Wouldn’t it be nice to have custom-made jewelry pieces to match any outfit in your wardrobe? Sounds expensive, but by creating one of a kind pieces with paper (yes paper!) you can have designer-inspired earrings, bracelets, and necklaces for every outfit. As a scrapbooker, I sometimes hoard pieces of paper because they’re so pretty, and using those papers to create DIY paper beads and stones lets you put that stash to good use and gives you an excuse to show your paper craft skills off in a new and creative way!
One of the easiest paper craft ideas for DIY jewelry is to create paper beads. You can use any kind of paper to make DIY beads, so try searching your recycling bin for junk mail and newspapers to create up-cycled beads. Even cereal boxes can be used for materials! If you’re looking for a vintage-look to your paper crafts, then you can use vintage maps and pages from books. Pick one (or two!) of these tutorials to get you started.
Paper Crafts: How to Make Paper Beads
Many traditional paper crafting techniques can be used to create paper jewelry as well. From origami folds to paper quilling, you will be creating paper jewelry in no time because you already have the basic techniques in your crafting repertoire. Add jewelry findings to your creations and you will have pieces that are ready to wear or ready to give as a DIY gift.
What is your favorite piece of jewelry?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.