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We’re celebrating the release of our shrink plastic jewelry book, Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk!, with a big giveaway. Four lucky winners will each receive one piece of jewelry from the book, a signed copy of the book, and a pack of shrink plastic from the manufacturers of Shrinky Dinks.

Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! is filled with how-to information on making jewelry from shrink plastic, step-by-step instructions for more than 30 projects by top Etsy jewelry designers, and pages and pages of graphics (including doodles from Aimee Ray) to trace or print onto your plastic. And you can get it right now from BN.com or Amazon.com.

Three-dimensional flower earrings by Cathe Holden

Look at what you can create! Shrink plastic jewelry can be whimsical or sophisticated, but making it is just plain fun. It feels like a magic trick each time a thin piece of plastic wiggles and shrinks its way into a thick, sturdy piece of jewelry.

It’s become easy to find many types and brands of shrink plastic in craft stores (try the stamping or the kids section) and online. There’s even a kind that lets you print right onto it with your home inkjet printer!

Paper airplane necklace by Stasia Burrington

 

To enter for a chance to win one piece of jewelry from the book (we’ll choose for you from the Seven Treasure Earrings, the Woodland Creatures Bracelet, the Mexican Oilcloth Necklace, or the Laurel Necklace), a signed copy of the book, and a pack of shrink plastic, simply leave a comment on this post by 9 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 3rd. Four winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries and announced by Wednesday, October 10th. Click here for the official rules.

 

 

 

Russian dolls bracelet, earrings, and hair pins by Morgan Shooter

Laurel necklace by Jessica Poundstone

 
 
 
 
  • Giddy Stokes

    Oh, my goodness, I was just looking in my craft file drawers for some shrink plastic this morning! I found it (but only 3 sheets left). :( Thanks for the chance!

  • Andie d

    This certainly doesn’t look like the Shrinky Dinks I did as a kid! Beautiful!

  • Firegoddard

    I love shrink plastic! This book looks great, can’t wait to read it.

  • andrea

    maybe shrinking in size…but growing with ideas!

  • Heidi

    What fun!! A few years back I made name tags from shrink plastic for a Bible study group I was in. I would love to try some other options for this craft item. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Angelina Sparkle

    I would love to try this as an alternative to metalsmithing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Annita-Jo-Harrison-Wilson/1504220241 Annita Jo Harrison Wilson

    I would love to try this! I have heard of shrink plastic for a long time, just haven’t gotten around to actually trying it out. Would love to win and add another technique to my creative endeavors.

  • Alisa

    I love anything that is a throwback to things that I did as a little kid! Such an inspiration to see all these different ideas!

  • Ellen

    I would love to have a chance to use shrink plastic in my jewelry design, especially the printable kind. I love the laurel necklace (hint, hint). Thanks for the chance to win this great prize!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=757066702 Terry Oostdyk

    What fun it would be to create with shrink plastic again – and the book looks like it’s full of inspiring ideas!! :)

  • http://twitter.com/asoftheday Ambre Sautter

    What a fun giveaway! Thanks !

  • Cynthia

    Looks cool. Would love to win!

  • VickiT

    Oh how fun. I am sure this will giveaway my age but, I used to love Shrinky Dinks when they first came out YEARS ago when I was in grade school. I’d love the chance to share this with my Grandchildren and how fun it is. Awesome giveaway. Thank you.

  • Christine Bolin

    I’ve always wanted to try shrinking plastic. I hope I win! How cool would that be?

  • Melissa Graham

    My kids would love this book!!

  • Mosaic Magpie

    Love the Russian Doll Bracelet!
    Deb

  • Janel Gradowski

    I love the laurel necklace. Such great ideas for using shrink plastic!

  • Sharon Driscoll

    This looks like great jewelry fun – I can’t wait to try it. Sign me up for a great Lark giveaway.

  • Bonnie

    I have so many favorites …is it the airplane necklace, the Russian dolls, or those gorgeous 3-dimensional flower earrings? Can’t wait to see the whole book!

