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« on: July 01, 2009 11:20:49 AM »

I haven't been making shrinky dink jewelry for very long but after I started I got a sudden burst of inspiration from a picture of my sister and her new baby.  I have two sisters, one older and one younger, and they both had babies recently.  But my baby sister is the one that inspired this because she's the baby and now she has a baby.  Weird.  So, anyway, here are the pictures...

First I got the picture I wanted, made it black and white and cut out a piece of shrink plastic to the same size:



Next, I rounded the corners of the plastic (I know its hard to see, but its hard to take pictures of this plastic):



Then, I traced the picture onto the shiny side of the plastic with a very fine tip Sharpie and punched a hole:



Color the back with a colored pencil:



Bake it:



Then add a jump ring and a chain:



And you have a wonderful necklace.  Well, at least I think it's wonderful.

BTW I used thumbnails for most of the pictures because there were a lot of them.  You should be able to click on them to see them bigger.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009 12:41:57 PM »

That's adorable. She'll love it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009 03:47:43 PM »

I have loved looking at shrinky dinks the last few weeks, but this is fantastic, personalized and so professional looking. Amazing!!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009 07:33:07 PM »

That is awesome! I would love a gift like that so much!
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009 08:48:32 PM »

what a great idea! I want to try this! It looks fabulous!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009 08:38:34 AM »

It's really wonderful!  Gosh, I would wear that necklace and it's not even anyone I know!
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009 10:53:25 AM »

Thank you everyone!  Its so easy to do, everybody should try it.   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009 11:13:04 AM »

this is really cool! good job!
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2009 03:44:05 PM »

what a very cool craft...would make such a personal gift!

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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2009 05:12:20 PM »

so well done - your line drawing is perfect - I love the hand and feet - beautiful!
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2009 06:00:46 PM »

Great work! thats one great use of shrink plastic!
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2009 04:15:45 AM »

This is such a cool idea! I love it!
Do you have to set it with a top coat or anything?
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2009 05:56:30 AM »

Thanks everybody!   Grin  I'm so happy that people like it!

laura304:  I didn't put anything on the top over the marker.  It stays on by itself once it's cooled.  I did, however, put a coat of clear fingernail polish on the back but I don't think even that is really necessary. 
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2009 01:01:51 AM »

So sweet! This is one of my favorites so far.
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2009 04:52:37 PM »

This is a really cool idea!
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2009 07:09:39 AM »

Very sweet, I love it!
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2009 08:14:18 PM »

How small did this shrink to?
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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2009 08:32:10 PM »

Thanks again everybody!

arimethia: I am not really sure how small it got and I don't have it anymore to measure it.  Maybe about 2 and a half to 3 inches tall and 1 to 1 and a half inches wide...maybe?  Sorry if that's not much help Undecided  I knew I forgot to do something before I gave it away.
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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2009 03:16:15 PM »

Awsome!!! Awsome!! Awsome!! wow! great job Smiley
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