A while back I was contacted by editor and author Kathy Sheldon about one of the Shrinky Dink projects I shared on my blog. She was putting together a book about shrink plastic jewelry and asked if I would contribute a couple of designs. I did and after much waiting I was thrilled to finally see the awesome book, Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! It’s so fabulous I can hardly stop talking about it. Over 30 jewelry crafts from multiple designers around the world. Whimsical to modern to elegant. There’s something for everyone, every skill level, every age!
The paperback version of the book does not release until early October (you can pre-order!), but lucky for us it came out early on NOOK so my daughter and I could dive in and start scheming our next shrinky projects! (It is her NOOK Tablet, after all.)
Over the process of crafting for this book and a few additional ventures of my own, I have had the great pleasure of knowing Kathy and have grown extremely fond of her. She is just the kind of gal you want in your corner and I am thrilled to be a part of her latest book. Kathy’s writing style is warm and friendly and often quite funny. She misses no detail in explaining and occasionally hand-holding readers through the process of crafting with shrink plastic. Her round-up of jewelry crafts and free traceable/downloadable designs are fantastic. My favorite are the Cameos by Tamara Berg (shown on NOOK above).
Here are some shots of my jewelry crafts featured in Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk!– shaped flower earrings and bracelet.Check out Kathy Sheldon’s other book, Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations!