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« on: February 10, 2010 04:54:55 PM »

What do you make when you get some vintage 80's friendly plastic?  add a vintage 70's or 80's hot tray thingy do some melting then add glaze and you get some opaly looking earrrings and a pendant .  I totally forgot how much fun this old craft was. 
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010 05:05:53 PM »

Did you put the plastic on top of the tray and then place it in the oven to melt?  The jewelry is beautiful!!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010 05:33:12 PM »

the tray thing heats up when you plug it in. So I put the bezels on it, cut up the friendly plastic into tiny tiny pieces, plugged the tray in, kept the fire extingusher handy in case it caught on fire, and watched it melt.  then after it cooled down I put some diamond glaze on it to shine it up.   
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010 05:36:25 PM »

Cute! I love it Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010 06:06:31 PM »

Whoa.  Great retro crafting.  Thanks for the trip down memory lane! 
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010 08:36:27 PM »

I love it! I don't know where to find those plastic sticks anymore.  I used to make things with them as a child in some kind of crafting easybake oven lol
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010 12:07:43 PM »

Cool! ...I used to do a bit of that too.

Friendly Plastic sticks (they also come in non-metallic solid-colored pellets,) are having a resurgence these days, and are available in various places.

The sticks (or cut bits of them, etc.) can also be "melted" and joined or shaped in other ways in a regular oven (or after hot water or various other ways) too... special trays and ovens aren't necessary.

For those interested, a couple of good places to start out for projects, info, inspiration are 3 blogs/sites --two by Jana Ewy, and one by Linda Peterson:
http://www.justbananas.com/Site/FP_E-cyclopedia_/FP_E-cyclopedia_.html
http://friendlyplastic.blogspot.com
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2010 03:00:27 AM »

whoa i have never seen any kind of craft like that in my life

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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2010 12:18:49 PM »

I haven't seen this since I was a kid! We had some of those sticks at my grandparents shop. I used to like snapping them in half because I was a destructive child lol. I bet if I look I would still find them floating around somewhere at the shop since its still open. Hmmm.......might have to go look.  Grin
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