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Cool Shrinky rings
I had seen somewhere rings made from shrinky plastic that were stamped. I wanted to do something a little more elaborate. So this is what I came up with. I especially love the skull rings. Cool!!

Posted by Creativemind from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States • Published See Creativemind's 116 projects »
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  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Rings - Step 1
    Step 1

    First cut a piece that is about 7 inches long with either regular scissors for a straight edge or the decorative cut. The width you can size to whatever you like. I cut mine about an inch or so wide. Then using a hole punch, put a hole right in the center.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Rings - Step 2
    Step 2

    With your sharpie, draw a skull or any picture of your choice about 1 1/2 x 1 inch and cut out either directly on the edge of the image or a little beyond and then punch hole in top center.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Rings - Step 3
    Step 3

    When the band has been in oven the appropriate amount of time, you have about 10 seconds to work with before it cools. Quickly wrap around dowel (or whatever you found to use the approximate the size you want your ring to be) and hold in place for a few seconds. The piece will be hot so you may want to use oven mitts or something. If you at first or second or fifth try to get the perfect round shape to your object, just put the piece back in the oven until it lies flat and try it again. Note: the more times you do this it will get smaller and smaller, so it may not completely wrap around your dowel by the time you get it right.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Rings - Step 4
    Step 4

    With the hole punch confetti left over from when you put the hole into the ring base, use X-acto knife to put a little hole through it. First lay the piece on a protected surface and make hole with the knife then twist around to make it big enough for the flat head pin to fit through.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Rings - Step 5
    Step 5

    It's better to use gel super glue because it's not runny, apply glue on inside of confetti on opposite side of head pin and put through back side of ring base.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Rings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Put the ring back on your form (dowel) to hold in place until it dries.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Rings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Bake skull while other piece is drying.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Rings - Step 8
    Step 8

    Add metal spacers and use pliers to bend pen at a right angle. Cut to about an 1/4 or so. It is easier to do this with it still on your form.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Rings - Step 9
    Step 9

    Bend pen to curve at base of spacer to hold tightly into place.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Shrinky Dink Rings - Step 10
    Step 10

    You can either add a jump ring to add skull, or reopen pin to attach it as I did.

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Mickie
Mickie · Grand Junction, Colorado, US · 43 projects
check my out i made angle wings earrings and nightmare before christmas bracelet
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Calochortus
Calochortus · 1 project
This is super cool! I like the details!
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Creativemind
Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
Thankz Bunny and mamchka, much appreciated.
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Creativemind
Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
Thanks for the comments Bunny and mamachka, much appreciated.
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mamachka
mamachka
OOOoooh these came out great! I made my first skull & crossbones earrings the other day. Not so great! Happy
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BunnyKissd
BunnyKissd · Oswego, Illinois, US · 2 projects
Very cool!
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