Just when you think you’re getting older, Tinseltown does it again by bringing back your childhood on the big screen. This time, it’s all about the ladies. Wonder Woman has hit the big screen, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I’ve got the perfect accessories for you—and your mini-mes—to make and show off!
If you have 5 minutes before you walk out the door, then you have enough time to make this fun necklace and key-chain charm. The ten-year-old you will thank you.
- Silhouette Curio™
- Curio cutting mat 8.5 in. x 12 in.
- Silhouette Shrink Plastic Sheets
- Design #77518
- Design #34003
- Parchment paper
- Necklace chain (optional key chain and jump rings)
- Jewelry pliers (optional)
STEP ONE: CHOOSE AND PREPARE YOUR LAYOUTS
1. Open your chosen designs in Silhouette Studio® and resize them to be as large as you can fit on your page. Make sure you group the Wonder Woman™ picture and logo together, and change the cut setting to Cut Edge.
2. Create a small circle at the top of your designs as shown; this will be used for stringing your necklace or key chain.
3. Turn on Registration Marks.
I adjusted my registration marks so that they were taking up the least amount of room on the page. I wanted to make sure I could resize my images to their largest possible size. For more information about what registration marks are and how to use them, head over to YouTube for a quick video.
STEP TWO: PRINT AND CUT YOUR DESIGNS
1. Once you have loaded your shrink plastic sheet into your printer, press the Send to Printer button.
2. Load your page onto your Curio cutting mat.
3. Press the Send to Silhouette button.
If your machine is having trouble reading the registration marks, the best way to solve this issue is by manually registering them. If you’re still having problems, check the Silhouette Handbook’s troubleshooting section.
STEP THREE: PREPARE AND BAKE CUTOUTS
1. After your designs are cut, carefully detach them.
The material is a little fragile. My recommendation would be to peel the Silhouette-branded liner off before you try to remove your cut objects. This way, you can easily bend and snap your designs at the cut lines.
2. Place your objects on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place inside your preheated oven, as per the directions on the packaging of the shrink plastic.
3. Bake until the objects have completely flattened.
4. Carefully remove the baking sheet and let your designs cool.
STEP FOUR: ASSEMBLE AND SHOW OFF YOUR JEWELRY
Now for the fun part: creating your own jewelry. You can create so many different looks and types of wearable art based on what chains, hooks, etc. that you decide to use. I went with a long necklace, adding a few jump rings (makes it feel a bit retro), as well as a simple key chain.
Show off your inner Wonder Woman™ with your new accessories.