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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…


  1. justjonna said

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

  2. 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?

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

  4. val said

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

  5. sue said

    please share a tut!
    these are adorable!!

  6. 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.

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