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'Shrink' your fears with this Friday the 13th Must.
This Friday the 13th it's time to embrace and face all the things that make people nervous, I used a bat, a broken mirror, a voodoo doll, a raven, the number 13, a black cat, a full moon, an owl, and an open umbrella inside. For the charms on my bracelet I made homemade shrinkies from recycled #6 plastic. (Shrinkies were a huge hit with campers at summer camp. You can buy Shrinkie Dink plastic sheets, but why bother when you can recycle something.)

Posted by Gertie from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Gertie's 52 projects »
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  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. "Unlucky" Charm Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with #6 plastic. (The kind you often find from deli containers. I used a cookie container.)

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. "Unlucky" Charm Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut shape. I cut circles all the same size.

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. "Unlucky" Charm Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    I printed off a sheet of clip art I found on the computer as a template to trace my designs.

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. "Unlucky" Charm Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use magic markers/Sharpies to trace and decorate.

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. "Unlucky" Charm Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Punch hole in plastic before they go in the oven. It will be too thick after wards.

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. "Unlucky" Charm Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place in a pre-heated 350-400 degree oven. They will curl up, shrink, then flatten out and stop shrinking. They only take a few seconds so watch them.

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. "Unlucky" Charm Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    This picture shows how much they can shrink form the original size to the final size.

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. "Unlucky" Charm Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Get chain ready with latch attached on end. The jump rings are for attaching the charms to the chains of the bracelet.

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. "Unlucky" Charm Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Attach the charms by the jump rings to the chain. Space evenly.

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. "Unlucky" Charm Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    Wear and enjoy.

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Pam
Pam · Pocatello, Idaho, US · 332 projects
LOOOOOOVE IT!!! I have always wondered about making my own shrinky dink stuff! And now I can, while having an excuse to buy treats from the bakery at the same time ^_^ Thank you a ton for sharing!!!
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Gertie
Gertie · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 52 projects
the process of shrinking makes the charms and the drawing on them appear more delicate and detailed.
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Hdoddles
Hdoddles · 46 projects
I love it so easy yet so awsome Happy
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The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress · 5 projects
too cool!! <3
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