Anyway, let me show you what I've been playing at....
I've been making fantastic plastic jewelry! So much fun! The pic above shows a few other non-plastic related jewelry items as well. What can I say, when I entered the jump ring stage of the program, I just started affixing them to a few of my extra findings too.
Now, back to the plastic! I made a bunch of pendants: chevrons; circles; squares and squiggly doohickeys.
The squares are so 80's. I love them!
Here's a closeup of the circles:
I love the way the beads transformed in to a swath of melted plastic. I really ironed the hell out of 'em though. I wanted to see how far I could take the melt. These circles are my most successful example of over-ironed Perlers.
I also made statement rings and earrings to match the square pendants...
And I generally played around with shapes and such. Experimentation is the spice of life!
The lightening boats are growing on me, as is the ship's wheel. I put pin backs on all of these with the assistance of my trusty tube of E6000 (best adhesive around for this type of job). In addition to the plastic gems, I also affixed a few bugs charms, tin hearts and one of my crocheted feathers to ribbon necklaces. Finally, I fixed the chain on my beloved cloud necklace (which broke on my last road trip between Christmas and New Year's).
Lots fun products to show for my efforts! Woo Hoo!