Registered: June 15, 2003 Location: North Carolina Posts: 15
Thu, Sep 30, 2004 @ 5:47 PM
I love these! Where did you get the "rings"? They look too perfectly round to be our wire works! I want to make some of these. Our elementary school mascot is the tree frog! These would make cute little gifts!
Registered: September 30, 2004 Location: Posts: 62
Thu, Sep 30, 2004 @ 6:23 PM
I got my rings at Walmart but I think they have them at Micheal's too. they are called Beverage ID hoops. We also used jump rings. I think 6mm. They are about 12 for 99c I think. I have a few tips for you- use bamboo skewers too help guide the poly shrink. If you use a stylus to hold it becareful not to use pressure it will leave a dent. allso don't put the stylus through the hole because when you shrink them the plastic shrinks around it & it gets stuck. When you try to remove it it will break. punch your holes BEFORE you shrink & use the next size up from the size hjole you want. Be sure to put your holes in far enough so that when you shrink them the hole doesn't open up, but not so far in that you can't fit your jump rings on. Cut your images bulky & not too petite they will curl & tangle. Use a wood block to mash it flat right after you heat it. Do NOT use the back of a stamp-the heat can remove the black print off the image sticker or transfer color onto the sticker. I find using a cookie sheet covered with foil works best to use as a place to heat them. Make sure it is new or covered with foil, any marks-oil,burns, rustetc. can transfer to your frogs. Well that's all I can think of just now. drop me aline if you have any more quetions.
Registered: May 19, 2004 Location: Gainesville, Florida Posts: 2261
Fri, Oct 01, 2004 @ 6:09 AM
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me".