  • Dollie

    These look awesome! Can’t try to make some.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maribeth.salagietzen Maribeth Sala-Gietzen

    Wow! This looks like a great book-I especially love the Russian dolls!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gina-Boyce-Sandoval/1392084035 Gina Boyce Sandoval

    I love them all, so pretty!

  • http://www.facebook.com/MaryKMonaghan Mary Monaghan

    This looks like so much fun!

  • indymiz

    Love the Russian Dolls!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/antoinette.fasano Antoinette Fasano

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book and try to make a piece of jewelry

  • http://www.facebook.com/venus.soberanes Venus Soberanes

    I’d love to experiment with this medium!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sueann.capela Sueann Capela

    Looks like fun- want to try

  • Bear Maverick

    I remember my shrinky-dink childhood! <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/ada.mangoes Ada Mangoes

    Whoa, 3D shrink plastic!? I didn’t know that was possible. Very cool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/yadasi Yadasi Beads

    I would love to try these again! Please, please Mr. Random Selector, select me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pestkaj Jessica Pestka

    That looks like a super fun book! Looking forward to checking it out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrisyoungpour Chris Young-Pour

    I absolutely love shrink plastic jewelry! It is about time a new book came out on the fantastic medium! Can’t wait to see this book and try out some new shrink projects!

  • Karla Webb

    So excited that the book is finally out! Hope I win :)

  • John Ang

    I love shrink plastics and its possibilities in jewelery.

  • EDITH

    OH, MY! My daughter is an air traffic controller and does origami and I want to surprise her with the airplane earrings for her birthday!

  • Kimberly Diebolt

    Awesome jewelry!!

  • John Ang

    I love shrink plastic! The book is finally out!

  • Maryanne

    Omg … I remember shrink plastic from when i was a kid … Cool giveaway :)

  • Jonee Platt

    Fabulous looking projects, I’d love to make these!

  • Skiffywife

    I would love to try this-Christmas here i come!

  • http://www.facebook.com/adia.bobo Adia Bobo

    cute book! would love to play with making some shrink plastic jewelry :).

  • Marilyn

    Have always been interested in trying shrink plastic. Glad there is now an instructional book on the media.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MoonGoddess71 Cyndi Cano

    I love the name of the book, I have been wanting to try my hand at creating jewelry with shrink plastic!

  • http://www.facebook.com/itsdeanie Deanne Short

    Wow what a cool book idea!

  • usairdoll

    I love jewelery and would love to make some.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Bruner/100002055863742 Jennifer Bruner

    My daughter loves this stuff. She has designed several sets of earrings for herself. Would love to give this to her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/catherine.j.taylor1 Catherine Tatum Taylor

    I have made some jewelry with shrink plastic and it’s great looking and lightweight. Would love to have this book to expand my ‘shrink’ knowledge! Catherine Tatum Taylor and Jewelry Taylor Made by Catherine Taylor on Facebook or kitten049k@aol.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1119421266 Kathie Skipper Prout

    Nice to see shrink plastic making a comeback after all these years and in a whole new way. I have a totally different perspective on it with the book projects and would love to do these projects! Well done Kathy Sheldon for bringing it back!! Thanks Lark for doing the giveaway!

  • Mia

    I love making jewelry and crafts with shrink plastic … I would love to win this book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/holly.macnabb Holly MacNabb

    I love books but what I love even more are instructional books. Always can learn something from them!

  • Andrea

    I LOVE Shrinky Dinks. I used to play with it as a child and have been longing to get my hands on some again. Though I have just read the official rules only to find out that people not living in America are not eligible to win! Not cool…

  • Jaime Seese

    I remember Shrinky Dinks! I loved creating pieces in my Mom’s oven when I was little, I had Rainbow Bright ones, bet I could make some interesting pieces if I won!

