DIY SHRINK PLASTIC GEM NECKLACE

August 26, 2016

 

I’ve always loved using shrink plastic, it always feels like magic when you watch it shrink. It’s a great tool for making unique jewellery that is perfect for any occasion!

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Shrink Plastic

  • Colouring pencils

  • Black Fine-Liner Pen

  • Scissors

  • Heat tool (or Grill)

  • Jump rings

  • Silver necklace.

 

STEP ONE:

Sand your Plastic sheet with a fine sandpaper. Then trace or draw a free hand design using a fine  liner pen.

 

STEP TWO:

Colour in your design with colouring pencils, don’t worry if the colour comes out very light it will intensify as it shrinks so don’t over compensate as your pieces will come out too dark.

 

STEP THREE:

Cut around your design, leaving a few millimetres around the edge.

 

STEP FOUR:

Hole punch where you would like the holes to be.

 

STEP FIVE:

Use your heat tool to heat your shrink plastic shapes, They will curl up and then unfurl. 

STEP SIX:

Lay out your necklace and jump rings. Use your pliers to put the necklace and jump rings together.

 

Ta da! One unique, but super cute necklace ready to go!

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