We all know that shrink film is a great material for kids crafts. It is so easy to work with, and watching them shrink down is basically like watching a magic show for kids. After making our shrink film keychain charms and name tags, we decided to explore the possibilities of this material with more adult projects. So here is our fabulous geometric necklace made with a simple combination of shrink film and paint! Not only is this a beautiful and trendy statement piece, but you can also feel proud to tell people that you made it all on your own.
Start this geometric necklace project by downloading the template below. Print this template directly onto your shrink film. You can use clear or white shrink film for your necklace, but we decided to use white for ours. It is all based on preference! I have added links to both shrink films in Shop this Project for you to decide. After you cut out your hexagons, punch a hole at the top of your shapes so that you can add jump rings after they come out of the oven. Stick them in the oven on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Make sure that none of the pieces are touching when you put them in the oven because they will end up melding together. Funnily enough, we actually baked ours in the toaster oven we have in the studio and it worked like a charm!
Once you pull your hexagons out, place a heavy book on them to flatten them. When they are completely cooled, you can begin painting with acrylic craft paint. I recommend 2-3 coats of paint in total. Play around with paint colors! We painted one with metallic paint and love how it turned out. To complete our geometric necklace, we added bronze jewelry findings. Wait until the paint is completely dry to add the jump rings and chain. We found our findings at our local JoAnn Store, but you can also find them at any jewelry or craft store. Follow the step-by-step photo tutorial and printable instructions to craft your geometric necklace!
If you are interested in other homemade jewelry projects, check out our entire DIY jewelry section. An easy geometric necklace is also a great gift item or crafting project to do with friends! Feel free to send in your project ideas for us, or browse the membership page to start crafting with us. For daily glimpses into our projects, join us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter! Cheers ~ Lia