Lowri McNabb has kindly shared her amazing idea for using Echo Park patterned papers to create jewelry. Please read through her post on how you can create your own version. And be sure to visit her blog for many additional, creative ideas!
This collection had some really wonderful color combinations, making it perfect for a fun summer project for you and/or the kids.
First, using a sharp knife or scissors, cut your paper to the shapes shown below. I like to cut an 11.5" template from an old cereal box and then draw multiple images by tracing onto scrapbook paper lightly with a pencil. Then use a knife or scissors to cut out (your kids may be able to do this depending on age, but you DO need to be reasonably accurate).
Keep on rolling using the occasional spot of glue until you reach the end, and you are done! You can see several examples of each bead below. You don't have to worry at all about them all looking identical. They won't!
You can then thread them onto string or elastic. They look really great with some plain acrylic beads separating them, especially in these bright colors.
If you have any questions about this tutorial, please post a comment in the comments section below.
We love this idea! Just by using different papers from a variety of Echo Park Paper collections you change the look and feel of your bracelet or necklace. Keep watching for additional ideas from our amazing design team!