Cat and Milk Brooch by Kathy Sheldon in Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk!

Cat and Milk Brooch by Kathy Sheldon in Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk!

What’s more delightful than working — or should I say playing? — with shrink plastic, the iconic crafty material so popular in the ’70s and ’80s that’s enjoying a major resurgence today? Well, cotton candy. Elmo. Seahorses. Mary Tyler Moore.

But I digress. Kathy Sheldon’s Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk!, our brand new shrink-plastic jewelry book (and just how often do I get to say that?), is receiving a wildly enthusiastic early reception, and for good reason: the detailed yet playful instruction and, especially, the 30 great projects from 17 designers make for outstanding creative fun for you by yourself … or to share with your kids!

We previously posted the Origami Plane Earrings project by Tonia Mo from the book on this blog and to extraordinarily positive response: the post has received more than 6,000 StumbleUpon “stumbles.” And here we’re posting three more great project-preview PDFs from Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! for you to get a good sense of the book and the sometimes whimsical, always beautiful and magical projects it has in store for you:


Not-Your-Grandmother's Cameos by Tamara Berg in Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk!


Paper Plane Ride Necklace by Stasia Burrington in Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk!


You can buy Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! at your local craft store or on Amazon or BN.com. Have a blast! And please don’t forget to “Like” Lark Jewelry & Beading on Facebook to be informed about many free projects, see pics of fabulous jewelry and beading work being done today, and be alerted to great giveaways of books and sometimes even jewelry. Thank you very much for being a part of our community!


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