Wanting to incorporate books into jewelry, I came up with this idea. This Instructable shows how to make a paper cone bead out of an old book and how to attach them together to make a cube-like shape that is the center point of my earrings.  I also show how to bead-it-up.

Step 1: Supplies

Supplies for book-cone beads:
  • Mod Podge
  • Tacky glue
  • 1" circle punch (or any size you prefer)
  • brush
  • scissors
  • book that's in bad shape that you don't mind cutting up
  • scrap paper to use as a place mat
  • paper clips

Supplies for turning the beads into earrings:
  • large needle or safety pin
  • tweezers
  • flat nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • broken disco ball ornament/ gems/ sequins (anything to add a little bling to your beads- 12 pieces)
  • small beads (I used 48 square 3/16" beads; 6 of each color)
  • large beads (I used 8 cube 1/4" beads; 2 of each color)
  • 2 earring hooks
  • 6- 3/4" flat head pins
  • 10- 3/4" jump rings (smaller would work too)
  • 2- 3/4" eye pins
  • 6- 2" eye pins
Where did u get the mid podge at? No one here knows what it is.
fantastic!! This is a must try :)
Thank you! if you do try it out, post a pic here- I'd love to see 'em! <br>
You are a genius! I think these are so adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day! <br>sunshiine
Thank you so much!
Did that surreal masterpiece end up on your ears??!!?? <br> <br>That's AWESOME!
hahaha yes, it sure did!
MUST try this. Awesome!
Cool, thanks! I'd love to see how it comes out- post a pic. :) <br>
That is lovely!
thank you! <br>

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