It never fails. Something that was popular a few decades ago, becomes popular once again. It is like a new generation rediscovers an old favorite. So it is with Friendly Plastic. This craft material is a low heat polymer which molds very easily with just fingers.
This colorful Friendly Plastic bead and copper wire bangle video tutorial is by Linda Petersen who designs for the company which makes the product. The metallic colors are certainly intriguing. The project details are on the blog. This technique is so much quicker than with polymer clay.
She sometimes uses warm water to soften the plastic. But in this case, she is using a hot air blower. While warm, the plastic will adhere to surfaces including the wire she used for the bangle. Non stick surfaces can be waxed paper or the kind bakers use.
She doesn't show the complete bending of the wire bangle - I suggest using a suitable mandrel like a tin can to help you. You can add wire loops to the ends and add a clasp. Or you could do what the instructor did which is use the excess wire to wrap around the bangle itself.
Before You Go:
- Shrink Plastic Jewelry Tutorials
- Friendly Plastic Jewelry Tutorials
- Easy Wire Work Bracelet Tutorials
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