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Get creative and make your own body jewellery with Fimo! Fimo is a great material for making flesh plugs, stretching crescents and all types of jewellery. It’s easy to create exactly the right side body jewellery in any design you want – and with our great Fimo modelling range, the possibilities are endless. Fimo has the same high biocompatibility as all of our Plastastic and PMMA Body Jewellery.





FIMO is an easy to handle, versatile modelling material in brilliant colours that hardens in the oven at max. 130ºC/265ºF.

Jewellery designers experiment with new materials for their creations; FIMO is especially suitable for this, because it is so pliable and versatile and gives your imagination such scope!

Using your FIMO

Kneading
Before you start, FIMO has to be kneaded to make it pliable and elastic, so even the most filigree details can be achieved. The smaller the pieces are, the more easily they can be kneaded. FIMO can be used over and over again as long as it has not been hardened in the oven. The process of kneading, particularly with harder FIMO, can be made easier and quicker by using "Mix-Quick", a special kneading medium.

Mixing and Marbling
Any desired shade or special effect can be achieved by kneading together various colours. A fine marble effect can be achieved by shaping equal strips of softly kneaded FIMO and kneading them together.

Modelling
A sheet of glass is the ideal surface to work on, since it can be put in the oven together with the model. Details can be added by using a variety of tools, such as rolling pins, knives, spatulas, needles or similar. When modelling tall thin top-heavy models, it is advisable to incorporate a wooden or wire support, to prevent the model from deforming in the oven. Models that have already been started can be finished even over longer periods of time. However, it is advisable to store the material in plastic bags or in tin cans to prevent it from getting dusty.

Hardening
A home oven is suitable for hardening FIMO. Preheat the oven at 130ºC/265ºF. Place the FIMO model on an aluminium sheet, a plate or glass sheet and put it in the oven. Depending on the size of the model and the thickness of the walls, the hardening process takes approximately 20-30 minutes. FIMO reaches maximum hardness when completely cool. FIMO does not shrink during hardening and holds its shape. Fresh modelling material can be added to hardened FIMO objects which can then be re-hardened very easily.

Painting and Varnishing
Hardened FIMO can be painted with acrylic paints. FIMO colours can be intensified and given added brilliance by coating with FIMO special varnishes.

Glueing
We suggest using a two-component adhesive to glue FIMO to metal (FIMO special adhesive). For glueing broken parts, superglue may be used.

Storing
Stored at room temperature or in a cool place in their original packaging, FIMO blocks stay pliable for several years. Store unpacked material wrapped in aluminium foil, in tins or plastic bags. Avoid unhardened FIMO coming into contact with polystyrene, PVC or Styrofoam, since the surface may undergo a chemical change.

Moulds and Cutters
Great results can be achieved very easily using motif shapes. All biscuit cutters and shapes normally to be found in the shops are suitable!

Different Techniques

Leaf Metal
Fascinating effects can be created with leaf metal. Silver, gold copper or abalone or coloured flakes give the jewellery pieces a special finish and lend them a unique charm.

Grinding and Polishing
Once can grind smooth surfaces (abrasive paper, grain 400, 800, then 1000 to finish), getting rid of little uneven spots. One can achieve a particularly fine satin finish by polishing with a cloth.

Millefiori (Thousand Flowers)
A romantic name for an interesting technique. By rolling the material out, coating it, placing one piece under another and then wrapping in a thin layer of FIMO, the most enchanting floral shapes and ornaments can be created.

Marbling
Such simple and yet effective structures are created by simple twisting of FIMO strings and then rolling them out.

Tiger-Eye
Tiger-eye is the name of a precious stone with mysteriously iridescent reflection of light. With the FIMO colours Gold, Copper and Silver, one can produce a relief-type 3D effect by pressing-on and cutting off of the topmost layer. The Asiatic character is further strengthened by the black edge and the gleaming paint.

Mokumé Gane
A Japanese metal-processing technique from the 17th Century. In order to use this technique with FIMO, one rolls different FIMO plates out and places them one over another as coatings. If you would like to achieve a metal effect, plate Metal Leaf pieces in between. Then press depressions into the material with your fingers or a rounded tool and then cut the pressed-out places out with a sharp knife on the back. To work further, smooth once again with the roll and cut the desired shapes.

Safety

Do not exceed a temperature of 130 degrees C / 265 degrees F or harmful gases may be produced. Do not exceed a hardening time of 30 minutes. The hardening process of 30 minutes is not suitable for children and should be carried out by the supervising adult. Use a domestic oven thermometer, e.g. bimetal, to observe temperature. Do not use a glass thermometer! DO not use a microwave oven!

In case of accidental overheating and inhalation of poisonous gases, remove person to fresh air and seek immediate medical advice. Take the material together with the container with you.

Used FIMO can be disposed with the normal refuse.