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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: SHRINKY DINKS on: September 04, 2012 05:39:20 AM
To all who have posted about printing on both sides of Shrinky Dink sheets, it can be done, but I can't remember where I read just how to do it, so I would suggest just asking the question on goggle and you will get an answer and also there is a site called Lucky Squirrel.com which has all kinds of information on plastic, but has their own brand of plastic sheets to sell.

Good luck, Charlotte
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tarnish free chain on: September 03, 2012 04:15:28 PM
Stainless steel is a very good choice, but you also can buy various sizes of chain which most are silver plated and some are silver (just have to look at package) at craft shops like A. C. Moore, Michaels and I have used them in my jewelry making and never had one to tarnish.  Hope this helps, also.
Charlotte
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: What is a good glue for good quality flat-back rhinestones? on: September 03, 2012 04:11:14 PM
There is also a glue called E6000 purchased from most craft stores that I use and very good and will dry clear.
Charlotte
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Where to start???!! on: September 03, 2012 04:06:09 PM
Brooke, there is a wonderful jewelry forum on the net called Jewelry Making Forum with wonderful and very helpful members and my suggestion would be to go there, register, and just post where to start making jewelry and you will have many helpful ideas, suggestions, etc.
Charlotte
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does anyone know what this is called? on: September 03, 2012 03:44:23 PM
Hi, I have used these before and for the life of me cannot think of what they are called, but I am sure if you have a Michaels, Hobby Lobby, A. C. Moore, Jo Ann Fabrics and either take the picture showing the finding or describe it to a person who works in the jewelry area, you will find them.  I believe they come packaged.  Hope this helps you.
Charlotte
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: new question on shrinky dinks on: September 03, 2012 03:01:00 PM
thanks for all of the replies Smiley
I dont have access to a heat gun unfortunately. how much are they, and are they hard to find?

I have been cutting everything in the same direction on the paper (I imagine that the grain all goes one way on each sheet?) which is why I was really baffled Sad
I may be posting in a wrong place, so please excuse, as I could not find where to reply, but did want to try and help you with the curling.  Someone told me to place a piece of parchment paper over your pieces and it will keep pieces from curling.  As I do my pieces in my oven, I still keep a watch on the pieces, as you can see the pieces move, as the paper will rise up, so you can see and 99% of the time, no curling.  Hope this helps, give it a try.
Charlotte
Im not having a problem with getting them flat, its just the left-over burn mark from the curling. I will try the cornstarch method, though I must confess to being a bit nervous over putting cardboard in the oven!

maybe it is the quality of my plastic - I dont have name brand shrinky dinks, it is a different company. but it wasnt cheap and although i forget the name right now, it was made by a company that does tons of scrapbooking stuff.. who knows.

thanks for the help guys,

Cyn
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / New Member on: September 03, 2012 02:49:28 PM
Hi everyone, new here and looking forward to meeting folks who are Shrinky Dinks crafters.  I am a jewelrymaker of 36 years, but few months ago decided to try Shrinky Dinks and was approached by someone to make his college mascot as a pin, which I did and he was thrilled.  From this first pin, one of my good Avon and jewelry customers asked me to make her college mascot pin and a ring for she and her sister.  Then when she found out about other mascots I had made, she has asked me to make these for her.

I also am making label pins, which I have found on Clip Art, really cute dolls and this is what I am also making.

Have just gotten back from tour to Canada, so need to get back to Shrinky Dinks.

I am from NC, so if anyone here from around this area, let me know.

Charlotte
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