Sunday, March 9, 2008
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.