Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! Giveaway!

CONGRATULATIONS to Leilani from Colorado, she’s the winner of this giveaway!

Do you remember Shrinky Dinks? The plastic designs you colored and baked in the oven to get them to shrink down? Now you can use the same concept in creating jewelry, and Beadaholique has just launched shrink plastic on our site! Kathy Sheldon tells you how to get beautiful results working with this medium in her book Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! Make Stylish Shrink Plastic Jewelry.

Kathy has captured the fun, whimsical side of jewelry making with her shrink plastic designs. Follow along with Kathy and her fellow designers to create one of a kind pieces for your collection. This is a great book for someone who may be new to shrink plastic. Kathy goes over all the basics and all the materials you will need to get started. Shrink plastic offers infinite possibilities for what you can make and shrink. This book walks you through not only how to make necklaces and rings but also how to make broaches and hair clips. The designers make it so easy by including templates to help you make all the designs you see in the book. By looking at the templates you can get a sense of just how much they actually do shrink. It’s like a magic trick! Kathy offers tips, as well as suggestions for substitutions. She even walks you through basic jewelry making techniques to help you complete your designs. This is a fantastic start to finish book on making shrink plastic.

Our friends over at Lark Publishing have been kind enough to supply us with a copy of Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! to giveaway to one lucky reader in celebration of our shrink plastic launch at Beadaholique.

One reader will win a copy of Kathy’s book, a package of shrink plastic, and enough basic supplies to get started on several of the projects in the book.  You’ll just need to supply some basic jewelry tools, fine grit sandpaper, scissors, permanent markers, colored pencils, and maybe some acrylic paints, and you’ll be on your way to making some adorable pieces like the Springtime Francie Earrings, the Seven Treasures Earrings, the Laurel Necklace, and the Cat and Milk Brooch.  The total retail value of the prize package is over $50!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling us what you like most about shrink plastic jewelry.  Giveaway ends next Wednesday, June 26th at 4pm PT.  At that time, we will choose one random winner from those who left comments on this blog post.  Please do not comment anonymously and do not use your Yahoo Pulse Profile or your Twitter account when commenting, we cannot contact you if you do.  If you comment using your Facebook account, please make sure that your privacy settings allow us to contact you – and check your “other” folder after the giveaway ends.  Please adhere to all Beadaholique rules and conditions for this giveaway.

  • Jennifer Arndt

    I like how easy it is to use and how quickly a project comes together!

  • Stacey Toda

    I love shrink plastic jewelry!!! I use to like to make charm
    bracelets with it (I LOVE charm bracelets). But I have had trouble finding
    shrink plastic recently. I’m sooo glad you have this.

  • Betty Winslow

    I love using it! I first tried it at a STEM teachers ‘workshop on properties of polymer plastics and it was so much fun. I’d love to win this!!

  • Monique

    Just found a sheet of this and was wondering what to do with it??? Awaiting to see all the great ideas!!

  • Liddy

    Love this product it is so much. Have not use this lately and would love to win the product to make some very fun and creative jewerly.

  • Janine Gerade

    I like to use shrink plastic in my jewelry because I always want to incorporate my photographs and typography in my designs. It makes it feel more original if I use more than one of my “talents” in a piece.

  • Cheryl Mikolaszuk

    Never tried it but it seems very interesting. Always looking for new techniques!

  • LWickham

    I am always interested in a new technique! I have shrink plastic and would love to learn how to use it for jewelry!

  • Janette York

    I remember using Shrinky Dinks when I was a little girl and loved it. I would love to do this now with my daughter. We would have a ball. :o)

  • Mitzie

    What I like best is that its so user friendly. Being inexpensive, easy to use, and light weight is a trifecta of goodness. Not to mention its so very versatile… is that a quadfecta? Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Virginia

    It was the first thing that I made jewely out of. My sister and I made earing many years ago.

  • Yisrayah Beharry

    never tried this but always looking for things to try with my niece she loves to try new things.

  • Nicole ImdoingmeWilliamson

    I’m always interested in trying new methods of making jewlery I’d love to win this so I can try it out

  • Jenny

    They look so cute and pretty! I am looking for something new and different for my jewellery making and these look just the thing! Literally cannot wait to give them a go!

  • Terry

    How fun! New ideas. Since it is plastic, it must be waterproof?

    • Strung Out

      Hi Terry, it’s actually not waterproof because you risk losing your color/designs. Plus, most of the pieces will have metal components putting them all together. But it is versatile and lightweight!

  • Leilani

    Cool, I’ve seen artist use these to make mini pieces of art for jewelry. That would make a cool charm bracelet.

  • Charlene Bucy Weese

    I would love to have some shrink plastic to play with and see if I can develop another creative outlet.

  • Kasey Thompson

    It’s been years since I’ve used shrinky dinks, how fun is this! I’d love to make a fun bracelet with this. I love the little ticking sounds the plastic makes as it moves. So much fun!

  • BeadingBeauty

    I can already imagine the jewelry I can make! Stamps and alcohol inks to make wonderful pendants.

  • Hope Smitherman

    I really like the durability and the versatility of shrink plastic jewelry. Thank you for the opportunity to win this cool book!

  • Ruth

    I always loved messing with plastic as a kid, coloring it in with sharpies or other permanent ink. I still have some of the pieces.

