Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Friendly Plastic TV Video - Textures in Friendly Plastic

I've been receiving so much email asking for basic techniques and THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in suggestions! The only way to make keep bringing you content that is helpful is to know what you want to see

A big thank you to Liz Welch for inspiring this segment. She has a wonderful DVD available as I mentioned before where she goes into greater depth on these basic techniques

You can purchase it from her website at: if you are in the UK or through her USA contact Jen Lowe of Jen Lowe Designs. US price is $25.00 plus shipping.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Friendly Plastic Steam Punk Copper Jewelry on Etsy

I've just uploaded several designs to Etsy featuring Friendly Plastic and the unique one of a kind steampunk style.


This jewelry really was a work in progress....It wasn't a case of " the good, the bad and the ugly" it was a case of "the ugly, the uglier....the great".... It came about as I turned a flop....into a floppertunity and I absolutely love the result!


Combining my favorite mediums; friendly plastic with metal. Once it started happening, well...I just couldn't stop!

Please stop by my etsy store and check out all my pick up some Friendly Plastic pellets too!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mixed Media Jewelry POM available for download

I've seen a resurgance of vintage coming across my path....magazines..trends...charms are ever so popular, so I decided to get my little soldering gun out and create this project that I call Memoir.

Over the past couple of years, Ive found myself at times interested in geneaology...dont know why...grave stomping isnt my thing...wasnt my now my thing...

In the process of uncovering my family roots, I've uncovered some precious photos. Instead of sticking them in a book to fade off into the sunset, I scanned them and photoshopped them a little bit and created memoir jewelry. This happens to be a photo of my great Aunt Marie Molden Foan daugther of August Molden and Ottillia Joesel Molden.

Hope you enjoy this months project!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

October Project of the Month Club available for download

Just gonna keep this short and sweet since Im in the middle of working on the jewelry project sheet. The Polymer Clay Pom club project is ready for download.

My applogies to you for having the anxiously await the projects. Have fun!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Project of the Month Clubs and Inspired at Home

Project of the Month clubs will be out this week...I do appologize that Ive been so swamped and that they are running very behind this month. Next month I plan to be back on schedule!!

Also...Im excited to be a guest on "Inspired at Home" with Tiffany Windsor - live on Blog talk radio this coming Sunday October 25th! So listen in!!! I'd love to talk to you too!

Friday, October 9, 2009


Today was the first "official" day that we were all together to play (although technically the playshops dont start until saturday..), get aquainted and play some just what did us four Friendly Plastic queens to for the day??? Let me show you...

First, Jana sat down and made some fracture & fusion for Jen's butterfly technique based canvas collage....


While Liz was intrigued by my new dichroic technique using Genesis paint...

I happened to be slaving away at instructions for my new beading book.....

And Jen.....well...who knows what she is up to....she just plays all day long...


A little later Liz gave us a quick demo on her lace technique...


Jana grabbed up all the scraps and made her confetti beads....

Then we went shopping....first to...The Berry Patch...then to two art stores and to McGukins hardware store where we didn't want to be recognized so we walked around the store in disguise...


But for some reason this person still kept following us....


Who IS THIS PERSON???? We have no idea...........Do you know her???

But then after dinner...a trip to Hobby Lobby and to the supermarket we came back to play some more....

and here's what we made........well..we really didn't make anything..we just played...after all we ARE ina PLAYGROUND! regardless we had loads of fun...lots of laughs....and some boo boos too...


Who know's what tomorrow will bring......oh's the WELCOME party for the Starving Artist Playground..... and a Fondue cheese and chocolate party....OH YEAH!!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Skype Classes for the Starving Artist Playground

Yes we've managed to do it thanks to technology and Jen's husband Kerry.

We wish you were here with us in person, but if you can't...well you can be - sort of!

We are offering all of our classes VIA skype for $10 each - whadda deal!!

Information about the different classes is available by clicking here.

We only have a few time slots left so - HURRY! First come first served!

SKYPE requirements:Skype account - go to - it's free!Minimum of a microphone so we can here you but prefer a webcam so we can see you too!email: for your time slot.

We will arrange class fees thru paypal.
See you there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The countdown begins to the Starving Artist Playground!!!

I know...I really need to get my London blog done....I have to tell you that when I got back to the hotel each night...I was whipped and just didnt have enough energy to lift my pinky finger...I do promise though, that I will share an overview of the trip soon....
But now Im onto another DENVER COLORADO at the studio of Jen Lowe. We're getting ready for the second annual Starving Artist Playground in just 4 MORE DAYS!!
It may seem like a small thing, just gather up a few supplies....head over to a friends house....and PLAY! To some extent that is true....but for an instructor...there is soooo much prep work that needs to be done to ensure a successful class.
Here's Jana Ewy's story as she prepares for the retreat:

Getting ready for my Fracture & Fusion playshops was quite a job. Just look at this pile of Friendly plastic cut into perfect 1/4" strips. I wanted to make sure everyone would have enough time to really get the hang of the F&F, so I thought I would pre cut all the plastic into strips for them. It may take a week for my hands to recover. What was I thinking. I need to get a special die made, to make this process a little easier.

You can never have too many colored sheets to choose from, so I decided to lay out a few color coordinated strips in order to created a few F&F sheets to go along with the sheets my playmates will be creating.

Of course... once the all the strips were layed out I had to fuse them together. Can you tell I haven't taught in a really long time? Here I am practically making the projects for them. I have a hard time knowing when to stop. The truth is... I am really excited to teach again and I want everyone to be successful. So maybe I am doing a little too much. All the kits are make up and have been shipped off to Jen's house. I can't wait to see what the results will be and to share them you. I am sure there will be a lot of blogging going on, so be sure to check back here... and on the Friendly Plastic blog.


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