Thursday, October 13, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Step-by-Step... The Basic Cuff Bracelet

Here is my basic Cuff Bracelet Tutorial. What a perfect gift they will make for all the lovely ladies on your Holiday gift list.

Coming soon... Step-by-Step Resin coated Cuff and ID Style bracelets.
My secrets revealed... Resin on a curved surface... it is easier than you might think.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Crimson Marbled Pendant

Just in time for the Holidays... I am happy to present the first in a series of inspirational Step-by-Step projects.
I have developed and designed so many techniques and projects for publications, over the years, that I decided it was time to share them here on my blog and website for everyone to enjoy. I hope you are inspired and find them helpful in creating your own Friendly Plastic designs.

Capturing Your Memories

In the latest issue of Somerset Memories you will find vintage designs that use Friendly Plastic in a weathered and worn style.
I used some favorite old family photos to create a special gift for my Mom. The photos are of my Mom, Grandmother and Aunt as children. The design inspiration was the special bond that Mothers and Daughters share, that words simply can't explain. The connection that blossoms as the years pass by. My sisters and I share this connection with my Mom just as she shared it with her Mom and sisters. The title for these loving works of art is: Love Blossoms Here  
I wanted to find a way that the finished designs could be placed out on display for all to share, and these old vintage books did the trick. They made the perfect back drop and the stamped Friendly Plastic with a patina finish, that surrounds each photo added a wonderful warm texture. A garden theme seemed to happen as I searched for the right embellishments... and it was only fitting because each of these lovely ladies share a love for gardening as well.
A special gift for my Mom... that I hope she loves.
Design inspiration that I hope you love and will consider using in a creation of your own.