Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dora's DIY Necklace + Giveaway

Hi I'm Dora and I'm one of the newest additions to the Art Room. Today I'm sharing this cute DIY project I just finished.


I just love unique jewelry and the best part about this one is that the charm is made out of paper! You might be skeptical of using paper for a charm but the trick is layering the paper to make it stiff and durable.


If you want to make your own all you need is a cutting machine, mod podge, a sponge brush, beautiful paper, and a necklace chain. If you want to make the same chevron charm as I did you can download it here for a .eps file or here for a .svg file.


Use your cutting machine to cut out the chevrons. Depending on how many you cut out and mod podge together determines the thickness of your charm. For mine I used about 9 pieces and applied a thin layer of mod podge between each layer and on the sides. Then let it dry and ta-da it's pretty much done! All you have to do now is put it on a chain. You can also use a jump ring to attach the charm to a chain to help it lay more flat.

Leave a comment to enter the giveaway for a club SEI June kit. For up to 4 extra entries, leave a comment each day this week.

29 comments:

Sherri Thompson said...

Who doesn't love chevrons? Such a great idea to turn a die cut into a pendant. Thanks for sharing, and for a chance to win!

kaw1963 said...

That is such a neat idea! Never thought of making a charm with layers of paper and mod podge! Thanks for sharing!

Nathalie said...

This so prttey and unique ! Wish I had a cutting machine!

Lori said...

How fun!! I love new ideas!!!
llohmeyer@graniteschools.org

the"divine"hand said...

Very clever!!! I have this kit and it is so gorgeous. Love this kit!!!

Emily Keaton said...

That is SO clever! It makes a great necklace!

Beth said...

We used to do that as teenagers - haven't thought of it in years!

Shana said...

I'm always looking for other ways to use my beautiful sei paper. Thanks for the idea!

Kimberly said...

great necklace!!! love it! i hope you don't mind if i give it a shot!

Monika Wright said...

Never thought to layer paper, now I"ll have to try it, too!

brenlubrant said...

Get idea and inspiration to gather sme of my SEI paper scraps and make a pendant.

Judy said...

What a great idea,simple yet very effective. Love the individuality also.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's such a cute idea! Nice way to extend tools and supplies!

Katherine V B
Fairfield, CA

МД в картинках said...

Paper jewelry? that's very creative=)

Diane S. said...

love the necklace! and the chevron design!

jengd said...

CUTE necklace and so easy to do!

Lynne said...

Love the necklace - color especially. Thanks for a chance to win!

Bethany Becker said...

Very cute necklace. The design and color are great!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I seriously just thought about making something like this the other day! Great minds think alike! LOOOOOOOOVE:) THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

marisa said...

Very cool and unique!

Aimee Kidd said...

So pretty and very creative!

Charisma3103 said...

How cool is that love this

Carol said...

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!


Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa Kaye said...

Super cute! What a fun idea!

Donna Coughlin said...

That is so clever! So much talent at SEI!

Sherrill Campbell said...

Can you imagine what fun this would be for a roomful of giggly little girls? What a fun sleepover! Think of the possibilities with a Cricut!

KellyG said...

So cute, thanks for sharing!

Laurie T said...

Very cool! thanks for the chance to win!

Claudia said...

That is so clever. I wouldn't have thought of using paper for jewelry.
Thanks for sharing this neat idea with us.

 

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