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Have you ever tried making jewellery from paper? This issue, PaperCrafter designers Corinne Bradd and Elizabeth Moad gave the unusual craft a go and the results were stunning. Here’s a bonus project for all our lovely blog readers – follow the step-by-step guide to learn how to make a pair of paper earrings
• Cut paper rectangles sized 3cm x 5cm. You will need two of paper A and eight each of B and C. Fold each rectangle into a triangle following the picture guide in PaperCrafter issue 62 (find it in page 34).
• All triangles are assembled the same way round to give a flat back and ridged top surface. Start by pushing both points of a C triangle into one sleeve of a B triangle. Push another C triangle into the other sleeve.
• Make the third row by pushing a B triangle into the two inner sleeves of the C triangles. Push both points of a B triangle into both the outer sleeves of the C triangles.
• Start decreasing the width of the rows by fitting two C triangles into the centre sleeves of row three, leaving the two outer sleeves empty. Take a single triangle A and push into the inner sleeves of row four, leaving the outer sleeves empty as before.
• Make the second of your paper earrings in the same way and coat each one with two coats of PVA or decoupage glaze. Pierce a hole in the top point of the first triangle and fit jump rings and earwires through these.
You will need:
Canson watercolour card 300gsm
Stamps: Altenew’s Bod Blossom, Antique Linen
Zig Clean Colour brush pens: Geranium Red, Carmine Red, Wine Red
Gansai Tambi 36 Watercolour pans no 43, no 64
YOU WILL NEED:
Dies: Crafter’s Companion Gemini Expressions Cascade Down Alphabet, Cascade Right Alphabet
Embossing folder, Xcut Tiny Hearts 6” x 6”
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Templates from papercraftermagazine.co.uk
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