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shrinkydinks ring

I’ve wanted to try making shrink plastic jewellery for months, but I found some lovely rubber stamps yesterday that are only 3/8″ long, so when the stamped images are shrunk they are beautifully delicate.

I made this prototype ring in just a few minutes, to test the concept. It’s not perfect – I’m very inexperienced with stamping so I didn’t quite get the positioning I wanted, and the length shrunk slightly more than I expected, so the ends of the ring don’t meet on the inside, but I think the idea has promise:

shrinkydinks ring

What do you think?

I’ll try to make a better one, and then I’ll give you a close-up of the stamped design once I’ve perfected it…

6 Comments »

  1. This is such a very good idea. The design really does seem very pretty and delicate once it has been shrunk. It is very smoothly also.

  2. sue said

    please share a tut!
    these are adorable!!
    thanks,
    sue

  3. val said

    very pretty….a far cry from their original use for kids!

  4. I really like it! Reminds me of those artists that write words on grains of rice, since the artwork is so fine.

  5. Jessica said

    That is such a lovely idea! The design really does seem very pretty and delicate once it has been shrunk. Did you have to bend the plastic round something before you tried shrinking it – or did you bend it afterwards?

    Maybe a bit of colour would work well too?

  6. justjonna said

    I for one think this is adorable! By the way, you have very pretty hands.

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