  • carla sadler

    I love using shrink plastic!! I love the ease of creating with it and then the excitement of watching the pieces shrink!

  • Luci

    I’ve never used it YET but have long wanted to. I think it will offset and expand my current offerings.

  • Stephanie Desbiens McDonald

    OMG!! oh the memories!! I can’t wait to start using this stuff again. Never even crossed my mind till now. The posibilities would be endless….and a book to help inspire. I would love this!

  • Holly

    What fun?! The possibilities seem endless & I love the fact that the jewelry components will be lightweight — especially important for earrings. Having a book to give me ideas & technique hints would be a great way to get started with this medium.

  • renee m.

    Well, first of all I never get tired of watching the stuff shrink :) But I also like that I can make charms, etc., be the colors and shapes I want them to be. And dipping them in UTEE to shrink them is really cool. The book looks like such a fun resource to have–thanks for having the giveaway!

  • Michelle W.

    What fun! I would love to try this kind of jewelry. I would love it because it would remind me of my childhood…I remember doing shrinky dinks at church and with my friends at home.

  • Anna

    As a kid, I was fascinated by Shrinky Dinks, but my mom wasn’t too keen on me playing with the oven, so I never had the opportunity to experiment with them. Using Shrinky Dinks in jewelry making as an adult is totally my chance to rectify missing out as a kid!

  • Brenda

    I love all the different ways of creating with the shrink plastic. The creative possibilities are endless!

  • Marlene Strait

    Love shrinky dink. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Angela Mullis

    I remember playing with shrink plastic when we were kids! Rainy afternoons, craft projects with mom…….ahhhh, good times!

    Angi Mullis

  • Willow Ciarrochi

    Creating with shrink plastic is such fun but I really could use help in actually making jewelry out of what I shrink.. LOL. The book would be so helpful!!!

  • Heather

    Loved playing with these as a kid. They use to come pre printed with cartoon characters and the packaging turned into a backdrop so you could play make believe with them. So cool. Would love to learn how to use them in jewelry making

  • ibladydragon

    I remember making funny things with my daughter when she was little.. making jewelry with it sounds very interesting.

  • Christie Eason Frank

    I’m excited about the challenge of making more sophisticated pieces out of shrink plastic than the designs I helped my daughter make when she was small. There’s so much potential, and I just don’t know how to begin!

  • Tammy Hempel

    I remember playing with these as a kid it would be great to play with them once again only this time making really nice looking jewelry! I would love to win this.

  • Ana Cravidao (aka ACBEADS)

    I haven’t tried Shrink Plastic yet, but it looks full of possibilities.
    acbeads at gmail com

  • Mona

    I haven’t really tried shrink plastic before, though it sounds like something I’d love to try.

  • MaryKrajnovich

    I like that the shrink plastic can be used in so many different ways for rings, pendants , hair clips and more!

  • Jonalyn

    I loved making them as a kid. Would be so much fun to do it again!

  • Sophia Paeony Lim

    Love to win this and try it.

  • Shereen Deemer

    I love shrink plastic because it allows you to use your own creative artwork to easily make eye catching jewelry.

  • Giada Ciriello

    mi sa sono in ritardo per il giveway :( nuu adoravo questo prodotto vorrei proprio provarlo

  • Josey

    I remember playing with shrinky dink when my mother was alive and again with my daughter when she was alive. This just brings back all of those wonderful, happy memories. Wish they were both here now so we can all relive those happy days. I know it will bring back fond memories when I start using this new book Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk. Can’t wait to get started.

  • Stacia

    i have not used shrink plastic in many years, i think it would definitely be fun to play with agin!

  • Connie

    Love the crispness of the colors. The possibilities are endless!

  • Rijacki

    I remember playing with Shrinky Dink as a child and the many delightful things we made. Such a great idea incorporating it into jewelry!

  • Carol Bunch

    What I like most about shrink plastic jewelry is that the design is limited only by your own creativity and imagination.

  • Tammy Crews

    I would love shrink plastic jewelry because I am new at this and it looks like a lot of fun to play with. I am very creative and love using my mind and hands.

  • joann

    I love drawing and love to make jewelry so I would love to win the shrink plastics. It would be un to make my own charms with my designs.

  • Mzz Plat

    I never thought of making jewelry out of this. I’ve looked on the net and seen some beautiful stuff. I’m going to try this.

  • sue

    I haven’t played with this in over 30 yrs, it would be great for mixed jewellery creations. Thanks for the chance to win.
    DoinDigital at gmail dot com

  • Angela Sosinski

    I love how your design can be big enough so you can easily draw and color it then it shrinks to a cute little size, perfect for charms!

  • Dale

    It’s fun to watch your pieces shrink and you’re able to use your own artwork!

  • Shannon

    I have only used shrink plastic made from Solo cups and plastic from the bakery. I like how thick it gets when it shrinks.

  • Trish

    What I love the most about the shrink plastic is there really is no limit to what you can do with it. Layers, riveting, rubber stamping, markers, paint, pencil, on and on and on.

  • JoyfulMuse

    Love the shrinky jewelry idea. Brings back the fun of being a kid!

  • Rose Estigoy

    I like that is is so versatile. I made shrinky dink jewelry in the early 80’s!

  • Alicia Brown

    I love that it’s family friendly. Great for kids and adults.

  • Strung Out