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« on: March 20, 2007 12:46:52 PM »

The nice response I got to some Shrinky Dink pendants I posted inspired me to make some Shrinky Dink rings to match.  A couple of these pendants were in an earlier post, but all of the rings are new. 

The weather is still cloudy here, so the pics are not that great, but I'll try to get new ones up when it's sunnier.



Above:  A little action shot just for scale.  The red dots continue around the ring.



Above:  This one is my favorite!

 

Above:  Colors on the ring and pendant are identical. No idea why they look different in the pic.



Above:  Stargate earth sign, apparently (or so says the friend I made them for) : p



Hope you like them!  Comments are always appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2007 01:18:41 PM »

Those look great.  Do they connect in the back somehow? 
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2007 01:30:13 PM »

Thanks!  The two ends meet in the back, but they aren't connected.  I thought about holding them over a candle to see if I could melt them together, but since heating up shrinky dink makes it flatten out I have a feeling that method wouldn't work. 

If I decide to wear them regularly I think I'll wrap a small piece of strong  packing tape over the place where the ends meet so they don't irritate my fingers.

That said, if anyone who reads this knows how I could fuse the ends that would be great!
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2007 01:40:25 PM »

Very cute!  I love how you made matching sets. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2007 01:50:19 PM »

What did you use to mold them?  Maybe you could put them onto that and heat them up?  Once you take them out (while they are still hot) kind of pinch them together with something?  I don't know. 

I'd like to try one myself.   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2007 02:00:40 PM »

What did you use to mold them?  Maybe you could put them onto that and heat them up?  Once you take them out (while they are still hot) kind of pinch them together with something?  I don't know. 

I'd like to try one myself.   Wink

I actually used the top of a salt sharker that I happened to notice was the same size as my ring finger (nothing in my home is safe from the crafting impulse).   After the piece was shrunk, I pulled it out of the oven and wound the plastic around the metal shaker top.  I'm not sure I could get the pieces to fuse that way, but I may cut some more Shrinky Dink and give it a try tonight.  Thank you very much for the suggestion.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2007 02:53:09 PM »

I got it! 

You could use that as the top and cover it with some kind of design that goes along with the ring and pendants.  Not sure if you would do that while it was still hot or if you would want to use some kind of glue. 

The ideas that come to you while in the bathroom.   Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2007 02:56:54 PM »

I got it! 

You could use that as the top and cover it with some kind of design that goes along with the ring and pendants.  Not sure if you would do that while it was still hot or if you would want to use some kind of glue. 

The ideas that come to you while in the bathroom.   Cheesy

Lol.  It's funny that you say that because when I read your earlier post I had an idea for a shrinky dink ring that would involve butterfly wing shapes (or pretty much any shape) connected by a strip. The wing shapes would be folded out from the opening of the ring and would sit on top of the wearer's finger.  I don't know if that makes any sense, but I can't wait to try it.
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2007 03:22:21 PM »

It would be cool if you could just bend them.  Like make the strip with a side wing on each end and then when it's hot wrap it around the mold and fold the wings out.  Does that make any sense?  lol 

A heart might be cool too.  Damn it!  I was going to go to bed early tonight...I guess not.   Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2007 03:33:35 PM »

It would be cool if you could just bend them.  Like make the strip with a side wing on each end and then when it's hot wrap it around the mold and fold the wings out.  Does that make any sense?  lol 

A heart might be cool too.  Damn it!  I was going to go to bed early tonight...I guess not.   Cheesy

That's exactly what I was trying to say, just couldn't think how to describe it.  Thanks! Grin
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