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Friday, June 19, 2009

Friendly Plastic Bead Making Tools - Friendly Plastic E-cyclopedia

New topic from the Friendly Plastic E-cyclopedia.

I have put these two topics together, as they seem to go hand in hand.

Bead Making Tools and Piercing and Drilling Tools.

Bead Making Tools

Making Friendly Plastic beads can be quite a feat, as there is a bit of a learning curve to this process. I have to admit, I have not yet mastered them all.

Bead Rollers – Bead rollers, intended for use with polymer clay work nicely with Friendly Plastic as well. You can form perfectly shaped and uniform beads, in a variety of shapes and sizes. Check out our youtube videos for tips when working with bead rollers. Linda Peterson particularly likes working with pellets when using bead rollers. Mylene Hillam has developed techniques when working with Friendly Plastic sticks and bead rollers.

Your Hands – These are my preferred tools when it comes to making beads and free form designs. You don’t always get perfection, but the process is very organic. Just like when we were kids.

• Dip your hands in water before handling the plastic so that it doesn't stick to you.

• If you wear polish or acrylic nails, you may want to apply a light coat of oil to your hands as well.

Piercing and Drilling Tools

Needle Tool - When you make Friendly Plastic beads you can use a needle tool to pierce the hole through the bead while the plastic is still soft. You can also use them to pierce holes for jump rings.

Linda uses a method of cooling just the outside of the bead while keeping the inside of the bead softer. Coat a toothpick (cocktail stick) very heavily with petroleum jelly and begin to insert it into the bead using a drilling motion. When the toothpick/cocktail stick begins to protrude out the other side, carefully slip out the tooth pick and insert it on the otherside where the protruding mark is. This allows a clean hole on both sides of the bead. Check out our video tutorials on youtube.

Hole Punch – A 1/16” hole punch will punch through Friendly Plastic quite easily. You do have to put a little muscle behind it, but the result of that perfect little hole is worth it.

Drill – A drill is a must have when you need to make a hole through your plastic pieces that have been coated with envirotex. Also, drilling the holes through beads after the plastic has hardened means your beads are less likely to become distorted. Any type of drill fitted with the right size drill bit will work fine. Holding your piece or bead secure is very important while drilling. A Dremel tool is very handy for this process. And if you are planning on drilling a lot of holes, you may want to look into getting a drill press. It is important to keep in mind that centrifugal force creates heat and heat melts the plastic, so if you have a variable speed drill, try using a low speed.

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