Jodi made a bracelet out of Friendly Plastic and it was gorgeous. Except something major went wrong when we went to shape it and it got a major air bubble on the back side....
which made a major boo boo on the front side!
So....she left it here. Hrumph!!! Now, do you think that was a hint for me to fix it for her? OK, Ok.....I did it!!! First, I softened the bracelet in water and then put it on the griddle upside down and let it melt totally.
Then I took a flat mat (I actually used a cut mat from the Sidekick Diecutting machine), greased it up and flattened the back out until it was near perfect.
Next I pulled it off the Silpat sheet, flipped it over....and flattened out the top
Then I trimmed up the edges
By now, it's cool enough to handle and cut with scissors
Put it back on the griddle and let it soften one more time
Drape it over the mandrel and shape it. It came out perfect!!!
No bubbles, no dents, no impression, no boo boos.....
A perfect fit - a perfect bracelet. Aren't her chevrons just wonderful?
I am now completely convinced that you cannot ruin a piece of Friendly Plastic. To be quite honest, I thought this was going to be trash....but by using these techniques....I've now totally saved it and even turned it back into a wearable piece of art.
So Jodi. Since you left it here...is it mine?