Friday, April 30, 2010

FRIENDLY PLASTIC TV- New Show - Alcohol Ink and Friendly Plastic Spring Fling Earrings

I thought this month I would make a video based on my recent demo on Cool2Craft Live last Monday.

Alcohol inks are one of the most versatile mediums I own.  The way their colors dance on the Friendly Plastic really gives you lots of opportunities to create customized sticks and sparks the creative juices!  That's a good thing huh???

After I uploaded the video, I realized that I didnt give finishing instructions to the earrings. OOPS!

Attach jump rings into each of the holes.  Attach an earring wire to one of the jump rings.  You can add beads to the earring wire if desired.

I also attached a swarovski crystal danglie to the opposite end.  I like movement and the crystal I think adds a nice touch.

If you are new to jewelry making - pick up a copy of my newest book  BEADING IN NO TIME (which received 4 1/2 stars from! - read the review here)

178 pages - 50 projects from beginner to intermediate.

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Interested in Classes?  Announcing a new and exciting way to take classes from the comfort of your own home AND interact LIVE with celebrity instructors!  Online  INTERACTIVE Learning made EASY!

Become a Friendly Plastic ADDICT - get more info

Watch ME live every Monday at 11am Central (GMT-6:00) on Cool2Craft

Linda Peterson is compensated and endorsed by AMACO. The guests features may or may not have any affiliation with AMACO.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Cool 2 Craft and Friendly Plastic

 Im hoping you were able to join us on Cool2Craft Live today!  If you weren't....well dontcha worry one little bit because the show is archived!  (link will be posted just as soon as it becomes available ) - so check back.

 Dont forget about the FRIENDLY PLASTIC ADDICTS CLUB - A $62 value for only $30

One of the biggest questions I receive on a daily basis is where to buy FP!  If you don't have access to a Hobby Lobby in your area,'s been a little challenging.  So to fill that need I have set up the FRIENDLY PLASTIC MARKETPLACE .  This will be your one stop shop for FRESH - NO SNAPPER Friendly Plastic and all related tools and accessories.  The site is in its infancy stages.  I am set to receive a huge order this week and will be setting up Color Packs of my favorite colors.  If you are a ADDICT...then you will receive a 25% discount on your order - all the time!  Also you'll be able to find out and sign up for FP Online LIVE and interactive Classes using this site.

Thanks to all of our daily readers for your continued support.  I hope this enhances your experience.

Tomorrow I'll be featuring more Spring Jewelry from your favorite featured FP stay tuned

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Win a FREE ONLINE CLASS!!! Join Cool2Craft on Monday April 26th

Just a quick friendly reminder to please join all of us on Cool2Craft Live tomorrow at Noon eastern time.  (11am central, 9am pacific, 5pm UK and 3am Tuesday for all you late owls still up during wee hours of the morning in Australia.)

 I'll be giving away a FREE ONLINE CLASS!!! I look forward to seeing you there!

Linda Peterson is compensated and endorsed by AMACO. The guests features may or may not have any affiliation with AMACO.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


DONT MISS THE NEXT LIVE DEMO!!,   ITS FUN, FREE AND FRIENDLY!! Learn how to create these EASY Spring Fling Drop earrings using alcohol inks and Friendly Plastic! 

So many exciting things are happening in the Friendly Plastic world! COMING SOON! LIVE INTERACTIVE FRIENDLY PLASTIC CLASSES in MAY - more details to be announced.

And a new FRIENDLY PLASTIC ADDICTS CLUB! A $61 value for only $30 - CLICK HERE for details


Linda Peterson is compensated and endorsed by AMACO. The guests features may or may not have any affiliation with AMACO.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

1 Million Viewers

One of my "many"....ever growing list of goals I have for this year was to get out and promote myself and the craft industry more!  I really enjoy what I do for a living and I do enjoy sharing it with others.  More specifically, what I enjoy the most is the AH HAH moments I see in other faces when they create something from nothing. 

It's sweetness to my soul to see how much happiness and fullfillment crafts can bring to others lives.

Recently my friend Tiffany Windsor of Inspired at Home and Cool 2 Craft put out a call for 1 MILLION people who think it's cool to craft.  And really that got me to IS COOL TO CRAFT!  IM STINKIN PROUD TO BE A CRAFTER!!!!

