I love working with paper and you can literally do anything with it.
I wanted to show you how easy it is to create you very own jewellery using paper.
You can even find a video tutorial on my YouTube channel:
All you need is:
- jewellery findings
- craft pliers
- pencil and ruler
- knitting needle or skewer
Step 1: Trace & cut your paper
You need to create a triangle.
In order to do so trace a rectangle, mark the middle on one of the short sides and using that as a guide trace your triangle. You can also create right angle triangles, of course. The space between your triangles will be more triangles that you can use for your beads.
Step 2: Roll the paper to create the beads
The next step is rolling your paper.
Take your needle or skewer, place it at the base of your triangle and start rolling the paper tightly. When you reach the end add a bit of glue.
You can create different sizes and colours of beads. Experiment with all sorts of papers and patterns.
Step 3: Waterproofing the beads
Before using your beads add a protective layer of varnish (Mod Podge or Decopatch glue) to waterproof them.
Step 4: Creating the necklace
Choose the beads you wish to use for your necklace.
Thread your beads.
Start with the tassel and continue with the smaller bead.
Pass the right end of the thread through the bead then pass the left end as well. Continue until you thread all your beads.
Add the findings and you’re done.
Step 5: Create a pair of matching earrings
To create a pair of matching earrings choose 2 similar beads and take 2 headpins and 2 fish hooks.
Pass the head pins through the beads, roll the ends and fix the fish hooks. Easy peasy!
Enjoy your paper accessories and wear them 🙂