You'll Love This Jewelry Making eBook If:
- You want to learn new & exciting jewelry making techniques
- You want to create a special piece of jewelry for yourself or for a gift
- You love working with acrylic sheeting, clear vinyl or shrink plastic
Mixed media artists & crafters alike will be drawn to all the step-by-step jewelry making projects
found in the pages of Plexi Class
. This easily downloadable eBook is great for artists looking to start creating right away. Covering everything from which materials you'll need to final accents, Tonia Davenport shows you how to make a wide variety of jewelry pieces in a welcome & inviting style. Learn all the techniques & tips for working with acrylic sheeting (Plexiglas), clear vinyl and shrink plastic.
In Plexi Class you'll get instant access to 25 step-by-step projects as well as tips for combining the plastic materials with beads, fabric, wire and crafting paper for unique effects.
In Plexi Class You'll Learn:
- How to make bracelets, earrings, rings & necklaces using acrylic sheeting, clear vinyl & shrink plastic
- How to make accessories such as hairpins, belts, purses, coasters & picture frames step-by-step
- Basic techniques for mastering acrylic sheeting, clear vinyl and shrink plastic
Check Out This Free Excerpt From Plexi Class:
These coasters are so easy to make that a stack of four would make a perfect lastminutehostess gift. The holes in the top layer make for a fun design while allowingcondensation to drain away.
1. Create design for coaster
- 2 4 (10cm) squares of Plexiglas per coaster
- 4 ½" (1cm) squares of Plexiglas per coaster
- green tissue paper
- 4 4-40×½ flat-head screws per coaster
- 4 4-40×½ nuts per coaster
- 4 rubber bumpers per coaster
- graph paper
- fine-grit sandpaper
- matte medium
- masking tape
- Dremel tool with sanding
- attachment (optional)
- hand drill
- 7⁄64" (3mm) drill bit
Use fine-grit sandpaper to sand both surfaces of the 4" (10cm) Plexiglas squares. Using a Dremel tool or sandpaper, round the corners. Choose a square to be the top coaster piece, lay it on graph paper, and use a pencil to trace it. Then, inside the traced area of the graph paper, draw a pattern of tiny circles—these will become decorative holes drilled through the top coaster piece. Be sure your design includes one mark in each corner. Then, position the coaster over the marks and use a marker to transfer each mark onto the Plexiglas. Using a 7⁄64" (3mm) bit, drill a hole through each mark.2. Drill corners in bottom piece
Tape the top coaster piece flush on the bottom piece. Place the drill bit into each of the corner holes and drill through the bottom layer.3. Create spacer pieces
Sand both sides of each ½" (1cm) Plexiglas square. Use the sandpaper or a Dremel tool with a sanding attachment to round the corners until the pieces are almost circles. Brush matte medium on 1 side of each piece, and press each one down onto a slightly bigger piece of green tissue paper. Brush another coat of matte medium on the tissue-paperside of each piece. Let dry. Sand the excess paper off of each. Drill a hole through the center of each.4. Assemble coaster
Lay the bottom coaster piece on your work surface, and place one of the smaller pieces in each corner, aligning the holes. Place the other coaster piece on top, aligning the corner holes. Insert a screw from the bottom up through all 3 layers at each corner, and twist the nuts on securely from the top side.5. Add protective bumpers
Peel and stick protective bumpers over the head of each screw.
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