* spirograph + shrinky dinks = nostalgia overload

Posted on June 1st, 2008 by maitreya. Filed under Jewelry, Paper Crafts.


I’ve been playing with my spirograph a lot the last few days, working on a book proposal before I came to my senses and realized that no way in hell do I have time to write a craft book. Anyway, I had fun coming up with ideas, so I’ll post a few of the ones that turned out cool.

First up, spirograph on shrink plastic. I tried this first on some smooth shrinky stuff that I already had, but it smeared too much. This type has one side textured so that it doesn’t smear.

Necklaces. One has a little hole punched in it, and the other I cut a bigger hole from the center for stringing.

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Pushpins ala the famous Wee Wonderfuls tutorial. I found some little short “sequin” pins made for applique that are just perfect pushpin-length. (btw, I wasn’t going to include these in the proposal since it’s not my idea, but they clearly had to be made once I saw the necklaces.)

spiropins.jpg



4 Responses to “spirograph + shrinky dinks = nostalgia overload”

  1. mimi k Says:

    Yes! I love these!

  2. Robyn Says:

    I love spirographs! I really like how you are able incorporate spiro art into useful little things!

  3. heide Says:

    Whoa. This is such a brilliant idea!!! What a cool, easy way to make really special little gifts.

  4. WENDY Says:

    What kind of pens and seals would you recommend ?

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