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Shrink plastic Name necklaces!
For these you will need a packet of Shrinkies these can be bought at any craft shop or on EBay.

They are available in a variety of colours including clear, black white and pastels.

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  • How to make a name necklace. Name Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take your sheet of Shrinkies

    Draw on the rough side (if you would like your necklace to be on the shiny side draw your design backwards, otherwise it will be matt) your name or slogan, the font needs to be as large as possible (the plastic shrinks dramatically) with each letter connecting to the next.

    Alternatively you can make a stencil, I do this by using my computer printing off a font gluing the paper onto card and cutting it out.

  • How to make a name necklace. Name Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Once you are happy with the design cut ot out then using a hole punch carefully punch a hole at either end, this will make it easier to attach to a chain.

  • How to make a name necklace. Name Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Put your shrinkies in the oven following the instructions on the packet.

    If your design comes out of the oven with curled edges simply flatten it using a book or magazine whilst it is still warm.

  • How to make a name necklace. Name Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    After you have left it to cool attach a jump ring to either end, or thread the chain straight through the holes



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carly k.
carly k. · 1 project
Did you draw the name on the first necklace or did u use a font... i really like it so i would appreciate if u could tell me what u did
Sarah :D
Sarah :D · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 20 projects
Cool! My name is Sarah, too. ;)
Smile-Lei-girl · Leicester, England, GB · 4 projects
They sell these, for like ridiculous money! Wow! so going to make one! thank you!

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I'm definitely going to make one of these, I've been after a pendant with my name on for aaaagesHappy
crafty_puppy *.
crafty_puppy *.
schweeeeeeet! i have to make one asap! =] I hope you are having a CRAFT-astic week!
emma d.
emma d.
this is really cool! ive wanted to do these kinds of things for ages!
but what do you use to cut them out, as scissors are terrible to cut round corners on shrink plastic and you cant cut the middle of letters out (for example - the hole inside the O).

Marlene · Nederland, Colorado, US
Super cute! I've just started playing with shrink plastic and I think I'm going to try one of these!
Crafter Monkey
Crafter Monkey · Bolton, England, GB · 6 projects
Another reason for my to get some shrink plastic. This is great thanks for the how to! xx
Spence_x · Nottingham, England, GB · 3 projects
This is so cute! :]
How did you so neatly cut out the gaps in the letters?
Just scissors and talent?
Deborah T.
Deborah T. · 1 project
this is so cool, thamks think i`m going to try to make it for my daughter,thanks Deborah T.
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