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?