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Scrapbooking embellishments jewelry set

Say it in style with these unexpected beading components
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Design alternative
Use knotted leather cord and beads to make an earthier version of the bracelet or silk cord for a softer look. 

I found a package of copper embellishments in the sticker section at Michaels. They’re meant for scrapbooks and greeting cards, but I thought they’d make great jewelry components. The results? I think the bracelet and earrings say it all. Of course, when I went back to get more, I discovered that scrapbooking materials don’t stay around too long. Luckily, I found other embellishments that, with a few adjustments, worked just as well. Look around your local craft or scrapbooking store for similar embellishments that suit your own style. 

SUPPLIES

Bracelet

  • 3 2-in. (5 cm) scrapbook embellishments
  • 48 4 mm disk beads
  • 32 2 mm round spacers
  • 5 in. (13 cm) 20-gauge half-hard wire 
  • 38 in. (97 cm) 24-gauge half-hard wire
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • hole punch (optional)

Earrings

  • 2 1-in. (2.5 cm) scrapbook embellishments
  • 18 4 mm disk beads
  • 12 2 mm round spacers
  • 12 in. (30 cm) 24-gauge half-hard wire
  • 2 6 mm jump rings
  • pair of earring wires
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • hole punch (optional)

Scrapbook embellishments from Michaels. Visit michaels.com for store locations. Hole punch from Eclectica. Check your local bead or craft store for supplies. 

INSTRUCTIONS

Bracelet

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Step 1
Use a hole punch to add holes to scrapbook embellishments if necessary. Each embellishment should have a hole on each end.
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Step 2
Cut a 2-in. (5 cm) piece of 24-gauge wire. Using the largest part of your roundnose pliers, make the first half of a wrapped loop on each end. Repeat. Make a third unit with smaller loops and complete the wraps on one end.
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Step 3
Attach the embellishments with the large-loop units. Complete the wraps as you go. On one end, attach the small-loop unit. Complete the wraps.
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Step 4
Cut a 5-in. (13 cm) piece of 20-gauge wire. Fold the wire in half. On one end, about 1 in. (2.5 cm) from the fold, make a right-angle bend. On the other end, make the first half of a wrapped loop.
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Step 5
Wrap the angled end around the stem and trim the excess wire. Using roundnose pliers, bend the folded section of the wire into a hook.
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Step 6
Attach the hook’s loop and the hole of an embellishment. Complete the wraps.
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Step 7
Cut a 2-in. (5 cm) piece of 24-gauge wire. Make a plain loop on one end. String a spacer, three disks, and a spacer. Make the first half of a wrapped loop. Make 16 bead units.
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Step 8
Attach eight bead units to each large-loop unit as shown. Complete the wraps.
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Earrings
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Step 1
Use a hole punch to add holes to scrapbook embellishments if necessary. Following bracelet step 7, make three bead units. Attach them to one end of the embellishment and complete the wraps.
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Step 2
Open a jump ring. Attach the dangle and the loop of an earring wire. Close the jump ring. Make a second earring.
Tip!
  • Don’t worry if you can’t find the exact embellishments used here. There is a range of options in both the jewelry and scrapbooking aisles.
  • Before stringing, remove the backing from the adhesive on the embellishments. Soak them in soapy water or use nail polish remover or Goo Gone to remove the adhesive.
  • If you are making holes in the embellishments, mark the spot first with a pen for accuracy.
  • In the copper version of the bracelet, I used 20-gauge wire and 4 mm rectangular beads instead of disks. The styles of the bead units are varied, with coils on the ends of some instead of loops.

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