CYLINDER TECHNIQUE

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0sing a cutting mat, iulei anu blaue, cut 1¡4" anu 1¡8" stiips
fiom each coloi of plastic stick.
Then cut the stiips in half using a scissoi.
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Pie heat the giiuule.
Place the baking sheet onto the giiuule.
0ne at a time, in a coloi pattein of youi choosing, place the
plastic stiips onto the baking sheet. Nake suie each stiip is
stuck in place befoie auuing the next. Tiy to piess each stiip
tightly against the one befoie, to pievent any gaps.
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Continue until enough stiips have been auueu, to measuie
appioximately 7". The full length of of the pan... if you aie using a
little golu pan fiom Noiuic Weai.
Remove the pan fiom the heat anu allow the plastic to cool
completely.
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Place the cooleu plastic sheet, back onto the cutting mat anu
tiim off the uneven euges.
Continue to cut the plastic into thiee 1" wiue stiips. This will
allow you to cieate a stiaight, a cuiveu anu a iounu cylinuei.
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Place the silicone sheet onto the giiuule.
Position the plastic stiip, iight siue uown onto the centei of the
silicone sheet anu allow the plastic to soften. You will notice as
the plastic softens it becomes veiy shiny. It is impoitant that
you watch this piocess closely.
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As soon as the entiie stiip is shiny, iemove the silicone sheet
fiom the heat.
Place the silicone sheet onto youi countei oi woik suiface.
Caiefully lay the iubbei tubing along the top euge of the
softeneu plastic stiip.
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To cieate the cuiveu bai:
Repeat steps S, 6 anu most of step 7. Insteau of pulling the
tubing stiaight anu taunt, you aie going to allow the tubing to
foim a nice "0" shapeu cuive, think about the cuive of youi
neck line. 0nce you aie happy with the shape, caiefully lowei
the cylinuei into a bath of icy colu watei. This will haiuen the
plastic veiy quickly. Allow the cylinuei to iest in the watei foi a
few moie minutes befoie iemoving.
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To cieate the iounu bangle:
Repeat steps S, 6 anu most of step 7. This time you aie going to
wiap the tubing aiounu a jai, foiming a ciicle. 0nce you aie
happy with the shape, while still holuing on to the extenueu
enus of the tubing with youi fingei, caiefully lowei the jai into
the bath of icy colu watei. This will haiuen the plastic veiy
quickly. Allow the cylinuei to sliue off the jai anu iest in the
watei foi a few moie minutes befoie iemoving.
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0nce all of the cylinueis have cooleu anu the plastic has
completely haiueneu. Remove the iubbei tubing by pulling on
each of the exposeu enus until the seal within the cylinuei has
been bioken. You will know when this has happeneu, as the
tubing will sliue out. The ciicle foi the bangle will be a little
moie uifficult to iemove, because of the shape, just be patient.
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Youi thiee cylinueis shoulu look something like this.
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Beie aie a few othei coloi combinations to tiy.
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Place the cylinueis onto the cutting matt anu tiim off the
uneven enus, using a ciaft blaue oi a utility knife. I piefei
using the ciaft blaue foi this. You uo neeu to put a little
muscle behinu it in oiuei to cut thiough the plastic. }ust uo it
caiefully. Continue to cut the cylinueis into the sizes you
uesiie foi youi intenueu piojects. Theie aie seveial uesigns
heie to inspiie you.
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0nce you have a uesign iuea in minu, gathei all of youi
components togethei anu get staiteu. Beie I have chosen the
components to uo a thiee-piece set.
Necklace - Biacelet - Eaiiings.
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The finisheu uesigns.
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TOOLS & MATERIALS

Friendly Plastic 7” sticks: In
the colors of your choice

Matte knife

Acrylic ruler

Cutting mat

Scissor

Griddle set at 200-300
degrees

Non stick baking sheet

Silicone baking sheet liner,
cut to size: 3”x 9”

8” length of 1/8” (4mm)
Rubber tubing, sold by the
foot at Hobby stores

Large bowl of cold water

Craft blade or utility knife

Round nose and needle
nose jewelry pliers

Wire cutters

Needle tool

Jewelry supplies and
findings: stringing wire,
clear elastic cording, head
pins, wire, bead caps,
spacer beads, chain,
clasps, ear wires, jump
rings and assorted beads.
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For more information and design
inspiration, visit:
My Blog
&
Just Bananas.com
for Friendly Plastic Designer Sticks and related supplies, visit:
the Friendly Plastic supply store
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