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How You Can Make Trendy and Stylish Jewelry with Recycled Paper

How You Can Make Trendy and Stylish Jewelry with Recycled Paper

If you’re looking for a quick and inexpensive way to make jewelry that you’ll definitely love, making paper recycled beads might be the best way to go.

With this awesome choice, you will be able to turn some junk mail newspapers, brochures magazines, calendars, etc. into awesome jewelry that can be used for necklaces, bracelets, etc. Whichever color you choose, you can be sure that this will be alluring and very beautiful. Feel free to pair it with anything as well; joggers, vans shoes, jeans, and even office wear.

Before you take that pack of old magazines to the recycle bin, all you need to do is tear out a few pages… with a few quick cuts, you will be able to get enough beads for 3 bracelets out of one magazine. Yes, you will be able to wear your product in an hour.

In order to make one recycled paper, glass and silver bead bracelet, you’ll need:

  • A paper cutter ( with a utility or marked measurements)
  • Wooden toothpicks
  • A glue stick
  • An elastic beading cord
  • Cleaner nail polish and some Styrofoam
  • Any silver or glass beads that you might have
  • Cuticle scissors


Cut the pages from the magazine (or whatever you choose to use as your raw material; calendars, newspapers, etc.)

  • With a paper cutter or a utility knife, cut the page into tiny strips. You can choose to begin either at the top or the bottom of the page, then cut it into ½” strips
  • The next step is to cut each strip in half with the use of the strips diagonal axis


Use the 8 diagonal paper strips, some nail polish, a glue stick, and toothpicks to organize a workspace.

  • First, use a toothpick and one paper strip. Tae the wide end of the paper strip and roll t around the toothpick. Next, take the glue stick and use it to cover the remaining paper surface.
  • From there, roll the paper strip around the toothpick completely. Make sure that the roll is tight as well. Next, slip the paper bead off the toothpick. Since the glue wasn’t put on the part of the paper that will make direct contact with the toothpick, the paper bead should slide off smoothly and without any stress.


Organize your beads in the form of stringing order

  • Cut the beading cord in a 9-10″ piece. You can adjust the size accordingly if you see that it’s too big or too small.
  • String the beads and you can trim and knot the excess cord.



rachel Stinson handmade jewelleryAbout The Author: Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates, restaurants and fashion stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters.

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