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Paper Crafts: How to Make Paper Beads

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!

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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

DIY Beads

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image courtesy of astorybooklife.com

How To Make Paper Beads

Washi Tape Paper Beads

Cereal Box Beads

Paper Charms For Jewelry

Printable Paper Beads

Newspaper Beads

Scrapbook Paper Beads

Book 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.


 

DIY Earrings

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image courtesy of angsandy.blogspot.sg

Upcycled Newspaper Earrings

Triangle Earrings

Beach Ball Paper Bead Earrings

Paper Square Spiral Earrings

Paper Heart Earrings

Pretty Paper Earrings

 

 


 

DIY Bracelets

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image courtesy of markmontanoblogs.blogspot.com

Recycled Paper Bracelet

Folded Paper Bracelets

Cardboard Tube Bracelets

Recycled Paper Bracelets

 

 

 

 

 


 

DIY Necklaces

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image courtesy of sweetteaandpumps.blogspot.com

DIY Cut Paper Pendants

Quilled Bird Necklace

Fancy Folded Paper Jewelry

Scrapbook Paper Necklace

Tetris Paper Jewelry Pendants

Tissue Paper Pendants

Resin Paper Necklace

 

What is your favorite piece of jewelry?