Shrinky Dink Cool Summer Necklace & Earring Set
Add a splash of summer fun when you wear this Shrinky Dink jewelry set.
- Shrinky Dinks Frosted Ruff N’ Ready Shrinkable Plastic
- Peebles Decorator Chalks: Lime, Aqua, Light Blue
- Circle Punches: 1-inch, 2.5-inch, 4-inch (circle templates can also be used)
- 1/8-inch Hole Punch
- 7mm Silver Jump Rings
- Silver Link Chain (20-inch length)
- Silver Link Chain (two 3-inch lengths for earrings)
- Silver Lobster Claw
- Silver Earring Hooks
- Needle Nose Pliers
Punch or cut circles from the Frosted Ruff N’ Ready Shrinkable plastic sheets in the following amounts: 7 large circles, 7 medium circles, 18 small circles.
Use an applicator or your finger to cover the rough side of the plastic circles with chalk. It’s important that you rub the chalk in, and brush away any chalk dust. Color 2 large circles with lime, 2 with light blue and 3 with aqua. Color 2 medium circles with lime, 2 with aqua and 3 with light blue. Color 6 small circles with lime, 6 with light blue and 6 with aqua.
Use the hole punch to make a hole near the edge of each circle, being sure to leave ¼-inch between the edge of the circle and the hole.
Bake the colored circles according to package instructions. The chalk will not come off after baking. The plastic is translucent, so the color is visible on each side. Allow the pieces to cool completely.
Use the pliers and a jump ring to attach the lobster claw to one end of the 20-inch chain. Lay out the chain in a U shape on a flat surface. Place the large circles first, spacing them as desired. Next place the medium circles and then the small ones. Counting links between pieces can be helpful to obtain a symmetrical layout. Don’t be afraid to layer pieces to create depth and variations of color.
Secure the circles to the chain using the jump rings and pliers.
Using the 3-inch lengths of chain, attach small circles from the bottom up alternating the colors as desired. Skip a couple of links in between each circle, and fasten with jump rings. Slip the top of the chain through the ear wire.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.
Change colors and shapes to suit any outfit.