  • Laura

    love shrinky dinks…. I am a middle school art teacher and the students LOVE making these, I could use some more inspiration and this book looks awesome.. fingers crossed that I win………..

  • Jeanne

    Would love to win this and play with shrink plastic!

  • beezwiz

    This is so cool! I remember Shrinky Dinks from when I was a kid and you’ve made them chic!

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.karyakose Deborah Karyakose

    This is so cool! I remember Shrinky Dinks from when I was a kid and you’ve made them chic!

  • Cathy Henke

    Would love to win. Haven’t tried shrink plastic yet for jewelry.

  • Cathy Henke

    Would love to win. Haven’t tried shrink plastic yet for jewelry.

  • rebecca

    this does look really cool

  • justval

    Love the Russian dolls, they are adorable! This brings back great memories.

  • Sarah S

    I love shrink plastic and have been playing around with it lately! Would love love LOVE to win this give a way!

  • JeanMarie

    I have used Shrinky Dinks since the late 1970′s and am very interested in the 3-dimensional aspect that was achieved with the gorgeous earrings!

  • Lisa M

    What a great prize! I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!!

  • Linda

    Beautiful jewelry!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peggy-Wilcox-Russell/1841074588 Peggy Wilcox Russell

    The 3D flowers are so versatile, I can see those in a number of projects! And just the cover photos are full of inspiration and ideas to run wild with! Thank you for the chance to win this great book!

  • Diane hall

    This looks fun. would love to read about and try.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andersongirl Tanya Anderson

    I’ve done some little projects with Shrinky Dinks, but would love to learn how to do the 3D pieces. What a great idea for a book!

  • C. White

    I haven’t played with shrink plastic in years – would love to see how innovative artists are turning it into beautiful jewelry!

  • Jane

    Sweet! And possible for a variety of artists, skilled & not, older, younger…. Look forward to playing!

  • Lauras Crafty Life

    These projects look so fun! What a great book. :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/mcolleen206 Monica Norton

    Everything looks so pretty! This is going to be a fun project to try!

  • Cherry Chick

    Love to Shrink Dink!

  • jae

    Ooo! Looks like fun stuff!

  • Dee

    I love this book, can’t wait to incorporate these into my jewelry making projects

  • Consuelo

    I LOVE shrink plastic! Am thrilled that there is a new book focusing on it. Would love to win this give away.

  • Sally Anderson

    The synchronicity of this is amazing. I just was telling a friend that I want to try my hand at shrink plastic. I hadn’t gotten to the craft store to get any yet. I hope I win this so I don’t have to go there! Thanks for the drawing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1762952300 Dorrie Baker Shuster

    I just worked some projects with Shrinky Dinks a few days ago. Loved Shrinky Dinks when I was a teen and in the past have made pins, necklaces and other items with them. Would love to win the book.

  • nik

    I am so loving shrink plastic crafts! I’d love to learn more craft ideas and projects and share this with my nieces and nephews. Many thanks!

  • Carmen Nuland

    The 3-dimensional flower earrings are adorable!

  • kcisis

    Love the Russian dolls & 3D flower earrings. I treasure a Mucha print pendant I made eons ago & would love to revisit the medium, possibly using some of my grandson’s art for charms for Mommy & me. I’m sure this book could help with this and lead me off into many more wonderful tangents.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bianca-Guillen/1230235 Bianca Guillen

    How stinking CUTE! I love playing with shrink plastic and would definitely appreciate the guidance and inspiration.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeannie.bench Jeannie Bench

    Finally, a grown up (?) book on Shrink Plastic!!

  • LaLa

    Shrink plastic is such fun and cool stuff to work with!

  • Paula TheQuilter

    I love working with shrink plastic. This book looks like fun.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.yoannidis Rebecca Yoannidis

    Great, I would love to do some shrink plastic crafts…

  • http://www.facebook.com/rayhemachandra Ray Hemachandra

    Experiment!

