Thursday, December 31, 2009

Accessorize with Shrinky Dinks :)


I've been waiting to show you this very fun project and its just the perfect time with the PPA's current Anything But a Card challenge. Aren't these 'fun' earrings?? I hope the recipient thinks so!! Do you remember playing with shrinking dinks when you were younger? What fun it was to watch them shrivel up? Well, I got to be a kid again and play with some shrinky dinks :) FUN!! Last year I had made these adorable wine glass charms using shrinky dinks and hoop earrings found at your local craft store. So, why not actually use the hoops for their intended purpose and make earrings?! Easy enough...
*Ran a piece of shrinky dink material through the Big Shot with the Snowflake #2 die. (Fun)
*Pressed my VersaMark pad all over my snowflake and added Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. (More Fun)
*Using my Heat Tool, and a popsicle stick (to keep the arms of the snowflake from sticking to each other in the heating process) I watched the magic of shrinky dinks :) (even more fun!!)
*Wait a few seconds to allow your transformed snowflake to cool. Popped out the Turquois rhinestone in the Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads and adhered to each side with Crystal Effects.
*Slipped on some beads, from the local craft store, and my snowflake onto the wire earring hoop and viola we have a fun dangly accessory. Did I mention this was fun? :) He he, love it!!

Hope you enjoyed my anything but a card project :) I wish you a very safe night bringing in the New Year with loved ones! A VERY Happy 2010 to you all! I'll be away until January 4th and then I'll be back to kreating with some new toys :) Until then, happy stamping...


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19 comments:

Barbra Byrnes said...

I love these Kim and will be making some soon. Thank you for sharing your idea with us all. Happy New Year!
Inky hugs from the kamperstampr

Cards by Gina said...

Wow! These earrings came out beautiful! What a terrific idea, Kim! I would love to wear a pair like them. Thanks so much for sharing! Glad you had fun, too.

Mary Fish said...

Very fun earrings. My daughter makes jewelry and picked up a necklace/pendant book. There were gorgeous shrinky dink ideas in there--many using stamps either with ink (shrinky dinks) or to create a cool impression in molded clay. Hugs, M

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh I so have to try this idea! Such fun!!!!

....Linda.... said...

Shrinky dinks! Gotta love it! And topped with ice...........what more could a girl want!

Mary said...

What a good idea. What a great project. Thanks for sharing. I'm headed to my studio to find my Shrinky Dinks....Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

Barbara Bird said...

Adorable! They remind me of a pair of snowflake earrings I had when I was younger. I think I will make these for my daughter (and maybe a pair for me!) Thank you for sharing.

Ann Schach said...

Neat ide, Kim! I will have to try these!

Carla Bazhenow said...

What a fun, cool project!!! I love these Kim, esp with the added Turquoise gems. Hugs,

Sandy said...

Thanks, Kim, for the great earrings and directions. I've been looking for something like this and I'm so happy you shared them today! Have great new year!

Patti MacLeith said...

Love this. I have some of this material but I never thought about putting it in the Big Shot! Yay!

Margaret Moody said...

I LOVE these, Kim! I've always wanted to play around with the Shrinky Dink material but never have! Your idea has inspired me to give it a try! Clever idea to use the Big Shot, too! Thanks for sharing!

Pals Paper Arts said...

Very clever idea! So glad you play @PPA!

Sue Lelli said...

These are so PRETTY! I would love them as earrings!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

These are incredible! What a terrific idea. These look like they should be in a jewelry store! XO

LeAnne said...

Well, you are just TOO clever, Miss Kim! This deserves kudos--congrats on the PPA win!

Scrappywonder said...

absolutely love them ~~ TFS!! R ;)

Ann Schach said...

Congrats on your PPA win!

Mary Fish said...

Hi Kim: Congrats on your PPA pick. Well deserved. Love the earrings! Hugs, M