Recycled paper cufflinks
I have been making jewellery from recycled paper for a while and had offcuts of painted surfaces that I didn’t know what to do with them.
So after lots of thought I decided to us them in a paper mosaic and then produce brooches from the designs.
I am please with the outcome and like the richness of the colours. The gold accents brings warmth and glamour to the pieces.I also made a range in sea greens which I love.
They are quite chunky but I think why not make a statement!
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I make recycled paper jewellery and have finally decided to open an Etsy shop please check out the link thanks Teresa.
Today I have finally jumped into the unknown. I have been creating jewellery using recycled paper and card and seem to have amassed quite a collection. Which raises the question “WHAT SHALL I DO WITH ALL THIS JEWELLERY?”
Etsy!! well that’s what everyone tells me. So after a bit of persuasion I caved in. I have to say with great trepidation. Will anyone like my work? Will I sell anything? Will people think I am showing off? Is my work any good? etc
Well I have done it now, so Revolution Crafted Jewellery now has a home in Etsy but I couldn’t use my chosen name because it was to long. I go under the name Revolutioncj – which I don’t like. So do I change the name to something else? Oh I just don’t know. I think I am going to suck it and see.
Wish me luck, I hope I don’t embarass myself. But nothing ventured nothing gained.
I love using recycled items to create my jewellery. Here I used scrap pieces of art work that were going to be thrown away. I mount the pieces onto recycled mount board or other strong card.
The next stage is adding glitter, let’s face it you can never have enough glitter, and finish off with glazing the pieces with dimensional glue. Once these are dry I will punch holes into the ones to be necklaces, or add pins to brooches and mount the smaller pieces onto cufflinks or rings.
So for minimum expense and little effort Iwill have a lovely new range of jewellery to sell.
So excited to see the end results.
Source: Arts & Crafts