How to Make Jewelry from Repurposed Paper

Make Jewelry from Repurposed Paper

I decided to male a tutorial on how to make jewelry from repurposed paper. The tutorial explains how to make simple and easy-to-make jewelry from paper. With this tutorial, you can create your own origami earrings, a necklace made of folded pieces of paper, or even a bracelet.

Why Make Jewelry from Repurposed Paper

I made this tutorial to help people make easy-to-make jewelry from repurposed paper. I think that most of the time, people overlook the beauty and simplicity that paper can have. This tutorial will show you how to make jewelry out of recycled paper.

Instructions on How to Make Jewelry from Repurposed Paper

Step 1: Gather your materials.

Get 3 sheets of paper and your tools. If you can find old newspapers or magazines, you should use these papers because they are free, recyclable, and readily available in the market. If not, then use the cheapest papers you can get.

Step 2: Fold your papers.

Fold all 3 sheets of paper (one by one) until you reach the desired size of your jewelry piece.

Step 3: Cut the paper into your desired shape.

Cut out your desired shapes from the paper. For example, if you want to make a bracelet, cut out a strip of folded pieces of paper, and then fold it into an accordion-like shape. Then cut it into smaller strips that are equal to the desired length of your bracelet. You can also use this technique to make earrings or other jewelry..

Step 4: Fold some origami triangles.

Fold the triangle-shaped paper into a similar shape to the shape that you want to make.

Step 5: Glaze and dye the beads and let try.

Step 6: Attach to jewelry blanks

The origami triangles should be used to fixate and hold your folded paper together so that it will not fall apart once you attach them on your piece of jewelry. Attach the folded paper on your piece of jewelry in such a way that there are no gaps or empty spaces on the frame. You can also use double-sided tape or glue to attach them.

Video Instructions for Making Jewelry from Repurposed Paper

If you are a visual learner, the video below will give step-by-step instructions on creating unique jewelry from paper.

Design Inspirations

The paper necklace pictured above is pretty neat! There are a lot of possibilities with paper. You can make some cool paper jewels, jewelry, and other accessories.

The origami earrings pictured above are pretty cool! You can get creative and make your own jewelry design. For example, you can fold the paper in various ways and make them into different shapes. Then, you can use your imagination to put these unique designs onto the jewelry frame you’ve already made.

The striped bracelet pictured above is pretty unique! The design of the bracelet is very simple, and it’s easy to make. This bracelet can be made using two different colored papers, so you can choose your own favorite colors.

The wide-band bracelet pictured above looks very elegant. You can make a lot of variety when making this kind of bracelet because you can fold a lot of different pieces of paper so that they end up forming the same shape and size as the one in the photo.


Making jewelry from repurposed paper is a fun way to express yourself. You can also use these techniques to make your own jewelry rather than buying them from local stores. These pieces of jewelry are not just cheap and affordable, they are also made out of recycled materials. This makes this method even more sustainable because it helps reduce the number of used papers that would eventually end up in the waste bin anyway if you do not do anything with them.

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