Episode 10: Hardware Store Meets Chic Jewelry Design

May 25th, 2010

Welcome to Episode 10 of “The DIY Dish!” If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at jewelry designing but do not have the tools or know-how for it, no worries! We’re making gorgeous jewelry today with a few simple products! We had so much fun making these with one of our best friends! You can do it too and it is easier than you may think. Plus, we’re going to show you a not-so-scary monster project in our 2 minute craft countdown. These projects weremade possible by using a few simple products from this week’s sponsor: The American Art Clay Company, better known as Amaco.  You won’t believe the amount of amazing how-to projects they have on their website and the endless amounts of gorgeous finished projects that can be made with their products!  You will certainly be inspired!

Don’t forget to click on the white arrow above to watch our how-to episode.

Amaco is also sponsoring this week’s giveaway for The DIY Dish viewers!  We LOVE that! Keep reading to find out more.  In the meantime, here are some extra photos for inspiration!

And now for that monster craft!  The kids are going to have fun with this one!! (and you just might, too!) 😉

Accompanying PDF:   n/a  *note: Some episodes will have accompanying pdf’s if a pattern is necessary. If there is not a PDF download, we’ll let you know with a “N/A” (not applicable or not available)

Giveaway!  Amaco has put together a giveaway package worth over $200! WOW!  Take a look at what is included:

8 Colors of Cloud Clay                                                                                    
1 jar of Friendly Plastic Designer Sticks (4 each of 10 colors)         
1 (4 oz) jar of Friendly Plastic Pellets                                                          
Marbling Comb                                                                                                
Needle Tool                                                                                                      
Tri-Bead Roller                                                                                                 
Hardwood Friller Tool                                                                                    
4 Colors of Rub ‘n Buff                                                                                  
Pasta Machine                                                                                           
Copper ArtEmboss                                                                                        
Copper WireMesh                                                                                          
WireForm Craft Wire

You are going to have so much fun with each and every one of those products! Our 2 absolute favorites? The pasta machine and the Friendly Plastic Metallic Sticks!! (You can buy those metallic sticks as singles or in assortment jars.)Seriously. So. Much. Fun.

This giveaway is open to a world-wide audience, 18 years and older. (Void where prohibited)  The last day to enter the drawing is on June 21, 2010 so hurry, hurry! :)  Here’s how to enter (and you can do any or all of the items below):

1. Leave us a comment here at The DIY Dish blog. Easy!!
2. Help us spread the news. Embed the video on your blog, tell your craft/sewing group, holler over the fence to your neighbor, email it, grab our blog button…whatever you can do to let others know about this video and The DIY Dish. We appreciate it!
3. Visit Amaco’s craft library and come back to our blog and let us know a project that caught your eye!

Have fun creating gorgeous jewelry!
-Kim and Kris

  • terry huber
    May 25, 2010 at 6:53 am

    great episode on jewelry making!!!

  • May 25, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Wow that looks like way too much fun!! I have my fingers crossed!!

  • May 25, 2010 at 7:14 am

    I had a look at the craft library and I really love the floral brooches with craft porcelain clay, they are so beautiful!!

  • Audrey Perry
    May 25, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I am going to be checking out amaco.com very soon.

  • Rae
    May 25, 2010 at 7:51 am

    OMG, My hubbs hates taking me to the hardware store now. [tee hee] I *need* some of those washer pendants. Those are AWESOME!

  • May 25, 2010 at 7:52 am

    I just love all the projects that you show, such a great variety and so much fun to watch. If only I had the time to try them all.

  • May 25, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Those monsters are adorable and I love the jewelry you’ve made! I always wondered how those were done.

  • May 25, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Loved this episode and a great new jewelry idea for washers. Hubby works at a wonderful old fashioned hardware store so making a list of what size metal washers for him to pick up tomorrrow. Thanks so much.

  • May 25, 2010 at 8:25 am

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  • May 25, 2010 at 8:33 am

    The stonex ghost looks really cute, I like that project. http://www.amaco.com/stonex%E2%84%A2-ghost/

  • May 25, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I am really interested in this sculpt a mold product used here, but I’m thinking I could use it to make my own dress form for my sewing projects.

  • May 25, 2010 at 8:43 am

    So many ideas, so little time! The Amaco site has so many great ideas, do I have to pick only one that caught my eye? One that jumped out at me because not only would it be great left alone but it could also be mosaiced all over or just in areas is the Pottery Clay Angels. They are adorable as is but being a mosaic artist I can see them with some pretty iridized glass mosaiced on the wings.

  • Diane
    May 25, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Love the jewelry! Will have to visit the hardware store with DH! :)

  • May 25, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I just added a link and comments to my blog and also added you to my links page on my website. Can’t wait to win that wonderfully generous prize package. Keep up the good work ladies.

  • May 25, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I posted a message on Facebook with a link to this video. I know a number of people on my Facbook page will enjoy this craft idea since all of them are artists and several work with children & are always looking for childrens crafts. Thanks so very much.

  • China Shivers
    May 25, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Love the dish on jewelry making I wanted to learn to do this for some time and these were some great easy ways to get started. Thanks.

  • China Shivers
    May 25, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I’m adding Amaco to my list of favorite supply stores they have absolutely everything a crafter could want and then some.

  • Luisa P
    May 25, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I just loved the ideas for jewelry and the kids projects.

  • Shirley Pontin
    May 25, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Gosh!! – Can’t wait to get my hands on this – hours of fun for me and my niece.


  • Kelley V
    May 25, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Great project for kids…love it…

  • Pat
    May 25, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I know what my next project is going to be.

  • willa
    May 25, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Love it!

  • Sue M.
    May 25, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Wonderful episode again!! Hope I win!!!!!!

  • May 25, 2010 at 11:22 am

    this will be a fun project.

  • May 25, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Great projects! I’m pretty sure that I probably still have some friendly plastic sticks from the 80’s stored in my basement.

  • Bonnie Roberts
    May 25, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I was thrilled to visit the AMACO site. I had never heard of this site before. Can’t wait to try some ideas on my Grandchildren. Of course , I look forward to DIY episode each week. Thank you!

  • nancy hawes
    May 25, 2010 at 11:27 am

    love this idea-I never new how friendly plastic worked -know I’m buzzing with ideas-can’t wait to try it

  • May 25, 2010 at 11:31 am

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  • Melissa
    May 25, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I remember the friendly plastic!! Love the necklaces; they are so lovely.

  • May 25, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Love the idea of using hardware as the base for jewelry. Who doesn’t have all kinds of leftover hardware in a jar somewhere. Now we’ve got something to do with all that “stuff.” Thanks.

  • May 25, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I always wanted to make the washer jewelry – I think this method and I just found 2 pieces of friendly plastic sticks in my garage while I was cleaning. Thanks! Off to post on my blog and to AMACO, which I like their wire projects.

  • May 25, 2010 at 11:49 am

    this is cool…..will plan to do this w/my grandchildren this summer…thanks

  • Linda
    May 25, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    LOVE the jewelry!! I think I might have to try that this summer. I posted a link to Facebook!

  • Olga H.
    May 25, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Making the jewelry seems so easy. Ill be making some. Thanks.

  • Rickimoo
    May 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I Love the plastic!!! My husband would be impressed with the jewelry out of hardware. He told me to have fun finding thing to use in the garage. I know he has all different size washers out there! Can’t wait to try it.

  • charlotte poteet
    May 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    What a great medium! I like the idea from the website that you can use the oven to melt it too.
    The butterfly is a great project. I’ll be visiting the craft store this afternoon. Thank you again.

  • Jennifer McCumbers
    May 25, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Love this one! I had never heard of friendly plastic sticks before. Now I need to get some!

  • Liz D
    May 25, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I love the necklaces. I’m making my shopping list for my dad right now since he works at the hardware store!

  • LANA
    May 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    wow I just wanted to say great I deas and thanks for the cheance to win

  • Donna
    May 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Oh My Gosh! Friendly Plastic is Back?! I remembering doing this may years ago. I still wear the earrings I made for Christmas. They look like a gift with a little tiny bell. I think we baked them in the oven though. Bye! Got to check at Michaels. Thanks again for another great episode!

  • Barbara Trevouledes
    May 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Jewelry making is not my “thing”, believe me I’ve tried, but I might try it again after viewing this episode!

  • Lela
    May 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    What a cool idea! I love to wear broochs and see all types of possibilities forming in my head. Thanks for the inspiration

  • Rickimoo
    May 25, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I visited Amaco.com. Too many beautiful things to just pick one. I will add them to my favorites and order from them soon. I really want to try the plastic jewelry making. I hope I win the package your giving away. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  • marlene chambers
    May 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    loved the jewelery. it looks like the jewelery my daughters see in the little boutiques. plan to make several with my daughters. great tween project! The Amaco webiste has a lot of great ideas. will be sending this link to a friend who works with 9 – 11 year old girls.

  • May 25, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    This is a another fun segment. Who would have thought of making jewelry from washers!!?

  • Jan
    May 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    So creative – I love the necklaces.

  • Valerie M
    May 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Great ideas for making your own original jewellery. Luv it.

  • May 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Goodness, the jewelry looks fun!

  • Edwyna Wackrow
    May 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I learned a lot on todays show. I am 67 but had never heard of the plastic sticks. I can’t wait to get to the Crafts and hardware store and start melting plastic. I plan to order some design sheets from Amaco also. I have really enjoyed this series and I don’t want it to stop. Love your show, Edwyna

  • Amie F
    May 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    This is such a fun project!

  • Edwyna Wackrow
    May 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I posted your show on my facebook. I belong to a craft club and I know that all my friends will look todays show. Loved it Edwyna

  • Kirstie
    May 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    What a fun idea. I can see my 2 daughters having a freat time making jewelry gifts! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  • sandé cross
    May 25, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    this has been my favorite show so far, even better than last week!! i didn’t think you could top it!! congratulations!!!

  • Carrie
    May 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I used to love creating jewelry with friendly plastic, so glad it is making a comeback! =) Your pendants are great!

