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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  jewelry making how to video using Alcohol Inks.

Alcohol inks and markers are made with a alcohol based ink.  These inks dry very quickly, are very color rich and offer lots of possibilities for different effects when you use them in your craft projects.  One of their perks is that they are transparent.  This allows the base color or material to shine through.  A second feature of the ink is that when two colors touch, they blend to form a new color.  This is a great way to get even more colors and to create luscious ombre effects.

Today I focus on using alcohol inks with Friendly Plastic sticks.

Alcohol inks are one of the most versatile mediums used in the crafting world today.  The way their colors dance on the Friendly Plastic really gives you lots of opportunities to create customized sticks with interesting patterns and designs.  It's a very addicting technique that you'll do over and over again I just know!





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

HINT:  If you are new to jewelry making, here's a tip to attaching jump rings to jewelry. To open the jump ring, twist the jump ring open using two jewelry pliers. To close twist the opposite way to close.  DO NOT pull the rings open as this distorts the shape and makes it very difficult to get a good closure.  You're components will end up detaching themselves and falling off.

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 wires if desired.

I also attached a swarovski crystal dangle to the opposite end.  I like movement and the crystal just the right decorative 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 About.com! - read the review here)

178 pages - 50 projects from beginner to intermediate.




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1 comment:

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Very cool technique Linda! The fondant cutter is perfect for this kind of thing. Will have to go take a look for some of those. Also I really like how the alcohol bleeds the ink out into puddles like that. Looks almost like watercolors!

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