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How to make paper earrings

You can make all kinds of crafts with paper, such as boxes and banners, but did you know that you can make jewelry too? Perhaps one of the more unexpected things you can do with paper is the earrings. Because paper is so easy to start with, the finished earrings are comfortable to wear. Best of all, the design possibilities are endless, from intricate dangling earrings to chunky beads.

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[ Edit ] Cut intricate earrings

  1. Select a sheet of thick, glittery or patterned cardboard. You can find many options in a craft store for scrapbooking. Skip the thin scrapbooking paper that feels like printer paper, and instead of the thicker, cardboard variants. [1]
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    • Glitter paper works great for this! You can also choose paper with a pearl gloss or a beautiful pattern.
  2. Cut out a couple of identical shapes from the paper. These make your earrings, so choose the size carefully. Something in between would work well here. You can cut these with a craft blade and a metal ruler or a craft punch. If you have access to a cutter and know how to use one, this is another good option. [2]
    • Be careful when using glitter paper and punches. Sometimes the glitter loses its punch.
    • Think of a simple shape, such as a thin rectangle or a tall, narrow triangle. This way you can dress them longer.
  3. Use a craft edge to add details to straight edges. You don't have to do this if you don't want to, but if you cut a skinny rectangle or a high triangle, you can make your design look better by punching an intricate design at the bottom. Simply choose a punch that you want, and use it to strike a neat design in the lower edge of your shape. [3]
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    • If you have made a thin rectangle, use 1 of the narrow edges as the bottom edge. If you created a high triangle, the narrow base of the triangle is the bottom, not the long angled edges.
    • You can find the craft's edge punches along the other craft holes in the craft store. [19659009] Add more detail by cutting shapes from the inside of your earrings. There is nothing wrong with having a solid circle, rectangle or triangle as an earring. However, the design will be chunky, which is not for everyone. If this is the case for you, use a craft blade to accurately cut a matching shape from the inside of your earring and leave a thin frame. [4]
      • For example, if you made triangular earrings, cut out a triangle of each.
      • If you have made circular earrings, it may be easier to use another circular punch, but in a smaller size.
      • Select a craft punch, such as a butterfly, heart or star. This works for all shapes, be it a circle, triangle or rectangle.
    • Punch a small hole in the top of each earring for the jump rings. Use a thick needle, a hole or the smallest punch you can find. However, do not use a regular punch, otherwise the hole will be too large. Make the hole around away from the edge of the earrings. [5]
    • Make a second set of earrings to glue on the back, if desired. Whether you do this or not is up to you. If the paper is white on the back, it may look through when you were earrings. If you want them to be identical on both sides, you must create a second pair and glue them on the back of the first pair. Craft glue works well for this. [6]
      • If your design is asymmetrical, your second set must be a mirror image of the first set; otherwise the design will not match.
      • If your paper is patterned on both sides, you do not need to make a second set of earrings – unless, of course, you do not want the same pattern on both sides.
    • Seal the front of each earring with dimensional sealer or epoxy. This is a specific product used for scrapbooking and jewelry. You can find it in the scapegoat, glue aisle or pearl in a craft store. Look for names like "Dimensional Magic." Unlike ordinary decoupage glue, it is very thick and gives the paper a certain dimension. [7]
      • Be careful not to seal any holes or patterns on your earring. If you did, use a thick needle or toothpick to clean them.
      • How you apply the product will vary. Sometimes you need to use a brush, while other times you use the applicator tip attached to the top of the bottle.
      • If you have made a second set of earrings, be sure to seal these as well. You just need to seal the front of each earring as you glue them back to back.
    • Let the earrings dry and harden on a sheet of wax paper. If you have no wax paper, you can use another smooth, disposable surface, such as parchment paper or the shiny side of freezer paper. The amount of time it takes for the sealer to dry and harden really depends on the mark, so check the instructions on the back of the bottle. [8]
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      • For example, the sealer may feel dry to the touch in 1 or 2 hours, but it may need up to 48 hours to set.
      • You must let the sealer cure. If you do not, the sealer will feel dry and sticky. It also takes up fingerprints and dust.
    • Open a pair of jump rings. Hold a jump ring between two pliers. Pull a pair of pliers towards you and the other pliers away from you to open the jump ring. After opening the first jump ring, set it aside and open the second jump ring. [9]
      • Do not pull the ends of the jump ring apart as to open a box; you want them to slide past each other.
      • Open the jump rings enough so that you can slide the earrings on.
    • Slide the earrings and one earrings onto the fish on the jump ring. Pull the jump ring through the small hole in the top of your earring. Once you have it on, add an empty fishing hook. Work with just 1 earring and jump ring for right now. [10]
      • Make sure the earrings in your fishing hook are the same size as your jump rings. For example, if you used silver jump rings, use silver fish pendant earrings.
      • You can find empty or empty fish hook earrings in the pearl section of a craft store.
    • Close the jump ring and then clamp the cover, if needed. Grab the jump ring between your two pliers pair again. Pull a pair of pliers towards you and the other away from you to close the jump ring. If there is a small gap in the jump ring, hold it between a pair of pliers and then apply light pressure. [11]
      • If you leave the gap in the jump ring, the earrings and / or the fish hook may fall off. [19659011] When you have completed this step, add the second jump ring to the earrings and fish hook. Your earrings are now ready to wear!

