Introduction: How to Make Obama Inauguration Gear Part 1: Shrinky Dinks Necklace:
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1. Printable Shrinky Paper
2. Ink Jet Printer
3. Curved, Sharp Scissors
4. Hole Puncher
5. Over / Toaster Over
6. Piece of brown paper to line oven
7. 16.5" of chain
8. 4 jump rings, and a clasp.
9. Needle Nose Pliers
10. Wire Cutters
Step 1: Step 1
Type out your word in a photo editing software. Each letter should be its own layer so that you can move each letter so that they are connected.
Step 2: Step 2
After the lettering is how you want it, insert less shiny, slightly sticky side as the print side into your printer and send to print!
Step 3: Step 3
Use the curved scissors to cut out the words, making sure to cut out all negative space.
Step 4: Step 4
Hole punch a hole on either side of the words. (this is where you'll attach the chain)
Step 5: Step 5
Preheat Over to just under 300 degrees Fahrenheit
Step 6: Step 6
Step 7: Step 7
First, it will curl. If it curls too much on top of itself, take it out and flatten it and place back in over.
Step 8: Step 8
Then it will start to flatten. Once it is all the way flat, keep it in for 30 more seconds, and then its done. Take it out and place a flat object on top of it to press it down for 15 seconds while it cools.
Step 9: Step 9
Spray a few layers of black paint, waiting 15 minutes between each coat. Then coat with clear spray to seal it up.
Step 10: Step 10
Measure 16.5" of chain, and cut in half evenly. Attach jump rings to an end of each piece, and the clasp to one jump ring. Attach the two sides.
Step 11: Step 11
Take the remaining two jump rings and open them with the needle nose pliers. Attach the rings to either side of your lettering and a chain on each side.