Monday, 2 July 2012

Playing With Friendly Plastic!!!!

Just thought I'd pop on to show what I've been upto today. That's right I've spent the day playing at The Craft Barn with the uber talented Liz Welch (the nicest lady I've met - ever!!) learning how to use Friendly Plastic. I have had a ball and will definitely be using it for future projects, now I'm not scared of it!!!

Anyway, these are the techniques I learnt and some samples that I managed to make - what do you think?

These are my favourite pieces

I haven't decided if I should make a necklace or  brooch from this piece, but it's my favourite. Followed very closely by these:

I love these fragments, have an idea to try and incorporate them into some of my work and if goes to plan then there will definitely be more made!

Definitely going to use this button on a project and will be making more of them as they were really simple once I'd grasped the technique.

Finally the 3D heart -which is waiting for me put a silver pin through it to be turned into a necklace. I've photographed it on black card to try and get a clearer shot of all the gorgeous colours, but it's failed miserably :(

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I haven't bored you!

Claire x

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything goes
Make It Monday - Anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes


  1. Love your friendly plastic samples, Claire - think my favourite is the first one (the square), love all the texture. Must get mine out to play with again - don't know about you, but I have so much stuff, I forget just what I do have! Lol. Hugz, Jan xx

  2. I've never played with friendly plastic - don't even really know what it is!! The green mosaic pieces are amazing - they captured my attention right away though having said that, it all did! ;p
    Looks like you had a fun day!

  3. I really enjoyed Liz's demonstrations and you've certainly got the knack for it. I just love the oozing technique, especially the last piece. Well done.

  4. Love the pieces you have made

  5. It's all fabulous! I love the shimmery effect of friendly plastic, but have never tried it myself. How fantastic to have pieces of great jewellery that you have made yourself.

  6. Wow Claire, these all look gorgeous and can see you had a really lovely day.
    Looks like i might have to dig out my friendly plastic now as it's been ages since I last had a play with it.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  7. Hi Claire

    Wow, these look amazing!! I have never heard of friendly plastic before.

    Unfortunately though, as these items are not made with paper, they are not eligible to enter in to the Make It Monday linky party.

    But it was fun coming to visit you and see them.

    Kind regards

    Michelle :o)

  8. Ahem! I thought I was the nicest lady you had ever met lol!!!. Wow I love friendly plastic. This is the first time ive seen it and your examples are awesome. There is so much that you can do with it too. I love the button and it would look gorgeous on a card or alternative project. I think we need to meet up and you show me how to create these wonderful pieces. Glad you had a great day hun and managed to be totally inspired. Big hugs Clare xxx

  9. These are fabulous Claire and so unusual.

  10. Wow they are all stunning love the button think this is my favourite.Thank you for joining us at CBN.
    CBN DT

  11. Fantastic - they don't look anything like plastic - loving the heart xx

  12. I can see why you had such a fun day, these are really interesting items you created.
    Your body butter conversion from last post looks lovely too, very elegant.
    And no, you haven't bored me one little bit, love coming to look at what you're up to. Helen (Sydney)

  13. Wow Claire, your pieces are each beautiful! I especially like the heart, just gorgeous!

  14. Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh! Gorgeous, all of them. Have never heard of friendly plastic... when I saw the title I thought it was shrink plastic! I know, I live under a rock! Love your examples though and can't wait to see how they end up!

  15. Fantastic play, you've created gorgeous pieces.


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