  • May 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I loved this episode- I didn’t know they made a bead roller? Wow!

  • May 25, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I visited Amaco- so many products I didn’t know I wanted to use, until I saw the projects! I will be reading their archives for a while!

  • Dona
    May 25, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    My grandchildren will love making this jewelry with me. Thanks for the ideas!

  • Shiela
    May 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I have always wanted to learn how to make jewelery but did not want to go to all the expense of the tools. This looked like fun.

  • Nancy L.
    May 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I love jewelry & my daughter is a girly-girl. She’ll love this too. I love crafts we can do together! Thanks~

  • Tiffani
    May 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Oh my! I say it was about jewlery and thought finally something i’m not going to be dieing to do as soon as it’s over but I’ll watch it anyway. Once again you’ve made it look like so much fun and easy to do, I can’t wait to try it! Thank you!

  • Sandra
    May 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I loved this! All of it was new to me…and I intend on making some of it with my granddaughter!

  • Cynethea Cunningham
    May 25, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Hello! I really enjoyed your jewelry segment this morning! I have always been interested in jewelry designing but thought it would be a tedious project to undertake. I love the plastic jewelry making! I’m ready to get started! I’m going to the hardware store to get “metal washers”. Thanks so much!

  • Shiela
    May 25, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Loved the lesson plan idea from the Amaco web site.

  • Jessica
    May 25, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Wow, what a great prize package!!! I love the bead roller. That’s a great little tool! I make jewelry, but I use the regular beads etc. So this should be fun! Thanks for sharing!

  • May 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    As always, loved this week’s episode. Great jewelry and a fun way to make it.


  • Tiffani
    May 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I went to AMACO’s craft library and was impressed that you can use the friendly plastic to make beads. That’s something that my daughters would really enjoy doing.

  • Christina Giordano
    May 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Great summer time project! Can’t wait to try it.

  • Robin
    May 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Love this, Episode. I do make jewlery, but you ladies showed me a new way of approching my creativity. I will also put the AMACO website in my favoriites catagory, to refer to it often. My creative juices are just over flowing in my brain.

  • May 25, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Wow, loved the easy jewelry and what a great giveaway!


  • Carla
    May 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I love the bead roller- I am for sure going to seek that out!

  • May 25, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I love their Amber Rose bracelet made from craft porcelain. Lovely and seems to be easier than I first though.


  • Heide
    May 25, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    This looks like soooo much fun. I can see so much possibilities with using the plastic sticks and such a safe craft to do with the younger ones. I am looking forward to making the door hangers with the grandchildren. Thanks for the ideas.

  • Doris
    May 25, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I can’t wait to do these with my 4 grandgirls when they come this summer. They are all in middle or high school and this will set their fashion style for next fall! Amaco here I come!!!!!!

  • T.K.C.
    May 25, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    The jewelry is so pretty!!! (And so easy to make!) Neat ideas!

  • Amy Bohner
    May 25, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    You did not mention if you covered the back of the washer. Please let us know.
    Great episode as usual.

  • Carolyn Waller
    May 25, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I love this idea for my 14 yr old grandaughter who will be spending a week with me soon. Quick question-did you cover the center section also on the copper/turquoise/black necklace or use a different metal for the base of the necklace? Thanks and keep up the great ideas for us grandmas!

  • May 25, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    oooh!!! Love the metal washer project! I have some of the large washers already for another project that didn’t work out. Now just need the friendly plastic! I’ve seen ads for that but now that I’ve seen a video on using it, I MUST HAVE SOME! 😉

  • Joyce
    May 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I love this easy way to make jewelry! Can’t wait to show my grandaughter.

  • Kim
    May 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Always something fun to learn. Thank you

  • May 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    That was very enjoyable and interesting! I loved the possibilities in jewelry! Keep the bling going Girls! Joyce

  • Jackie
    May 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    The jewelry is amazing!!!! I checked out Linda Peterson’s blog and wow what amazing work she does. Thanks for all the fun you girls bring in to the craft world. Gotta love it!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Love your ideas !!!

  • May 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    These are some really good ideas with jewelry making. I’m wondering if a hair dryer set on high would work the same as the heat tool? I’ll have to keep that in mind. If nothing else, my birthday is coming up so I can add one to my “wish list”. I have a tween that I know would LOVE to do these!

  • Sewinmamaw
    May 25, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I enjoyed Friendly Plastic in the 80’s. I had some pellets still and was wondering what I could do woith them. Now I have ideas for granddaughters! I would love to win the package. Soooo much fun!

  • Stephanie Miller
    May 25, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I was skeptical this week when I saw that the show was about jewelry-making…something I have zero experience with. After watching, I sooooo want to try this!!!!! I think it would be so much fun to use these Amaco products with my daughters. Thanks for sharing…and for broadening my crafting horizons!!!

  • Kristi F.
    May 25, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    What fun stuff!!!

  • Mary Byas
    May 25, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I have loved the shows before, but especially love the jewelry project one! I plan to share with my granddaugher who will visit this summer. Good job!

  • Billye Watson
    May 25, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Oh, this would be great to use with my Homemaker’s group!

  • Wanda Copier
    May 25, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks for this episode! I LOVE making jewelry and this is a fun new technique I’m excited to try! The give away would be a great addition to my jewelry crafting!

  • May 25, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    LOVED the new episode, you always light the fire—– good on ya! Thanks!

  • Kristi F.
    May 25, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I would love to make the Friendly plastic beads, using the bead rollers. What a fun product. Where have I been?

  • ErikaS
    May 25, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Very cool – I’ve never seen anything like this.

  • ErikaS
    May 25, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    shared on FB.

  • May 25, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Wow I loved those beads!! I am a jewelry maker myself but normally don’t use large charms because they cost so much which means I have to charge more for my jewelry. Using the washer and plastic sticks I should be able to create much cheaper and way more original pieces to use with my jewelry making! Thanks ladies for the great ideas.

  • Stephanie Miller
    May 25, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I just posted your blog “button” on my blog and told my friends to head on over to pick up some awesome craft ideas for the summer!!

  • ErikaS
    May 25, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Lots of neat stuff on their site. A whole new world of crafting.
    Maybe the friendly beads or the clay oven.

  • Stephanie Miller
    May 25, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I just love the “Fracture & Fusion” Cuff bracelet project on amaco’s site. It’s gorgeous!

  • Anna
    May 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    My granddaughters are coming to visit in a few weeks, and I think the washer necklaces would be fun to do with them – can’t wait!!!

  • May 25, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Wow!! I usually prefer ‘real’ jewelry, but I think what you have shown today is absolutely beautiful!!
    I have a pasta roller that fits on my KitchenAid mixer, so of course it is electric! But I think I love the beeds and washer jewelry the best!! My mind is going as I am writing and we are having a huge family get together at Thanksgiving this year. I can see having the children make something out of the clay and the mothers, with the fathers helping, making their own jewelry at the same time. I think it will make a wonderful family fun time! Thank so much for the great ideas:)

  • May 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Too too too cute and easy I love the idea of making jewelry but always feel overwhelmed with all of the tools etc… but this was fast easy and unique!!! Thanks again for the fun stuff!!

  • May 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I can totally get lost in the Amaco craft library! I do love the simplicity of the love you charm. So many spin offs you can do with this technique!


  • Kathryn
    May 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I enjoy watching these shows so much. I’ve never seen these items from Amaco before and I look forward to checking out their web site. Again, thank you for bringing these shows to us.

  • May 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    It’s hard to believe that I’ve been watching this each week for 10 weeks now! Congratulations!

  • kasey
    May 25, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    very creative. this project is made for me. I have always wanted to learn how to do jewelry. And with my kids we can have fun and make things together. thanks for sharing.

  • May 25, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Just shared this episode on facebook!!

  • Wanda Copier
    May 25, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    What a fun website with AMACO! So many fun projects…. thanks for letting me know about it!

  • Hilary
    May 25, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Fun projects! I enjoy watching your show. And thanks to Amaco for the giveaway opportunity!

  • May 25, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    The jewelry is just stunning! A great look for a little price tag! Good work, ladies!

  • Whitney
    May 25, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    That looks so fun! I can see hours of time spent inside during this hot Arizona summer!

  • Kay Halford
    May 25, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Oh have been wanting to make jewelry for awhile but didn’t want to spend a fortune on everything just to start so was really glad when I saw your video. Just loved it can’t wait to get started. Thanks Kay

  • Vicky
    May 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Wow! and looks so fun and beautiful. I’ve never made jewelry before, might just have to try this.

  • Vicky
    May 25, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I checked out the Amaco website and signed up to receive their email.

  • Vicky
    May 25, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Shared your link on facebook. Hope many people look at the video of how easy it is to do.

  • Michelle Williams
    May 25, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I am so excited to take these ideas to our family reunion to keep the kids (toddlers to teens) busy all day! Thanks for the great ideas.

  • Diana S
    May 25, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I love this weeks episode. I love making jewelry, and I remember years ago watching episodes on friendly plastic and puting it in hot pots to melt. I am glad I can use a heat gun to melt it. Never thought of that. Love the cloud clay to make jewerly also. My grandchildren would love to make items with the clay as well as help grandma make beads. Love love love this episode.

  • Cami
    May 25, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    These are so cute! I want to make one for all of my sister in laws!

  • Marie
    May 25, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Those are great crafts!! I love your videos.

  • Dawn Rowley
    May 25, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I love the jewelry ideas on the show.

  • Dawn Rowley
    May 25, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    On Amacos web site I loved the my heart of glass jewelry set. It was gorgeous.

  • Mariette
    May 25, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    So COOL! I’ve been shying away from jewelry construction because of lack of tools/know-how. This is perfect!


  • May 25, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    So much fun! can’t wait to try with some of my friends.

  • May 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    posted about it on my blog!

  • Catherine
    May 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Really enjoyed today’s show. Will give it a tryl

  • May 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Beautiful jewelry! Who knew plastic was so cool again? :)

  • May 25, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    THeir fun wire butterfly headband project is beautiful and one that my girls would love.

