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Make your own cheap bling and everyone will know your name!
I calculated the cost of my materials and this necklace cost around 50p / $1 to make, so this is very very very cheap bling.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Blinging Name Choker - Step 1
    Step 1

    You can do this by hand, or go for the easy option, and use an image editing or word processing program to write out your name. I didn't have any fonts that looked exactly the way I wanted them to, so I joined up the words by moving the letters closer together.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Blinging Name Choker - Step 2
    Step 2

    Print this out. Remember that you want to print / draw it a lot bigger than the final charm, because you will be shrinking it down soon.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Blinging Name Choker - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place small dots of sticky tack around the letters.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Blinging Name Choker - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place a sheet of clear shrink plastic on top, pressing it down at the sticky tack on to the letters, so that it's secured tightly.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Blinging Name Choker - Step 5
    Step 5

    Carefully cut around the letters, through the paper and shrink plastic with a pair of scissors. Use a Stanley knife to cut out tricky detailed areas and in between the letters.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Blinging Name Choker - Step 6
    Step 6

    Punch two holes out of the top corners at either side of the name.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Blinging Name Choker - Step 7
    Step 7

    Remove the paper backing and sticky tack from the name.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Blinging Name Choker - Step 8
    Step 8

    Shrink down in an oven.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Blinging Name Choker - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cover the backs of the crystals in clear glue, I used nail varnish, and carefully place around the letters using tweezers.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Blinging Name Choker - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cover the whole necklace so that it sparkles.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Blinging Name Choker - Step 11
    Step 11

    Slip jump rings through the two holes you made earlier and attach your name pendant to a chain. Voila, you're ready to sparkle!

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Brigit
Brigit · Baltimore, Maryland, US · 2 projects
Love
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larso a.
larso a.
This is uniqe
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Charyawn221
Charyawn221
How unique. You come up with some GREAT ideas. Props to you miss.

I'll have to try it this weekend.
Happy Holidays ~ Gobble, Gobble!!!
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david l.
david l.
impressive.. lovely
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Negarina
Negarina · Tehran, Tehran, IR · 4 projects
what is the font that you used to write that? that's so beautiful
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Jade M.
Jade M. · Jersey City, New Jersey, US · 11 projects
How long do you put it in the oven?! What degree? Ahhh someone please message me and tell me!!
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Ashleigh G.
Ashleigh G.
This is amazing! but how did you get the letters closer together?
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Ashleigh G.
Ashleigh G.
This is amazing! but how did you get the letters closer together?
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Jeri F.
Jeri F. · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 15 projects
I love how you did that!
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Luma!
Luma! · 4 projects
I LOVE THIS PROJECT!
WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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