While browsing around Facebook, I found a post about making your own enamel dots for crafting, card making, etc.
My other inspiration was this video by Corene's Creations.
Looks simple enough, right? So thought I would give it a whirl.
I used parchment paper and placed the beads about an inch apart from each other, with the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Mine took 12 minutes to get from pretty round pony bead to a perfect shiny enamel dot.
I'm planning on just gluing as I go, or I can buy some adhesive … we will see what works!
Here is the breakdown on the costs:
Elmer Beads are 2500 for $15, so for a batch of 100 DIY Enamel Dots, you are paying $0.60. The average pack of dots is $2.99 for 30 or so—this is GREAT savings!