I found at craftster a tutorial on how to make DIY Shrinky Dinks. I liked this (I don’t like to buy new materials, especially when I haven’t tried the technique yet).
Additionally I made a little research and found more (very similar) tutorials (see also Links below).
I really must try this, although I will wait until summer when I can easily ventilate the kitchen, because I’m always afraid of toxic gases.
Until then I can find out perhaps which of the odd plastic dishes I can use ;-)
At craftster: shrinky dinks made from old packaging!
At curbly: DIY Shrinky Dinks
I always like to look for accessories and the fabric flowers are accessories I want to make one day.
They really look stunning, don’t they?
Links: Fabric Flowers
I always like to browse art-e-zine. There I found the tutorial for the wire frame bracelet.
I find it beautiful!
On the same site further down is a tutorial for very expressive pendants – I really must try them one day!
At art-e-zine: Wire Frame Bracelet
Ages ago I found a tutorial on how to coil friendship bracelets and found it stunning.
Unfortenately this tutorial doesn’t exist any more and I haven’t found no similar, therefore I’m writing it myself.
That’s what to do:
Cut three threads à 180 cm (ca. 2 yards).
Braid a piece of appr. 3 cm (ca. 1,2 inches) on the half of the threads and lay as loop.
You have now six working threads hanging from the loop.
Select a thread and coil around the other five.
Pay attention to lay the coils near each other to hide the underlying threads.
Select afterwards a thread of another colour and coil again.
This is how the coil could look like after having finished it.
You can create another beautiful pattern by coiling two different coloured threads around the remaining threads.
Additionally you can lay two more threads of the same colour apart and after coiling you can lay them crosswise around the coil.
This is how the double coil and the cross pattern could look like.
Once I made a simple braid (at the end).
At another part I didn’t do anything at all but simply let lie the six threads near each other.
Furthermore you can divide the threads and make two coils side by side in place of one coil (here in red and grey).
This is the friendship bracelet I coiled for the tutorial
I even put a bead on the friendship bracelet on the first photo .
Needless to say that you can make other items in place of friendship bracelets, like necklaces, key chains and key rings and much more.
Once more a tutorial from craftster: how to make a beautiful necklace from laminated stamps.
I find it looks great and you can making matching necklaces for all purposes.
I’m amazed (as I am so often when browsing craftster :))
At craftster: Laminated Stamps Necklace (Interchangable Stamp/Trinket Necklace)