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.