[ Edit ] Creating quilled Flower Earrings

  1. Cut 5 strips and 5 strips of quilling paper. For a more colorful earring, the shorter strips make 1 color and the longer stripes a different color. The strips will make the inside of the petal, so choose your colors wisely. [12]
    • Contrasting colors, such as red and yellow, give you a bolder look. Similar colors, such as blue and green, will give you a more subtle look.
    • If you want more open petals, cut out all ten strips. You should still use two different colors.
    • You can find bobbin strips online or in well-stocked craft stores. You can also buy your own purchases of wide strips of colored printing paper.
  2. Glue the strips to the strips. Take a strip and a strip of wrapping paper. Overlap the ends roughly and secure them with a drop of glue. Do this for the remaining sets of quilling paper until you have five long strips. [13]
    • If you only cut strips of quilling paper, then glue 2 contrasting colors together.
  3. Insert the end of the strip into a quilling tool. Each of your cooling strips consists of 2 shorter strips: one strip and one strip. Take the end of the strip and slide it into the groove of your quilling tool. [14]
    • If both of your paper strips were long, it doesn't matter from which end you start.
    • You can find quilling tools online and in well-stocked craft stores.
    • If you cannot find a bobbin tool, push a needle with a large head into a short rod. Use a pair of thread cutters to cut off the needle head tip to create a set of tips.
  4. Wrap the paper firmly around the slotted end of the fastener. Slide the strip until the end is just between the two metal pins. Hold the paper firmly as you begin to wrap it around the pins in a tight tube. [15]
    • Make sure you wrap the entire strip around the tapping tool.
  5. Slide in the wrapped paper and then glue down the end to hold its shape. Hold the wrapped tube firmly between your fingers so that it does not come off, and then slide it away from the cooling tube. Release your fingers until the tube expands to the desired width and then glue down the end. [16]
    • Keep the tube flat – do not let it protrude like a telescope.
    • Craft adhesive works just for this, but superglue will work even better because it dries quickly.
    • How much you let the tube expand with is up to you. Remember that your finished earring will be about twice as wide as the expanded tube.
  6. Squeeze the disc into a teardrop shape and then make the remaining four petals. Find the side of the extended disk that you glued down. Squeeze that side between your thumb and forefinger to turn the disc into a tear-shaped shape. [17]
    • The petal should keep its shape thanks to the fold.
  7. Make another 4 petals with the same process. Wrap, glue and squeeze the remaining four strips to make another 4 petals. Always start winding with the end of the strip.
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    • If you only used strips, it doesn't matter from which end you start wrapping.
  8. Glue the five petals together to form a flower, then let them dry. The pointed ends of the petals should all meet in the middle of the flower; the rounded ends should be on the outside of the flower. When you have glued the five petals together, set them aside so that the glue can dry. [18]
    • You can use craft glue or super glue for this, but super glue dries much faster.
    • If the flower is not holding together, place it on top of a cork board, then use straight pins or T-pins to hold it in place as the glue dries.
  9. If desired, coat the flower with decoupage glue. You don't have to do it, but it will make your earring more durable and help it last longer. Choose a decoupage glue, such as Mod Podge, in a surface you like, then apply a light surface to the front and sides of the earrings with a brush. Allow the earrings to dry, then turn over and do the backing. [19]
    • Decoupage is available in many surface treatments, including glossy, satin and matte. You may also be able to use a lacquer instead.
    • Also try to get the inside of the wrapped paper. This will help protect it further.
    • How long the decoupage takes to dry depends on how hard you applied it. Because the project is so small, it should take no more than 20 minutes. however, it can take up to 1 or 2 hours.
  10. Secure a fish hook earring to the top of the flower with a jump ring. Use a pair of pliers to open a jump ring. Slide an empty earring with fish hook on the jump ring and then slide the jump ring through the top of the flower. Use pliers again to close the jump ring. [20]
    • As you open and close the jump ring, pull the ends past each other – do not pull them apart.
    • Sometimes there may be a gap in the jump ring. Pinch it with the tips of your pliers.
    • The jump ring should slide right through the sealed loops on the petal. How many loops you slip through it will vary each time. Just try to get how many will fit in the jump ring.
  11. Repeat the entire process to make a second flower earring. Cut another set and drop strips. Glue them together to make 5 longer strips, wrap, glue and then clamp them in petals. Glue the petals together, then insert a jump ring and fish hook through the upper petal. [21]
    • Make sure you use the same colors as you did for your first flower.
    • When you do that, your earrings are ready to wear!

