About a year ago, I started making, what I like to call: “recycled jewelry”. It all started with our pile of magazines, brochures and such, that we had laying around adding up, as they continued to come in the mail. I found a few ideas online and started attempting to reconfigure my own jewelry. I came up with folded pieces of magazines, rolled into circular shapes to form hearts, rolls and different sized circles. This craft is rather time-consuming, so I’d suggest doing it in a less congested area, maybe on a table in a spare room or craft room.
For a necklace, you need:
- Magazine’s, magazine covers (thicker paper)
- Skewer stick
- Hot glue gun
- Card stock
- Safety pin
To begin, you need to fold your paper into tiny strands. To do this, you need to fold your sheet into the “taco fold”, down the center of your sheet.
Then you fold both sides, in towards that center seam.
You keep doing this until you have made a tiny, thin, long strand of paper. Like this:
You then begin rolling: you place your skewer stick on one end of your folded-up strand of paper and begin rolling the paper around your stick.
When you have finished, you will have something similar to this:
You can than apply your glue to hold the spiral in place and to keep from unraveling. This is when the card stock comes into play: you then cut out 2 pieces of the same shape card stock paper into the shape of your spiral and you glue that to the back of it.
You then glue the safety pin, hoop-end up for the string to pull through.
Then glue the other half of your card stock circle over the safety pin. Now, all you need to do is pull your string through and voila!
There you have your recycled necklace!