Within 30 minutes I made a pair of earrings with shrink plastic, that stuff that first came out in the 70's but is now widely available again. And talk about fun to work with! First, cut the shapes, then stamp image on the rough side, and then color in a few areas of the stamped image. I punched a hole near the top with my 1/4" hole punch. (You have to remember that holes shrink, too!) When I got done, this is what it looked like:
Then came the fun part, the shrinking! The instructions said to shrink it in the oven, but I just used my heat embossing gun and it worked fine. When I got finished shrinking, it looked like this:
See the huge difference in size? Wow! And the best part, I thought, was that it became shiny and hard. Just like, well, plastic!
I then took out my jewelry making box of toys, added a couple of jump rings and my earring hooks, and TA-DA! A new pair of earrings!