Die cut a pair of Christmas tree earrings using shrink plastic three different ways.
Fun for the holidays, fun for gift-giving, make a pair of Christmas tree earrings with a die from Scrapbook.com, and shrink film. I’ve shown three different designs all made from the same die. The green earrings are using alcohol ink, the rose gold earrings used a stamp pad, and the silver and black pair were stamped with a rubber stamp.
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To make the earrings I used the smallest die from the Nested Tree Dies and shrink film from Grafix. I used white and silver shrink film.
Nested Tree Die
Shrink film – white, silver
Rose gold stamp pad
Stazon ink pad
jewelry making tools and findings
Alcohol ink marker (green)
As the film shrinks, the colors become more intense. While there was a pattern on the rose gold trees, it is all but gone once shrunk. However, they did take on a more metallic sheen almost like glitter. Do you have a favorite pair?
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Diy your own mod earrings with Grafix shrink film.
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
Silver Shrink Film
jewelry making findings
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.
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