Tuesday, November 2, 2010

[TUTORIAL] Book Page Necklace

I introduced this necklace a while back
and sold a couple at the facebook sale,
but since my shop is going in a different direction,
I've decided to share the tutorial for this necklace.

30" of chain
2 pages from an old book
1 piece of poster board
1 quarter
Jump rings
Lobster Claps

Cut two pieces of chain,
15 1/2, and 18 inches long.

Attach the two chains at both ends with small jump rings:

[Should look like this]

Rip out 2 pages from an old book.
Glue one to each side of a piece of poster board:

Trace a quarter on the book page:

Cut out the tracing:

Paint cut-out with varnish:

Use a match to burn the edges of the cut-out:

Use a hammer and nail to punch a hole into the cut-out:

Attach a jump ring through the hole:

[Repeat steps 4-9 to make 7 of these book page pendants]

Attach 7 pearls to jump rings:

Plan out where all the pendants and pearls are going to be on the necklace:

Attach with pliers and add a lobster clasp to the end of the chain:

I'm linking to these parties.



Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

I love it...thanks for the tutorial!

{NiceGirlNotes} said...

Looks great, Mandy. I've never attempted making jewelry before. I bet Bev will start squealing when she sees this tutorial, though. :)

Ms. Megan said...

I don't really make jewelry but this tutorial is so easy to follow I think I may attempt it!!!! Yay!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! Have a wonderful day,

Mama Pea said...

Very creative. I especially like the contrast between the pearls and the burnt pages.

Em said...

I'm lovin' the Florida State ruler! And thanks for the tutorial. My mom attempted to steal my necklace so I will have to make her one... :)

Craftmaker said...

I love the combination: intellectual and elegant ;)
Thanks for sharing!

Maria from:

My current hobby!

shopannies said...

very cool

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Woohoooo! (me squealing) haha.
I love my necklace (yes, I have this one) - I can't say it enough. I get compliments on it every time I wear it. Which is a lot. Now I know how to make it for gifts. Thanks for sharing the tutorial Mandy!!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

AH-MAZ-ING!!! Really, you are so creative!

Adam and Wendy said...

mmmm I really might try this with a map of France!! :)

hiyaluv said...

wow! mandy that necklace is a lot of work!!! you did an amazing job:)

Debby said...

I really like this necklace. Thanks for sharing how to make it.
Did you go to FSU. My son and his wife did. My 4 year old dressed as the mascot for Halloween.

Anestazia said...

Hey there! I am a new follower who just happened to stumble upon your blog! I would love it if you got a chance to stop by for a visit!!


Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

YAY! I was totally bummed when I missed this on your blow out sale! I would have never guessed how you made them...so much easier than I thought. :)

You rock!

eye_on_sparrow said...

This is so pretty thanks for sharing. I came over from Tea Rose Home Link Party.

OrloSubito said...

beautiful thanks for sharing!!!!:-)

Jenni R. said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial! Can't wait to try it!

Oh Sew Addicted said...

Stooping by from We did it wednedsday. Love your work!
carla louise

Madigan at madiganmade said...

I love the way this turned out! Great tutorial, too. I've never used varnish and I think I need to try it!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I found you through Tea Rose Home. I like the way your mind works;-) Create something from nothing, what a great job and tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Super Cute - great tutorial!


Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

This is by far the GREATEST thing I have seen since the book page wreath! LOVE it...

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Great idea! Very fabulous too!

Jami said...

I just fell in love. This is awesome. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Lizzy said...

Visiting from Paisley Passions link party--I love this necklace! It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the "how to"

Sanditerese said...

I love it!

Bella said...

Oh yeah Mandy, you know this is going to be huge hit. Who would have thought, but it looks so dang cool. Love it, just like everyone else. What an inexpensive great looking necklace, perfect for that special someone. I am so being greedy, but I want to share this with my readers, and have it linked up on my weekly party. Would you please come share, I appreciate all the support. Thanks so much, Bella :)

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Mandy - Just wanted to let you know that I featured your necklace on a special Crush of the Week this week. Here's the link: http://www.flamingotoes.com/2010/11/crush-of-the-week-25/

Patty said...

I love book art! Thanks for the tutorial!

cookieandclaire said...

Love love it!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I love your twist on book page crafts and the necklace is so cute. I just love the look of old book pages and your idea is awesome!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

I;m going to check out your shop next to see what that new direction is. But first:

This is so good in fact, let me invite you to come link it up:
: http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-linky-party-19/ this way our readers can find you also!

(ps New parties open every Wednesday, so you can add any future tutorials that you think our readers will like as well, over time, that is. )

Heather said...

I'm so glad I stumbled across this. My s-i-l is infatuated with all things books/reading. This would make a great Christmas gift. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous! Anyone who loves to read would adore this!

Heather - Dollar Store Crafts said...

So cool! I linked up to your awesome project at the Dollar Store Crafts facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dollar-Store-Crafts/161233564682

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Congrads! Everyone at my blog loved your idea! You received the most views last week at the Whatever Goes Wednesday show. I am highlighting this today! Grab my "featured" button.

kirsty said...

Thanks for the tute! Found you through someday crafts.

Susannah said...

Thats amazing! And seems so easy! Chunky necklaces are commy new thing, so thank you!

Holly said...

I LOVE this beyond words. I saw it on someone's blog and it was instantaneous LOVE!

Anestazia said...

Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that this project was being featured at Eccentric Delirium! It's not up yet, I have it scheduled to post in the morning, but I wanted to make sure I didn't forget to let you know! If you'd like a button, head on over for the code! :)


Katie said...

