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Recycled Earring Bling Bling
Fun and almost no cost at all.

These are my recycled paper
earrings....very sophisticated bling!

Let me know if you like them.

Posted by DiAnne A. Published See DiAnne A.'s 2 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of recycled earrings. Bling When You Least Expect It Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut strips of paper in any length and width that you like.

    The paper I have used is the colored section from our local newspaper. The paper is heavier and shinier than newsprint.

    Other papers to use would be magazine, art magazine, wall paper, anything you like the color and print.

  • How to make a pair of recycled earrings. Bling When You Least Expect It Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    I used a small screw drive to get my tube started in a nice roll.

  • How to make a pair of recycled earrings. Bling When You Least Expect It Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    As you roll, tighten the tube by pulling on the end to make it roll more tightly.

    When it is the size you like, tear or cut it and you are ready to glue the edge.

  • How to make a pair of recycled earrings. Bling When You Least Expect It Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    A torn edge looks better than a cut edge when you are ready to glue the end. I place a small amount of white glue on the torn edge and smooth the edge down. The edge disappears and you have a tube.

    It dries quickly so you may continue.

  • How to make a pair of recycled earrings. Bling When You Least Expect It Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    To assemble: Use your imagination.
    For these, I cute 2 small card squares and put a hole in the middle.

    I threaded a small brass bead, then the square, and then put the wire through my tube. I then put another square, bead and made a loop.

    You can leave the tube plain or add other elements. I enhanced my beads with a gold felt paint pen.

  • How to make a pair of recycled earrings. Bling When You Least Expect It Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Here is the pair that I just made.

    Below is another example of my tubes recycled earrings.

  • How to make a pair of recycled earrings. Bling When You Least Expect It Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    More examples.

    These are longer and only have brass beads. I can think of a lot of variations that would be fun!

    Happy Crafting.

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Lube
Lube · Lincoln, England, GB · 4 projects
wow, this is a great idea, I will definitely make some!
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amber smells
amber smells · Murfreesboro, Tennessee, US · 3 projects
a terrific way to use those sunday paper comics!! hells to the yeah! <3
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janine g.
janine g. · North Lauderdale, Florida, US · 5 projects
Those are kewl I bet they would look good with the Chinese newspaper
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 377 projects
I have made many necklaces out of paper beads, but never thought to make earrings and yours look great!

You can also use magazine pages to make beads as many of them have a heavier weight also, but if not you can use another sheet of paper and use a glue stick to attach it to the back of the page, then roll it.

You find pages that match colors in an outfit and make a custom piece to match the outfit and save the paper from going to a landfill all at the same time. What could be better?
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beryl
beryl · Apache Junction, Arizona, US · 36 projects
Those are very classy and interesting! I really like what you have made!
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Lexie D.
Lexie D. · Los Angeles, California, US
Wow! These are so elegant and really fun! Way to recycle! Props!
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