By Jenn Mason
By way of blending fairly uncomplicated jewellery making equipment with common paper arts thoughts, Altered Paper Jewelry bargains paper crafters, altered paintings aficionados, and jewellery makers inventive new rules for growing fashionable and modern jewellery from wonderful paper.
In this e-book, bracelets, necklaces, jewelry and different jewellery might be adorned and built with discovered paper, photographs and lovely scrapbook papers. Beads can be shaped from rolled paper, coated with decoupage, and molded with paper craft add-ons. Paper-like fabrics equivalent to vellum, transparencies, lower plastic and printable cloth paper could be punched, lower, reduced in size and rolled into mini wearable masterpieces. Paper should be folded into lockets, embedded into belt buckles, and stuck into specific shapes, all within the pursuit of non-public adornment. Illustrated step by step directions and templates integrated.
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The true bling in this book comes courtesy of the Suspended Sparkler necklace (page 64) and its variation, Chandelier Chic earrings (page 66), in which vintage chandelier crystals are repurposed for a glamorous result. Rose-Colored Readers (page 68) begs you to alter your reading or sunglasses with paper and resin, while the Buckle, Buckle resin-covered belt (page 70) begs the question—is a belt simply utilitarian or a hip accessory? Not to be outdone, the Paper Bling necklace (page 72) will have your friends guessing what materials you used.
4. 5. 6. Use the template (page 119) to size and cut the mini journal from the vintage map. Use the template to fold the journal, then open completely. Decorate the pages with photographs. Start at one end of the piece of paper and fold the journal, like an accordion, to form a book shape Decorate the journal cover with a piece of black card stock, a scrap piece of map, a photograph, and a brass embellishment. Insert the journal into the locket. P U R E L Y P A P E R 29 30 A L T E R E D P A P E R J E W E L R Y I† ’s Easy Being Green: Mini Journal Variation Materials I like to reduce my carbon footprint whenever I can, and it was just after I packed up the recycling when I thought about creating Basic Paper Tool Kit an environmentally friendly shopping-list journal in a refillable keychain Basic Jewelry Tool Kit holder.
Thread the domino onto the necklace (remove the screw ball closure to access the necklace wire). Thread half of the beads onto a 20" (51 cm) piece of brass wire. Wrap one end of the brass wire around the first bead to secure the end. 11. Use the empty half of the brass wire to wrap the beaded wire around the necklace. ) When you get to the end of the wire, you should be at the necklace closure. Twist the end of the wrapping wire around the end of the beaded wire to hold the wire in place. Trim off any excess empty wire and use a pair of pliers to tuck the loose end back into the first bead.
Altered Paper Jewelry: Artful Adornments from Beautiful Papers by Jenn Mason