Thursday, April 4, 2013

More Rings for Spring

Here are a few more lovely yet simple ring designs. These would be great for young girls to make and give as gifts. Mother's Day is just around the corner you know... If you have a crafty daughter, you may want to put in your order now. This would be a perfect project to work on together. Or make a few for yourself. Have fun and enjoy...

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Rings

Spring is a great time to create colorful accessories. With Easter just around the corner and Mother's Day approaching fast, the timing is perfect to start making a few gifts. I love the look of the old Pill Box style rings that my Grandmother wore, so here is my interpretation on those beautiful rings. They are fun to make and are a quick and easy Friendly Plastic project.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Colorful Coasters

What a kick these were to make. I saw this quilting pattern used on a pillow and just fell in love. Since so much of my work is done using strips of Friendly Plastic, I had to try recreating this pattern for myself. I wasn't quite sure how I was going to use the finished design, but it didn't take me long to figure out that they would make a great set of coasters. I choose a color combination that was a perfect match for use in my breakfast nook. I am happy to say they worked out perfectly and I have used them everyday. I hope you like them.


This is really a fun project... I translated one of my favorite paint and paper techniques to create the same effects on Friendly Plastic. I used the same process, the only difference is that I used alcohol inks in place of the paint. Hope you will find it interesting enough to give it a try. And remember this is just a jumping off point to get you started... make your own changes. You might even want to create Champagne glassed or wine glasses. Whatever suits your fancy... enjoy playing with this technique and project.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spiral Rings

These little rings are a blast to make. There is a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it... you will be unstoppable. This a great project for young girls, that can never have enough rings on their fingers.

I promised a very special lady that I would have this tutorial ready by the end of January, and it is very apparent that it did not happen. My good intentions are sometimes sabotaged by everyday life. So... Donna Jo, please accept my apologies and know that this tutorial is dedicated especially to you.

Looking for a little change

I have been playing around with this technique for some time now. It's quite fun and offers some very interesting design possibilities. I could never think of a good name to call it though. So for lack of a better name... I went with just what the process involves, INTERCHANGE... the process of cutting out shapes of one color and replacing them with another color. Simple as that. Take a look... give it a try... it's really easy. I hope you enjoy it.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Welcome 2012

I can't believe its the end of January already. Where does the time go? Happy New Year a little late, but from the heart. I hope this year brings health and happiness to everyone.

I have been working on a few more Step-by-Step tutorials that I hope you will find helpful in your creative journey. My Fracture & Fusion technique, along with my Cylinder and my Patina techniques.
These should get you excited with lots of new design possibilities.

I love the format that issue has made available for anyone to use. If you have time, be sure to check out their web-site... there are so many interesting publications to look through. Enjoy... be sure to send me a note to let me know if you have found these helpful, I would love to hear from you.