Circle Bracelet and Earrings
Looking for a fun, easy way to update your jewelry collection, all for a small cost? Look no further—these projects will allow you to express your creativity, find new color combinations for your existing wardrobe, and add to your jewelry collection for a minimal cost.
Designed by Kathy Dobson courtesy of DCWV.
- Recollections™ Paper Pad, 12"x12" – Modern Bouquet
- Bead Landing™ Charms – Heart
- Jewelry Tool Set, 3-Piece
- Earring Wire – Fishhook
- Glossy Accents™ Gloss Medium
- Lobster Clasp
- Jump Rings – Silver
- Craft Punch – 1" Circle and 1¼" Circle
- Paper Piercer
Choose four coordinating sheets of paper. Punch seven 1¼" circles from the first two sheets and seven 1" circles from the second two sheets. You will need five of each color of both sizes (total of 20) for the bracelet and two of each color for each set (total of four for one set) of earrings. Adhere these together with Glossy Accents™ by gluing the back side of the small circles to the front side of the larger circles.
Adhere the first set of five circles to the back of the second set of five circles. Set the remaining circles aside.
Make two small holes, one in the top and one in the bottom (approximately 1/8" in from the side) in each of your circle combinations with your paper piercer. Cover one side of each circle with Glossy Accents™ and let them dry for at least one hour.
Turn over and put a coat of Glossy Accents™ on the back side, but let this sit only until dry to the touch. Once you can lift each one, re-pierce the holes and then set them back out to dry completely.
Attach a jump ring to each side of your paper charms. Attach a lobster claw to the end of one of the rings on your paper charms.
Link paper charms together by connecting jump rings with a metal charm in the middle. When finished, you will have five paper charms and four metal charms, with a lobster claw on one of the outside edges. Add enough jump rings to the other end to reach your desired length.
For the earrings, take out your remaining circles. Make one small hole on one end of each of your circles (1/8" in from the side). Cover one side of each circle with the Glossy Accents™ and allow it to dry (need approximately one hour). Turn it over and put a coat of Glossy Accents™ on the back side, but let this side sit only until dry to the touch. Re-pierce the holes and let them dry completely.
Insert a jump ring into the hole in the paper bead. Hook a charm and the earring wire through the jump ring and close. Repeat for remaining circles.