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STEP-BY-STEP WITH

Jana Ewy

THE TECHNIQUE OF INTERCHANGE


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Choose a  pleasing  color  combination  and  apply   a  Splash  of  color,  using  alcohol  inks  on  Mother   of  Pearl  Friendly  Plastic.  

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Place the plastic sticks onto the baking sheet. Place the baking sheet onto the preheated griddle and allow the plastic to soften.

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Remove the baking sheet from the griddle. While the plastic is still warm, cut the circles by pressing the cutter into the softened plastic. Dip the cutter back into the cold water after each cut. This will help keep it from sticking to the plastic. Allow the plastic to cool. You may place the pan under cold running water to speed the cooling process along.

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Use the needle tool to press under the edges of the cooled plastic and remove it from the pan. Pop out the circles. If needed use a craft knife to cut around each one.

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Place the  plastic  sticks  back  onto  the  baking   sheet.  INTERCHANGE  the  colors  and  replace   each  of  the  circles.  

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Place the  baking  sheet  back  onto  the  heated   griddle  and  allow  the  plastic  to  soften  and  seal   back  together.   Tip:  this  is  a  perfect  time  to  consider  the  placement  of  the   cutter  for  your  next  cuts.  

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Remove the baking sheet from the griddle. While the plastic is still warm, position the cutter so that you get an interesting design and cut the ovals by pressing the cutter into the softened plastic. Allow the plastic to cool. You may place the pan under cold running water to speed the cooling process along.

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Use the needle tool to press under the edges of the cooled plastic and remove it from the pan. Pop out the ovals. If needed use a craft knife to cut around each one.

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Mix the Envirotex Lite resin following the manufactures instructions. Apply a thin coat to each of the oval cabochons. Allow to dry. Tip: I like to place my pieces on a non-stick surface. Held in place by doublesided tape. This way if there is any run off, it will be easy to remove later. Pour the Envirotex into a small squeeze bottle. The application will be more precise. Once the resin has been applied, blow softly through a straw over each piece to pop any bubbles that remain. Envirotex cures completely in 24 hours.

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Gather all the tools, jewelry supplies and components and begin the assembly process. Glueing the cabochons into fancy settings helps take your design from fine to fabulous.

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Don’t be  afraid  to  mix  things  up.  The   unexpected  is  always  more  exciting.

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FRIENDLY PLASTIC BEADS

TOOLS & MATERIALS Friendly Plastic Designer stick: Mother of Pearl Alcohol inks Blending solution Cutters; round and oval Craft knife Griddle: (set at 200-250 degrees) Jewelry supplies and findings Small bowl of ice-water Needle tool Non-stick baking sheet Paint brush / make-up sponges Scissor Envirotex Lite resin sealer Mixing container, stir stick and straw

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