I've always been a fan of Cristian Lacroix. Maybe it's because he invented the pouf skirt! I mean, how could you not be a fan of that piece of fashion history? I truly love his jewelry pieces. They are a mixture of Baroque and a dash of Tony Duquette splattered with gems and stones. What's not to love? These pieces are made with magazine pages and some easy to find supplies. Lately I've been having a love affair with cabochons but these pieces can easily be made with flat back gems. Try them both and see what happens. In the mean time, make sure to subscribe to my blog because I'll be sending out some fun tidbits and very good news soon. Happy DIY'ing!
Christian Lacroix inspired Recycled Paper Jewelry
2 1/2" wide magazine strips
Gold Metallic Krylon spray paint
Needle nose pliers
Flat metal cuff
Clip on earring flats
Cabochons or flat back gems
Roll your magazine stips (at an angle) into thin straws
Secure the end with a small dab of white glue
Make a TON of these!
Grab your needles nose pliers
Starting from one end of a straw, roll it tightly around the tip of the pliers
Secure the end with a dab of white glue
For larger rolls, connect 2 or 3 straws together
See the difference?
Grab your E-6000
Using a dab of E-6000 and then a dab of hot glue, add your beads
to the cuff in a pattern you like.
The hot glue keeps it in place while the E-6000 dries
Spray your pieces (outside) with a gold Krylon metallic
You could stop here.....OR......
Glue on cabochons and or flat back gems
Make earrings using only 4 beads and gluing them together with hot glue and E-6000 for
the clip-on earring findings
The earrings.....BTW, these look great on me.