How to Make Dangly Earrings with Magazine Pagescomments (10) January 22nd, 2009
Faced with the challenge of making recycled projects for every week this month, I have been learning to look at my trash in a whole new way. If bowls can be made with gift wrap and mosaics created from old credit cards, surely there must be millions more things to reinvent.
The cool thing about opening your mind to these ideas is you really start thinking about how to take a material and rework it in so many ways. So I started thinking about paper jewelry: I have made lots of paper beads before, but there must be different kinds of paper beads and new ways to manipulate paper. I created these earrings while playing around with that idea. The paper rings can be made in any size you desire. You can even make them into rings!
For more cool paper jewelry, check out Diane's amazing coiled paper pendants!
What you'll need:
- Magazine pages
- Decoupage glue (or watered-down white glue)
- X-Acto knife, ruler, and cutting mat
- Small paintbrush
- Craft glue
- 6 inches of jewelry chain
- Two 6mm jump rings
- Two earring wires
- Needle-nose pliers and wire cutters
- Two different size round objects to roll magazines around (I used a large, thick Sharpie and a smaller pen)
Make the magazine rings:
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
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