I love being creative and trying new techniques. I found this fun tutorial that shows how to make floral beads using shrinky dink plastic. I made things with shrinky dinks when I was a kid. I loved the stuff. You start out with a thin flat sheet of plastic, and when you heat it up, it gets thick. I used to draw on the plastic with colored pencils. You can make earrings, pendants, pins...all kinds of stuff.
But this looks like a fun, creative way to use shrinky dinks that is easy and looks great when done. I found this tutorial on the site "Just Something I Made." This is what the finished project looks like.