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Handmade Gift Idea: How to Make Layered Paper Jewelry

Looking for a unique DIY gift idea for the holidays or a craft night with friends? Here is an easy way to make beautiful layered paper jewelry!

Make something special for your friends and relatives!  It is that special time of year for those of us that love to create.  This is Suzy from Suzy’s Sitcom, and I would love to show you how to make unique Layered Paper Jewelry Pendant!  It is not only fun to make, but you can personalize it too!

How to Make Layered Paper Jewelry

Making layered paper gemstones is simple and the color choices are endless.  Create beautiful unique jewelry by adding layers of colored paper, and then sanding them down to a smooth finish.  This is a great project for this time of year.  Sit down with a warm beverage, a pair of scissors, paper, and watch a fun movie while you create awesomeness!

How to Make Layered Paper Jewelry

This project works best using paper card stock or construction paper.  Choose and experiment with lots of colors for unique looks!

I made layered paper jewelry necklaces. But you can also turn these into creative earrings just by changing the shapes and attaching earring hooks or make Pandora-style beads using a similar technique.

Supplies needed for paper jewelry - Glue, letters, modge podge

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What you need: 

Craft/DIY Tools Needed: 

Instructions:

Gluing the backs of green and blue pieces of paper.

1. Begin by cutting the paper to size

Decide what size you would like your pendant to be and begin cutting several squares or rectangles of colored paper to that size.  Use the white glue to add a thin layer of glue to the bottom paper (making sure to go to the edges of the paper), then place another square of paper on top.  

How to make unique layered paper jewelry with colored paper!  A beautiful gift idea!

2. Add more layers of paper

Add more layers of colored paper, decreasing the size as you go.  Be sure to add a thin layer of white glue to each layer going to the edges.  Gently push the paper down and wipe off any excess glue from the edges as you go. 

How to make unique layered paper jewelry with colored paper!  A beautiful gift idea!

3. Make each layer smaller than the last

Keep adding layers of paper until your paper gemstone is the size and thickness that you would like.  There is no wrong way to do this.  Layers do not have to be perfect as you will be sanding it out later.  I wanted to add an initial to mine, and stopped when the top layer was the right size for the initial.

How to make unique layered paper jewelry with colored paper!  A beautiful gift idea!

4. Allow the glue to dry

It takes about one hour for the white glue to dry enough so that the pendant is ready for sanding. 

How to make unique layered paper jewelry with colored paper!  A beautiful gift idea!

5. Sand the edges

Use a nail file to sand the edges of your layered paper gemstone.  Sand the layers smooth, rounding the corners down.  The more you sand, the more the layers of paper will show up.  

How to make unique layered paper jewelry with colored paper!  A beautiful gift idea!

6. Finish the jewelry

Wipe down each layered paper gemstone to get off any extra paper dust.  

How to make unique layered paper jewelry with colored paper!  A beautiful gift idea!

Add an initial sticker to the top, and then carefully add drops of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to the top and sides of each layered paper gemstone.  (Do not shake the Dimensional Magic as it will result in bubbles).  This will add a shiny, hard coating to each piece of layered paper jewelry.  

Allow the Dimensional Magic to dry thoroughly for about 2 hours before going to the final step.

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Use the E6000 glue to glue on a bail.  Allow to dry and then add the lanyard.

Each piece of layered paper jewelry will be entirely unique!  It is fun to experiment with different colors, shapes and layers.  These DIY pendants are a perfect, unique gift idea!

This Rainbow Bead Necklace is another easy jewelry craft if you’re looking for more ideas!

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8 Comments

  1. Suzy always has great ideas. Each project has step by step pictures with instructions. Go join her website for lots of free ideas. I think I’ll try this one and maybe make one in polymer clay too. Thanks for another great idea Suzy.

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