Saturday, May 08, 2010

chunky zebra ring tutorial


I am not sure when or why I decided that I needed a chunky zebra ring (maybe when I was lounging on the couch with one of our zebra print pillows?) I love animal print accents- in moderation- and had the idea that a zebra ring would make a great little accessory! And the perfect material to use is my new favorite supply to play with- SHRINK PLASTIC!


I started by drawing a zebra design (with permanent marker) on a cream colored opaque sheet of shrink plastic.



I then cut out a strip of the plastic measuring roughly 1.5" x 8.5"- keeping in mind that it will shrink to half the size.


I placed it in the oven and for about 30 second and let it shrink.



While the plastic was still soft (which doesn't last for long) I used a perfume bottle that was the same size as my finger to wrap and form the ring. If I were a jeweler I would have the appropriate supplies like a ring stick or something to size rings but instead I used what I had on hand :)




I was so happy with the result that I made a couple more!





36 comments:

jgr said...

Super-cool as always! Thank you for the inspiration!

Ludid said...

it's nice to make something just like you like it. i just started looking in my closet for something to reuse in my projects. i enjoy what you come up with.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! Fabulous! I don't think shrink plastic is available in the Philippines though!
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Bird In Cage said...

How fun and funky and simple to make.

E.T said...

lovely! Looks good on you!

Rebekah Leigh said...

so so clever!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

What a great idea. Thank you!

whyducks said...

I just love it, thank you for sharing x

The Dreaming Bear said...

So cute! We are crazy about zebra stripes at our house....we have it on pillows, a couch, shoes, and more! This is a great idea! Thanks!

DANY said...

bellissimo e originalissimo.
very beautifull
Dany

jessica said...

alisa, go here: http://justsomethingimade.blogspot.com/2010/05/fun-with-shrink-plastic-blog-ring.html to see another shrink plastic ring.

Cynthia Eloise said...

love the ring. a very do able project. thanks for sharing.

onJewels said...

Another great tutorial on shrink plastic. Thanks so much for sharing. I will link to it on CraftGossip right now.

Made.By.Jess said...

Very cute. Thanks for sharing. I always love finding inspiring blogs.

-Jess

The Beading Gem said...

Just awesome! Shrink plastic has wonderful possibilities so I thank you for sharing this. I have linked to my post http://www.beadinggem.com/2010/05/shrink-plastic-jewelry-tutorials.html

Lisa said...

What a fun idea! It turned out so cute!

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