Fuse Hexagon Design Set & Expansion Pack Blog Hop!

Fiskars have added a great new design to their collection of Fuse dies and this one is going to be a hit! Who doesn’t love hexagons?!? They are so popular right now, and I’ve seen them popping up literally all over the place.

This dies comes with two letterpress plates but there’s also an expansion pack available that gives you 4 extra letterpress designs.

They are currently available at Joann stores and you can click on the links below for more info.

Hexagon Design Set

Hexagon Expansion Pack

Today some of the Fiskars designers are sharing their ideas on using this die – and I’m excited to see what the other ladies have come up with. Here’s the list of designers and their blogs.

Fiskateers blog: www.fiskateers.com/blog
Emma Jeffery (ME!) : http://hellobeautifulblog.blogspot.com/
Smitha Katti: http://www.smilingcolors.com/
Lisa Storms: http://lisastorms.typepad.com/
Kim Garner: http://kimgarner.blogspot.com/

Anyway, here’s my project —

 Monochrome hexagon necklace

I love this necklace! I’m not a jewelry maker but I do love to wear it, so I think that qualifies me to sing this necklace’s praises! It’s easy and fun to make and with a few simple supplies, you’ll be making these up for everyone you know.
Cut 4 hexagons from Shrinky Dink plastic. I bought black and white but it’s also available in brown and cream (as well as the traditional frosted plastic).
Lay out your hexagons in the pattern you want your finished necklace to be in.

Use a circle handpunch to punch holes in the sides of the hexagons you’re going to join up. You’ll also need to punch holes in the left and right hand corners where you want to attach your chain. Remember your holes will shrink with your plastic. This one is 1/8″.

Once you’ve shrunk your plastic (following the manufacturer’s guidelines) you’ll need to attach the hexagons to each other with single loops of jewelry chain from the craft store.

I added a length of chain to the left and right hand corners that’s long enough to fit the necklace over my head without a clasp, but you could always use a fancier method if you know how!

Want to win a Hexagon Design Set and expansion pack and make your own monochrome hexagon necklace? Go and leave a comment on the Fiskateer blog and one winner will be chosen at random. (Comments will close at 11:59pm Central Time Friday, September 20, 2013 and winner announced Saturday, September 21, 2013. Winner must reside in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec)).

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