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Topic: Grumpy Cat Shrink Plastic Chandelier Earrings  (Read 8539 times)
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« on: February 06, 2014 09:48:08 AM »



So my latest craft obsession has been working with shrink plastic! I have been wanting to make a pair of Monday earrings to beat the Monday blues. What better subject for such a project than Tardar Sauce aka 'Grumpy Cat'?

This is the brand of ink jet printable shrink plastic I used:


I created the printable art file & lightened it by about 50%. Printed them, cut the pieces out, & punched holes for assembly. Shrank them in the toaster oven set at 275...according to the package instructions. I did one piece at a time to prevent the pieces from melting & sticking together.


If I were to do the art for this again, I would've made it even lighter as they became quite dark after the shrinking process. Check out how much they shrink up!




I attached the limbs with various jump rings & attached an earring hook at the top:

They have a bit of movement because of the dangling limbs & make a little plastic clinky noise while they're being worn.




I hope this project inspires you! My next project with shrink plastic will be my bunny, Yuki. I need to think spring & get over this cabin fever!


Haven't tried working with shrink plastic before? Check out this video tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=341442.0#axzz2sZ0G7pKx

Here is an easy DIY Valentine jewelry shrink plastic project you can download & make for Valentine's day: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431298.0#axzz2sZ0G7pKx
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014 09:51:46 AM »

 I think we need to be best friends. LOL!
 I love those earrings!!!!! It would be a cute necklace too. Adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014 10:01:45 AM »

WAH!!! This is AWESOME!
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014 10:08:48 AM »

 Cheesy
Thank you for the Grumpy cat love! I think a necklace has to happen, as it was so much fun to make.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2014 10:32:00 AM »

I have been loving your little shrinky dink creations!  Thanks for showing the kind that is needed to do this...I see a lot of possibilities with this stuff!

I love Grumpy Cat...and I loved your Valentines ones, too...you could make a pair for every occasion or just for the heck of it...cute!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2014 10:46:55 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2014 11:17:05 AM »

I'd love to see one of those figures with the strings attached to arms and legs so when you pull they go dancing about, you know the kind? That would be so cool Cheesy.
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2014 11:55:42 AM »

This is hysterical! Such a fun project for shrink film, too. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2014 12:24:35 PM »

These are hilarious!
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2014 12:45:48 PM »

Too funny! Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2014 01:36:09 PM »

Those are just too funny! They are a fitting tribute to the wonder of Grumpy Cat.
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2014 03:13:30 PM »

BAHAHAHAHAHA These are sooooooooooooo adorable!
Love 'em. Nice work! <3!
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2014 03:29:52 PM »

OMGoodness!  So funny & cute....I think I need a pair Grin
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2014 07:49:19 AM »

Thank you for the GC love guys! I wore them out yesterday & they did get a lot of compliments & smiles.  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2014 09:30:10 AM »

Eeep! Hysterical and adorable!
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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2014 06:08:30 PM »

Thank you Pam! I know of a couple of cute doggies that would make cute jewelry! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2014 04:00:40 PM »

LOOOOOOVE!!  Let's say I wanted to purchase a pair of these from you.  How would we go about doing that?  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2014 02:54:28 AM »

okay, these are just hilariously awesome. how dare you make something so hilariously awesome. save something for the rest of us, lol.
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2014 09:23:50 AM »

 Cheesy Thank you fingerpistol! I hope to have inspired!

toiluxe Not for sale... thank you for liking them, but I'm just sharing the project & hoping to inspire others to get crafty with shrink plastic too! The possibilities are endless it seems with this stuff!  Wink
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2014 01:48:32 PM »

This is so perfect <3. Where did you find the photos for Grumpy Cat's limbs for your art file?
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This is so perfect <3. Where did you find the photos for Grumpy Cat's limbs for your art file?

Thank you for liking them! I had to draw the limbs because Grumpy Cat is a dwarf with really short legs. I just took bits of paws & fur & made them up.  Wink
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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2014 04:08:24 PM »

...I just took bits of paws & fur & made them up.  Wink

Haha, sign of a true crafter! Cheesy
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This is so perfect <3. Where did you find the photos for Grumpy Cat's limbs for your art file?

Thank you for liking them! I had to draw the limbs because Grumpy Cat is a dwarf with really short legs. I just took bits of paws & fur & made them up.  Wink

^Agreed with previous poster. Skills!!!
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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2014 07:38:39 AM »

 Cheesy It was like Dr. Frankenstein playing with cat parts!  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2014 08:31:26 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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Woo-hoo! I'm honored!  Grin Thank you so much!
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This is the cutest thing ever! Thanks for posting!

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