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How to Make Paper Jewelry: 19 DIY Projects

Make DIY paper beads, quilled jewelry, and more beautiful pieces.

By: Laura Plack, Editor, AllFreePaperCrafts.com
How to Make Paper Jewelry 19 DIY Projects

Take your paper crafting to the next level by creating your very own paper jewelry. In our collection, How to Make Paper Jewelry: 19 DIY Projects you will learn how to make your own paper wearables. From learning how to make paper beads to mastering how to quill paper to use as DIY jewelry embellishments, you will learn a plethora of jewelry making skills while creating these easy paper crafts.

These paper craft ideas are just what you need to learn how to make paper jewelry. Whether you are looking for whimsical necklaces or sophisticated lockets, there is a DIY paper jewelry project for you in this grouping of free paper craft tutorials. So if you are looking to make an accessory for an upcoming party or holiday, or if you are trying to discover new ways to make homemade gifts, try out these paper jewelry tutorials today and create fabulous jewelry designs.

Tips and Ideas for How to Make Paper Jewelry

When you think of DIY jewelry, paper products may not be your first, second, or even third thought. That's about to change, though! There are so many ways to incorporate paper into your homemade jewelry making. Take a look at some of the tips and ideas below to see how you can make DIY paper jewelry or get ideas for how to start making paper jewelry.

1. Make your own beads from paper. Use junk mail, newspapers, magazines, books, and more. Most paper sheets will work. This is a great way to put all those old periodicals to use and create a cool recycled craft.

2. Use pre-made pieces and add paper elements to them. You can start with plastic beads, pendants, silver lockets, or whatever else you find and then embellish them with paper. This could involve quilling paper into pretty shapes like flowers, wrapping the shape in paper, or turning it from 2D to 3D.

3. Many people think that paper jewelry is too fragile to wear on the regular. However, that is not the case. In fact, most DIY paper beads are quite sturdy. Also, with the right sealant, most DIY paper jewelry pieces will last for years.

4. Start small and keep experimenting. When starting off, follow tutorials for simple beads and then work your way up to more impressive tutorials. Create multi-media jewelry that involves your homemade paper beads along with plastic, metal, or glass beads.

How to Make Paper Jewelry

The best way to begin your journey into paper jewelry making is with these tutorials for how to make paper beads. Creating your own beads is an easy and thrifty way to make customizable and unique DIY jewelry designs. From printable paper crafts to upcycled paper craft ideas, we've got you covered with the easy paper jewelry craft projects.

Quilled Paper Jewelry

If you've already mastered making paper beads and want to move to more advanced jewelry making techniques, these DIY jewelry projects are for you. Paper quilling is a fabulous way to add a beautiful embellishment to any jewelry piece. Once you've learned how to quill paper, the paper jewelry making opportunities are endless.

More Paper Jewelry Projects

If you still have not found the right paper jewelry design for you, don't fret; we've got several more DIY paper jewelry tutorials just for you. From lovely lockets to elegant pins, anyone can find a piece of paper jewelry to fit with their style and personality. Check out these fabulous homemade jewelry tutorials and find the paper jewelry piece for you.

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Paper jewelry is one of those crafts I don't think of doing very often, but it's so cool! I like the variety you can get.

Wearable jewelry has been a fun project in our home for years. The ideas are endless and you often times find one idea spawns another and another. Our children make Christmas tree pins out of puzzle pieces that are glued together in the shape of a tree. They use the smallest of beats to decorate the tree after it is painted either gold or green....and adorn the top with a tiny red pom pom. They make great gifts for your church family or teachers....etc. This idea grew from making earrings out of tiny puzzle pieces. They are really cute! Keep the ideas coming!

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