Paper Earrings

I was wondering what else I could make from paper and hit on the idea for these earrings.  I have tried to write the instructions down, hopefully them make sense.  They are a bit fiddly and messy to make, but they look good!

Ingredients

  • 2 x ear wires
  • 2 x eye pins
  • 2 x 1/2 cm jump rings
  • 2 x matching small beads
  • 1/2 cm wide paper strips, enough to make a 1m long strip when they are glued together.  You will need two 1m strips.  Any type of paper can be used, I used patterned scrapping paper.
  • pva glue
  • paint brush

Recipe

  1. Cut out enough 1/2 cm paper strips to make 2 x 1m strips.  Fold the strips lengthwise (as shown in the picture) and glue together. paper strip
  2. With a little dab of glue, stick the strips together until they are 1m in length.
  3. Using a pen to wrap the paper strip around, use liberal amounts of pva to make a flat paper bead (as shown in the picture).paper bead
  4. When you have about 6 inches of paper strip left over, thread your jump ring into place and carry on wrapping the paper strip until it is all finished.
  5. When you have completed the bead, cover it in lots of glue to seal it.  Thread some ribbon or string through the jump ring, and hang it up to dry.
  6. Thread the eye pins with a bead and finish with a loop.  Attach it at each end end to either the ear wire and the jump ring.
    completed paper earrings
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