First the kind words:"I love dealing with your store. I always get superb service and friendly hints to make the products I buy perform at their best. Another store wouldn't include a card that explains how to restore desiccant. They would prefer to sell more."
RE: Elaine accidentally over-cooked her desiccant, which is something I did not know to be possible. It's probably happened to others and they just re-ordered without letting me know. Elaine took the time to describe what happened for me so that we can perhaps help you avoid ruining your desiccant. Here's her description:
"It's more brownish (burnt) than bright yellow. I put the faded (pink) desiccant into little Pyrex baking dishes which I placed in the oven at 275 for 3 hours. I turned the oven off but didn't take the dishes out of it right away. Between the time they were restored to the perfect blue and clear colors and the time I took them out, the blue disappeared and the brown took over."
Thank you Elaine! I have sent her replacement desiccant at cost ; )*
The instructions again are:
When indicator beads are fully light pink, either microwave in multiple short periods until blue or place in a slow oven (at or below 275º) for up to 3 hours or until beads are blue again. Use Pyrex or similar heat-proof glass. Allow beads to cool before handling and then use or store as needed. When storing desiccant for future use keep it in a glass jar just large enough and at moderate steady temperature.