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Shrinky Dinks & Gelli Plates

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One of my favorite holiday crafts were some gelli plated earrings. They were so easy to do, very inexpensive, and loved by all the recipients. I bought Shrinky Dink materials at Hobby Lobby and then gelli plated over one large sheet using acrylic paints. I then made assorted marks with paint, a cork, and the edge of a credit card. Finally, I cut them into assorted shapes, used a corner punch to round out each corner, and added a hole with a regular-sized hole punch.
I followed the directions on the Shrinky Dink package to bake and shrink each earring. I used a metal one-cup measuring to flatten each one down once it came out of the oven. To finish, I added a jump ring and earring hook to each, and paired the earrings up into matching sets.
Here’s Princess M modeling a rectangular pair. Now I have an incentive to get my ears pierced!

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Tassel Earrings

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Tassel 6

I made the cutest earrings with some extra yarn I had after knitting a scarf.  Makes me wish I had pierced ears!  They were easy to make, though the construction was rather convoluted.  I first had to find an object that was the right size to wrap the yarn around.  I settled on Dan the Man’s new battery charger.  The charger is snuggled under the mess below. Read the rest of this entry