Can you believe this beautiful bowl is made out of melted pony beads?! In person it is really stunning. The beads melt so smoothly that it almost looks like a glass bowl. It’s pretty durable too.
I love how the clear beads really show off the flower designs. I think the rainbow colors make it cheerful and bright.
I made several “experimental bowls” to discover the best way to make this bowl. It was no easy feat coming up with both the design and shape. I tried using all translucent beads, putting them inside two nesting bowls, letting them melt down on different surfaces, etc. I would have preferred a deeper bowl but going deeper creates wrinkles on the sides.
So this sweet bowl ends up being 7½” around the rim and is 1¼” deep. After a few tries, I am super happy to finally share this bowl with you.
Here are the supplies I used to make mine.
- The Beadery™ Barrel Pony Beads – Pearl Multi (900 ct) $5.87 + $4.40 shipping
- Horizon™ Pony Beads, Clear (500 ct) (IN STORES ONLY) $1.97
I love these pearl pony beads. They’re bright colors and include our favorites – light pink, hot pink, and lavender.
This bowl is a great gift for someone you love. And you may want to keep a bowl for yourself. If so, you’ll need another bag of clear beads. For each bowl using this design, you need approximately 100 Pearl Multi beads and 300 Clear Pony Beads.
I think your Mom would love this incredible gift. She could use it as a candy dish or jewelry bowl. So put a bag of her favorite candy inside or place earrings or bracelets in it. Or give Grandma a fruit bowl filled with small fruits and shelled nuts. It can be used in so many ways.
Have fun making your bowl – the person you give it to will really enjoy it!
See you at Walmart!