At the Inspired at Home East Coast studio, one of the most popular hand-made gifts at Christmas-time is jewelry. Beaded, baubled, shiny and sleek. It’s a great hand-made for anyone on your holiday list. And I’m not just talking women here!The guys are really loving the retro black macramé wristbands these days (I didn’t want to call them bracelets!) And simple adjustable knotted leather cords are also a favorite with our mancrafters.But for me, it’s all about color. Bright, bold, playful color.One of my favorite jewelry designers is Jana Ewy and she has a great selection of project ideas and instructions on FaveCrafts.com featuring Friendly Plastic. Friendly Plastic is back and it is HOT! This unique modeling material can simulate the look and texture of lampwork beads and dichroic glass along with stone effects. It’s a modeling material that is soft and mailable when heated, yet strong and durable when cooled and I am hooked! Since I’m looking for just a small pendant project this week, what caught my attention is the Eclectic Cylinder Pendant that Jana has designed. It’s made on rubber tubing so besides being a quick project, it’s economical. What’s great about Friendly Plastic is that you can save all those little leftover scraps for your next project!
Inspired at Home Radio – Sunday September 20, 2009
Host Tiffany Windsor welcomes feature guest interviews with author/designer Ann Butler who will be talking about Teaching for Fun and Profit and SwellDesigner Alexa Westerfield who has some spooky Halloween ideas to share! Weekly report from Katheryn Tidwell Bieber who shares her weekly ideas for Embracing Your Creative Spirit and Craft Concierge Maria Nerius answers your creative questions. Weekly chat always includes America’s favorite “Tacky” [glue] lady and craft industry pioneer Aleene Jackson, eco-artist Heidi Borchers and herban living expert Candace Liccione. Each jam packed, fast-paced episode also features craft product reviews, project ideas, designer tips, lifestyle stories, our wildly popular “after the show segment” and much more!
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