Friday, December 24, 2010

Shrink It Karate Earrings

Project Level:Easy

Project List:Shrinky It (any color)


sharpie fine point pen

nail polish clear

Ear wire

wire 20 gauge

I made these earrings a couple of years ago so they a bit worn out and I don't think I added the polish on them so they the karate kanji is disappering.

All you do is cut a piece about 2 long by 1 inch wide shrinky dink. You can make it bigger or smaller. You can also do this on black shirinky dink and use a gold marker. Write what you want but I choose Karate in Japanese Kanji. I think Chinese,Japanese and Arabic lettering is beautiful. I know there's other languages with beautiful lettering too. You can search it up-very interesting. Also don't forget to make a small hole on top either hole puncher or some other type of puncher.

For instructions on how to shrink shrinky dinks go to

After it cooled you can assemble your beads on the wire and then use either o-rings or the wire itself to connect it. I didn't use 0-rings so it is an extra.

Good place to find words in Kanji is

Need help with wire

To find beautiful earrings made in shrinky dink check out

just type in shrink dink earrings

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Expendables

This movie rocked!!! It is a totally manly man movie. Lots of martial arts, weapons , explosions, muscles and sweaty men. As you can see from the poster, there are lots of famous action heroes in it. I heard they are making a second movie. Oh yeah!!!

Go see it!

The A Team Movie

I love the movie. I watched the originally show in the 80's when I was a teenager(I loved all the actors from that T.v. series). I was very happy with the cast choice for the movie. They did an awesome job. Of course I love Liam Neeson and loved him in Taken. He's a great actor and a great looking guy and he plays Col. Hannibal Smith. Originally played by the late George Peppard in the T.v. series.

The movie showed how they got together and worked together as unit in the Army. Then we see how they are framed. Unlike the T.V. series where they are serving in Vietnam, the movie deals with them in Iraq.

Capt. H.M. Murdock (Sharlto Copley) is crazy has ever. Originally played by Dwight Schultz in the T.V. series(he makes a funny cameo in the movie)

Bosco,B.A. , Baracus played by Quinton Jackson.This was big role to fill since this role was originally written for Mr. T in the T.v. series. Unfornately, Mr. T doesn't make a cameo.

Last but not least, Lt. Templton "Faceman" Peck played by Bradley Cooper. Always the ladies man. Dirk Benedict played the original Face and yes, I had a crush on him. He still looks good and makes a cameo in the movie.

Go watch it.


Mark Harmon


Hugh Jackman

Steampunk Earrings @ Erika's Chiquis

Here's photos of my new earrings up on etsy.
Check it out @ Erika's Chiquis

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Items Coming to Erika's Chiquis and Los Chiquitos

I am showing some of the stuff that are almost or are done that are waiting to be put up on both
Erika's Chiquis and Los Chiquitos.
I have new chokers, skirts, arm warmers, diapers, soakers, crochet wipes,etc..