Please follow the instructions in the confirmation email to confirm your subscription. Thank you!
For the past couple of days, my mind has been spinning with ideas and I’m trying to keep up with them all!!
Working with Friendly Plastic is always so much fun and relaxing. It’s easy to get caught up in the manipulation of the plastic and just let your worries and cares float away.
Combine this technique with some vintage elements and a pre-made bag – it’s simple and quick – just the way I like things!
P.S. – The bag was a muslin jewelry pouch that I bought in bulk. I sprayed it with Tsukineko Walnut Stain in the Terra Cotta color and let it dry, then added some decorative beaded and lace trim. EASY PEASY!!
Please take a moment to subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven’t done so already. I’m on a roll of uploading weekly and sometimes – bi-weekly videos.
Click here to view the video now – http://youtu.be/UFgNzaf72P4
Leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win this fabulous hand embellished bag!! HURRY – This closes on Sunday!!
Delivered by FeedBurner
How to create faux porcelain cabochons with Friendly Plastic Pellets
Maybe it’s just this time of year that I get a little sentimental or maybe it’s the weather, I don’t know. I always looked forward to rainy days. Why? Because that’s the time my Mom and I would sit on the bed and I would get to look through all the treasures in her jewelry box. On any other day, this was off limits.
Being a little girl and having free reign of the jewelry box was such a special time. I remember looking at vintage porcelain brooches that were passed down from generation to generation from my Grandma’s.
And so with vintage jewelry being so popular and the great memories that I have of the jewelry box, I wondered if it was possible to make my own cabochons just like – or similar to – those that I had admired when I was little.
Friendly Plastic pellets came to mind because they moldable. Having the ability to use my own digital photo images also meant that I could create whatever I wanted. I didn’t have to rely on what I could find or what the crafts store offered. It seemed like a perfect blend to me – photo crafts and friendly plastic crafts!
Get creative and use your vintage ephemra (available below as a free download) and clip art too.
So please enjoy the latest episode of Friendly Plastic TV. This jewelry making idea is perfect for beginner’s and those of you who have never tried Friendly Plastic or Friendly Plastic Pellets before.
After the show, please go below to get your FREE DOWNLOADS
How to make faux porcelain cabochons free printable project tutorial – DOWNLOAD HERE
(this link will open in a new window – press “cntrl p” to print or right click and “save as”)
Vintage Cabochons with Friendly Plastic Pellets
Kit Available below
Designed by Linda Peterson
- Heat approximately 1/2 to 1 oz of pellets until clear – depending on the size of the cabachon you want to create. Experiment with sizes – you can re-use any left over plastic.
- Shape into a marble size ball. Flatten with palm and shape into an oval or circle with a domed top. Hint: Baby oil helps your finger to glide and prevent finger prints. If fingerprints appear, heat with a heat tool and they will melt away.
- Set aside and allow to cool or drop into a container of cold water.
- Moisten the back of the image with water. This makes the image flexible so that it will lay flat. Apply a thin layer of gel medium to back of image and to the cabachon.
- Place image face up on to cabachon and position where desired. Fold over edges to the back side if needed. Apply a top coat of gel medium and allow to dry.
- If a glossier finish is desired, apply 3D Crystal lacquer, Glossy Accents or Envirotex light and allow to dry according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Glue your cabachon to your vintage findings with jewelry adhesive. Attach chains and findings as desired. Enjoy!!
FREE Friendly Plastic Kit available to the first 50 people!
- 1 small bag – approximately 1.5 oz of Friendly Plastic Pellets
- 1 printable collage sheet as shown above
Please pay shipping and handling of $6.00 US Addresses Only Please
More Projects Featuring Friendly Plastic Pellets
Linda Peterson is compensated and endorsed by AMACO. The guests features may or may not have any affiliation with AMACO.
Inspired by a recent trip to Paris, I show you how to create a simple Eiffel tower with Friendly Plastic and turn that into a book mark or use as a handbag or purse charm. A great project if you’re new to Friendly Plastic.
I’d love to hear from you, leave me a comment, send me a photo and I’ll post you’re work to our Friendly Plastic blog!!
For more ideas Subscribe to the Friendly Plastic blog