For a while now there's been a stigma about "crafters" not being artists....and I say...blah blah blah....I do consider myself an artist....and I consider myself a crafter.  At times...I times I make unique art.  Im proud of both...but Im not uppidy about being an artist or look down on anyones skill level just because they are a beginner...or use certain materials or aren't as creative as someone else.  I've really learned to appreciate individual talents and effort! Hey we all have to starts somewhere!  EFFORT!! JUMP IN AND TRY!! and share! Be proud that you at least unleashed some stress and channeled it positively into some sort of expressive artform.

With that...I ask you to become part of the ONE MILLION VIEWERS WHO THINK ITS COOL TO CRAFT...that includes all forms of artistic expression..young and old, beginner to advanced, skilled...unskilled...and those with disabilities.

The 90's and 2000's were blessed with a variety of crafting TV shows that helped get us all inspired.  For whatever reason why, those networks have dropped them and left all of us a thread.....and turned their attention to home decor shows and watching people buy houses shows.  If you want to see craft shows back on TV you have to raise your voice and be heard.

SIMPLY PUT - We need more viewers on our web based internet shows.  These numbers show the networks that there is an audience out there.

Tiffany Windsor, a long time designer and tv producer in the craft industry has launched Cool2Craft.  A weekly web based Craft TV LIVE interactive show.  It airs each Monday at 12 noon eastern time.  I am proud to be a supporter of Tiffany's efforts and commend all the hard work she puts into producing these shows on a weekly basis.   It's my pleasure to be on this show as a featured guest as well as host the monthly Friendly Plastic TV show.

Tiffany and I are working together to create a forum of live interactive classes - the first ever of this type.  We are hoping to launch this May 20th. 

If you havent already done so, subscribe to our blogs to keep up to date with the latest information about this.

Monday, April 19, 2010


I am soooo excited to announce that we are working two new features for the Friendly Plastic blog readers!

On today's Cool2Craft live show, I announced the Friendly Plastic ADDICTS CLUB!!  This is exciting for me because it's a way for you to grow in your friendly plastic knowledge and receive discounts on FP products at the same time.

So here's the features of the club and what your membership includes:
  • Welcome Kit (valued at over $25)
       5 Friendly Plastic Sticks (my favorites)
       2 oz. Pellet sampler pack
       Project Booklet
       Marbling Comb
PLUS .....
  • First Online Class is FREE
  • 25% discount Friendly Plastic products
  • Advance notice and priority registration of classes and other Friendly Plastic events
  • Members Only blog access
  • Members Only Projects
  • 25% off class fees
  • Members only specials
Total value of Club Membership $61.95


Our first ever LIVE ONLINE Class is scheduled for May 20th.  Time to be determined.  Tiffany Windsor begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting of Cool2Crat and I are working on the best venue to feature this class - so that is to be determined.  You dont have to have a webcam to take the class though it is recommended because this is interactive.  Access will be given through a link.

More info on these events will come this week as we narrow down the details.

It's COOL2Craft with Friendly Plastic

Linda Peterson is compensated and endorsed by AMACO. The guests features may or may not have any affiliation with AMACO.
Friendly Plastic Addicts club is not sponsored by Amaco and is a private club developed by Linda Peterson

Friday, April 16, 2010

Upcoming events - Cool2Craft Live and Friendly Plastic


BLING RINGS - Learn to create fabulous wire wrapped rings in minutes!!  This technique can be adapted for Friendly Plastic.  CHAT LIVE with ME!  I'm also giving away a copy of my new book BEADING IN NO TIME

Friendly Plastic Demo - TBA - Im filling in as a guest artists and haven't determined the topic, but it will be FP related....hmmmm....what should I do???

Check out the website for the details, guest line up and your local times on

Questions?  EMAIL ME

Linda Peterson is compensated and endorsed by AMACO. The guests features may or may not have any affiliation with AMACO.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Aprils Project ready for download! POM CLUB

I wanted to celebrate spring with a happy project!  Monkeys are not only playful...they are trendy!  Have you noticed how many motif's of monkeys and jungle their are that adorn kids clothes and fun home decor?  So, when I asked the kids for ideas this month, they instantly said their favorite characters - MONKEYS!

Members, if you haven't already done so, I highly suggest that you download the Six Simple Shape technique and review it.  This technique is really the essence of creating any character that you want - just by looking at the picture and visualizing its simple shapes.

Don't want to miss out on the projects?  It's not too late to JOIN for 2010!  You'll get all the 2010 projects beginning in January!  It's only $4 per month!  That's some cheap entertainment!!  Email me for details


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