Shrink Film Necklace from a Napkin


This necklace was so fun and easy to make with my new “best friend” Inkjet Shrink Film.  When I got my first package of the film I was very curious if this napkin would be a choice for a print.  I love how it turned out.


Step 1: I put this napkin on the platen of my inkjet printer and printed out a color copy on the shrink film.  (HINT:  Don’t worry which side to print on because EITHER side works…YAY)

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Step 2:  Let the ink dry and cut out all the elements.  I punched holes in the tops and bottoms of most of the pieces so I could add seed beads and other small beads to the bottoms. (Hint: Use a regular size punch because the hole shrinks 50%.

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The pieces shrink 50% so they are perfect to make a cute little necklace.




Step 3:  Use jump rings to attach the pieces to the chain and add little beads to decorate the bottoms.

I wouldn’t have ever thought of adding in the abstract print element of the red pieces and I think those pieces really add some punch to the over all effect.


I love it when experiments work out!  I have already used all my Inkjet Shrink Film but I placed an order to Dick Blick and two new packages are on their way.  YAY!

I can hardly wait for you to see my inkjet shrink film ballerinas!


Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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