[ Edit ] Making Chunky Beaded Earrings

  1. Choose a colorful page from a magazine of colors you like. Do not pay attention to the image itself as it is not visible in the finished pearl. Instead, look at the combination of colors. An image that covers the entire magazine page works much better than a mostly white page with some text and small images. [22]
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    • You can also use a page from a directory or calendar or even a sheet of wrapping paper.
    • The exact size of the paper does not matter, as long as it is at least long.
  2. Cut your paper into a wide strip. The strip can be anywhere between long. Use a ruler and a pen or pen to draw the strip first. Cut the strip with a sharp part of the scissors. You can also use a metal ruler and a craft blade instead. This will create a bead that is shaped like a tube or cylinder. [23]
    • If you prefer a bead that tapers at both ends, cut a wide triangle that is medium to long.
    • If you want a longer earring, then cut off the strip wider. For example, a strip will give you a pearl that is high.
  3. Wrap the strip tightly around a toothpick. Place one of the narrow ends of the paper strip against a toothpick. Make sure the color you like is facing out, and then pull the strip around the toothpick to create a tight cylinder. [24]
    • If you cut a triangular strip, you start to wrap in from the bottom of the triangle and finish the winding at the point.
  4. Glue the end of the strip to hold the bead together. Roll over the paper. Coat the underside with glue and then press it down onto the bead. [25]
    • All types of floating craft will work well here. Super glue will also work, as it dries nicely and quickly.
  5. Stick the toothpick in a ball of clay and let the glue dry. If you don't have a ball of clay, you can use an eraser, apple, potato or even an orange instead. As long as you can attach the toothpick to it, you are good. The amount of time it takes for the glue to dry depends on what you use. [26]
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    • Most adhesives will take about 10 to 15 minutes to dry. Some may take longer. Read the label on the bottle with glue to find out how long to wait.
    • While waiting, use the rest of the magazine paper to create a second matching gem. It may not look identical, but it should look very similar.
  6. Seal the bead with clear lacquer. Do not remove the bead from the toothpick yet. Instead, take the toothpick out of the clay ball and hold it between your fingers. Apply a layer of clear varnish to the bead with a brush, then hold the toothpick back in the clay. [27]
    • Varnish comes in many different surface treatments, such as matte, satin and glossy, so choose the one you like best.
    • For a more durable finish, you can use an epoxy sealant instead. In a pinch you can even use clear nail polish!
  7. Allow the varnish to dry before removing the bead from the toothpick. How long it will take to dry the varnish really depends on what you use. It can take as little as 20 minutes to as long as 2 hours. Many types of varnishes also require an additional cure time of 24 to 48 hours, so double-check the instruction label on the bottle.
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    • You have to let the varnish harden. If you do not, the bead will feel sticky and pick up fingerprints and dust.
    • When the bead is completely dry, push it away from the toothpick.
