Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Shrink Plastic Heart Earrings

Valentine's Heart Filigree Earrings

Shrink plastic can be found at your local craft store.  It's a super fun product for the entire family.

What You Need

  • Shrink plastic
  • Baking sheet
  • Baby powder
  • Oven or toaster oven
  • Scissors
  • Hot pad
  • 2 fish hook ear wires
  • 6 (6mm) jump rings
  • ¼” hole punch
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Pencil

 What To Do
  1. For each earring, cut a 3-1/2” x 4-1/4” piece of shrink plastic. Fold plastic in half. Crease will disappear when shrunk.
  2. Lay folded plastic over pattern. Trace pattern using pencil. NOTE: Shaded areas on pattern will be cut out and discarded. Cut out design following pencil lines (excess lines can be erased before shrinking).  You have two pieces, the outer heart and the inner heart with filigree design. Open design and use a paper punch to make holes where indicated on pattern.
  3. Preheat oven to 275-300 degrees. Lightly sprinkle baking sheet with baby powder and place plastic pieces on baking sheet. Place in oven. When flat, remove from oven with hot pad and let cool.
  4. Attach jump rings and fish hook ear wires to hearts, using needle nose pliers.

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