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(Grants Pass, Oregon)--Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®, America's Favorite Beading and Jewelry Supply Company®, is excited to introduce Friendly Plastic®--new designer sticks for modeling, blending and adding accent to jewelry projects and home décor.
Friendly Plastic® is an economical reusable modeling medium that is soft and pliable to be blended into 2-D or free-form designs. The easy-to-use designer sticks are perfect for making faux glass, beads or adding vibrant colorful accents to imaginative jewelry creations. As an ACMI (Art and Creative Materials Institute) certified non-toxic product, Friendly Plastic truly is a "friendly" material, upholding a high standard of quality and safety.
To use, simply soften sticks in hot water (140-150 degrees Fahrenheit), on a griddle, in an oven or with a heat gun. Manipulate, shape and mold before it cools. Once heated, Friendly Plastic will cool and become hard within a few minutes, but if needed, it can be warmed back up and reused. To extend the life of the plastic, keep in a closed container when not in use and avoid direct heat or sunlight.
With the use of the Amaco® marbling comb, you can create traditional marbling patterns and easily blend the softened plastic into uniform free-flowing designs. View Fire Mountain Gems' Gallery of Designs for inspirational Friendly Plastic design ideas and a free project for classes or new lines.
Friendly Plastic sticks are individually sold in 7x1-1/2 inch rectangles with the option of an economical assortment of 40 sticks sold in a reusable container. A large selection of radiant metallic colors each with a black base includes opaque royal blue, purple, orange-copper, rainbow red, fuchsia, multicolored confetti, silver cobra print and many others.
Known for exceptional customer service, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has been the one-stop shop for jewelry-making wholesalers, retailers and designer-artists for over 38 years. The diverse product selection offers more than 116,000 hot jewelry-making supplies. Go online to get your free copy of the 448-page, full-color Jewelry Maker's Catalog and browse e-catalogs for the feel of the catalog with the ease of the web!