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Show your bones, your dinosaur bones!

My friend Emma really wanted a Tatty Devine Dinosaur Necklace so I decided to have a shot at making a similiar one for her birthday, without copying their original design.

The great thing about this is that you can change the type of dinosaur by making a few extra bones and a new head and switching them around a bit. If you wanted to make this really cool, try using glow in the dark shrink plastic.

See more wonderful jewellery on their website at www.tattydevine.com.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Dinosaur Bone Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find a picture of a dinosaur you like and trace around the outline on to paper. Remember, it needs to be 7x the size you want your final necklace to be.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Dinosaur Bone Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use an cutting knife to cut out the inner details. Cut the template up in to sections, to make it look like connecting bones.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Dinosaur Bone Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place blue tack on one side of the template and stick down on to shrink plastic.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Dinosaur Bone Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out the shrink plastic dinosaur.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Dinosaur Bone Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Decide where you need to connect the bones together and use a hole punch to make small round holes.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Dinosaur Bone Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Shrink down the dino in an oven, making sure to press the pieces flat when they first come out hot.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Dinosaur Bone Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use white wire to connect the bones together. I made little loops with jewellery pliers, opened them and then slipped it on to both bones before closing them off.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Dinosaur Bone Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Slip a jump ring through the head of the dinosaur and the tail and cut a length of white embroidery thread. Loop it through the jump ring and knot in place.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Dinosaur Bone Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Thread the string with white seed beads, long enough to wear around your neck nicely.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Dinosaur Bone Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Attach half a toggle clasp to either side.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Dinosaur Bone Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    All done, Raaarrrrr!

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Panda-Goes-Rawr
Panda-Goes-Rawr · 5 projects
So kool great use of shrink plastic :3
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Chelli B.
Chelli B. · Līhuʻe, Hawaii, US
didnt think i would like a dinosuar bone necklace but when i saw it i thought it was awesome.
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Ghosts are Green
Ghosts are Green · 13 projects
Yes, please! A template would be fantastic! Happy Love this project.
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Lei
Lei · 8 projects
can you post the template? thank you!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
Aww thanks everyone. I can scan in the bone templates and add them as an attachment if anyone wants to make them?

frabjous - I used scissors to cut around the outside and a stanley knife to get the inner details.
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
wooow i'm impressed what an awesome great beautiful idea of yours. Love it.!!!!! thank you for the great tute and sharing;-D
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Amber A.
Amber A. · Moreno Valley, California, US · 2 projects
yeah I saw that necklace too, I even saved the picture cause I loved it soo and wanted to make it since it was sooo expensive,but I never got around to trying. so yes this is a very cool tutorial
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Kathx
Kathx · Fayetteville, North Carolina, US · 5 projects
That's awesome! I saw a similar necklace on a website for sale that was like 60 dollars. Really cool!
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Mickie
Mickie · Grand Junction, Colorado, US · 43 projects
i been wanting glow in dark but can't find any. find one kit on ebay wanted 40 dallors for it. so if you know where let me know i be so happy
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Mickie
Mickie · Grand Junction, Colorado, US · 43 projects
i been wanting glow in dark but can't find any. find one kit on ebay wanted 40 dallors for it. so if you know where let me know i be so happy
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