Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bezel Week - Envirotex Lite and Friendly Plastic

This is a new bracelet I made with the bezels and jewelry components John Bead gave me to experiment with.  (My first blog this week tells you a little bit more about these new bezels and a chance to win "give away" drawing this Friday.)
 This is the blank bezel.  You can see that it is nice and deep.
I wanted to show you what Friendly Plastic looks like embedded in Envirotex Lite.  Friendly Plastic is a well known craft product and has its own inspirational blog where you can learn more about it.
 I cut several strips of Friendly Plastic slightly longer than the bezel.
I placed these strips side by side and then melted them together (using the manufacturer's instructions) on my griddle.
 While the plastic was still warm I pressed this charm into it.  I also pressed my bezel shape very gently into the plastic so I would see the lines allowing me to cut out my shape to fit my bezel.
Friendly Plastic is easy to cut when it is still warm.  I placed my trimmed piece into the bezel and it already looked quite nice.
It looked a WHOLE LOT BETTER after I poured some Envirotex Lite over it.  
It looks like glass now!  

Note:  If you are new to this blog there have been several posts explaining how to properly mix, use and pour Envirotex Lite resin.  I encourage you to take some time to read some of these earlier posts here on Resin Crafts Blog.

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