Wednesday, March 21, 2012

April Showers Cloud Necklace Tutorial

With all the rain here in Seattle, I decided to make the best of it with a fun little necklace.  Here is a quick and easy tutorial for a rain cloud necklace.


To start, you will make the cloud out of shrinky-dink.  Sketch out a cloud design on white shrinky-dink.  Mine was about 2" tall and 3" wide.


Now, cut it out and use a small hole punch to cut out two holes in the top corners and five holes along the bottom.


Bake the piece as directed on the package.  I included a picture of my baked piece sitting inside the cut-out so you can see how much it shrinks.



Now, use jump-rings to attach 1" pieces of chain to each of the bottom five holes.  These will be your falling raindrops.



Finally, attach two more pieces of chain to the top of the cloud using two more jump rings.  You will then add a clasp to the ends of those two pieces of chain.  Your chain length will be determined by your neck size and how low you want the necklace to hang.


That's it!  The whole project is quick and easy.  Have fun making your own little clouds!




16 comments:

  1. That's so cute! I love the little chain raindrops :)
    I forgot how much shrinky dink actually shrinks!

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  2. That is so cute!
    You could also probably make some cute stormy clouds with shrinky-dink lightning bolts :)

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    1. That's a cute idea too! You could make a whole set of cloud necklaces with the different types. That would be a fun, nerdy challenge :)

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  3. ohh good job making the necklace, it's adorable!

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  4. I love clouds! What an adorable necklace. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Cute! I might do the sunshine version of this since we get so much rain in Seattle.
    Cheers,

    :)

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    1. True. I went the route of celebrating our rain, but I like the idea of countering it with the sun.

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  6. very cute! It looks so great on you, too!

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    1. Oh thank you. I never really like modeling my pieces but I think they look better in action.

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  7. Cute idea! I like how fast it was to create.

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    1. I know! I started thinking it would be more complex, but decided to keep it simple and was really happy I did. You could easily make one in 10 minutes.

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  8. now that is absolutely adorable! {:-D

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  9. This is too cute!! Thanks for sharing.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  10. One of the most enjoyable projects I've made in a very long time. I also live in Seattle and figure I can wear it all year 'round! Many thanks for sharing your design.

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! Gotta make the best of our weather, right?

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