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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Tutorial Tuesday


Hello. I've been looking forward to this tutorial for ages! This is definitely one of my favourite pieces of jewellery at the moment. It's a nice twist on the conventional collar piece or collar tips (which I love!).
I've used a heat gun to heat and shrink the polyshrink plastic. I actually find it much easier to heat in the oven instead of chasing bits of plastic around a plate! I'll be posting tomorrow my hints and tips, and ways to stay safe when using shrink plastic, so if your a bit unsure check back tomorrow for my guide. (click here to see part one)

What you'll need:
80cm/30inch chain / Shrink plastic / 7 x Jump rings / Hole punch / Flat nose or chain nose pliers




 



Instructions:
Making sure your screen is set to 100% trace the triangle onto a piece of paper and cut out / using this as a template to cut from, cut out two pieces of shrink plastic / Punch holes in 2 corners of the triangle / shrink using the instructions on the packet / Cut your chain into four pieces each 20cm/8inches in length / Attach two chains together a one end (do the same with the other two chains) / Using jump rings, attach each set of chains to a triangle. (See more on jump rings here) You should have two separate parts that look like necklaces / Take a jump ring and loop it through one of the rings on each triangle to bring the two together / Open one of the jump rings keeping the chain together and attach a clasp. (See more about attaching clasps here.) / If necessary add or take away chain links to achieve a necklace length your happy with.



2 comments:

  1. I like that "double chain" part of your necklace! Nice, simple and creative idea!
    lg lici

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    1. Thanks Lici. I like the idea of crossing over the chain as well. Might do some experiments with that soon!

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