The Walking Dead just wrapped up this past season last week, so to hold me over until next season, I whipped up some 'not so cute' Walking Dead & Zombie inspired jewelry!
I used the Shrinky-Dink brand of printable shrink plastic to make these.
You can find it at craft stores such as Michaels, Joanne Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, or online.
I made a printable file of many characters from the show, along with a few zombies thrown in for good measure & adjusted the opacity of the print file according to the recommended directions on the package.
After printing them out, I used small sharp scissors to cut them out & also punched holes where I wanted to string them all together with jump rings.
I baked them in a toaster oven for a couple of minutes at 275 F. (following the package directions)
It's so fun to watch them curl up & shrink!
After shrinking them, I took them outside & gave them a clear coating of Krylon acrylic spray. (I wasn't sure what was the best coating to give them, so I called the company & this is what they recommended)
It dried rather quickly in the afternoon sun & gave them a semi-gloss finish.
Finally, I just strung them all together & added a bit of chain & a clasp for a necklace & attached earwires for earrings. I hope they inspire you to make your own zombie inspired jewelry!