Sunday, 21 July 2013

Lynne Perella Shrink Plastic Charm Bracelet inspired by Carol Quance for Paper Artsy

This week on Paper Artsy, one of my favourite guest designers is back, Carol Quance. Carol made a gorgeous bracelet made up of shrink plastic charms with Lynne Perella stamps and Fresco paints, so of course I had to give it a go! I am entering the challenge here.

I didn't have a heart die or punch so I used circles which wasn't ideal. I tried using the translucent Frescos but I think as Carol suggested the opaques would have been better. I embossed before shrinking so that only one layer of embossing powder was needed.  It was a fun project and I'm sure the left over charms will work well on cards, etc.


I decided to make some charms using Bora Bora opaque paint and making my own heart templates but I'm not sure whether to remake the bracelet or not - what do you think:-


  1. So clever of you to make your own hearts, Lucy! They look fab! You could maybe make a second one? I do like the first one too, you see!!! The Lynne Perrella images look terrific on both sets of charms. Julie Ann x

  2. Gorgeous bracelet Lucy, I agree with Julie Ann, make another - those hearts are fab.
    Claire xx

  3. I think your circle charms look gorgeous Lucy, & your heart ones are equally lovely! They would make a beautiful second bracelet, as Julie Ann says.
    Wish I'd used opaque paint on my charms too, but I was never good at following instructions! Lol!
    Happy Sunday,
    Alison xx

  4. definitely make a second one, these are too good not to use. Realy like the circles too !x

  5. Gorgeous! I used transparent paints too and I quite like the effect in the sun, as the shrink is also translucent, the light shines through. I would't re-make the bracelet but either make another one or a bag charm or several key rings with the new pieces.

  6. I don't know about remake - the first one's lovely... How about making two?!
    Alison x

  7. Hi Lucy, what a gorgeous bracelet, love those colours, go for it and make another, a girl can never have enough jewellery. xxx

  8. love your first bracelet Lucy - nice to see variations on the theme.... but... if you've got the energy make another one otherwise, they'll make lovely embellishments for your other PA projects!

  9. Definitely gotta make another one with those lovely charms, the first is beautiful and it would be a shame to remake it.
    Have a great week.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  10. I love your bracelet Lucy and the hearts would make another beautiful one.
    xxx Hazel.

  11. Yikes, I almost missed this! You do know you are the one who got me so interested in shirnk plastic? Love your charm bracelet and I vote for making a second! Hugs!

  12. Shrink plastic is FUN stuff, Lucy--your bracelet is fabulous!!!!