By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.
I love having custom pieces of jewelry that no one else owns and one of the easiest ways for me to accomplish this is to make them myself. It’s a great way to liven up your wardrobe for a fraction of what you would pay in the store. All it takes is a few supplies to make unique and stylish bracelets that you know no one else is going to be sporting.
What you need:
Step 1. Choose the paper you want for your bracelet, then cut it into thin horizontal strips. I used antique pages from a broken Shakespeare book, so I just cut the paper every four lines.
Step 2. Put a strip of Mod Podge on the bracelet, then press the paper down and fold along the sides. Don’t fold the ends over just yet. As you’re applying the strips of paper, line them up flush to each other and make sure the pattern or wording all faces the same direction.
Step 3. Continue attaching the paper strips until you completely cover the outside of the bracelet.
Step 4. Once the outside is covered, fold the ends over to the inside and glue them down with Mod Podge. Be careful not to press too hard or it’ll rip the ends off.
Step 5. Put a coat of Mod Podge over the inside and outside of the bracelet, then let it sit to dry overnight.
Step 6. Put a coat of varnish on the inside and outside of the bracelet, then let it dry for several hours before wearing it.