Craft Trends: Blast from the Past

These bracelets boldly make a fashion statement with color and shine.

These bracelets boldly make a fashion statement with color and shine.

The first design I ever sold was a Friendly Plastic pin. I had cut out the shape of a spool and sewing needle, baked it, then wrapped floss around the spool, threaded the end of the floss through the needle, and glued the needle to the top center of the spool. I was in heaven. I loved working with Friendly Plastic because you could do so much with it. But like many techniques, Friendly Plastic kind of faded into the background as I tried different mediums and projects.

The butterflies are made using the Slash technique created by Jana Ewy.

The butterflies are made using the Slash technique created by Jana Ewy.

Friendly Plastic has been re-introduced to the next generation by AMACO. And this isn’t your mama’s Friendly Plastic! Designers like Jana Ewy have created some fabulous techniques and incredible projects! Jana is a guest blogger here at FaveCrafts and you need to check out her fantastic designs. The techniques are easy to do and the results are awesome! Everything old is new again and Friendly Plastic has never looked better.

Comments

  1. carol patulak says

    i AM LOOKING FOR A PATTERN, IT IS FOR MINIATURE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS, STOCKING, SWEATER ETC. SAW AN ARTICLE IN GOOD HOUSEKEEPING DEC, 2010 .

  2. says

    I have the PDF for those patterns. I can e-mail it to you if you want. Go to dogmabeading.etsy.com and send me a message thru “Contact” and let me know if you still want it.
    Nancy

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