart suncatchers
Melted Bead Suncatchers :: Beautiful Free Form Hearts

Embroidery Hoop Suncatcher
Melted Bead Suncatcher in an Embroidery Hoop Frame

diy fairy wands with melted plastic beads
Melted Bead Fairy Wands

3D Plastic Bead Suncatchers
Melted Bead Suncatcher 3-D Shapes

Have you tried making melted bead suncatchers yet? What is your favorite technique?

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  1. says

    Thanks so much for the roundup! I bought pony beads at least a year ago to make some of these, and still (STILL!) have not gotten around to it. This project is top on my to-do list as soon as school gets out in a couple of weeks.

  2. says

    Now that summer is here and school is out I am always looking for more crafts to do with my kids and these are great! They would make great gifts too, they are so cute and original!

  3. says

    I would like to ask a question on melting the beads on the grill for the suncatchers. Can you use the burner side of the grill, and should it be set on high or med.?