You can make your own biker club jewelry.
Motorcycle clubs are all over the world from Texas to Amsterdam. Groups of bikers form the clubs, designate a name and participate in charity bike rides to benefit organizations such as Toys for Tots. Members wear identifying club patches on their jackets that are given to the riders when joining the clubs. Whether you are looking to join a bike club for women only or you are veteran that rides a Harley exclusively, there is a bike club waiting for you.
1. Scan the bike club’s logo or back patch into the computer. Print out the image onto a sheet of shrink plastic that is compatible with inkjet printers. Allow the ink to dry on the sheet for at least 10 minutes.
2. Cut around the design with scissors. Use manicure scissors if the club’s logo has intricate details. Puncture a part of the design first if there are details on the inside; never bend the plastic to make a cut or it will crack. For example, if cutting out the eyes of a skull to make the eyes hollow, puncture directly in the middle of the circle of the eye and cut out toward the outer edges of the circle.
3. Punch a hole in the top of the design.The plastic is too hard to punch through after baking.
4. Preheat your oven to the temperature listed on the instructions included with your shrink plastic. Place the shrink plastic club design on a nonstick baking tray, with the artwork facing upwards. Place the tray in the oven. Bake the shrink plastic for one to two minutes.
5. Remove the tray from the oven using pot holders or oven mitts. Allow the tray and pendant to cool for several minutes. Spray the bike club logo with an acrylic sealer so the ink will not smear.
6. Attach a jump ring through the hole at the top and place on a chain. Do not punch a hole in the design to make a pin or ring of the logo. Glue the bike club logo to a pin back or blank ring form to create other forms of jewelry.