Monday, 23 January 2012

Friendly Plastic Pendant

I hope you like this pendant which I made at Sandown Park this weekend.  I have mounted it into a blank base.  (I do have a very small supply of these if anybody is interested - I have a trial order and if you like them I will order more).  I worked on the White Friendly Plastic and heated on small scrap pieces.  I then softened down the white (it looked too bright against the antique finish of the base) by brushing over the gold multi -surface paint.  It was then finished with Glossy Accents to glaze.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Web site link

Well I'm a bit like a bus at the moment, haven't had chance to work on the blog for a while and now 4 posts in 2 days!   I have just noticed there is a problem with the link from this page to my web-site (this must be after I had the web-site updated last year).  Here is the link to my website and I will get the proper link sorted with the computer people.  The Frame Workshop & Molten Designs.

Friendly Plastic with Cloud Clay

This pendant has been made by combining Friendly Plastic with Cloud Clay and finishing with Colourful Thoughts Multi Surface Paints.  Cloud Clay has the advantage that it is air drying - no kilns or ovens required! 

Cloud Clay can be modelled by hand, rubber stamped and is ideal for using in molds.  Create your desired shape, or texture and just leave to air dry for 24 hours and it hardens and retains its shape/pattern.  Do remember however to keep your Cloud Clay in an airtight container (I wrap mine in cling film first)!
The textured face of the pendant is Cloud Clay which has been rubberstamped.  it was then flashed over with the multi surface paint, and heated with the heat gun to seal and blend the paint.  As an aside the Multi-Surface Paints are exactly what they say - multi surface.  The work on fabric (and heating the paint makes it washable), brilliant on Friendly Plastic & FP Pellets, Paper & card etc.
The reverse of the pendant is Friendly Plastic, which was heated on the reverse - the cloud clay then fuses to the Friendly plastic.  (The silver bail is trapped between the Friendly Plastic and the Cloud Clay).

Friendly Plastic Reverse of the Pendant

Saturday, 14 January 2012

New products - Chains

I have just added some silver plated chains onto my website.  They are the snake type of chain and are 18" long.  Packed in 10's at £3.99 for the 10.  Visit my website to view them via this link.  This should be the start of me extending my jewellery components.  I have other things in the pipeline but have only just received the minimum order at the moment and need to play with them first before I launch them and order more stock.  I will have examples with me at Sandown Park and the forthcoming shows.

Sandown Park Show

I can't believe it is already time for the first show of 2012 - Sandown Park at Esher in Surrey.  The show starts on Thursday 19th January for 3 days until Saturday.  We are not there on Sunday!!  So many things I was supposed to do between Harrogate and Sandown - it must be Christmas and New Year inbetween that spoils all my plans.  It will be nice to see all my friends again and have a few drinks - just a few!!