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Shrinky Dinks® Bird Necklace
designed byCynthia Kimura
Skill LevelBeginner
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size20 Inches

I love birds of every shape and size, so for this design I used a variety of bird charms to create my own flock on a necklace.

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Remember playing with Shrinky Dinks® as a kid? You can still make amazing designs you'll find cool as a grown-up that you can use in jewelry! Artbeads President and Co-Owner Cynthia loves birds so she made cute bird shapes for her necklace, but you can create pieces that reflect what you love! We used our StāzOn ink pad to stamp the birds on the shrinking material with purchased stamps, cutting one design into a square shape and the other two into bird shapes. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for shrinking the plastic correctly. Shrinky Dinks is a registered trademark of Hasbro.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm)
Code SS-OJR35-D
Material Sterling Silver .925 Outside Diameter 5.9mm Aspect Ratio 4.8x Thickness 19 Gauge Place Of Origin USA
20 $0.32 $0.24
StazOn Ink Pad - Jet Black
Code INK-03
Place Of Origin Japan
12x9mm Antique Silver-Plated Oval Chain by the Foot
Code BTF-0165
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Longest Link 10.0 - 11.9mm Link Style Closed Links Sold by the Foot
3 $2.69 $2.01
Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-106
1 $7.49
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code TOOL-131
1 $10.99
Antique Silver-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain by the Foot
Code BTF-0050
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Longest Link 6.0 - 6.9mm Link Style Closed Links Sold by the Foot
3 $2.28 $1.71
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Small Circle Bird Tag
Code CHARM-0209
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand Nunn Design Place Of Origin USA
3 $2.68 $2.01
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