Bringing out the Nostalgia of Shrinking Plastic since 2013
As I was working with Shrink Plastic, I found that whatever stuff I was making had a lot of tiny little scraps. I don't like to waste, so I stuck a pin through them and used my embossing gun to shrink 'em. What I found I had created were Seed Beads!
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These are the materials you will most likely need, including an embossing gun. The hole puncher is only needed unless you have no scraps of Shrink Plastic- hole punch a bunch of circles in the plastic. You may also colour on the plastic with the Sharpies or Permanent markers.
STAB THEM! Great way to relieve stress or just live out your fantasies of being a giant monster looming over a bustling metropolis. If you're having trouble getting them on the pin, try pushing them on through a pincushion or pillow. Evenly space them throughout the pin.
*EDIT* The thickness of the pin, if you choose to use one, matters! Or, you can experiment using head pins or other pointy objects.
Now heat up your embossing gun and fire those badboys until they can't shrink anymore and are about the size of seed beads.
Take your ruler and quickly push the beads off the pin. Some might fuse, so if you have a design you like on a scrap, don't be completely in love with it, because it might fuse.
Woo! Now you've got seed beads made from shrink plastic! Have fun with whatever you make with these fabulous beads! You can also stab the scraps with a head pin or wire to make the hole in the middle bigger and then fire them that way.