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Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for a friend -- or just for yourself? Raid your stash of scrapbooking supplies and whip up these cool jewelry designs.
Make quick jewelry with these snappy fashions. Adorn a bracelet or ring with your favorite epoxy stickers. To make the button bracelet, back clear buttons with patterned paper and chipboard and then thread ribbon through the buttons.
Discover your inner crafter and turn accents and paper into wearable accessories. Adhere your favorite patterned paper between two acrylic embellishments (be sure to line up the predrilled holes in the acrylic) and add jewelry findings to create cute earrings or a pin. Applying rub-ons on top adds a layer of oomph.
Design a necklace for every outfit in a flash. Print digital elements or images on photo paper and adhere them to charm frames. Carefully fill the frames with dimensional adhesive, being careful not to work too fast to avoid bubbles. Allow several hours for them to dry. Complete the project by attaching cords from your local bead store to each.
Flirty and feminine, these earrings are the perfect accessory for a day on the town or a special evening with friends. To get this look simply choose a favorite floral paper, cut around the pattern to fit the earring back, and adhere. Voila! A stunning accessory for any outfit.
Can't choose just one favorite paper pattern? A charm bracelet is the perfect solution. Blank charms and acrylic circles pair perfectly. For this easy charm bracelet, glue the accents on the charms and attach them with jump rings.
It's easy to transform a photo frame into a suitably stylish home for your earrings. Simply take off the back panel of the frame opening and decoupage the front of the frame with your favorite patterned papers. Staple mesh wire to the back over the opening. After embellishing, hang the frame on the wall or prop it up on an easel.