I followed the directions from as explained in the link above, which were not super detailed, but adequate. I preheated my oven to 350° F. Then I went in search of a bowl. When I found that my Pyrex bowl was dirty, I picked out another glass bowl which I assumed would be oven proof (this assumption proved correct ... whew). I sprayed that sucker with Pam cooking spray. Like a lot. That baby was lubed up. In fact a little puddle formed at the bottom. I was worried about the Pam puddle but decided to boldly go forth and ignore it. Then I dumped in a hand full of beads. I added a hand full at a time until the bottom was covered. And then I thought, "SHIT! Are these all suppose to be oriented in the same way so that they are all side up or hole-end up??" A glance at the Pinterest picture lead me to think that orientation was not an issue (much like it should not be an issue in marriage, but I digress), and I carried on. I rotated the bowl and added more beads and pushed down any that rolled to the bottom. It took some time but eventually I had it up the sides in one even, though not samely oriented, layer.
At first blush this looks like a great bowl, yes? WRONG! Rotate the bowl and you'll see ... my fingers?
I done lost a chunk of my bowl! And there is there is a line, or fissure, where the sides and bottom don't meet up.
The actual bottom of the bowl seemed to really have melted and my wax paper ladle mashing seemed to have bonded those puppies together. So I decided to give this bowl another go. I rePammed my glass bowl, put the bead bowl back in, replaced the chunk that fell out, added some extra beads on top, put it back in a 400° F oven, started typing up this blog post, and totally forgot about the bowl. A quick check just revealed some of the beads are LIQUEFIED. Whoops! I feel like this most recent rendition is going to take quite some time to cool. So, you know, to be continued.