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CYLINDER TECHNIQUE


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Using  a  cutting  mat,  ruler  and  blade,  cut  1/4”  and  1/8”  strips   from  each  color  of  plastic  stick.   Then  cut  the  strips  in  half  using  a  scissor.  

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Pre  heat  the  griddle.   Place  the  baking  sheet  onto  the  griddle.   One  at  a  time,  in  a  color  pattern  of  your  choosing,  place  the   plastic  strips  onto  the  baking  sheet.  Make  sure  each  strip  is   stuck  in  place  before  adding  the  next.  Try  to  press  each  strip   tightly  against  the  one  before,  to  prevent  any  gaps.

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Continue  until  enough  strips  have  been  added,  to  measure   approximately  7”.  The  full  length  of  of  the  pan...  if  you  are  using  a   little  gold  pan  from  Nordic  Wear. Remove  the  pan  from  the  heat  and  allow  the  plastic  to  cool   completely.

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Place  the  cooled  plastic  sheet,  back  onto  the  cutting  mat  and   trim  off  the  uneven  edges.   Continue  to  cut  the  plastic  into  three  1”  wide  strips.  This  will   allow  you  to  create  a  straight,  a  curved  and  a  round  cylinder.

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Place  the  silicone  sheet  onto  the  griddle.   Position  the  plastic  strip,  right  side  down  onto  the  center  of  the   silicone  sheet  and  allow  the  plastic  to  soften.  You  will  notice  as   the  plastic  softens  it  becomes  very  shiny.  It  is  important  that   you  watch  this  process  closely.    

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As  soon  as  the  entire  strip  is  shiny,  remove  the  silicone  sheet   from  the  heat.   Place  the  silicone  sheet  onto  your  counter  or  work  surface.   Carefully  lay  the  rubber  tubing  along  the  top  edge  of  the   softened  plastic  strip.  

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Moisten  your  ,ingers  with  water,  to  prevent  sticking  to  the  plastic.   Begin  to  roll  the  plastic  up  and  around  the  tubing.  Continue  until  all  of  the   plastic  is  wrapped  around  the  tubing.   Now  you  can  use  your  ,ingers  and  the  palms  of  your  hands  to  roll  the   cylinder  back  and  forth  on  the  silicone  sheet.  Paying  close  attention  to  secure   and  seal  the  overlap.   Once  you  are  happy  with  the  look  of  your  cylinder,  pick  it  up  by  the  extended   ends  of  the  tubing.  Pulling  it  straight  and  taunt,  quickly  run  it  under  the  ,low   of  cold  water  from  the  faucet.  This  will  quickly  harden  the  outside  of  the   cylinder  allowing  you  to  lay  it  down,  in  order  to  ,inish  the  cooling  process   without  the  fear  of  it  getting  marred.

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To  create  the  curved  bar:   Repeat  steps  5,  6  and  most  of  step  7.  Instead  of  pulling  the   tubing  straight  and  taunt,  you  are  going  to  allow  the  tubing  to   form  a  nice  “U”  shaped  curve,  think  about  the  curve  of  your   neck  line.  Once  you  are  happy  with  the  shape,  carefully  lower   the  cylinder  into  a  bath  of  icy  cold  water.  This  will  harden  the   plastic  very  quickly.  Allow  the  cylinder  to  rest  in  the  water  for  a   few  more  minutes  before  removing.

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To  create  the  round  bangle: Repeat  steps  5,  6  and  most  of  step  7.  This  time  you  are  going  to   wrap  the  tubing  around  a  jar,  forming  a  circle.  Once  you  are   happy  with  the  shape,  while  still  holding  on  to  the  extended   ends  of  the  tubing  with  your  Singer,  carefully  lower  the  jar  into   the  bath  of  icy  cold  water.  This  will  harden  the  plastic  very   quickly.  Allow  the  cylinder  to  slide  off  the  jar  and  rest  in  the   water  for  a  few  more  minutes  before  removing.  

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Once  all  of  the  cylinders  have  cooled  and  the  plastic  has   completely  hardened.  Remove  the  rubber  tubing  by  pulling  on   each  of  the  exposed  ends  until  the  seal  within  the  cylinder  has   been  broken.  You  will  know  when  this  has  happened,  as  the   tubing  will  slide  out.  The  circle  for  the  bangle  will  be  a  little   more  difSicult  to  remove,  because  of  the  shape,  just  be  patient.  

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Your  three  cylinders  should  look  something  like  this.

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Here  are  a  few  other  color  combinations  to  try.

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       Place  the  cylinders  onto  the  cutting  matt  and  trim  off  the   uneven  ends,  using  a  craft  blade  or  a  utility  knife.  I  prefer   using  the  craft  blade  for  this.  You  do  need  to  put  a  little   muscle  behind  it  in  order  to  cut  through  the  plastic.  Just  do  it   carefully.  Continue  to  cut  the  cylinders  into  the  sizes  you   desire  for  your  intended  projects.  There  are  several  designs   here  to  inspire  you.

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         Once  you  have  a  design  idea  in  mind,  gather  all  of  your   components  together  and  get  started.  Here  I  have  chosen  the   components  to  do  a  three-­‐piece  set.              Necklace  -­‐  Bracelet  -­‐  Earrings.

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The  Sinished  designs.

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FRIENDLY PLASTIC CYLINDERS TOOLS & MATERIALS • Friendly Plastic 7” sticks: In • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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the colors of your choice Matte knife Acrylic ruler Cutting mat Scissor Griddle set at 200-300 degrees Non stick baking sheet Silicone baking sheet liner, cut to size: 3”x 9” 8” length of 1/8” (4mm) Rubber tubing, sold by the foot at Hobby stores Large bowl of cold water Craft blade or utility knife Round nose and needle nose jewelry pliers Wire cutters Needle tool Jewelry supplies and findings: stringing wire, clear elastic cording, head pins, wire, bead caps, spacer beads, chain, clasps, ear wires, jump rings and assorted beads.

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