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« on: February 18, 2008 02:59:24 PM »

UPDATE: Now with tutorial! It's long and has lots of photos, so I'll link to it on my blog instead of posting it all here: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/shrink-plastic-ring-tutorial/

I had the idea to make rings from strips of shrinky dinks, rubber stamped. The rubber stamps are only 3/8" long to start with, so the pattern on the finished rings is very delicate:



I think they look really pretty. I'm thinking of making some other matching jewellery. Earrings, maybe a charm bracelet or a pendant for a necklace - I haven't decided yet!

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008 03:08:09 PM »

Wow, those are so cute!
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008 03:11:27 PM »

Aww!! These are so cute and yet elegant!
Are the ends connected? (just kidding.  I looked really close and solved it myself.  Cheesy

Also, how big was the strip before you baked them?

I would love to try this with my oodles of stamps I just have laying around that I pursuaded my mom to buy me.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008 03:20:35 PM »

adorable! how did you get the paper to bend? did you bend it as soon as it got out of the oven? i would love to know. and they look so beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008 03:25:02 PM »

These are so pretty. I love the design on them.
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2008 03:25:54 PM »

These don't even really look like shrinky dinks.  I love them, and would definately wear one all the time!!  Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2008 04:39:29 PM »

Wow, these are super-nice. They look very "French" like something Amelie would wear.
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2008 06:06:22 PM »

I never thought about making rings out of shrinky dink. They turned out so well. It would go great with a matching set of earring or necklace with a charm to match.
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2008 06:27:00 PM »

very nice idea! they do look delicate, andthe monotone colours almost make it look like lace! this is a new and novel idea use for shrink plastic. great job.
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2008 09:00:47 PM »

Love this. I would also like to know when you bent the plastic.

Very innovative and cool. Totally Amelie Smiley
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