Absolutely stunning! I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this and love the fact that you used pages from an old book!

Brooke said...

Very COOL! I love the way it looks. Thanks for sharing your project with us. I will be linking to your amazing project.

LambAround said...

WOW! Was this very hard to make? I want to try this, but it looks a bit intimidating!

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link to this on my blog hop :)

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

I love love love this! I featured it on my blog today!!!


Esbe Chic said...

I had to share on my blog too:


Jane said...

Your necklace is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature it at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

Contact me here if you have a concern.


Sabrina said...

Very creative! Love this idea!

Holly said...

That's really cool! Thanks for the tutorial.

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

Fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial. I love this!

{northern cottage} said...

this is stunning and lovely! What a fabulous graphic idea yet so elegant too! hmmmm how can I find a few spare moments to whip something like this up...you've inspired me! Thank you!


Anne at Bird/Like said...

Wow, what a great way to personalize a gift -- love it!

selina@CreativeJuicesDecor said...

That is so fun! You could copy some verses in the Bible that you loved and do it with that too. They have these ink pad for scrapbookers that you could also go around the edges to make them look all worn and old (even though real fire makes it super athentic!) Found you off the $ store blog cause they featured me too! (Free ice candle holder)

Suburban Sweetheart said...

This is amazing. Can't wait to make one!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

I just found you though Pinterest and wow, what a beautiful necklace!!

mnfaure said...

Found you through Pinterest, too. Very awesome idea; thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

I think this is super neat! I like to make notebooks out of old hardcovers so I have a lot of extra pages lying around. I featured this in a book-ish tutorial roundup today!

I'm your newest follower too, so excited to have found you! xo

Suz said...

That is one of the most creative things I have seen in ages. I want to try it and I promise if I post it, you will get the credit. It is all so cool and unique. I love your technique with the paper and varnish and the way you strung them is fabulous!

Sarah B. said...

Love this!!

The Beading Gem said...

I love books and words so this tutorial is just up my street! I will feature and link in a future post so others can come visit! Many are really into paper jewelry. Pearl

ladyemmy said...

Hello! I hope you dont mind, I feautered this DIY on my tiny blog here: http://ladyemmy.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/my-favorite-diy-projects/ Let me know either way:)

tcmjunkie87 said...

Love the Florida State ruler!! Did a double take when I saw that! Thanks for sharing the DIY on the necklace!

Nichole Renee said...

This is my new favorite thing ever! I already have a stack of about 20 of these charms; I can't stop!

Thank you soooo much for posting the tutorial! :)

Adrienne said...

Love this!!

-sara :o) said...

Are you still selling these for purchase? I would love to buy one! Will you let me know if you are?

D Brown said...

found you through pintrest and I LOVE this necklace. I am making one for my grandmother, using copies of the love poems my gratherfather wrote for her. It's going to be the best christmas gift ever. Thank you!

michele n said...

i would love to buy one of these! could you point me in the direction of who/where i can order? thank you!

Heather said...

FI found this on Pinterest (that sight could distract even the Queen of England! Gosh!) & I adore this necklace. I'm such a word nerd so I intend to craft this necklace (& likely many more for friends with pages from their favorite books.)

Thank you so much for an idea that I know I will use for years to come.

Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Amanda Moon said...

I love it! I found you on Pinterest too :) Does burning the edges do anything besides change the look?

Vox Pops said...

Greetings! I just featured this wonderful tutorial in a post on "Wearable Words" (with cross listing on Pinterest and Craftgawker). It's getting a ton of traffic :)


Teddie Seeley said...

Wonderful tutorial.
Thank you for sharing.

May said...

I'm a writer - have friends who have helped me many times with my work...what a nice way to say thank you.

Great idea!

"Thank you!"

Pat de Verre said...

I like this fantastic idea.
Thanks for sharing

Alyia said...

I will go and try this necklace!

Freshwater Pearls

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Hola esto de internet es una locura, yo me pierdo viendo cosas bonitas , me gustan las webs con ecuatoriales tan bien explicadas como las tuyas, Gracias, deseo hacer bisutería con papel y es buena idea.http://mispuntosyotrascosas.blogspot.com.es/

linda & duane said...

love this tutorial, and also love your fla pennent

M.C.V. Egan and Jolie DeMarco said...

I love it what a fun idea!!!!

Taylorfan4196 said...

I made this for my best firend's 16th birthday, and i also made a pair of earings. to make the earings what i did was take the book circle, put it on a jump ring and hung it from chain thats hung from a fish hook earing, im thinking of adding the pearls hanging from that one chain. i love the idea!

Little Miss Pipedream said...

It's great!! <33
xx Zoe

Suzanne O'Mullan said...

You rock! This is awesome! I am showing off your awesomeness on my blog today!!!!!!!


JuneA** said...

Popping by from Pinterest...LOVE this, thanks so much for the tute!

Unknown said...

I'd like to try this with a few friends. The instructions are very clear. I have one question: what kind of chain did you use for this? I don't have jewelry making experience and I don't want to get something that is too weak and have everything break. I was just going to hit up Amazon for some chain but there are a lot of choices.

ydetodounpoco said...

Un post muy instructivo y bien explicado!!!!!
Besitos desde España.

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Annette Chancellor said...

Awesome necklace! Thank you so much. I will attempt this for a friend's birthday present. Hope it turns out as good as yours.. (fingers crossed)

katerina said...

Thank you. You make this easy!

iamindecisive said...

I LOVE THIS! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Unknown said...

Such a unique idea, thank you for sharing.

Linda C said...

Love this. Going to make earrings instead of necklace... can't wait to see how they turn out.

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