Sunday, March 9, 2008

Shrink Plastic

The past several weeks, I've seen various jewelry creations using shrink plastic. I also bought a book a few weeks ago called 100 Great Ways to Use Rubber Stamps which has instructions on making earrings. Well I gave it try and made my own earrings. I actually wore my heart earrings the other day to work because it matched my outfit; I wasn't even thinking about using colors from my wardrobe, I just used similar colors in the instructions and it just turned out that it matched my outfit for that day so that was a bonus.

I didn't know if it would work because of the thickness of the plastic but I was able to cut out the shapes using my circle and heart punch. But, I did have to use a little extra muscle when pushing down on the punch. I used white shrink plastic for the round earrings and clear shrink plastic for the heart earrings. After punching out the shapes, I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes before stamping and shrinking. I used images from Inque Boutique's Mini Escape set. And, I added some blue and white seed beads to the heart earrings.

It was hard to get a good clear close up picture especially for the heart earrings but it looks nice IRL.


NC said...

Hi Elaine! Thanks for your comment!
great earrings! Love your colors! They're so much fun, aren't they?!
Nicole :D

Debbie Olson said...

These are just TOO cute! Great job accessorizing them with the beads too!

beate said...

Elaine, they look adorable!
Hugs and smiles

Carolyn King said...

beautiful!!! love the tip about punching them out..didnt know you could do that!