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21  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: SHRINKY DINKS on: May 19, 2012 12:58:11 AM
I don't know what's going on. I recently got a 50 pack of Graphix shrink film. Not the kind you can put in your printer. This: http://www.amazon.com/Grafix-KSF50-C-2-Inch-11-Inch-50-Pack/dp/B002H9RS66/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337413919&sr=8-1-fkmr0&tag=27411-20

It's not going right at all. The very first thing I tried to make was a ruler. It curled up on it's self and stuck together and there was no uniformity in it's shape at all. This was at 325 for 2 minutes. I put the plastic on a sheet of newspaper with nothing on top.

So then I set the oven to 350 and I put a new copy of a ruler on a sheet of newspaper with more newspaper on top of it so it wouldn't curl up and stick to it's self again. I set it for 3 minutes, but it wasn't enough. So then I set it for 2 more minutes. So finally it shrank but again there were problems. It was skinny at one end and wide at another end, the edges weren't straight and it shrank wayyy more than 50%. I copied a 12" ruler and it shrank down to 4 5/8" long.

Huh What gives? I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: One of my first shrinky dinks attempt, play on cameo pendant on: March 03, 2012 08:26:16 PM
Thanks Smiley It's good practice for managing my ADD. I never seem to finish crafts but I'm really into shrinky dinks right now.
23  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Addicted to shrinkies! <pic heavy> on: March 02, 2012 11:26:10 PM
All of them are great but I really like the first one. The corners look like they're popping off the piece. Really nicely done!
24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cherry Blossom Tree of Life Pendant in Rainbow Moonstone and Swarovski Crystal on: March 02, 2012 11:24:24 PM
I would totally buy this if you were selling it and if I wasn't broke! It's so elegant and classic.
25  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / One of my first shrinky dinks attempt, play on cameo pendant on: March 02, 2012 11:22:02 PM
This is like the third one I made. I'm not sure why a hole appeared in the middle of her forehead... Does this often happen when you use plastic from food containers? I think I did 350 in the oven. It's a combo of permanent markers, colored pencils and acrylic ink with a nib pen.


26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: I can't close these jump rings! on: March 01, 2012 11:17:33 PM
Thanks! That would be so great! I have trouble finding SS wire locally though except for the braided type. Where do you buy yours?

I'm probably not annealing them right because only the ends are turning red. Nothing can be simple, can it?
27  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cutting device? on: February 23, 2012 01:36:27 PM
I'm a bit confused, it only lets you cut small shapes? How big does it let you cut?
28  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Different sources of polystyrene for shrinky dinks on: February 23, 2012 11:28:12 AM
Thank you, I'll bookmark those links.

I forgot to mention that I'm talking about for shrinky dinks. I edited the title to include that.
29  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Different sources of polystyrene on: February 22, 2012 05:48:01 PM
No one?

Well, I've give it a try if it's cheap enough and report back here with my findings.
30  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: I can't close these jump rings! on: February 22, 2012 05:47:12 PM
Thanks!!!!!
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