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« on: October 02, 2006 02:38:53 PM »

i'm new in the game of jewelry (more specific earring) making. And since forever, ive been tryin to figure out how to re-create these earrings that i have:


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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2006 04:12:11 PM »

I wonder if you could use shrinky dinks and start bigger, then paint them with metalic paints.

or friendly plastic.  i wonder if they still make that stuff.  it softens in hot water, I think, making it moldable and easier to cut.
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2006 04:49:31 PM »

just throwing this out there, but would using a CD be possible? it's plastic and reflective... it might be pretty hard to cut it in such an intricate pattern though...
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2006 04:51:18 PM »

ok.. i dont know ANYTHING about shrinky dinks (although ive seen several posts about them)

how would i start about those? what materials are required? would you think its more inexpensive than the plastic per se?

and the trying a CD.. i've played with cds before as earrings.. and its not that usable in my opinion.. or not easily to be shaped with, in my experience at least..
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2006 10:39:27 AM »

the only shrinky-dinks i've ever used i got at a garage sale for 25 cents.  i don't know how much they run retail.

i think all you need for the letters would be shrinky dinks, a 1/8 hole punch, cutting device (I used kitchen/utility scissors), and spraypaint / some other kind of paint + brush
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2006 11:00:35 AM »

Maybe one of those plastic dollar-store "locker mirrors"? If you took it out of the frame *maybe* you could cut it with an exacto knife or a box cutter? I'd try a simpler shape first. It would be cute to use a circular mirror and paint the fancy letter on it too, or make a black shrinky dink letter and hang it in front of a round mirror (does that make sense?)
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2006 11:09:07 AM »

Maybe one of those plastic dollar-store "locker mirrors"? If you took it out of the frame *maybe* you could cut it with an exacto knife or a box cutter? I'd try a simpler shape first. It would be cute to use a circular mirror and paint the fancy letter on it too, or make a black shrinky dink letter and hang it in front of a round mirror (does that make sense?)

no, the locker mirror would be entirely too heavy for the ears. *sigH*

i dont understand these shrinky dinks ya'll are speaking of..
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2006 11:13:17 AM »

well, I was thinking of the locker/car mirrors that are really plastic. I think if you took the frame off and cut it, it would be pretty light.
Here's the shrinky dink site. There are other shrinkable plastic companies that aren't called "shrinky dink" but are the same thing. It's basically plastic sheets that are thin, you can cut then, color them, some are even printer-friendly, then bake in the oven and they shrink and become thicker.
http://shrinkydinks.goemerchant7.com/
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2006 11:26:43 AM »

What about making them from plastic or shrinky dink and covering them with metallic or holographic sticky stuff (like contact paper or the stuff stickers are made from?)

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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2006 01:49:53 PM »

I havent used shrinky dinks since I WAS a kid, and let me tell you that was looooooooong time ago.  I have use friendly plastic.  In the 80's it came in strips but it may be available in sheets now.  I know you can get metalic paint in many mediums at all craft stores.  I have used the gold for adding touches to different items.  I used the type that has a film with it.  I bought mine at Walmart.  I think it comes in several shades now.  Using the plastic that you can create your own stencils would be easy to cut with an exacto knife but you may need to experiment with the paint to get the right finish.
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