  • May 25, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    loved so many of the crafts listed on Amaco. Also checked out there lesson plans. What fun!

  • Brenda French
    May 25, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Love the Amoco products!

  • May 25, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Awesome jewelry!! Love that friendly plastic!

  • Jennifer Pope
    May 25, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I am not much of a jewelry person, but really enjoyed this episode. I also like the look of the items that can be crafted. I am going straight to the AMACO site!

  • Nancy M.
    May 25, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Cool! How creative!

  • Tanya
    May 25, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I just started doing jewerly and this looks SOOO easy and fun. While working on the jewerly the other night my grandson came in and said I want to help so we let him but I think this would be an awesome project we could do together. And the hubby’s can’t complain as it is cheaper than Diamonds…lol. Great show really enjoyed it keep up the good work

  • Shelley C
    May 25, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    What a great show! I so want to try that metalic plastic…what a cool product~

  • Shelley C
    May 25, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I will have my 18 yr old watch this episode. She’s home from college and just last Sunday was saying she’d like to try her hand at jewelry. She’s made a few things, but I know she’ll love the stuff available out there. We are so NOT in the know about what is available for our crafting needs or just don’t know how to use stuff. THanks!

  • Shelley C
    May 25, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I checked out projects using fun wire and found a grape cluster ensemble that is very pretty. I can even envision those grape clusters in home dec hanging by a window or from a lampshade….thanks for this informative show!

  • Sabrina
    May 25, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    WOW! I can’t wait to get started with the plastic jewelry projects. This is something I can really see my daughter getting into. She is 5 and LOVES art!! I think I may be more excited than her!!!

  • Connie Keck
    May 25, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I loved this episode. The jewelry looks great, unique and professional. And easy.

  • Adeline
    May 25, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    What a neat product you introduced today. Great show!

  • Anita Moena
    May 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Awesomely fun!!! And great looking too!!

  • Linda Kropp
    May 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    This is a really fun episode and I love the jewlery you created. I remember seeing Friendly Plastic on craft shows years ago, but never had time to try it out. Now that I’m retired, I work with polymer clay and I’m wondering if Friendly Plastic is compatible with polymer clay.

  • carroll
    May 25, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I wanna make jewerly!

  • Denise A.
    May 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I love the jewlery! I will be looking for the plastic sticks at the store.

  • Kim Antongiovanni
    May 25, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Excellent Ladies – this again is fabulous -just when I think I have tapped off my crafting you have come to us with another great idea. My 5 year old is gonna love this and I love the jewelry – never thought I could do it but you made it look so easy. Koodos to you both – we are so happy you are able to bring all this to us!

  • Connie
    May 25, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I loved the dragon on the site. I will have to try this.

  • May 25, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Fun projects thanks

  • May 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I remember friendly plastic when it came out the first time. The big jewelry that people wore back in the 80’s was never my style but I knew many ladies who made their own out of friendly plastic. These new necklace designs with the washers and stamps are so me and I CAN’T WAIT to try it.

  • Janel
    May 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    You gals are amazing. Thank you for the videos. Good luck everyone!

  • May 25, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make jewelry and searchin it out for the last week. Thank you so much for the ideas!!!!

  • May 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I added the video to my blog.

  • lisa
    May 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    these are super cute !! i cant wait to try them !

  • May 25, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I love the jewelry idea. My teenager will love to make her own! Great summer project. Also will check out the Amoco website.

  • Sherrie
    May 25, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    So loving this one!

  • Lori
    May 25, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    The jewelry is so cute! I can’t wait until my husband “drags” me to the hardware store.

  • May 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    So very cool! My minds whirling overtime with ideas for beautiful things to make!

  • Mame Johnston
    May 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    As usual, your ideas are so amazing and easy to accomplish. I love that about you!!!

  • May 25, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I really have to try this Bead Making With Friendly Plastic® and AMACO® Bead Rollers. It’s to cool. I need to look into getting a bead roller. It looks really neat.

  • Sherrie
    May 25, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I have used the porcelain clay and love it and had some of the friendly plastic but didn’t know how to use it. Thank you for showing me the process!
    As to which project………..That will depend on my mood (muse) of the day when I visit again (and I will).

  • lizzy kay
    May 25, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    love that this is a simple and inexpensive project, yet it is really pretty. I’m thinking teacher gifts!!

  • NancyR
    May 25, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I can’t wait to try making something with the friendly plastic. I love that you can make the jewelry using the tools you already have. Thanks for sharing another great project!

  • Diane L.
    May 25, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    I’ve enjoyed your shows and ideas – but this one I’m really excited for. I’ve got granddaughters excited about making jewelry and this seems easy to do. I love the hardware store and sections and its fun to see these ideas using hardware. I’ve never heard of the friendly plastic or cloud clay and am anxious to try these things.

  • sherry
    May 25, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    I remember playing with friendly plastic when I was a kid! I have so many ideas on how to use it now!

  • Tina Osborne
    May 25, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Who knew making this fun jewelry could be so easy? I Love it
    Tina Osborne

  • May 25, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    My kids would love this!!!!! :)

  • Kelly Sas
    May 25, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks for the great tutorial on Jewelry Making. So excited to finally give it a try. I went to AMACO and found another great piece of jewelry – Pewter Tulips Pendent – in their Craft Library I need to try.

  • Kelly Sas
    May 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Telling my Women’s Bible Study group about your fantastic Web Site and tutorials! If I had a blog I certainly would post it there.

  • May 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Love Amaco products!

  • SAndra
    May 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    This would be a fun church and family reunion activity with the kids.

  • SAndra
    May 25, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I love making jewelry! never thought of making my own beads like this.

  • uumjhsmom
    May 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    OMG! I have a box full of friendly plastic left from a 1980’s craft club I was in. Now I have a use for it. In the 80’s we made pins from ladies faces & used the plastic for hats & scarfs for the heads.

  • Tracy
    May 25, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    What a fun and easy jewelry project!

  • May 25, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I have some of this plastic from years ago and didn’t know what to do with it. I am so glad I kept it! I found some washers my husband had so I am ready to go.

  • Shelly
    May 25, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I had no idea that friendly plastic even existed. I’m so excited to hear about it and am just imagining all the possibilities!

  • Alicia Marzette
    May 25, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I love the jewlry you made, it’s great to sse the old plastic stuff I remember from the 80″s!

  • Chiara Aldridge
    May 25, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    FUN! FUN! FUN! My kids would LOVE this.

  • Chiara Aldridge
    May 25, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I like the “Make it in Metal” art project on there. That looks easy and fun.

  • May 25, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Love the jewlry!

  • May 25, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Love the jewelry!

  • May 25, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    yeah! what fun ideas!

  • May 25, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I’m telling my all my sister in laws! :)

  • Lily
    May 25, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    What a fun craft idea.

  • judy bodi
    May 25, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    I love the bead rollers!

  • Rosie
    May 25, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Looks awesome! Can’t wait to go shopping with the hubby.

  • Kerri
    May 25, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I needed some fun ideas to do with teenagers and I think this is great! It’s nice that it will be easy but yet hace many different options for the girls. It’s great to see crafting becoming so popular again!

  • Pat Hayrynen
    May 25, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Great video! Another Friendly Plastic fan

  • Pat Hayrynen
    May 25, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    It’s been a while since I checked the Amaco website, and was I surprised to see so many new Friendly Plastic projects. Can’t pick just one! I have to find time to do all the wonderful designs included in the project list.

  • May 25, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    How do you do the edge on the rectangle necklace that you were wearing? The one with the heat and stamp. I have always wanted to know how to do that.

  • Chiara Aldridge
    May 25, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Told a friend about this episode and the DIY Dish.

  • donna
    May 25, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    wow! cloud clay is great. so much easier for the little ones than ordinary modeling clay, not to mention the great colors. thanks for introducing amaco.com to us.

  • carol Bauman
    May 25, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Love this project. It looks so easy.

  • kelly pack
    May 25, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I get so excited when I get your email alert of a new episode! Keep the fun and creative ideas coming!

  • May 25, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    So much fun! I can’t wait to give the jewelry a try! And I have four little girls that would have a ball with the clay!

  • Susan S.
    May 25, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    What a fun and fabulous jewelry episode! Loved the plastic sheets. Ahhhhhhh…the 80’s!

  • carolyn
    May 25, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I love this. A few years ago I gave away all of my friendly plastic. I could kick myself! Hope to win something!

  • Susan Parker
    May 25, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I have watched all your DIY Dish episodes—you girls are so cute together. The thing I like about your projects is that they can be enjoyed by people of all skill levels and still come out with a fantastic looking project you can be proud to show off! Great for grandma’s and their grands to do together!

  • Susan S.
    May 25, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Loved the bee garden stake!

  • May 25, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    what a great video!
    love the effect of the rub’n’buff :)

  • May 25, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    wow! I’m torn!
    all the amaco projects look awesome!
    although I was drawn to the fun wire projects–especially the butterfly garden stake!

  • May 25, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    WOW….those bead rollers are so cool, I’ve never seen those before, THANKS for showing them.

  • edyB
    May 25, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Love the jewelry! Cute stuff! Those bead rollers are great!
    Thanks for the chance at winning.

  • Nancy Saller
    May 25, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    You always have so many cute and new ideas to make at home! Thank you so much!

  • Lynda Whittemore
    May 25, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    My ids will love this!

  • Sandy
    May 25, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Always great fun ideas to do with my grandchildren…I look forward to each episode!

  • Cecilia (Gina's daughter)
    May 25, 2010 at 6:40 pm


  • Joyce
    May 25, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I love making jewelry. This will be something new to try. I think this will be my gift to all my friends and family that attend my cookie swap at Christmas. Every year I try to make something special to give to them as my way of saying thanks. Can’t wait to try it. I already have ideas brewing.
    Thanks for a great site.

  • Melissa Brockett
    May 25, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I love making jewelry. I haven’t tried anything with the clay but I really like it.

  • Melissa Brockett
    May 25, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    The magic mud and the glow in the dark paint would be a hit with my kids!

