Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Friendly Plastic Pendant - A Free Tutorial

I've just recently rediscovered how amazing Friendly Plastic is after working with it to create those scrumptious Debbie Sanders inspired faux lampwork beads....

I played around with this along time ago but finally got around to getting some pics to share with everyone.  

Here's what you'll need:
A pendant bezel
Some friendly plastic
Clear Embossing Powder and spoon

Gather your supplies.

Cut up small pieces of friendly plastic and position in your bezel.  Try to make sure the coloured side is facing upwards.

Pop in an oven for 10 minutes or until the friendly plastic melts.  My oven was set at 150 degrees celcius.  Note there are a few blank spots around the edges where the friendly plastic didn't melt right up to the bezel edge.

Add more friendly plastic and reheat.

That's better!!

Pick up some clear embossing powder in a spoon and sprinkle onto the top of the bezel.

Wipe off all the excess and smooth over the top.  Pop in your oven again to melt - another 10 minutes should be fine.

Leave your pendant to cool and then add your favourite cord or string to finish.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Kids Holiday Workshops Magic Gardens

I was lucky enough to be able to teach two groups of amazing children on Monday - and amazing they were that's for sure.

We created some sensational magic gardens with teeny tiny bugs and they were a hit.  We had clay everywhere and glitter everywhere and I wouldn't have it any other way.  What a day it was.  Thanks to all the beautiful children for making the day so special for me - you should all be incredibly proud of your amazing creations.

Morning Class

and the afternoon class

Polymer Affirmation Workshop

Huge thanks to Raina and Valli at the Arts and Cultural Development Commission in Geraldton for organising the Affirmation Pendant Workshop for me as part of GFest here in Geraldton.  It was so good to see some familiar faces and introduce a couple of newbies to polymer clay.  Thank you ladies for making the morning so wonderful.

Check out some of the awesome affirmations.  Lots of thought went into these that's for sure and they turned out simply stunning - something to treasure forever that's for sure.