  • Jackie W

    Airplane necklace rocks… love it

  • Anonymous

    Cool! Even though I can’t win, I love me some shrinky dinks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rae9597 RaMona Verity Woolson

    Great giveaway! I want that book!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christine.grinkerotoole Christine O’Toole

    I loved Shrinky Dinks as a child (I still have a few treasured pieces stowed away!), and now I am an artist for a living and a life. This would be a wonderful addition to my Studio workshop! Oh the possibilities ~

  • BeadedBasset

    I have always loved Shrinky Dinks! Every year we use our family photo to make a Shrinky Dinks’ Christmas ornament.

  • Judith W

    Oh yeah, shrink plastic is great stuff! I’d love to win this book–have never seen one on shrink plastic before.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lynn.weekes.karegeannes Lynn Weekes Karegeannes

    Hello! Looks like a fabulous book. Please enter me in the drawing!
    Lynn
    frivolitea@yahoo.com

  • EK Hil

    Love shrink plastic. Adult and kid friendly! Really want this book focusing on jewelry!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carolynne.paul Carolynne Paul

    Shrinky dinks were my daughter’s favorite. I think I had as much fun with it as she did, and now I can try it for jewelry!? Fantastic!

  • Suzayn

    I work in shrink plastic all the time, I would love to win the Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/monique.miller.52493 Monique Miller

    I use Shrink Plastic alot in my different projects.

  • cathy

    looks terrific for all ages!

  • Erin Prais-Hintz

    Looks like a great book filled with inspiring ideas! I love that airplane necklace. And I love the thought that maybe you could make bead caps of some sort… intrigued! Enjoy the day. Erin

  • Julie

    I love shrinky dinks, and the jewelry looks awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.jakum Kim Jakum

    Looks like an awesome book!!

  • flowertography@yahoo.com

    Can’t wait to read this! Looks very inspiring!

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  • Penney Bidwell

    What a great book I can’t wait to read it.

  • Julianna

    I bought the shrinky dink sheets 2 years ago and have yet to do anything with them, but this book looks like the flame to light my butt into action!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shanna.king.501 Shanna King

    This is awesome

  • Rebecca

    I love the flower earrings! Shrink plastic is the best!

  • Barb

    Love working with Shrink Plastic, and this book looks fantastic! Would love to win a copy. Thanks very much for the opportunity!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1309281188 Sandy Dunn Cordell

    Love love your ideas for usins Shrinky Dinks

  • MadeC

    Love the Russian dolls. Cute!

  • Cara

    I remember playing with this stuff as a kid. Would be great to “play” with it again!

  • Charlotte Nickerson

    Time to order the book from the library, just in case I don’t win this copy!

  • Reflibrarian

    This is the greatest think ever! I just ordered it for the library where I work.

  • tati

    love it!

  • Amy Mayfield

    I would so love to win this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carol.j.steiger Carol Jungck Steiger

    This looks like an ejoyable craft. Will have to check it out on Amazon.

  • Karen Myers

    Loved, Loves, Love this! Can’t wait to see this book and start playing!

  • Tree Girl

    Cute ideas!! Looking forward to seeing the book!

  • judy

    This looks like fun! I’m thinking of projects already!

  • Judy

    Oh….I want to win! Shrink Art is my fav! Honest!!!!!

  • Peggy Hazelwood

    These are so sweeeet!

  • joAnne Ouellette

    Sounds like this book will be most interesting! Would love the opportunity to win Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! wooohoooo! smiles, joAnne – Take A Break

  • joAnne Ouellette

    Sounds like this book will be most interesting! Would love the opportunity to win Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! wooohoooo! smiles, joAnne – Take A Break

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.klepac Deborah Klepac

    I would love to get my hands on this book. Thank you,

  • http://www.facebook.com/cherri.peavy Cherri Peavy

    Would love to win the book, I have never worked with Shrinky Dinks so I have put it on my “to do list:”

  • RavenLunatic

    This book looks like it’s way too much fun! Can’t wait to have it in my library. I would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • wordygirl

    Another chance to be the cool aunt by winning a great book from Lark Craft. :)

  • Tracey Hill

    I have just discovered shrink plastic and am excited at all the possibiities to explore!!!