  • Robin
    May 25, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    super video–it all looks so easy…can’t wait to give it a try and create some beautiful bling!

  • Lyn
    May 25, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Wow! What a great give-a-way. It all looks like a lot of fun!

  • Kristi
    May 25, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Great Project! My 4 year old daughter sat with me while watching and has decided we have to make some of this cool jewelry! Thanks for making it a great bonding moment with her!

  • Maria
    May 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Hope I win!

  • Loral
    May 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I LOVE the jewelry! I even like that I can stamp on it. I can’t wait to try it. :)

  • Kim Santre
    May 25, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I havent used clay for at least 10 yrs. Wait till I tell my husband I want to go with him to the hardware store. He will probably ask WHO ARE YOU and WHERE IS MY WIFE!!!! I can’t wait to make some jewelry with matching earring What a fun summer project Also always trying to find projects for the grandkids the younger ones will do clay for their little fingers and the older ones will make jewelry
    Can’t wait!!!!

  • Cindy
    May 25, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I always get so excited when I see I have an email with a craft episode from DYI. You make it look so easy and to see it done in a video is much easier than reading directions. LOVE YOUR WEBSITE!

  • Pam
    May 25, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    I used the friendly plastic years ago. Glad to see it making a comeback.
    Keep up the great webcasts..I really enjoy them.

  • Cindy Child
    May 25, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Fun ideas! Always love jewelry, didn’t know about the cool bead rollers! Thanks

  • Donna Cowan
    May 25, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Friendly Plastic was so fun years ago, and I love the idea of using it with the washers to make jewerly-such fun & pretty necklaces. Thanks for the ideas. Hope to try it out soon. Hey, may just cover the washers I use for pattern weights & make them pretty!

  • Melinda Goodman
    May 25, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Great for Cubs………and Jewelery for Girls Camps!

  • Cheryl
    May 25, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Love the jewelry, you make it look so simple!

  • Cecilia (Gina's daughter)
    May 25, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I did this with the washers but I just glued beads and other little trinkets onto them. FUN!!!!!! Recommend it! sure is Chic!

  • Angela Brady
    May 25, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for introducing us to new products. I’ll buy that clay to play with my grandgirls.

  • May 25, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I make jewelry all the time & have Friendly Plastic from years ago! Can’t wait to try this. Was so glad to see how to use the bead rollers as I have looked at them so many times, but weren’t sure how they worked. Next time I go to town I’m getting them! Thanks!

  • Sirena D
    May 25, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Wow this looks like so much fun. I have always wanted to make my own jewelry, but never wanted to buy all the supplies. Thanks so much, can’t wait to try this!!! (Maybe for my next girls night)

  • Sirena D
    May 25, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I sent your video to all the girls on my contact list, I’m sure they would love to make their own jewelry! Thanks so much guys, I love to receive a new video every week, I just get so excited!
    Keep up the great work!!

  • Sirena D
    May 25, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I think my kids would love the glow in the dark paint! I also love that the clay dries overnight, and
    ” NO baking in the oven” Fabulous!
    Thanks so much!

  • Marietta
    May 25, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Twenty cent jewelry – what could be better than that?
    Thanks twins

  • May 25, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Can’t wait to make my own jewelry! LOVE all the new projects you introduce, thanks!

  • Brenda Rowton
    May 25, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Loved the jewerly. As always great show. Brenda

  • Sue Mac
    May 25, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Wow! I’m off to raid my husband’s shed. Can’t wait to get melting and create my own range of jewellry. Thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration.

  • Heather C.
    May 25, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Very awesome jewelry!!!

  • Melissa
    May 25, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    love making jewelery out of unusual items
    good work!

  • Heather C.
    May 25, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I shared this awesome episode!!!

  • Judy
    May 25, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Fun episode! Thnx so much. What was the piece that you used on top of the bobby pin? I’m very interested in that since my sweet little g’daughter has more hair than I do!

  • Gerianne
    May 25, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I remember the plastic sticks!! Wow! I used to make brooches with them a LOOOONG time ago! I’m going to get some friendly plastic tomorrow!! Love your webisodes so much!

  • carla
    May 25, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Fun project! Loved it!

  • carla
    May 25, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Coffee Bean Necklace & Earrings looks like a fun project – can’t wait to try it :)

  • Lynne
    May 25, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Loved the episode on jewelry-making!

  • Lynne
    May 25, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I shared this webisode with my daughters!

  • Lynne
    May 25, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    I liked the pottery clay angels craft project at AMACO.

  • Lynell
    May 25, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Loved the washers made into jewlery

  • Lexine
    May 25, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I bet I can find some of those washers in the tool box in the garage! Now a trip to get the other things. Great fun ideas!!

  • Jenn V
    May 25, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    I really liked the Bee Garden Stake in the AMACO library.

  • Sandy Wruble
    May 25, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    As usual…another great episode!!

  • joanna
    May 25, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Wow!! My list of must do’s this summer just keeps getting longer

  • Josie Webber
    May 25, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    My friend forwarded your blog to me. I’ve been wanting to make jewellery for ages and the two of you have made it look so easy! I love the green pendant and I’m going to have a go at making it. I live in Australia and would like to know where i can get a heating tool from? Are you able to give me some brand names? Do AMACO have distributors here? Thanks!

  • May 26, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Love the jewelry episode! I want to make some now!

  • meghan
    May 26, 2010 at 12:10 am

    I’m now inspired to use the friendly plastics.. can’t wait.

  • Gerrie Glaser
    May 26, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Okay, I really enjoyed this episode! Hardware store here I come! And then off to the Amaco web site.
    Thanks for all you do!

  • janel
    May 26, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Cute jewelry!

  • Val
    May 26, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Great jewelry ideas – thanks – I want to try all of them – now just need to afford the supplies – Thanks for sharing!

  • Karen
    May 26, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Really neat jewelry! I am inspired to do some of this with my grandkids! Thanks so much.

  • Karen
    May 26, 2010 at 12:42 am

    I took a look at the Amaco website and was interested in the handmade cards ideas. I love making one-of-a-kind cards for my family and friends. Thanks for the link to the site.

  • Elizabeth Keller
    May 26, 2010 at 12:47 am

    love the jewelry. I have never tried these techniques. You ladies make it look so easy. Will have to give it a try;o)
    Thanks for the great ideas.

  • Lana Nettles
    May 26, 2010 at 12:56 am

    i was interested in jewlry making but don’t have the room or the extra money. Your show makes easy and affordable. Thanks, Ladies

  • Carla
    May 26, 2010 at 1:08 am

    How fun!! I can’t wait to try it.

  • Judy
    May 26, 2010 at 1:13 am

    My granddaughter just loves to make jewellry, but some of them are too hard for us to do…..this episode just solved all those problems! And I can hardly wait to try some of the other projects on their site.

  • VickiT
    May 26, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Oh my gosh that looks like SO much fun. I really loved the use of the metal washers and heat gun. Those really were awesome looking. And that bead roller was just too cool. I am already wondering how well that would work with fondant for cake decorating.

  • Juanita
    May 26, 2010 at 1:52 am

    I have been looking for an ideal project to do with my 2 teenage granddaughters…this jewelry is IT! TY so much.

  • May 26, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Where did you purchase the hair pins for embellishing? I looked at Michaels today and could not find any. Thanks!

  • Jillian
    May 26, 2010 at 2:02 am

    My kids watched with me and they can’t wait to try the monster door hangers! Thanks for the great ideas, you two are always fun to watch!

  • Heidi
    May 26, 2010 at 2:06 am

    very fun projects !

  • Marilyn Brown
    May 26, 2010 at 2:06 am

    I love the jewelry! I have been working on a few pieces and this will be a great addition!

    I went to the AMACO website and loved the candy stripe pendant. I think I could do that!

    Definite plans for the washer necklaces…maybe while the guys are fishing!!!

  • Colleen
    May 26, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Love the ideas.

  • Lisa K
    May 26, 2010 at 2:36 am

    This is a great way to start making jewelry without all the supplies typically needed! The friendly plastic sheets have so many uses!

  • Rose
    May 26, 2010 at 2:41 am

    perfect timing, great summer projects for the kiddos

  • Lisa K
    May 26, 2010 at 2:45 am

    I looked at their website — so many great ideas! The “pinwheel jewelry plant stake” project is pretty. I think my son would enjoy the Cloud Clay.

  • Nancy Kemp
    May 26, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Wow! Love those beads. When I finish exploring the episode 10 section, I’m going straight to the AMACO site for some more inspiration. Thanks again.

  • Bernice
    May 26, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Love that jewelry. Can’t wait to try it out on my own.

  • Debra
    May 26, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Cute ideas! I have never made jewelry before but it sounds interesting!!

  • Debra
    May 26, 2010 at 3:03 am

    I love the day and night mobile idea! It would look super cute in my baby’s room!!!

  • Kath
    May 26, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Fun ideas to make and wear. I like the hair pins.

  • Esther Hopland
    May 26, 2010 at 3:16 am

    I watched your 10th episode and I was impressed by the bead roller I thought that I can use it for rolling fondant beads to decorate cakes. They will be all the sazme size! Thank you for those clever projecs!

  • Elizabeth
    May 26, 2010 at 3:28 am

    I love the jewelry and I’ve never tried making any, but I think this may prompt me to try!

  • JeanneLee
    May 26, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Awesome tutorial on the metal washer with FP!
    I need to head to the local hardware store for some
    of those washers(and will try to remember to write the bin #)
    What a great an unique gift this would make. You two rock!

  • May 26, 2010 at 3:45 am

    What a fantastic giveaway! Ive never heard of those friendly plastic things, but they seem pretty fun!

  • May 26, 2010 at 3:50 am

    I like the Amaco Crocus Charms Bracelet project!

  • Gail Beam
    May 26, 2010 at 3:56 am

    What a fun show this week!! My granddaughters are always making jewelry for themselves and they will love all of the fun and creative ideas that you presented today! Tha AMACO website has some inspiring ideas!! Thank you!!

