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See the rainbow. Taste the rainbow. Wear the rainbow.
I like the way this necklace turned out. I can't wait to wear it to school! :D

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  • How to make a pendant necklace. Rainbow Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Gather your supplies. I made an outline of my rainbow on the shrink plastic so I wouldn't mess up. Remember to pay close attention to what size you want it to be. (The plastic shrinks to about a third or less of its original size.)

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Rainbow Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Color your rainbow. Afterwards, it should look a little something like this.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Rainbow Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Very carefully, cut out your rainbow.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Rainbow Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Punch two holes into the middle of the plastic. Not too close, and not too far; about a centimeter apart.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Rainbow Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place the rainbow on the cardboard, and the cardboard on the cookie sheet. Put the cookie sheet in the oven and set the timer on your oven for three minutes.

  • Step 6

    This is an important step. You must watch the plastic as it shrinks. What happens is that (for those of you who haven't used shrink plastic before) it curls up and shrinks and then flattens out. However, you have to take it out at the precise moment when it is still curled up, before it flattens out again. This is how the rainbow gets its shape. If you are not satisfied with your rainbow's shape, the plastic is bendable right after you take it out of the oven. Wearing the latex gloves, you can bend it. Beware, because it hardens in a few seconds; obviously, if you continue to bend it without realizing it has hardened, it will break. :( If it hardens, and you still don't like the shape, put it back in the oven. It will get soft again. You can retry bending it to your liking.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Rainbow Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    After the whole oven episode, it'll look like this. :)

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Rainbow Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Glue a cotton ball onto each side using the super glue. I found the cotton balls to be a bit big so I cut one in half and used one half for each side.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Rainbow Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    I just wanted to show a picture of the holes before the next step.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Rainbow Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Twist open a jump ring wide. Put one end of the open jump ring through one hole and out the other. Using the needle nose pliers (or your fingers), close the jump ring with the chain inside, so the rainbow will hang from the chain.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Rainbow Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    You're done!
    Hope you like it ;)

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Kinhime Dragon
Kinhime Dragon · Denton, Texas, US · 703 projects
cool!
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Scarlet
Scarlet · Stafford, Virginia, US · 46 projects
This is so cute and inventive. Love it Happy
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Panda-Goes-Rawr
Panda-Goes-Rawr · 5 projects
KAWAII Happy
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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
hey you don't taste like skittles
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