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Published on September 6th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain

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I ‘Mustache’ You to Make Some Jewelry

So, along with all this new adoration for the upper lip hair, my minions have fallen in with the crowd. We’ll be walking along in a store, and I will hear a gasp. Some mustache item has caught their eye. They pull their hair across their face in the pool, and say ‘I mustache you a question, but I’m shaving it for later”.  Those minions, they sure are cuties.

Most recently, it was a mustache necklace. Minion #2 just ohhed and ahhed over it, and mean mommy put it back.

I’ve told you I’m a frugal lady. O.K.  Cheap. But, seriously why buy it when I already have all the things to create it myself at home? And, I can create unique stuff too. So, we (the minions and I) sat and had a little talk about what necklaces they would like for school. Minion # 1 wanted a hashtag and an ampersand. Minion #2 wanted a mustache and tie. Okay. Let’s get started. Let’s make some jewelry!

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You’ll need – Shrink Film, either a diecut machine (such as a Cricut), or an X-Acto knife and some kind of design, jewelry findings (jump rings, clasps, chain) needle nose pliers, heat gun (or a toaster oven or use your regular kitchen oven), and a hole punch.

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Pick your Shrink Film. I used black as that was what I had. You can buy opaque or clear and color it after sanding it lightly.

I used Cricut Craft Room and picked a mustache and tie, sizing them as large as I could to fit onto the 8×11 sheet.

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Cut out… I used max pressure and medium speed.

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Once it’s been cut out, make sure you punch holes for your jump rings to thread on. Otherwise, you will have a hard time, and may have to drill through the plastic to make your hole.

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Now for the FUN PART! shrinking is the neatest thing to watch! I use a piece of cardboard, and a heat gun. These are found online or in the stamping section of the craft store. You can easily put it in a toaster oven or regular oven to shrink.

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Watch it curl up, then flatten out again.

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Now that it’s done, just add jump rings.

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When opening a jump ring, turn it to the side, so you don’t warp the metal.

Take the jump ring through the hole in your shape.

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Close the jump ring, then add chain through the ring. Or, simply add the jump ring and then attach the chain to the ring.

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Use a lobster claw clasp and attach to the ends of the chain and make a complete necklace.

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Wear it.

Ampersand…

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Hashtag..

.I 'Mustache' You to Make Some Jewelry - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Tiny Minion asked me to create a combo, of separate necklaces, but lengths to wear together – a mustache and a tie. They can be worn together or alone.

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Kristen

 



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