  • Michelle Norris
    May 26, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Another great episode!!!!

  • May 26, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Somewhere I still have some of the plastic sticks from the 80’s! Now I have to dig them out. The jewelry projects look so cool!

  • May 26, 2010 at 4:36 am

    What absolutely amazing jewelry pieces! I just loved hearing about how to use this “new to me” product…thanks so much! :)

  • May 26, 2010 at 4:41 am

    I visited Amaco’s site, and loved all the detailed instructions of how to work with the plastic strips. The butterfly ring and headband are so cute!

  • May 26, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Just wanted to let you know that this episode was definitely blog worthy, lol. You can find the link here:

    I also talked about you on FB…

    …and Twitter. :) Very happy to spread the news!

  • May 26, 2010 at 5:43 am

    You two are just the cutest things ever. Such fun!!

  • Sarah Sappir
    May 26, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Wow! This video has inspired me so much. I’ve always wanted to make my own jewelry but couldn’t afford all those tools and materials. Now thanks to you gals my dream has come true. You’re appreciated more than you can ever imagine. Thank you so much.

  • Shannon Brey
    May 26, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Oh—friendly plastic is back in style! I really have got to get myself some of that to play with!

  • May 26, 2010 at 6:04 am

    This looks like soooo much fun… holding all my fingers to win the giveaway !!!

  • Shannon Brey
    May 26, 2010 at 6:05 am

    from the aamaco website –
    I love the Fly Away Butterfly Pendant. It is simple, and done in bright colors which I adore!

  • Barbara
    May 26, 2010 at 6:33 am

    I remember the plastic strip jewelry from the 80’s, but this is definitely classier. I can’t wait to try the metal washer necklace. I don’t have a pasta machine, but that is downright clever!

  • Carol Williams
    May 26, 2010 at 7:18 am

    What awesome ideas. I am always looking for unique ideas for family & friends. I can hardly wait to get some supplies!!

  • Kathy Kauth
    May 26, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Another great idea girls, looking forward to the grandchildren’s visit this summer and looking for some fun stuff to do and I know they will love this and show their creativeness too. Also we get to make memories what could be more fun?

  • Kathy Kauth
    May 26, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Just visited Amaco site I loved it I really love the fall pumpkins will have to do that for decorations they are way too cute, could be a very addictive site. I am from Canada so I am going to see if their products are sold here first.

  • Debbie
    May 26, 2010 at 11:41 am

    What an awesome idea! It’s easy and fun!

  • May 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I’ve always been intrigued by the things that can be created with the various clays. These are totally awesome! Would love to have the equipment to give this a try.

  • May 26, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I love your show — FUN STUFF!

  • May 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I loved the Rose in the snow ornament and push molds look like something I could actually do. I’ll try and embed your button on my blog. Love your shows, keep it up!

  • yaffa
    May 26, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I just loved it;it’s amazing

  • kerri
    May 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    what fun! my girls would love to make some jewelery like this!

  • Ruthie Sheppard
    May 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Wow! I love, love, love the metal washer jewelry. I have tried making jewelry before and it was a total disaster. But this looks so easy. Thank you for posting this video. I have been faithfully watching since episode 1 and I have loved them all. Keep up the great work.

  • Kris Presley
    May 26, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Wow! Y’all made it look so easy! I wanna get some of that! I was a teen in the 80’s so I remember friendly plastic!!!

  • Kris Presley
    May 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Already told my two neighbor stay-at-home moms about it! We are always looking for fun new stuff to do together! Thanks!

  • Kris Presley
    May 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I checked out the website…I can’t get over the plates that you can put through the pasta machine! That is so cool! I am amazed every time I watch your show!

  • Rose
    May 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    This was a fantastic show–it was all new and very exciting–can hardly wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing these amazing ideas!! Great show!!

  • Debbie Harmon
    May 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I loved using rubber stamps in jewelry making. Thanks for the ideas!

  • May 26, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Love, Love, Love it! Great Episode. Jewelry is my favorite!

  • Tiffani
    May 26, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Yesterday I told all 3 of my sisters. I can’t wait to get together with one of them and our tweens and make some of these, it will be a lot of fun!

  • May 26, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I added your button to my Creative Blog!

  • May 26, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    OH- I love the Amaco Library. I could spend forever there. I think the Bead Roller Projects and Crafts look fun. I like this Candy striped Bead http://www.amaco.com/candystripe-beads-beadrollers/

  • Janet
    May 26, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Cool ideas! I’m looking forward to trying them out!

  • max
    May 26, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    love the projects on the AMACO site. am definitely going to make a “dangle art doll necklace” this weekend – FIMO® Soft Polymer Clay and push molds… Can’t wait. AND also – would love to win the giveaway. what a great collection. thanks for featuring the Amaco products.

  • Lara
    May 26, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    This jewelry looks like a great project for my daughters and I this summer!

  • Taunra
    May 26, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I loved the new ideas for some summer fun with my tween and teen, THANKS!

  • May 26, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I love those necklaces! Great work ladies!

  • Kelly Murrie
    May 26, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Went to the AMACO website and I LOVE

  • Kelly Murrie
    May 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Went to the AMACO website and I LOVE the 24 gauge funwire! The project I saw used it to make sweet little words in cursive (so cute…) for a photo gift. I love things like this that I can use to embellish projects…looks professional! Wahoo! Go team!

  • May 26, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    I love the Art Emboss pendants at Amaco.

  • Martha
    May 26, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I love this clay project. I am so excited to try this. I have been looking for some pink beads that I could not find…now I know that I can make them with the AMACO cloy.

  • Kerrie B.
    May 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Wow I love this idea. Thanks for the great how to…….. My 12 year old is going to love making some of these washer pendants with me.

  • Nancy
    May 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I have used AMACO products and they are great! Fabulous jewelry. Thanks for the projects.

  • Melinda Gardner
    May 26, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks so much for showing us that great jewelry. I love jewelry!! This will be great for birthday and Christmas gifts this year. Thanks again for the inspriation.

  • Kerrie B.
    May 26, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Lots of cute ideas on the AMACO site. I like that Bee Garden stake idea, could be very cute with several other bugs and insects sticking out of the houseplants.

  • Elizabeth H
    May 26, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    My dining room table is full of glass tile pendants (and my daughter’s bottle cap necklaces) now I have something new to make! You do a great job thanks!

  • Elizabeth H
    May 26, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I LOVE this new site. My sister told me about SWAKembroidery a couple years ago. Now I have told her about the DIY Dish!

  • Lisa Friedli
    May 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Love the jewelry ideas! We just made glass bubble pendants at MOPS last week, and I was thinking how much fun it would be to personalize jewelry for the grandmothers. I will definitely be using some of your ideas!

  • Melinda Gardner
    May 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Just went to AMACO website. I loved it. I can’t wait to do the Tropical Sunshine necklace. So fun and easy. I love it.

  • Melinda Gardner
    May 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I love all the jewlery that you showed how to make on your site. What an inspiration to me. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Nancy
    May 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I went to AMACO.com and found the instructions forusing the bead roller. I have one and hadn’t used it yet. Inspiration to get going!

  • Mary
    May 26, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    This looks like so much fun! The pieces look so professional too! I’m glad a 3day weekend is comming up!

  • May 26, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I totally, totally loved this segment! I love making jewelry. DIY Dish always shows such neat projects and introduces such neat products. Thank you for these fun video tutorials!

  • May 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Visited the Amaco library. Lots of great projects on there. This one in particular caught my eye:


    How fun these would be to add to a gift or on a handmade card. Too neat.

    I also posted a link on my facebook profile for the DIY Dish.

    Thanks for the fun episode.

  • Shawnee
    May 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Great fun! Just wanted to let you know that Linda Petersons blog was wrong on the video…it had an “S” at the end of plastics… it should read: http://friendlyplastic.blogspot.com/ instead of http://friendlyplastics.blogspot.com/.

    So fun! We will definately making some of this after school gets out!

  • May 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I liked the uptown ladies and the roller bead projercts I can find a 100 ways to use these items in my crazy quilting embellishments.

  • May 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I can hardly wait to visit the amaco library. I’m sure there will be lots of ideas I can share with friends & all my grandkids. Summer is the best time for visits–everyone has more time, plus involving them in crafts helps us get closer & creates a bond even though they live far away & we don’t see each other as often as we’d like to see them.

  • Jenny Allinger
    May 26, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Wow…I love the two of you! The jelery is great. Thanks for what you do.

  • Teresa Wheeler
    May 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    This jewellery is great. Fairly easy and inexpensive to make, but very effective to wear. Thank you for this video.

  • Joanna N
    May 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    How cool! I just ordered some friendly plastic to make necklaces with my daughters. This will be a great project for summer break which starts in 2 days! We’ll hit the hardware store when our plastic arrives!

  • kelli
    May 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Wow–what a great giveaway!! Think of all the things I could do with the kids this summer! THANKS!!

  • May 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    This looks like a lot of fun. I will definitely try this craft. Thank you!

  • Jen
    May 26, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Oh how I remember the days of fun friendly plastic!!!! This is awesome! I’ll be sure to share it with my jewelry making friend when I’m there today!!!

  • May 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Cute Ideas we have lots of monsters every night!

  • Mable
    May 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    These are great ideas just in time for the kids to do this summer! Thank you.

  • Sandi
    May 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    As always…another great episode!

  • May 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I remember friendly plastic! What fun to see it used here again! My kids will LOVE making their own jewelry with me!

  • Angie
    May 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Loved the jewerly.. My girls and i are just getting into that so we might just have to work on that this summer.

  • Karen
    May 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Wow! I love the bead making roller! It is just what you need to make beads for a necklace. You both do a great job & I look forward to what you do next!!!

  • Veronica
    May 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    What a fun way of making jewelry! Thanks for sharing!

  • Megann
    May 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    My husband has a ton of washers, I can’t wait to try some jewelry!!

  • May 26, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    love the jewelry ideas, can’t wait to try them.

