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Madison, Wisconsin, US
2013
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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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Instructions

  1. How to make a plastic bead. Shrink Plastic Seed Beads - Step 1 1

    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.

  2. How to make a plastic bead. Shrink Plastic Seed Beads - Step 2 2

    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.

  3. How to make a plastic bead. Shrink Plastic Seed Beads - Step 3 3

    Now heat up your embossing gun and fire those badboys until they can't shrink anymore and are about the size of seed beads.




  4. How to make a plastic bead. Shrink Plastic Seed Beads - Step 4 4

    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.

  5. How to make a plastic bead. Shrink Plastic Seed Beads - Step 5 5

    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.

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