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21  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gold Shrinky Dink Bracelet on: September 17, 2010 10:01:11 PM
Thank you! It is pretty sturdy once you shrink it down for most shrinky dink projects, but for this one, I had melted two pieces of shrinky dinks to connect the two squares, so with a bit of effort this will break :O! Also, the more you reheat the plastic, the more brittle it becomes.

Also, there was a tutorial for this made by punkRockPaperScissor here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263205.20  Smiley
22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Gold Shrinky Dink Bracelet on: September 17, 2010 11:06:54 AM

Centerpiece made of shrinky dinks and gold pigment dust usually for polymer clay. Smiley
23  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: SHRINKY DINKS on: September 17, 2010 11:02:02 AM
Thanks, Diane, lots of hot spots happening in the front right side of my oven! I'll be posting my final product in the finished jewelry section!
24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: 8000 glass/crystal pieces -oh my! on: September 14, 2010 12:20:07 PM
Oh, wow that's a great find! Cheesy You could put pictures behind the flat crystals if they're clear and then just make those into necklaces or bracelets. Also, the spheres would be cool as rings (although I'm not quite sure of the size of those spheres).
25  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: How would you make this? on: September 14, 2010 06:29:50 AM
Just put a wire through a bead and a silver bail and embellish it however you want.
26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Where do you buy Gold bails? on: September 14, 2010 12:57:38 AM
Well, not gold, exactly, but fake gold? Like this:

Well, the shipping is ridiculous! Does anyone know if it's sold at Michael's or a local store? I've tried Hobby Lobby, but their thing was, "Well, if it's not out here then we don't have it." ARGH. FRUSTRATION.
27  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Craftster App? on: September 11, 2010 11:22:15 PM
So I was just taking pictures of my horrendous new project with my iPhone to post in the jewelry forum when I just randomly thought, 'How cool would it be if craftster had an app?" Well, I'd think it'd be cool to upload pics directly to our posts, but thinking about the sheer amount of space provided for each member made me drop the idea like a hot potato. Well, like I said, it was a random thought that I believed wouldn't hurt to bring up in the forums.

Ooh also, I mentioned the app because I couldn't upload to my gallery without my computer because my retarded phone won't allow craftster to upload photos.
28  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Using Pyrex for fusing Shrinkies on: September 11, 2010 08:06:43 PM
Well, I couldn't wait, so I tried using one of my reject charms. It was made from the inkjet see through shrink plastic. I don't believe it was made by Shrinky Dinks, though. I think it was by Graphix.

Anyway, put it in the toaster oven for 25 minutes at 400 degrees, and... Booo it came out burnt-looking and the plastic didn't fuse well!  Cry

Plus, I've learned that there is a difference between a nice toaster oven and the clay oven I bought from Hobby Lobby. I was fortunate enough to have a toaster oven that my mom had bought back in the 90s from JCPenney and so I use that instead because my clay oven does not have even heat distribution and isn't hot enough, either. My pieces also come out squarer (like it should!) and less trapezoidal like it used to with my clay oven.
29  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: TO MANY SEED BEADS HELP!!!! on: September 08, 2010 09:26:49 PM
Christmas is coming - why not make ornaments?



Or beaded flowers:

There is lots of jewelry you can make too if you like netting, or beadweaving.  Lots of free patterns too if you do a google search.  I am not at home right now, but if you could help define what you are looking for, we can help more.
Oooh, I am liking those ornaments! Cheesy

Another suggestion, you could bead up your shoes to make it look more elegant. Smiley
30  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Using Pyrex for fusing Shrinkies on: September 08, 2010 09:25:21 PM
I use a cheap (but glazed) ceramic baking dish that never gets used for cooking. You basically need a nice smooth flat non-porous surface that the melted shrinky won't stick to permanently, hence the popularity of Pyrex. I don't know how well metal would work but I wouldn't try baking paper, I doubt you'd ever get it off the back of the shrinky!
Thanks for the suggestion! I tried with parchment paper today and it left some...craters? Well, it looks like grooves underneath the shrinky despite my parchment paper being wrinkle-free. However, my shrinky is the inkjet kind because I forgot to restock my supplies... ^^; (waiting for hobby lobby to put back their 40% off coupon XD)
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