    May 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    always wanted to do beads ,but it required too many tools andd supplies tha amaco products are so
    much easier than what I have seen before can’t wait . will be trying it myself

  • May 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I love these crafts. I like being able to view them in my own home. Grandchildren are going to love making these crafts when they come to Granny’s house.

  • May 26, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    The pendants are gorgeous, and I love the extra uses for embossing tools and stamps. :)

  • Mindy
    May 26, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I love the idea of using the heater to melt the plastic. Now i have another use for my embossing heater! The bead roller is great. I’ve never seen that product before.

  • Christina
    May 26, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    How fun and clever!

  • Tammy
    May 26, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Love the jewelry idea. And i love your blog.. I am getting all sorts of ideas….

  • maria elena blecha
    May 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Now you are so clever!!!! Love the jewelry, will visit the hardware store during lunch hour tomorrow. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  • Tricia Dau
    May 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I must buy those plastic sticks. What a great project to do with my daughter.

  • Deb
    May 26, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I love, love, love this project! I’ve recently just picked up jewelry making and anything that looks simple is on my must try list. This project has just been placed at the top of the list! Thank you for sharing this great project.

  • Christina
    May 26, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I loved the way Linda used the Peel ‘n Stick Metal Accent sheets to embellish cards. I’ll have to try that myself. Those bead rollers would be a lot of fun too.

  • Laurie S.
    May 26, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I never heard of friendly plastic, but after your show this week, and after going to the AMACO website, I cant wait to get some Friendly Plastic! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • Patricia
    May 26, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Love your show! Perfect time for fun summer projects. Can’t wait to get to the hardware store!

  • Carrie Johnson
    May 26, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    So creative. Will need to try it with my daughters.

  • Wanda
    May 26, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I loved your show about the jewelry and the clay. i have already checked out AMACO website and i’m ready to go shopping at HL and the hardware store. Thanks for your weekly shows. Keep up the good work.
    Till next time.

  • Carrie Johnson
    May 26, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Just told my friends about this website & giveaway.

  • Carrie Johnson
    May 26, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    The handmade cards look interesting.

  • Ramona
    May 26, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you for shaing such great summer project ideas for me and the kids!

  • Cheryl S.
    May 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I love that plastic technique! Thanks. Checked out their site too and love that there is so much scope of craft projects. Going to try some of the wire stuff out.

  • Patty R
    May 26, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    The jewelry looks great! I might have to try this!

  • May 26, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    fab projects!!! love to win some stuff. 😉

    Going to get my polymerclay out and experiment you have sparked off some creative juices….
    nOt that i need it. 😉

  • May 26, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    I’ve facebooked you on my wall

  • May 26, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    AMACO site is so dangerous!!!
    so many projects!!! so awesome just can’t pick one! But that friendly plastic is a must have!

  • Yvonne
    May 26, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Those necklaces look so fun!!! I can’t wait to try them. And I have plenty of Close To My Heart stamps to stamp designs in them. I’m going to share your blog with my fellow CTMH consultants! We’re always looking for inspiration for our stamps.

  • mary graced
    May 27, 2010 at 12:10 am

    I remember working w/not so friendly pastic in the 80’s but it looks like fun when you showed us how…thanks sew much!

  • Lelia Wissert
    May 27, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Love the jewelry. Can’t wait to get the supplies

  • Nancy
    May 27, 2010 at 12:46 am

    I love you guys! You’re always coming up with great projects. And the giveaways are fantastic! Especially this one! I love Amaco. They have great products and terrific ideas for creating all sorts of neat things. I don’t know what to say is my favorite thing on their site, but I love the lesson plans which are great for Art teachers. Thanks for being there!

  • Mona
    May 27, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Once again, a great episode! I’m on my way to AMACO right now.

  • May 27, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Cute projests once again. It would be fun to win this because I could use it at work. I have your blog button on one of my blogs. Does this count for 1 or 2 entries? Ha ha.

  • May 27, 2010 at 2:59 am

    I loved the show! I am always interested in making jewelry, and this give me a whole new idea! Thanks so much! I will check Amaco out!

  • May 27, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Love when a craft back into favor…still have some plastic sticks to work with, just need
    the washers… thank you for the neat ideas.

  • Linda Sue Buehler
    May 27, 2010 at 3:12 am

    So glad I stopped by to see your jewelry video! I had never heard about Amaco! Thank you!

  • Marilyn
    May 27, 2010 at 4:02 am

    I think these necklaces would make great gifts.

  • Jenni
    May 27, 2010 at 4:48 am

    When I went to the AMACO website the kilns and pottery stuff caught my attention.

  • Jenni
    May 27, 2010 at 4:49 am

    I loved your episode. I liked knowing about the bead rollers. thanks

  • May 27, 2010 at 5:16 am

    I’m now addicted.

  • Jess T
    May 27, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Loved this episode! I need to get the heating tool so I can make some necklaces.

  • Amber Bowers
    May 27, 2010 at 7:49 am

    What a great episode! I seriously look forward to watching your shows each and every week! Thank you for sharing such fun inspirational ideas. I just got into the crafting business and am thrilled at all the endless possibilities! You guys have really brought crafting to a new light! Thank you so much!!!

  • Sherry Niles
    May 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Always love your episodes!! Thank you

  • Denise
    May 27, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I love the bead roller. Can’t wait to get one.

  • Mariana
    May 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I liked the easy way of working with Friendly Plastic Designer Sticks. Many ideas were generated in my mind to use the product, it’s wonderful all the beautiful things I can do with it without much investment.
    I check the library and found many cute ideas. I can not wait to have the products and let the imagination fly


  • Amanda
    May 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I have been wondering where to get that clay! We played with it once, but had no idea where it came from. Thanks for the great episode!

  • Kelly
    May 27, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Great ideas! I can’t wait to try them!

  • May 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I love all these ideas! I’m headed over to check out AMACO right now! LOVE it!

  • Mariana
    May 27, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I talk to my friends … I know they are going to love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Love this stuff!!

  • May 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Love the wire form

  • Darlette
    May 27, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Fun, Fun, Fun as always!

  • Darlette
    May 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I check the amaco.com and I love the videos they have. I want to do everything

  • Diana Gibson
    May 27, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I loved the friendly plastic jewelry segment. This is definately something I want to try my hand at. I have never used friendly plastic before, but now I’m going to get some and start creating.

  • Misty
    May 27, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    What a fun episode! We learned how to make beautiful jewelry and scare away monsters! Can’t wait to try it…

  • andyb
    May 27, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    i would LOVE to win this! this would be great for summer activities with my daughter!

  • Jan King
    May 27, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Great program! I would love to win this package. The grandkids and I would have all kinds of fun with it. What a great bonding experience!!! Thanks !

  • Jenny
    May 27, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I can’t wait to try the jewelry techniques! I’m always in the need of new jewelry ideas…especially ones that rock the 80’s products! Thanks again for a great show!

  • Kristina Brown
    May 27, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Those look like some fun jewelry projects. My oldest daughter would love to make her own jewelry and my middle daughter would love the cloud clay.

  • Brenda
    May 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    What a great prize. Please sign me up. The air clay would also be fun for the kids (big, and small) for Christmas ornaments. The jewelry would make fantastic gifts for anyone. I look forward to your show each week and give your blog to all my friends. Thanks

  • Christina
    May 27, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I love the show can’t wait to try it for myself!

  • Mary Jane
    May 27, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Great jewelry. Always looking for new ideas with clay. Keep up the good work.

  • May 27, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Never even heard of this metallic plastic! This looks like a fun, easy project to use my acrylic stamps with. Thanks!

  • Marilyn
    May 27, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Can never have too many pieces of jewelry!

  • debi
    May 27, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Again, another great show. You have inspired me to pull out my friendly plastic from “back in the day”.
    Would love all the great items from Amaco, thanks for the chance.

  • Nancy
    May 27, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Loved the episode so glad I found you.

  • Pamela Wilson
    May 28, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Wow! I never knew you could do this! Thank you, can’t wait to mix the colors! Thanks again for a great episoidw!

  • Linda
    May 28, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Wonderful episode–loved it!

  • Martha Hughes
    May 28, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Loved this episode. Thanks for the many wonderful ideas and projects that you bring to our attention each week.

  • Cindi
    May 28, 2010 at 3:57 am

    You ladies never cease to amaze me! Your find the most fun crafts that look amazing…
    I really enjoyed the friend plastic jewelry pieces!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  • Cindi
    May 28, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Again, many thanks…Cindi

  • Cindi
    May 28, 2010 at 4:03 am

    There are so many mediums that I would love to try from the Amaco Company. One of my
    favorite projects is called “Dragonfly Pendant Necklace!” Thanks bunches…Cindi

  • nangy
    May 28, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Fab jewelry,my granddaughter and I are going to raid Pappy’s toolbox this weekend!!

  • May 28, 2010 at 8:46 am

    When you said world wide i am trying too , today its raining i denmark and i have a friday from work perfect day too play with freindly plastic
    Many thanks Annie

  • Mary
    May 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Why have I never known about Amaco before? Thanks for all the good info in episode 10. You guys are great!

  • Mary
    May 28, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    After visiting the Amaco site, I want to order some push molds and get busy embelishing everything. Thanks guys for the new ideas and Amaco’s website!!!

  • jerri
    May 28, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    wow – what a ton of fun ideas to do w clay! I like the idea of kids and moms version of a project!

  • Jen
    May 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Those are cute necklaces! And the clay…my daughter would love it!

  • Jen
    May 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    The teacup recipe card holder project by Linda Peterson is a cute idea!

  • Jenny W.
    May 28, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    You girls are so creative and have fun ideas! I am excited to try this project because it is one that I can do with my kids. This will be a great summer project! Thanks!

  • Jenny W.
    May 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I just visited the AMACO website and it has some great projects!!! It is one I will have to remember for sure. One of my favorite projects on their website was the bee garden stake. I love to garden and this would be a perfect decoration!

  • Cindy Dickerson
    May 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I loved the jewelry demo. Looks like something I could do with my grandchildren. It would be lots of fun! Thanks!!

