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A necklace that lightening struck twice.

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. High Voltage Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw out a lightening bolt, or use my template, and cut it out. (Remember that you want it to be 8 times the size you want your final bolt to be).

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. High Voltage Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw around the bolt, on to shrink plastic, using one of the coloured permanent markers.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. High Voltage Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the template to the side and fill in the outline with the marker.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. High Voltage Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Create a second bolt using a different colour of

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. High Voltage Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut out the bolts using with a pair of scissors.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. High Voltage Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make holes at the top of the bolts using a hole punch. Shrink the bolts in an oven and leave to cool.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. High Voltage Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take two chains of your desired length, one coloured and one silver.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. High Voltage Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Attach a jump ring through one end of the two chains.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. High Voltage Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Place your finger between the chains, just below the jump ring and twist the chains with your other hand so that they begin to intertwine.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. High Voltage Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    When you have the changed twisted tightly, carefully attach a jewellery clasp on to the other end of the chains.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. High Voltage Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Place jump rings on to the two bolts and attach them to the necklace. All done!

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JasperVoltory J.
JasperVoltory J.
I love this!! I created my own, but I'm having some trouble with the chains. They always untwine while I'm wearing it!! Any tips??
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ErsatzEpiphany
ErsatzEpiphany · Seattle, Washington, US · 105 projects
nice work! this is awesome =]
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Nagase|Edge
Nagase|Edge · St Joseph, Missouri, US · 10 projects
This is cool, love it. Happy
I also love that Battle Royale shirt. Did you make it yourself?
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Rainbow Girl
Rainbow Girl
Woww. Love it! Lightening bolts are awesome. Happy
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ashelee w.
ashelee w. · Houston, Texas, US
this is sooo much cheaper than getting it cut at the hardware store.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
The craft store in town had some. I can't usually find coloured chain either, so I bought loads of it when they had it.
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Nuhbe  .
Nuhbe . · Escatrón, Aragón, ES · 1 project
Cool!! ShrinkPlastic is very creative, I wonder where did ypu buy those chains, I love coloured chains but I can't find :S
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
Hey, I got mine from my local arts and craft store, Burns & Harris. Ask in arts and crafts stores near you, or if you're really stuck you can buy it online.
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CO + K User

Hi Cat, where can you get shrink plastic from? I've not heard of it before... Cheers Melanie
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