I made this necklace for the Sheer and Clear Friday Challenge.
Choose your recycled plastic
Choose your recycled plastic container. (#6 only, check the recycling symbol).
Cut the recycled plastic
I used scissors to cut the plastic and a 1/4" punch to make the holes in the tentacles. I made the hole in the circle/top freehand with a utility knife. The circle is approx. 3" across and the tentacles range between 3" & 2" before baking. They will shrink! Remember Shirinky Dinks?
Bake your recycled plastic
Bake in an oven or toaster oven set at 250 for approximately 5 minutes. You'll need to watch it bake and remove when it has shrunk and stopped curling. For this project you will wear gloves (leather is good) to encourage the plastic to curl the way you want it. Dome the circle a bit and twist the tentacles.
Attach jump rings and chain. Done!
Push your chain through the circle to form a loop. Attach a 6mm jump ring on each of the tentacles. Attach each tentacle to the chain. Pull the chain up through the hole. Your're done! Bring your necklace to the beach or wear it while you watch something beach themed on Netflix.