6TrinkieChic

100% recycled plastic earrings, wine charms and more!

Boston, Massachusetts

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Announcement    Welcome to #6 Trinkie Chic. Everything in my shop is made from 100% recycled #6 plastic, saved from the landfill. So you can feel good, and a little morally superior, about using everything you see here.

Perhaps you remember Shrinky Dinks® from when you were a kid. They came with sheets of plastic and special pencils that you colored with. Then the whole thing goes in the oven and shrinks to a thicker, smaller size, as if by magic. Instead of buying the plastic, I get it from food packaging. Instead of special pencils, I use permanent markers, and I have a toaster oven dedicated to my crafting.

Because I make each item when it is ordered, it is easy for me to customize your order to make it in a different color or pattern. I am also happy to work with you to create a unique design for wedding favors, bridesmaids or groomsmen's gifts, employee awards, personalized luggage tags or key chains. Just shoot me a message!

#6 plastic is the clear stiff plastic containers you find at salad bars, though it's used for other things as well. I regularly eat at a nearby salad bar, and my husband's office regularly orders out at a local Indian restaurant; between the two of us, I am able to gather supplies for my creations, though I have friends who save plastic for me as well. Using this plastic, instead of that which is manufactured for the purpose of shrink art, means that sometimes my items shrink unevenly and I get some pretty laughable results. It may take a couple tries, but it's still fun.

If you're interested in the chemistry of why polystyrene shrinks like this, check out the How Stuff Works page at http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/shrinky-dink3.htm. If you're not interested, that's OK...it's still pretty cool!


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Email me directly 6TrinkieChic [at] gmail.com

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Announcement

Welcome to #6 Trinkie Chic. Everything in my shop is made from 100% recycled #6 plastic, saved from the landfill. So you can feel good, and a little morally superior, about using everything you see here.

Perhaps you remember Shrinky Dinks® from when you were a kid. They came with sheets of plastic and special pencils that you colored with. Then the whole thing goes in the oven and shrinks to a thicker, smaller size, as if by magic. Instead of buying the plastic, I get it from food packaging. Instead of special pencils, I use permanent markers, and I have a toaster oven dedicated to my crafting.

Because I make each item when it is ordered, it is easy for me to customize your order to make it in a different color or pattern. I am also happy to work with you to create a unique design for wedding favors, bridesmaids or groomsmen's gifts, employee awards, personalized luggage tags or key chains. Just shoot me a message!

#6 plastic is the clear stiff plastic containers you find at salad bars, though it's used for other things as well. I regularly eat at a nearby salad bar, and my husband's office regularly orders out at a local Indian restaurant; between the two of us, I am able to gather supplies for my creations, though I have friends who save plastic for me as well. Using this plastic, instead of that which is manufactured for the purpose of shrink art, means that sometimes my items shrink unevenly and I get some pretty laughable results. It may take a couple tries, but it's still fun.

If you're interested in the chemistry of why polystyrene shrinks like this, check out the How Stuff Works page at http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/shrinky-dink3.htm. If you're not interested, that's OK...it's still pretty cool!


See what I'm up to at https://www.facebook.com/6TrinkieChic
Email me directly 6TrinkieChic [at] gmail.com

Thanks for checking in!

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About 6TrinkieChic

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On Etsy since 2015

The Birth of 6TrinkieChic

In my regular life, I am an informal science educator, and I'm always looking for cool stuff to do with kids. I came across the instructions for homemade Shrinky Dinks® and tried it at work, to great success. Kids loved watching their creations curl and wrinkle in the oven before tightening up and flattening back down. I love watching it too! I would tell kids that they could punch holes in their art before it goes in the oven, and then they could make ornaments or sun catchers, and it dawned on me that I could do this too, only I was more interested in earrings. I started experimenting and the rest, as they say, is history.

The name comes from #6 plastic, which is what I use. TrinkieChic kind of rhymes with Shrinky Dink®. "Trinkie" from trinkets and "Chic" because why not?

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  • Lis

    Owner, Customer Service, Maker Of Stuff

Shop policies

Last updated on October 5, 2017
Thanks for checking out #6TrinkieChic. I enjoy making items that are quirky, unique, maybe a bit silly and always fun. If you're looking for a gift for someone with an unusual hobby or interest, I'd love to work with you to create the perfect item. Use the "request custom order" button and let's get started!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be happy with your item. If it arrives and it's not what you were expecting, please let me know and I will do my best to fix it for you.
Payment
For custom orders, there may be a design fee of $3-5 if the design process is complex. Payment for all orders, including custom, is expected before the item ships.
Shipping
Items are "made to order." That means when I receive your order, I will create and ship your item within 3-5 business days.

Standard shipping is first class US Postal Service, which has shown itself to be reliable and at reasonable cost. Priority Shipping is also available, which includes insurance and is a tad speedier.
Additional policies and FAQs
Because I make each item when it is ordered, it is easy for me to customize your order to make it in a different color or pattern. I am also happy to work with you to create a unique design for wedding favors, bridesmaids or groomsmen's gifts, employee awards, personalized luggage tags or key chains. Just shoot me a message!