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Super retro and easy earrings

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1105 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. 3D Glasses Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start off by drawing a template of 3D glasses, remember to make the template a lot bigger than you want the final earrings to be. Cut this out.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. 3D Glasses Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw around the template on to the wrong side of white shrink plastic.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. 3D Glasses Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out the white shrink plastic glasses. Use an xacto cutting knife to cut the lens parts out.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. 3D Glasses Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place small dots of blue tack around the glasses.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. 3D Glasses Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stick the glasses on to a sheet of clear shrink plastic. Cut around the outside of the glasses through the clear plastic, but don't cut out the lenses.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. 3D Glasses Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use a hole punch to make a hole through the center of the glasses. Punch through both the white and clear plastic.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. 3D Glasses Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Remove the white from the clear plastic and peel off the blue tack.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. 3D Glasses Earrings - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat the previous steps so that you have two sets of glasses.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. 3D Glasses Earrings - Step 9
    Step 9

    Shrink down in an oven until small.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. 3D Glasses Earrings - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut out small squares of red and blue (or green) acetate to fit behind the glasses as lenses.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. 3D Glasses Earrings - Step 11
    Step 11

    Glue these in place to the clear shrink plastic.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. 3D Glasses Earrings - Step 12
    Step 12

    Glue the white glasses on top of the clear plastic. You've now made a pair of mini 3D glasses.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. 3D Glasses Earrings - Step 13
    Step 13

    Cut a length of chain, attach to a jump ring and attach on to the glasses. Attach an earring hook in the middle of the chain.

  • How to make a pair of shrink plastic earrings. 3D Glasses Earrings - Step 14
    Step 14

    Attach a charm to the loose end of the chain. Repeat this to make a second earring and you're all done.

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Ariel B.
Ariel B. · Kalamazoo, Michigan, US · 23 projects
Very cute!
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.x. RAWR .x.
.x. RAWR .x.
awesome(:
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RogueSister
RogueSister · Richmond, England, GB · 11 projects
cute Happy
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Zoey ( :
Zoey ( : · London, GB · 3 projects
so cool! want them!
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Skylar
Skylar · Tucson, Arizona, US · 4 projects
Awesome! I just got shrink plastic!
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Skylar
Skylar · Tucson, Arizona, US · 4 projects
WANT SHRINK PLASTIC
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minty
minty · 16 projects
very cute Happy
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Crafter Monkey
Crafter Monkey · Bolton, England, GB · 6 projects
aceness!
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'Gemyz
'Gemyz · Auckland, Auckland, NZ · 1 project
cute! :]
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1373 projects
Someone left the acetate in my house, so I have no idea where they got it from. Sorry!
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