Lucite, Acrylic Glass, Acrylite, Perspex, Plexiglas are just different names for the thermoplastic Poly(methyl methacrylate) first developed way back in 1928. We jewelry makers love frosted beads - especially the bell flower shapes - made from this material. Did you know you can also make your own Lucite-like beads with Friendly Plastic? Linda Peterson's video tutorial shows how easy it is to make a pair of bell flower earrings using this material.
Friendly Plastic has a wonderful property - it goes soft and becomes pliable at low temperatures. I wonder if ordinary coffee mug warmers can be used to keep a shallow pan of warm water to soften the plastic?
Before You Go:
- Stunning Stamped Friendly Plastic Earrings Tutorial
- Friendly Plastic Jewelry Tutorials
- Lovely Shrink Plastic Flower and Leaves Jewelry Tutorial
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