Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Heart Necklace made from Shrink Plastic!

Halloween is almost here and I am still craftin' things for it! As I said a few weeks back in my skull bracelet tutorial, I am loving creating jewelry with my eBosser.
Today's tutorial is for a creepy necklace that's easy to make, and would be a great accessory for a witch costume!
-Cooler Concepts Shrink Film
-printer and ink
- Dictionary and Green Floral Digital Papers from The Chillingsworth Manor Collection by Echo Park (Available at JessicaSprague.com)
- Happy Halloween 3"x3" Combo Die and Embossing Folder by ProvoCraft Cuttlebug (I just used the die, not the embossing folder)
- eCraft and circle basic shape or 1 inch hole punch
- 1/4" circle hand (hole) punch (Mine are by Fiskars)
- 9 6mm jump rings
- 1 lobster claw clasp
- Flat-nose pliers
- Needle-nose pliers
- Embossing Heat Gun
- Jewelry Chain

First, I printed the Dictionary and Green Floral Digital Paper from the Chillingsworth Manor Collection onto the Shrink Film by Cooler Concepts and let it dry.
Next, I cut out the heart section of the dictionary paper (vertically) with the die shape from the Happy Halloween 3"x3" Combo Die and Embossing Folder by ProvoCraft. I then punched holes in the top with my 1/4 inch hole punch.
Using my eCraft, I cut two 1 inch circles out of the Green Floral digital paper. Using the 1/4 inch hole punch, I punched a hole on one side of the circle, and then another hole directly across from it. 
Then I shrank all of my cut out shapes with my embossing heat gun. After they were cooled down, I attached the shrink film charms together with jump rings and attached them to chain, adding a clasp and jump ring at the ends.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! 
If you have any questions please ask below. 
Are you using your eBosser to create spooky jewelry for Halloween!?  I'd love to hear!
- Kim


  1. I am so diggin' this heart necklace. I may have to steal you idea and give one to Johnny Luv for our anniversary.

  2. Oh my! I love this creation! I never knew shrink plastics can make a cool craft like this one. Thanks for sharing your lovely idea!