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Make bold jewelry with your old magazines!
Recycle those stacks of magazines into beautiful jewelry! Save the earth and look amazing at the same time.

Posted by Mark Montano Published See Mark Montano's 279 projects »
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  • How to make a magazine necklace. Recycled Paper Jewelry  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Magazines
    DecoArt Triple Thick Gloss Glaze
    Americana Acrylic Paints
    Chain necklace
    Large wood beads
    Jump rings
    Embroidery floss
    Cotton cord
    White glue and Super Glue
    Paintbrush
    Needle nose pliers

  • How to make a magazine necklace. Recycled Paper Jewelry  - Step 2
    Step 2

    FOR ALL 3 STYLES
    Cut the magazine pages into 2" wide strips
    Roll them at an angle to create long tubes
    Secure the end with white glue
    Wrap them around the tip of a pair of needle nose pliers
    *Add two or three tubes together to create larger disks

  • How to make a magazine necklace. Recycled Paper Jewelry  - Step 3
    Step 3

    FOR THE LAYERED DISK NECKLACE
    Paint the disks white and let them dry
    Mix Triple Thick Gloss Glaze with a some Americana paint to create a faux glaze
    Glaze the white disks
    Add crazy glue to each end of a 36" piece of cotton cord
    Fold the cord in half and then tie a knot about 12" from the looped end
    Thread the ends of the cord through opposite sides of the 1st disk
    Continue threading the ends through opposite sides on about 9 disks
    Tie a knot at the edge of the final disk
    Add a small disk at one and end tie a loop at the other for a closure

  • How to make a magazine necklace. Recycled Paper Jewelry  - Step 4
    Step 4

    FOR THE EMBROIDERY FLOSS NECKLACE
    Make about 20 disks in different sizes
    Paint them white and then glaze them with the tinted Triple Thick Gloss Glaze
    Thread a 1 yard piece of embroider floss through the center to create spokes
    Tie a knot when you're done and secure it with a dab of super glue
    Attach disks with jump rings to the chain

  • Step 5

    Watch the video tutorial here to learn how to make all 3 styles!

  • How to make a magazine necklace. Recycled Paper Jewelry  - Step 6
    Step 6

    FOR THE LARGE MEDALION
    Make a very large disk with about 10 paper tubes
    Make one long bead by rolling a 3" long piece of paper into a tube
    Paint everything black and let dry
    Add the foil glue to the end of the tube bead and in a design on the medallion
    Add the gold leafing with the foil tape when the glue is completely dry
    Cut a 36" piece of black cotton cord
    Tie a slip knot around the center of the straw
    Thread both ends through the center of the disk
    Tie a knot between the disk and the tube on both sides
    Voila!

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