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« on: August 25, 2008 12:23:39 PM »

I'm starting to get into the Halloween mood.  You know how it is... you go into the craft store and see the fall stuff and can't help but do a project.  I had a variety pack of Shrinky Dinks and decided to use a white sheet to create a skeleton.  I downloaded the pattern for it at http://www.benjerry.com/halloween/crafts/ and traced it using permanent markers.  It turned out to be the size of a dollar bill after shrinking.  The legs and arms are attached with small black brads with the lower legs and arms attached with jump rings so it can have more movement when I wear it as a pin.



Please excuse the glare, I'm still working on my closeup photography.  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008 12:31:45 PM »

I love this!  :-) 
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008 12:45:48 PM »

Awesome!  Were the joints difficult to do?  This came out looking EXCELLENT!  Thanks for helping me get in the Halloweenie Spirit!
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008 06:11:40 PM »

CUTE IDEA! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008 08:23:52 AM »

The joints were actually pretty easy to do, I just punched them with a regular whole punch before shrinking and then they were the perfect size for the brads and jump rings.  Thanks for the responses.
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008 10:14:08 PM »

The joints were actually pretty easy to do, I just punched them with a regular whole punch before shrinking and then they were the perfect size for the brads and jump rings.  Thanks for the responses.
Oh!  Dur...I never expected mommyhood to rot my thinking cap so thoroughly.  Still, it seems to me (someone who NEVER uses jump rings) that it would be a pain to get the jump rings on.  I guess pliers are necessary.  Anyways, this is a really cool project. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2008 08:56:32 AM »

how did you get the pin to stay on the back?  I"ve got some pin back things, and don't know what to make with them.
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2008 03:36:24 PM »

omgg
that is soo kool!
i love him
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2008 08:20:49 PM »

Aww, I love it!
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2008 05:06:42 PM »

how did you get the pin to stay on the back?  I"ve got some pin back things, and don't know what to make with them.
E6000 or Super Glue work well with the pin backs.  You can also get some that have adhesive foam on them that just peel and stick, but it seems like they make the pins droopy in my experience.
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