If you haven’t figured it out by now, I enjoy making jewelry. Grafix Arts sent me a variety of different plastic products to work with. These mod earrings are using silver shrink film.
I remember working with shrink plastic as a child and my excitement is still the same today. Watching the plastic shrink always thrills me and I am happy with the smaller results!
- StazOn black in pad
- stamp block
- hole punch
- Silver Shrink Film
- toaster oven
- jewelry making findings
- corner rounder
- UV resin
- UV lamp
I stamped the image onto the silver film with StazOn ink twice.
I had a few areas that didn’t stamp solidly. Using a cotton swab and the ink pad, I filled in those areas – it worked great!
I used a corner rounder punch on the cut out pieces so there wouldn’t be any sharp edges when wearing the earrings.
I then centered a hole punch at the top of each image.
The plastic is now ready to bake. I have a dedicated toaster oven for crafting. I placed them on parchment paper, cover them with another piece of parchment paper, and followed the package directions for baking.
The two shrunk pieces are covered with UV resin to add thickness and longevity to the earrings. Then I used a variety of materials to finish off the earrings: silver wire, jump rings, black beads, ear wires, and jewelry-making tools.
I found the resin actually started the ink to bleed so if I were to do it again, I would spray fix the stamped image before using the UV resin.
Westcott 14849 8″ Straight Titanium Bonded Non-Stick Scissors
Jewelry Tool Kit
AZ | SSS | SB
Grafix Shrink Film