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paper + glue = jewellery? series part 4
So I'm sure you have all seen the cute fabric covered button earrings, but the thing about fabric is that its very hard to find small detailed patterned material to use. So why not use paper? More paper and glue to the rescue and you can have a pair of earrings like this:

Posted by Mel W from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia • Published See Mel W's 33 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of button earrings. Papered Covered Button Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    - self-cover buttons
    - pretty paper
    - glue - diamond glaze, super glue
    - earring findings

  • How to make a pair of button earrings. Papered Covered Button Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    WHAT TO DO

    - Grab your self cover button and trace a circle the size of your button + 2cm onto your pretty paper

  • How to make a pair of button earrings. Papered Covered Button Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Placing you button and paper wrong sides up, start folding the paper into the centre - if you are having problems folding it in evenly try using a little water to dampen the edges.

  • How to make a pair of button earrings. Papered Covered Button Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    - Push the plastic cap into the back of the self cover button to secure the folded paper.

    - Flip the self cover button over and squeeze a little diamond glaze on to make it nice and shiny.

  • How to make a pair of button earrings. Papered Covered Button Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    - If you have a self cover button which has a plastic shank at the back use a pair of pliers to cut them off. This will leave you with a pit which we will get to later. However, if you have a self cover button with just a piece of wire then just pull it out with a pair of pliers.

    - Now since my button had a plastic backing and I was left with a pit in the middle, I found a smaller backed earring finding which would fit in the 'pit'

  • How to make a pair of button earrings. Papered Covered Button Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Push the earring finding into the pit

  • How to make a pair of button earrings. Papered Covered Button Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Carefully squeeze some super glue into the pit and allow for the super glue to dry. Make sure the earring pin is standing up straight as the glue dries

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Call me Buddy
Call me Buddy · 15 projects
Going to try this!btw I love all of your projects!Happy
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