Friday, March 13, 2009

Friendly Plastic Tile Jewellery

Wow, Friendly Plastic's fun!! Is there no end to the ways this incredible material can be used?!!

If you've been following my blog you'll have noticed quite a few posts about Friendly Plastic recently. (And if you haven't been following my blog, then click on the Friendly Plastic label in my index to see what I've been up to.)

I've used it on card fronts, in jewellery pieces and also to cover pens. I've had a play with Jana Ewy's Fracture and Fusion technique, I've made beads using a couple of different bead making techniques, I've moulded it and I've marbled it. So this week I set out to use it differently yet again and I've gone in another direction altogether.

This technique works best with light coloured Friendly Plastic sticks, as in the sample above. To create this piece I used a white-backed stick as the front of the tiles because I was running low on MOP and didn't want to use it up on an experimental piece (the coloured side of the stick is sandwiched inside).

And it turned out rather nicely. I simply impressed a stamp into the softened plastic and painted in the detail with Pinata alcohol inks.

So I figured it would also work really well on silver.....And the results are pretty eye catching.

Friendly Plastic is such an economical product. Each of these pieces of jewellery is made using just two 3" sticks - one for the front and the other as the backing to secure the findings in place. With the addition of a few metal findings, my plastic tiles have been turned into really unique, designer pieces of jewellery that look like they've come from an exclusive (and expensive) boutique.

What a versatile product Friendly Plastic is!

Stay tuned for further instalments on this technique as I have more ideas floating around in my head. Hopefully they will make it onto my blog soon...... maybe some time next week!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Mylene, I am so impressed (no pun intended). I love the way you are taking the techniques and forging your own unique path. Your work is really lovely.

  2. These are striking! Thanks for all the great ideas. I'll keep checking back.

  3. beautiful work as always!!! This will be another great feature on the FP Blog!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!!

  4. impressive! (sorry, had to) Looks nice. I like how the colors blend.

  5. Mylene, Your work on FP is just gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing this technique. I will be back to see what else you have done. I am still waiting for my tools to get started. Again your work is beautiful.

  6. Wow, you're really getting the hang of this Friendly Plastic thing, or should I say, you really HAVE the hang of it.
    Blog surfing a weeeee bit while I have a couple minutes to myself!! :) Damned PO'd I missed the giveaway :)

  7. This is excellent collection of the Jewelery. This is good way of utilizing the plastic material.


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