  8. Slide a 4-mm bead and the paper beam onto an eye pin. Choose a gold or silver 4-mm bead that matches your eye pin and shoot it first. This will add an element of design to your earring as well as the paper bead slipping off. When you have it on, slide the paper bead onto the eye pin. [28]
    • If you don't have any gold, silver or glass beads you can add a pretty charm instead.
    • If you don't like the look of gold or silver beads, try a glass bead instead.
    • If you cannot find a 4-mm bead, try a 3-mm bead instead. The key here is to create a type of stopper so that the larger paper bead does not fall off.
  9. Add a second 4-mm bead and then cut the eye pin down. Choose another 4mm gold or silver bead that matches your first. Slide it on the eye pins so that it sits right on top of the paper bead. Use a pair of wire cutters to cut off the rest of the eye pin so that it protrudes from the 4-mm bead at. [29]
    • If you add a charm to the bottom of the eye pin, you do not need to add a 4 mm bead on top of the paper bead. Just cut down the eye pin so that it sticks above the paper bead.
  10. Use a pair of round pliers to turn the cord to a loop. Hold the earrings in one hand and a pair of round pliers in the other. Squeeze the end of the eye pin with the tips of the tip and then twist the pliers. Continue twisting them until the piece of thread rolls into a circle. [30]
    • Don't worry if the loop is not completely flat. This will actually make it easier to attach it to the fish hook earrings!
  11. Attach the earrings to an empty fishing hook earring. Turn at the end of the loop that you just did either toward or away from you to create a gap. Pull it over the loop at the bottom of an empty earring with fish hook, then turn the loop back. [31]
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    • Treat the loop you did as a jump ring. Open and close it by sliding it past the base of the eye pin. Do not pull it apart like opening a box.
    • After you make the first earrings, repeat the process of adding the second pearl to another eye pin and earrings.
    • After that, you can wear earrings!

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  • If you do not find a design that you like, make your own! Draw directly on a sheet of paper or create it on your computer and then print it.
  • Handle your earrings carefully. Even though they are sealed, they should still not get wet!
  • Use gold earrings for fish hooks for warm colors, such as red, orange and yellow. Use silver earrings for cool colors, such as green, blue and purple.

[ Edit ] Things You Need

[ Edit ] [19659125] Cutting intricate earrings

  • Thick cardboard
  • Craft punches, punches or handcuffs [19659011] Small hole punch, thick needle or screw
  • Dimensional sealer (eg: Dimensional Magic)
  • 2 pliers
  • 19659011] 2 jump rings
  • 2 earrings in fish hook

[ Edit ] Create quilled flower earrings

  • 5 strips of quilling paper
  • 5 strips of quilling paper
  • Trace quilling tool
  • Craft glue or super glue
  • Decoupage glue
  • Paintbrush [196590112pliers
  • 2 jump rings
  • 2 fish hook earrings

[ Edit ] [19659145] Making Chunky Beaded Earrings

  • Colorful magazine page or cover paper
  • Pencil or pen
  • Ruler (metal if using a craft knife)
  • Scissors or cra ft blade
  • Toothpick or thick needle
  • Craft mica
  • Clear lacquer
  • Brush
  • 2 eye pins
  • 4 4-mm gold, silver or glass beads
  • 2 earrings of 1961 fish hooks
  • ] Thread cutter
  • Round nose pliers

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[ Edit ] Quick overview

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