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A very easy to make statement necklace made with paper and a comic book.
I love paper and Mod Podge for jewelry- you can do so much with it so quickly. This statement necklace could be customized so many different ways. Instead of using a comic book, you could use color copies of photos of family members, or words from an old dictionary, rubber stamps, drawings or pictures from the internet for any fandom you desire.

Posted by Shala from Anchorage, Alaska, United States • Published See Shala's 8 projects »
  • Step 1

    This necklace uses nested circles and you can either cut out the circles by hand with scissors, or use a die cutting or electronic cutting machine, a circle cutter or circle hand punches. It also can be done using whatever pictures you'd like. I used a free promo Marvel comic book with Spider-man! You need 4 nested circle sizes.

  • How to make a recycled necklace. Comic Statement Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start by cutting your circles- With the card stock you'll need 1 circle in the largest size, and 2 in the second largest, and 2 in the third largest. From your images, you need 1 circle in the second largest size, 2 in the third largest, and 2 in the smallest.

  • How to make a recycled necklace. Comic Statement Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use the Mod Podge and the foam brush to put the images on the card stock. My images worked almost story like in this order! Lay them out and figure out how you want it shaped.

  • Step 4

    Let them dry, and put on another coat of Mod Podge on the front.

  • Step 5

    After that coat is dry, flip them over and cover the back with Mod Podge.

  • Step 6

    Now it's time to punch the holes. To get matched symmetrical holes, hold the side pieces together back to back with the images orienting in the same direction- so the bottoms of the images point the same way- then by eye decide where to punch the holes to match your layout. For the center image, use a piece of scrap paper to line up the holes on level with each other.

  • Step 7

    Attach the pieces using the jump rings. This is where the Super Glue can come in handy. Because paper is very thin, it can slide through small gaps in the jump rings. You can use a drop of Super Glue on the jump rings to close the gap if that's a problem.

  • Step 8

    String ribbon through the last set of jump rings, make sure the ends are even and long enough to tie a bow. Tie an overhand knot in the ribbon just past the jump rings.

  • How to make a recycled necklace. Comic Statement Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    I also use the same techniques to make bracelets, earrings and pins by using the right findings. For a pin using just one of the circles, I'll cut a small rectangle from the card stock, and attach the pinback using that. This photo shows some made with layered card stock that's been punched with hand punches.

  • How to make a recycled necklace. Comic Statement Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    The back of those pins.

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Amanda B.
Amanda B. · Coon Rapids, Minnesota, US · 3 projects
This is super cute! I tend to be hard on my Jewelry, so card stock and a billion layers of Mod Podge isn't going to cut it. Might have to try this with Fimo or Shrink Plastic backings.

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