  • Deb
    May 28, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    WOW! I didn’t even have to go to the store. LOL I have some of the plastic in my stash & I raided my husbands stash of washers. This was a totally free craft & a lot of fun. Thanks for some new ideas on things I have & couldn’t part with. I did go & get some more colors though! hehe

  • April W.
    May 28, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    this will make a great actvivity for the kids!! they were looking at the screen and loved the door hangers! I can’t wait to make the jewlery!! yeah!!!

  • May 28, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    You guys are great! I was busy doing other things during the 80’s so missed out on those friendly plastic strips – I’ll try them! And the cloud clay is just what I want to play with my grand-daughter – many thanks! Al Herron

  • Kristin
    May 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I am so excited to get the materials for this project! I love the red one you made. Can you use a blow dryer or does it blow too much air?

  • Kristin
    May 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I totally want to make the Overglaze Decoration on Tiles from the Amaco site.

  • Paula L
    May 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Love the hardware jewelry, several years ago found a book with lots of ideas using items from hardware store, but I really like the combination of products.
    Sisters crafting together is also fabulous.

  • May 28, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I love the jewelry! Very artistic, and you’d never guess what it’s made of. Can’t wait to try this project.

  • May 28, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    The Amaco website is great. Their products seem very user-friendly. I like the Blooming Cylinder necklace – it looks a lot like the fused-glass necklaces I have seen at gift shops and craft shows.

  • Dottie
    May 28, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I like the washer project and the stamping. What a great idea! I haven’t played with friendly plastic for years! It is time to start playing again.

  • Joy
    May 28, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    My 6-yr. old loves to watch your episodes with me. I really enjoyed this one on jewelry making. I’d love to win!!! This looks like fun!!!

  • Nancy
    May 28, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Love, Love, Love this idea. Although I tried friendlyplastics.blogspot.com and it didn’t work :(

  • Nancy
    May 28, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Shared this project with my craft group. :)

  • Leigh
    May 28, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    My one year old loves dancing to the music in your episodes! The jewelry projects with the Amaco products look like so much fun! I am off to check out the Amaco website.

  • Brenda Gallant
    May 29, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I loved your jewlery show. I was away and when I came home I was pleased to have this in my email box. This is a great show and my 6 year old grandaughter and I will be making some jewlery pieces. She loves these shows and we would LOVE to win the prize from AMACO. Please pick us!!!
    KEep these episodes comming.
    Brenda Gallant

  • Emma Broome
    May 29, 2010 at 12:21 am

    I love your show. You 2 are the best ever. I loved the jewlery one the best. Even I can make some of these pieces. I wish I could win this prize from AMACO.
    Emma Broome

  • Lesa
    May 29, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Thank you so much for the info! I love the bead roller!!

  • Tammie
    May 29, 2010 at 1:59 am

    My daughter and I love making this jewelry! We have making all sorts of things using the friendly plastic. Some will be gifts for her friends. Thank you so much for the great idea.

  • Nicki Kelly
    May 29, 2010 at 2:34 am

    WOW! How awesome …. looks like soooo much fun!

  • Melissa Tilley
    May 29, 2010 at 3:13 am

    I have enjoyed looking thru your blog and so excited to make some of these things. Thanks for the great ideas.

  • Melissa Tilley
    May 29, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Told my family and friends, and neighbors. Also my friends from church. :)

  • Melissa Tilley
    May 29, 2010 at 3:15 am

    I LOVE all of the glass projects they have on their. I have always wanted to work with glass…

  • Mona
    May 29, 2010 at 3:44 am

    oh this would keep my grandchildren busy for ages! They are a 3 1/2 yr old boy and 6 1/2 yr old twin girls

  • Teri Huckeba
    May 29, 2010 at 4:41 am

    You both are truely an inspiration to crafting. I love the ideas, and the fact that you both seem to enjoy what you are doing. Thanks for being there for us less professional crafters, and giving us ideas to explore. The jewelry making episode was enlightening and i’d love to win the giveaway.

  • cyndee
    May 29, 2010 at 5:31 am

    I love this project. I used to use this material years ago but I can’t wait to try it again! The amaco site had some really intresting techniques and I am excited to try the inlay and mosaic styles. Thanks for the modern craft ideas that you put on your show.

  • Laura
    May 29, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Thanks for the great ideas. So glad the 80s are back, and my daughters and I can play with the Amaco plastic strips. I must go find a bead roller! Thanks!

  • Susie
    May 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Wow!!! I never thought it possible to make my own jewelry, but I think I could now! Thanks!! Can’t wait to get started! Holding my breath to win that package!

  • Alex Butterfield
    May 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I would love to win this fun prize!

  • Alex Butterfield
    May 29, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I visited Amaco.com and would love to try their metallic stick to make the plastic jewlery and also the bead making things! Awesome episode and awesome ideas!

  • Sue D
    May 29, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    This looks like jewelry I could make! I am also a rubber stamper so was excited it could be used with friendly plastic.

  • Sue D
    May 29, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    The Butterfly Explosion box caught my eye–it uses the copper ArtEmboss sheets.

  • nellie diaz
    May 29, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    i like this idea i ever would have throught ,i would love to win this kit from Amaco so i can play alone with my grandchildern thank you kim and chris

  • Molly
    May 30, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Really cool! The jewelry looks fast and very unique. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Lesley Hunt
    May 30, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Hi there,
    Just enjoyed your video on hardware jewellery, how easy is that! and the friendly plastic looks like a lot of fun. The Amaco site is now on my list to visit.

    I love all of the creative ideas you share and I learn a heap too! Thanks so much Chris & Kim.


  • Holly B
    May 30, 2010 at 4:24 am

    What a fab giveaway! I love your blog and get excited for the start of every new week when there will be a new video posted here! Thanks for all the cute ideas!!

  • Sharleen
    May 30, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Another fun project

  • Sharleen
    May 30, 2010 at 4:29 am

    The butterfly headband and ring project caught my eye.

  • Jerlyn Marshall
    May 30, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Liked this episode very much. Also why haven’t I discovered the AMACO site before. Liked the Mexica clay project but then discovered the teachers site and the Butterflys for Tolerance Project – Great Project!!!!!

  • Jennifer Mead
    May 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I had never heard of this product!! I am so excited to try this project!! I’m headed to this website now…

  • Shari B.
    May 30, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Another amazing tutorial on video! I love making jewelry and working with all art dimensions you have to offer.

  • Shari B.
    May 30, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I tweeted to help bring new people aware of the site! :)

  • Shari B.
    May 30, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    This bracelet looks like fun to make! http://www.amaco.com/crocus-charms-bracelet/

  • May 30, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I love your shows! Keep those ideas coming!

  • Gwindolyn
    May 30, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Very cute crafts.

  • franny
    May 30, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    What fun!!!! Franny

    May 31, 2010 at 2:45 am

    I just love everything you do so informantive and new websites I will really use can’t wait to do this with my granddaughters. I have been wanting to find some crafts to do with them this summer and I make alot of jewelry. I have never used the clay but have been wanting to experiment with it and I already have the pasta machine. I love watching you I have identical twin daughters about the same age as the 2 of you.

  • brenda carson
    May 31, 2010 at 7:43 am

    a great way to have some with the grandkids and to make some really neat stuff for family& friends. also did the chain on the jewerly that you were wearing did it come from hardware store to ?

  • Lynda
    May 31, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I did make jewelry with “friendly plastic” back in the 80’s. This episode brings back so many memories and makes me want to start making jewelry all over again!

  • Yvonne
    May 31, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Oh my gosh their website is sooooo fun! My favorite project (if I can only choose one) is the coffee bean necklace and earrings made with the bead rollers.

    May 31, 2010 at 7:40 pm


  • June 1, 2010 at 4:29 am

    […] Episode 10: Hardware Store Meets Chic Jewelry Design […]

  • Lynn Williams
    June 1, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I tried the friendly plastic with the metal washers. I made two. They both looked great. one, however did not adhere to the metal. I tried glue,E600, and it still would not stick. Lynn

  • Nicki C K
    June 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    WOW! AMACO has some VERY VERY cool products! Who knew that plastic and clay were so versatile? I will definitely make these projects with my children! I’ve already placed my order and I can’t wait to get started! In fact, I’m thinking of having a “grown-up” jewelry making party with all my friends. Thanks so much for the great idea! Thanks to AMACO for the generous prize for your giveaway too!

  • Nicki C K
    June 1, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Ok, so as far as the project I would LOVE to try from the AMACO’s craft library–this one definitely caught my eye LOVE IT: http://www.amaco.com/contemporary-faux-glass-choker !!

  • Joanne
    June 2, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Oh what a great craft ! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this package ,,,,, IT IS AWESOME. So many neat ideas that are offered on this site,,,,, and it is geared for all age groups,,, which I just love.
    Thank you Kim and Kris for all the inspiring ideas and please keep up the good work.

  • June 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Wow, I had no idea Friendly Plastic could make such lovely pieces! I am off to the store right now to pick out some washers and some Friendly Plastic. I cannot wait to try this technique. Thanks Kris and Kim!

  • Kelly F
    June 2, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Great ideas! I can’t wait to try them.

  • Kelly F
    June 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Amaco has so many great things. My daughter and I now have a very long list of things we would like.

  • Krista S
    June 2, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I love this project. I can’t wait to try making some of the great Jewelry!

  • June 2, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Ok, so as far as the project I would LOVE to try from the AMACO’s craft library–this one definitely caught my eye LOVE IT: http://www.amaco.com/contemporary-faux-glass-choker !!

  • Eileen Powell
    June 2, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    nice video and great giveaway.

  • Ellen Cooke
    June 2, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I love jewelry, and I do have some of these “sticks” in my colletcion of crafty items.

    Thanks for sharing,



  • June 3, 2010 at 12:45 am

    I am going to the AMACO site right now!!

  • June 3, 2010 at 12:50 am

    I really want to get some bead rollers and make my own jewlry!

  • Dani
    June 3, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Love the AMACO products.
    Thank you again for the great ideas!

