Friday, 29 June 2012


This has nothing to do with Friendly Plastic but following on from my earlier blog about sequin waste I thought I had better have a go at making an Olympic Torch myself.  Here you have my interpretations of the Olympic Torch using Gold Sequin Waste.  Which one do you prefer?  I will let you into a little secret here - one was made by me and the other by my husband - depending on which one you prefer this could result in a domestic!!

The Olympic Torch on the left was made using a gold cardboard tube.  Cut a vertical slit at one end (only part way up) so it can be overlapped to form a slight cone.  It was then covered with the sequin waste.  I think you could use any colour tube here - but I would paint a brown one.  I think black could work quite well as it would show up the holes in the sequin waste well.

The Olympic Torch on the right was made using a stiff clear acetate.  Now it is much easier to cover the acetate with the sequin waste before you make the cone - as you are obviously covering a flat surface.  We used sellotape to attach it.  The cone shape was then formed and fixed using sellotape and then the acetate was creased at the top to make it more like the actual Olympic Torch.

In both cases I used pieces of net/chiffon to make the flame for the Olympic Torch (the Torch on the right could do with a little more flame!).  However if necessary Sainsburys carrier bags are the right colour!!

Make your own interpretation of the Olympic Torch using Gold Sequin Waste - click this link to take you directly to my webside:  5 metres Gold Sequin Waste

Don't forget to let me know which Olympic Torch you prefer.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


I have put together a special Summer Offer.  Its not very often I give something away (I am originally from Yorkshire!!) but I do try and do something special in the summer.  All you need to do is order a minimum of £20 of craft products (exc p&p) and you get the Goody Bag free with your order.  The photo is a good representation of what you will get - but odd items may change depending on availability.

Ever wanted to try Friendly Plastic pellets?  - now is the time to try because there is a trial bag of Friendly Plastic pellets included, together with 5 different colours of sequin waste.  Also in there are 3 sheets of stickers, plastic coated wire, feathers, crafty bits, and paper shapes.  Hope you enjoy playing with the goodies!!

To Order go to the Website  and don't forget I do free 2nd class postage for all UK orders over £35.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Sequin Waste Update

Following my earlier post about the new colours of sequin waste I have now added even more to the range.  Having run out of the gold colour (yet again!! - I have lost count of the number of Olympic torches being made) I spoke to my new supplier again.  In addition to the new colours - there are now 12 - I have also been able to get a better price.  It is now from 50p to £1 per metre depending on the quantity you order - just follow this link and scroll down the page to see the discounts and the colours available.