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A Perfect Circle inspired Eat The Elephant heart necklace!
This necklace was inspired by the cover of A Perfect Circle's new album, Eat The Elephant. You can sketch your own design but I've attached a scan of mine, incase you'd like to use it.

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. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Referring to medical diagrams online, sketch the basic shape of an elephant heart onto a sheet of clear shrink plastic. Remember that you want to sketch your necklace about seven times bigger than you'd like the final version to end up.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add the openings at the ends of the aortas to give it a slightly more gory look.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Begin sketching in a large vein down the middle of the heart.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add a second intertwining vein.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Continue adding veins until you're happy with your design.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use a coloured pencil to shade one section of the heart. Start lightly and then deepen the colour to add some dimension to the edges.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pick another colour and start filling in another section of the heart.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Keep colouring until you've completed all the sections of the heart.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take a red marker pen and fill in one of the veins.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Once you've added the main vein, you can draw small branches shooting out.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Take a blue marker pen and fill in the intertwining vein.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    Take a black marker and sketch over the outline of the heart.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    For a more Victorian look, take a fine liner and add cross hatching to the edges of the heart.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 14
    Step 14

    Keep sketching until you're happy and then leave the ink to dry.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 15
    Step 15

    Cut around the outline of the heart with a pair of scissors.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 16
    Step 16

    Hold your heart up to the light to make sure you're happy with the design.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 17
    Step 17

    Grab your hole punch.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 18
    Step 18

    Use a hole punch to make a hole at either side of the heart.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 19
    Step 19

    Place your necklace on a baking sheet and shrink in the oven until small. Place under a heavy book as it cools to help it lay flat.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 20
    Step 20

    Gather two jump rings and a length of necklace chain.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 21
    Step 21

    Slip the jump rings through the holes on the heart.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 22
    Step 22

    Attach the chain to the jump rings.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Elephant Heart Necklace - Step 23
    Step 23

    Close the jump rings and your new necklace is ready to wear.

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