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Jewelry from those old pencils lying around.

Posted by Bianka M. from Philippines, Philippines • Published See Bianka M.'s 11 projects »
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  • How to recycle a pencil brooch. Pencil Jewelry - Step 1
    Step 1

    Grab your pencil sharpen it. Not too sharp because you'll be wearing it so it can stab you.

    I chose to sand the tip and make it flat and blunt.

  • How to recycle a pencil brooch. Pencil Jewelry - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measure your pencil and mark where you want to cut it.

  • How to recycle a pencil brooch. Pencil Jewelry - Step 3
    Step 3

    With your saw, cut your colored pencil on your mark.

    If it splits use scissors to cut off the parts that stick out.

  • How to recycle a pencil brooch. Pencil Jewelry - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sand the rough edges to make it smooth.

  • How to recycle a pencil brooch. Pencil Jewelry - Step 5
    Step 5

    It should be nice and smooth like this :)

  • How to recycle a pencil brooch. Pencil Jewelry - Step 6
    Step 6

    Figure out in what order you're going to arrange your colored pencils.

    Once you've done that, grab you small wood chip, smaller than the size of your pencils put together, and glue your pencils to it. The wood chip will serve as the base, holding it altogether.

  • How to recycle a pencil brooch. Pencil Jewelry - Step 7
    Step 7

    Attach your jewelry findings.

    If you're going to turn it into a brooch, don't forget to glue a small piece of cloth (any, as long as it's sturdy) and glue it between the base and the lock of your brooch.

    You can also use a screw post for pendants, or a ring base.

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Danosa
Danosa · 1 project
This is so cute. I'm going to make it in a ring. Happy
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