How to Recycle Magazines into Jewelrycomments (46) September 23rd, 2010
Before you recycle those old magazines, turn some of their pages into pretty coiled pendants. You can make a whole collection of them in no time.
What you'll need:
- Magazine pages
- Bone folder
- Thin wooden skewer
- Low-temp glue gun
- White craft glue
- Eye pin
- Blank cardstock
- Clear acrylic sealer
- Jump ring
A note on glue: After much testing, I've found that my low-temp hot glue gun works well for this project. Since this kind of glue hardens so quickly, I can build my coils in a snap. Keep in mind, though, that you can accidentally come into contact with the hot glue, and if your fingers are sensitive, they could burn. (I've developed Teflon fingers over the years, so this doesn't bother me.)
As an alternative, you can glue your coils with white craft glue, but you'll have to hold the work in place for a few minutes to let the glue set.
First, you'll need several magazine pages. Tear them out or cut them—just make sure you get as much of the page as possible. And, if you're using a glue gun, start letting it heat up.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
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