  • Dani
    June 3, 2010 at 1:13 am

    I just visited the AMACO website. I already have a cart started. Thank you again.

  • Kate
    June 3, 2010 at 1:56 am

    As you suggested, I viewed the AMACO web site and broused projects for a bit. One that I was particularly interested in was the light and breezy bath salts vase. Living on the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida makes it a perfect accent to our “beachy decor.” Thanks!

  • Raeleen
    June 3, 2010 at 5:10 am

    All I can say is, “Off to AMACO and the hardware store!!” Thanks, Girls!! Another fab show!”

  • Arlene
    June 3, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Haven’t been to the hardware store in years. Think I’ll take a visit tomorrow! Love your ideas and your show.

  • Jessica
    June 3, 2010 at 7:16 am

    oh my goodness my world has just been opened to an abundance of possibilities! Who knew jewelry could be that fantastically simple?! Crazy!

  • Jessica
    June 3, 2010 at 7:37 am

    I just visited the amaco site and am amazed at what sort of things they have. The possibilities are endless! I thought the griddle technique was fascinating and it makes me that much more excited to try as I have a griddle and not a heat gun… I also want to try the tinfoil. I think a 3D shape would be neat, but also what would happen if you crinkled it up for some texture on the back side? worth a try… :) Thanks for showing me the amazing world of Friendly Plastic!

  • DeAnna Jensen
    June 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I love the jewelry and will be trying it this summer. I was wondering though, where did you get the bobby pins?

  • June 3, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I love this jewelry. I am getting some great Christmas gift ideas. Thanks!

  • June 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    The clay monster is so neat. My kids would love to make it!

  • Sonya
    June 3, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I didn’t know you could do such nice items with friendly plastic.

  • June 4, 2010 at 4:10 am

    This is SO cool!

  • June 4, 2010 at 5:29 am

    I love using unexpected supplies to make jewelry!

  • June 4, 2010 at 5:30 am

    The metal accented handbag looks like a fun project!

  • June 4, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    The jewerly is so pretty and so easy to make. I can’t wait to make a necklace.

  • June 5, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Thanx!! I had forgotten I had Plastic Strips hanging around. I never quite knew what to do with them. NOW I DO!! You make it look so easy. So I know what I will be doing in the next few days-playing & designing with my plastic strips-making jewelry!!

  • Sue Armitage
    June 6, 2010 at 12:05 am

    I really enjoyed episode #10. I am really inspired to make jewelry using your ideas
    Thank you very much

  • Patricia Martini
    June 6, 2010 at 1:55 am

    interesting to use a pasta machine to work with clay….

  • Karen H
    June 6, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    This is really exciting, I found a project that my grandkids can make for their mom, with out her knowing it.

  • May-Lynn
    June 7, 2010 at 2:03 am

    I would love to make these

  • CHriss Roecker
    June 7, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Love it! Can’t wait to use my stash of friendly plastics left over from the 80-90s! LOL

  • clutz
    June 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Love the jewelry – ideas are spinning in my head!

  • Chai Dackermann
    June 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Awesome idea, I love making jewelry, especially when it is this simple.

  • Tracy Silva
    June 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Oh my gosh I love this! I don’t wear alot of jewelry because I am sensitive to nickle but with this I can cover it with the plastic and have gorgeous items to wears and not end up with a rash for a week afterward, thanks Kris and Kim!!

  • Eunice Paul
    June 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I loved the two minute craft. Perfect Beads too:)

  • Joanie Buster
    June 9, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Enjoyed visiting the Amaco website. Would love to see you do a segment on the Teacup Recipe Card Holder. Too cute!

  • June 10, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    OOOO Would soo love this for my grandson who loves coming downstairs and playing with my polymer clay. He loves the pasta machine. And Of course my 15 yr old who is always trying to steal my stuff….

  • Sandy Narayan
    June 10, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Oh, I love this! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Sandy Narayan
    June 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I would love to make the “Amber Rose Bracelet”!

  • June 10, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I never knew how easy and fun it would be to make jewelry.

  • June 10, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Sent the link to a friend who makes jewelry. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  • Jessie
    June 11, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I love your videos! I had never heard of friendly plastics before, but you can bet they are on my “to get” list now!

  • Jessie
    June 11, 2010 at 8:21 am

    I just sent out your video on facebook, I know some of my friends will love it!

  • Jessie
    June 11, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I love the Autumn Fires pendants on the AMACO website, they are soo pretty.

  • Jessie
    June 11, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Sorry for posting again, but I just noticed that the link to Linda Peterson’s website is wrong. I tried going there, but there were no posts. It is friendlyplastic.blogspot.com BTW Thanks for the great giveaways!

  • Robin Buerk
    June 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    How fun! Love the use of the stamps. I’m thinking we could also use this technique with Friendly Plastic on metal switchplates. My kids and I have done something similar with poly clay with good results. Checked out AMACO’s website, I like the Amber Rose Bracelet. I’m emailing this episode to my crafty girlfriend who’s looking for ideas for summer kid crafts.

  • Lisa
    June 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I’ve never heard of Cloud Clay–I must be out of the polymer clay loop. I’ve been concentrating on knitting lately, but I loooove polymer clay!

  • Kandyce
    June 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I have loved exploring easy jewlery making ideas. I am adding this to me list!

  • Hannah Starr
    June 11, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    I enjoy the episodes!

  • Hannah Starr
    June 11, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Don’t have a blog, or facebook…but have told several friends about your blog!

  • Hannah Starr
    June 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Their scrapbooking stuff looked really neat, and I love the look of the rub and buff stuff!!

  • Marilyn
    June 11, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Loved the embossed look of stamping into the friendlyplastic — it looks so classy.

  • Heidi
    June 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I’ve seen other necklaces made with those washers, but I think these are my favorite. So cute!

  • Vicki
    June 14, 2010 at 2:44 am

    I have friendly plastic left from 80s. This jewelry is nicer than what I made back than. I am adding bits of lace to the melted plastic. Thank you.

  • June 14, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Love your show, you are both just darling. I’m making things and getting new ideas to make beautiful new jewelry to sell on my etsy shop. I’m just getting started but hoping it will supplement my social security. I’ve had a wearable art business in the early eighties, my 1st customer was Nordstrom’s.
    Keep those ideas coming.
    Barbara From Seattle

  • June 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Loved the video. Already visited Amaco!

  • Rachel
    June 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Those are some great ideas, can’t wait to try some of them.

  • Mandy L.
    June 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Would love to make some doorhangers with my boys!!!!

  • June 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I love working with clay and so does my daughter, what a fun giveaway.

  • June 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Visited Amaco, love the Amber Rose Bracelet ~ would be fun to try.

  • June 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Great jewelry ideas and great giveaway!

  • June 15, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Love the Flying Heart Brooch and the Pinwheel Jewelry Plant Stake at Amaco’s craft library.

  • Stacy
    June 16, 2010 at 1:31 am

    my kids love playing with clay and these are such fun ideas!

  • Susan
    June 16, 2010 at 2:32 am

    I’ve made 2 necklaces with the friendly plastic & I’ve only just begun!! Thanks for the ideas!

  • Nan
    June 16, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    How easy…who would have thought. WOW, all the possibilities and I love that it
    can be adapted to kids. Thanks for all your great ideas!

  • Nan
    June 16, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Just visited the site and I think the Cloud Clay would be fun to use with the kids! Another project goes on the Summer Fun list!

  • Kay
    June 17, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I’m anxious to try this project with my three grand daughters. What great ideas you have!

  • Jennifer
    June 18, 2010 at 4:29 am

    I had seen the plastic before at the craft stores but never knew what you could do with it. Can’t wait to go get some and try it out.

  • Ondy
    June 18, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Very easy and beautiful!

  • Patti
    June 18, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Have seen fantastic plastic but never really cared about trying it. Now I want to go out and get some and make this jewelry! Thanks for the episode on jewelry!!

  • Patti
    June 18, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Oops…sorry called the product by the wrong name!! Meant to say friendly plastic!!

  • Judy
    June 20, 2010 at 3:43 am

    I have got to try this jewelry…what a great new use for my stamps! Thanks

  • June 24, 2010 at 12:38 am

    […] we still have ONE MORE WINNER for the prize from Amaco as featured in Episode 10! This lucky gal is going to receive a $200 gift bundle of some amazing craft supplies! The winner […]

  • June 24, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Your jewlry ideas are wonderful. I’m going to watch the video one more time and then give it a try :-)

  • June 24, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks so much for the great jewelry ideas. I can’t wait to try them. Got to get to the hardware store! Friendly plastic looks like fabulous stuff!

  • Lorraine
    July 4, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    It would be nice if the friendly plastic wer easy to find. I have been searching all over for it. I don’t want to have to have to purchase all my products from websites and pay shipping. Not one of the major craft stores carries this product as stated. thank-you.

  • Jeanne
    September 29, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Wowwww weee! I SO want to do this!!! fantastic!!!!! I’m new to your site and have just spent over 4 hours watching videos and loving it! I’d be just thrilled to win , and would use this to make Christmas presents! :)
    Thanks so much for sharing all your craftiness and for the chance to win!!!!!

  • Jeanne
    September 29, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    omgoodness! ignore my last comment–I forgot I was in old videos! ha! egg on my face!

  • December 9, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Your tutorial is really good! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature it at

  • Ingrid Rosa
    December 9, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Wow, I have so many ideas now. Love those Amaco products. That bead maker is so cool!
    I’m also going to the hardware store to get bunches of washers. :-)
    Hope I win this fun giveaway! :-)

  • Ingrid Rosa
    December 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Silly me, this giveaway ended. :-) But I love everything you showed and Amaco products! :-)

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  • Carol Carratt
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    I love your videos! Thank you for showing me how to make some great, creative jewelry.

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  • Donna
    November 5, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I would sooo love to try this, it looks amazing and ” EASY” and we all need a little of that! Thank you for the chance.

  • Elizabeth Velazquez
    February 18, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Love those clay jewelry! Thank you so much for the great ideas.

  • July 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm

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