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how to make paper pendants

Updated on November 25, 2012

Tutorial: Paper Pendants

This is a super easy way to make paper and mixed media jewelry.



newspaper or pages from a book,

mod podge (matte or gloss),


paint brush,

acrylic paint,

ice resin or another kind of resin

Step 1:

cut the chipboard
cut the chipboard

Glue pages from a book or newspaper onto a piece of chipboard. When the glue dries, cut it to the shape and size you would like your pendant blank to be. In this example, I have cut it approximately 1.5 x 2 1/4 inches.

You can also use a paper cutter for a more precise cut.

Step 2:

Cut a few strips of chipboard about 3 to 3.5 inches long and 1/4 of an inch wide. Shape it into a circle or a square to create a bezel. Slightly overlap the ends and glue it.

round paper bezels

square paper bezels

Step 3:

Glue the bezel to the pendant blank.


You can leave it as is, or if you want to add more texture, you can continue to add paper bits to the pendant.

Then use a paper hole punch or an awl to pierce a hole on the top of the pendant.

Step 4:

Cut strips of paper and apply glue inside and around the bezel. Adhere the paper strips over the bezel to further secure it to the pendant blank.

The added paper bits will make it stronger and it will add surface texture to it.

Step 5:

paint the pendant with acrylic paint.

Step 6:

Fold bits of paper around all 4 sides of the pendant.

Step 7:

Add more paint to the front and back of the pendant.

Step 8:

Resin is really easy to work with.

Pour your resin mixture inside the bezel and embed anything you want in it.

Let the resin cure. Follow the instructions on your package.

Add a jump ring, string it to a necklace and you are done.

example no. 1

example no. 2

Paper Pendant by Alma Stoller
Paper Pendant by Alma Stoller

example no. 3

Rock it!

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      7 years ago

      Great Idea! Great Look! Great Messages!!! and so easy... thanks for the instructions, and the pics.... GREAT WORK! Thanks, Denise

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      7 years ago

      This is great! Thank you so much for sharing!


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