Grab the kids and let them explore their creative side with this Sweet Fun necklace! This kid portion of the Mommy and Me project using Shrinky Dinks® goes with our other necklace, Savanna. Read the instructions for the other necklace here.
Our Shrinky Dinks pieces were drawn and cut out by Artbeads Owners Devin and Cynthia's daughter Jessica, but your child can choose whatever shapes they want to design. Jessica colored her designs using permanent markers. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for shrinking the plastic correctly.
Shrinky Dinks is a registered trademark of Hasbro.
Attach each finished piece to its own sterling silver open jump ring. The size of jump rings you use will be determined by the size of each piece. Connect the jump rings along the sterling silver 1-to-1 twisted figure 8 chain, evenly spacing them across the length. Watch our Handy Tip video if you need helpwith jump rings.
Connect each portion of the sterling silver heart cut-out toggle clasp to its own 0.75x5.35mm open jump ring and attach one portion to each end of the chain.
Approximate size: 17 inches Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes (plus dry time) Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Sterling Silver 1-to-1 Twisted Figure 8 Chain (925CH76, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Heart Cut-Out Toggle Clasp (SS-TOG70, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.89 x 9.0mm) (SS-OJR35-H, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 5.35mm) (SS-OJR30-F, qty 6)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Sterling Silver Chain - 1318 Light Cable Chain (925CH32)
Antique Silver-Plated Curb Chain (SPACH09)
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Crimped Oval Link Chain (BTF-0121)
Gold-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0052)
Antique Gold Honey Bee Toggle Clasp (GA-TOG04)
14/20 Gold-Filled Medium Toggle Clasp (GF-TOG02)
Sterling Silver 12mm Twisted Toggle Clasp (SS-TOG14)