  • Emily Schelley

    Ooh, does this ever look cute! I am especially curious about the pieces that have been curved in some way, like the rings.

  • Doris

    Such beautiful, inspiring ideas!

  • Shaiha

    This sounds like so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win the goodie pack.

  • Helen Carillo

    This book looks awesome, I especially like the 3d flowers. I would love to win.

  • Donna

    I’d like to win this! The airplane necklace is so cute

  • Kathy

    Love it. Count me in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1531842360 Sheila Twomey Lynch

    I love shrink plastic! Even better is jewelry from shrink plastic! I want this book…

  • joElla s

    cant wait to do this fun lost art with my daughter.. it takes me way back.

  • Jeanne

    Cool designs, love the Russian doll bracelet and the plane necklace–well done! I’m not a crafter but could try this.

  • Sandra Terrado

    This brings back sooooo many wonderful memories of playing with Shrinky Dinks and my sister. Thanks for creating this book. Sandy

  • Sandra Terrado

    This brings back sooooo many wonderful memories of playing with Shrinky Dinks and my sister. Thanks for creating this book. Sandy

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  • DJ Sakura

    Ooh I’d love to win anything from this book everything is so cute!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.weiss.359 Sarah Weiss

    Oh, what memories this brings back for me!! Shrinky Dinks was a real treat for me when I was growing up. On days off from school, my sister and I used to make the cutest jewelry and decorations together. I would love to win!!!

  • http://twitter.com/bitsybitsybitsy Sarah Weiss

    Oh, what memories this brings back for me!! Shrinky Dinks was a real treat for me when I was growing up. On days off from school, my sister and I used to make the cutest jewelry and decorations together. I would love to win!!!

  • Ellen

    These are so cute! Too fun!!!

  • Norma Turvey

    I would love to win this give away! I used to love playing with shrinky dinks with my kids

  • Joyware

    Would love to have the book and a piece of the jewelry would be a very nice bonus!

  • chris white

    Looks like a great book for inspiration in a different direction for me. ‘looking forward to seeing more from this book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/venus.soberanes Venus Soberanes

    I would like to experiment with this new material…

  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.burke.583 Heather Burke

    I love Shrink Plastic! This would be an awesome prize to win. Love the look of the book!
    Heather

  • Nieves Pumarejo

    I discovered shrink plastic and I think is amazing! The possibilities are endless. Great book also!

  • C_Minch

    This looks really cool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Laurathomas61 Laura Dienstbier Thomas

    I used shrinky dinks when i was in girl scouts what a neat idea for the earrings!

  • http://twitter.com/lucidmoonstudio Lisa Petrillo

    It might be too late to enter, but since this page didn’t say it was closed officially, I am going to throw my name into the hat! This book looks so interesting and fun, if I don’t win it, I will buy it anyways!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dori-Benner/100000930471882 Dori Benner

    I have been looking at alot of pictures of cool items made this way. I would love to give it a try.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jenn.sullivandodge Jenn Sullivan Dodge

    I love shrinky dinks and I wish I would’ve saw this contest sooner!!! So sad that I missed out, but I’ll definitely look into buying this book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/CreativeCurrents Sandra Martin

    Shrinky Dinks are still as magical now as an adult as they were way back then. Plus the ability to make nice graphics with Photoshop or use your own digital photos takes this craft to a whole new level. Love the teasers for this book…looks great. ~from a Rook217 blog fan

  • Zan

    Love3 shrink plastic and would love this book! I am happy to see a book on shrink plastic!

  • Silver’sGold

    Wow, that is one heck of a giveaway! ^^ *wants to join so bad and win*

  • ena

    Wow what an interesting prize