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Saturday 23 April 2011

Playing with Friendly plastic

I've never found friendly plastic to be very friendly before lol but when I saw the fab tutorials over at The Craft Barn I decided to give it a go and have a play. Here are a couple of pendants I made last night, apols for the truly horrible photo - the light is really weird here, I think we are in for a thunder storm!

There are 3 tutorials over at The Craft Barn and i've had a go at two of them, I wasn't up to tackling Neils gorgeous box tutorial lol. The pendant on the left uses the technique in Chris' tutorial. i've used silver black and purple FP. I joined up a load of scraps and heated them, laid a scrap of lace over the top and used a diamond shaped cutter (from The Craft Barn). Once it was cool i punched a couple of holes with a cropodile and coated it with glossy accents, adding some faux gems.. I've used  black cord to hang the pendant and a gunmetal bead from my stash dangling at the bottom.

The pendant on the right is made using the technique from Michelle's tutorial but I overheated the FP and it went a little holey lol. I quite liked the effect so I just stamped a rubber stamp into it and added a curve by shaping it with a pencil. Again holes punched with my cropodile and coat of glossy accents this time once it was dry I added a FP bead. I have quite  a few FP beads as every time i've tried to use it I've ended up with a total mess and rolled it up into a bead shape lol.

I'm really disappointed with the pics, they do look better in real life honest :-)
I did have a lot of fun making them though and I'm going to enter them in the FP challenge over at the Craft Barn

thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Just popped in to say Happy Easter Claire and spotted your beautiful FP pieces, great colours. Annette x

  2. Hi Claire

    I think they look really brilliant well done at having a go.

    Hugs Ali x

  3. I think they look pretty good too, well done Claire!! Glad you were inspired by our tutorials!!
    Jane x

  4. Well done Claire, I think they look great too.
    Glad you were inspired by the tutorials!!
    Jane x

  5. These are fantastic Claire, ISn't it great when gone wrong looks stunning? Glad you enjoyed the tutorial
    x Michelle

  6. Well done you Claire :)
    Von x


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