Saturday, September 20, 2008

Shrink It Bracelet

Project Level-Intermediate(knowledge of some jewelry making plus)
Project List: O-rings 6mm
Shrink it plastic
Rubber Stamp
wire 20 gauge

I have been working with Shrink plastic forever. Its totally fun and cheap. I even used ink jet shrink it where you can put a picture from your computer and shrink it(I did a necklace of my kids pictures).
That will be my next project-Mata Hari bracelet. Anyway, what I did was used a rubber stamp on a frosty colored shrink it. I then cut out the pieces and made holes on the sides. Making sure all rough edges are taken care of. I put it in the oven at 300 F. It takes about 2 to 3 minutes for it to shrink. I used a non stick clean pan(no left over oils on it ).
All done-I let it cool and then put collage sealer on it so the print doesn't smear. I added o-rings and connected each dragon piece. I also added beads,washers ,etc. to the o-rings between each piece. Added a clasp and there you have your bracelet.

Whats shrink it
link for more info making stuff with shrink it
rubber stamping shrink it
jewelry shrink it
shrink it bracelet,1789,HGTV_3225_4424098,00.html shrink it and paint
rose bracelet Sat, October 20, 2007

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