I love CARDBOARD, I am obsessed with CARDBOARD, I am going crazy with a tons of Ideas in my mind for stuff that can be build using this super humble, super amazing thing called CARDBOARD. Oh.. dear I think I am being overwhelmed.

Oh Hello you creative soul out there :)

A few weeks before I published an instructable Designer cardboard photo frames, a mega tutorial and it was loved by all of you. Thank you. During the making, I played around with those thin stripes of cardboard by making shapes like circles, spirals and some sort of cones too. There sparked an Idea of creating some jewelry using those shapes. Before getting my hands dirty I thought let's check if anyone has made anything like this or not, so I googled and found that two talented designers Yael Gaizler & Aviv Kinel from Israel had done it beyond my imagination. They have combined this 'not so precious' (not for me :] ) & precious metals and hand crafted some awesome, out of the box eco-friendly jewelry.

I was pumped with inspiration and already had my own ideas and guess what, I have all the stuff that was required to make such jewelry and I became unstoppable :[).

What is even more cool that there was no DIY version (at least based on my search) of such jewelry until this instructable :[).

I will refer my designer cardboard photo frame tutorial a lot in this instructable, so if you have not checked it out yet, please do so, it will act as a primer for this tutorial.

Did you just buy a pair of shoes? Please don't throw the box, we will make some cool jewelry using that....you heard me LOL

Lets me show you how easy it is to make then it looks. We will make :
  1. A statement necklace 
  2. Earrings
  3. A bracelet 
  4. A ring
A complete set for that special day.

Step 1: What You Need? or What You Can Find.

To make this jewelry you would need the following items:
  1. Corrugated cardboard sheets with thin flutes(known as e-flute )(they look finer than regular flutes): You can make such sheets by peeling off the top layer of paper from the cardboard. Visit this step to see full illustration of the process of making corrugated sheets.
  2. 15 glass beads of size 6mm and color red : Feel free to experiment with can chose your own material, size and color of bead.
  3. 100 seed beads , red color (or your choice).
  4. White glue.
  5. 2 Earrings findings (ear wire).
  6. 1 Empty ring.
  7. Beading thread
  8. Beading needle (thinnest)
  9. Some sort of hook for the necklace.
  10. Sharp scissors
  11. Cutting tool like Xacto (thank you instructables)
  12. Cutting mat (thank you instructables)
  13. Tweezers  
  14. Flat nose pliers (you will know)
  15. Adhesive Velcro squares (for bracelet)
  16. Drinking water to keep you hydrated.
  17. Tea or Coffee :[)
  1. Mod Podge
  2. or Clear acrylic spray
I wanted to include again all the nifty details of working with cardboard, but I chose to provide link in order to avoid redundancy.
<p>Thank you :), I am glad you liked it.</p>
Love thesis type of cardboard
<p>Thank you :)</p>
o my God..its amazing..really never imagined such a craft with cardboard..thanks a lot for such lovely sharing, am totally inspired. had lot of cardboard material in my house and now am going to make my husband feel proud of my interest in creative side..thank u dear :) Keep ur creativity flowing and share them too..
Thank you so much for your kind appreciation :). If you need any help, please drop me a message.
unbelievable,,,,bt yes u r amazingly talatnted so it iz believabl too..bt when i saw ur frames of cardboard i was amazed taht hw creatv u r that was ist instructable of urs that i saw..bt thiz iz also beyond crafting waaaao
Thank you for your appreciation :), you are very kind.
I am so moved by the beauty of the craft and the brains of the craftsman....kudos tarun
That is very kind of you to say :). Thank you so much.
This is beyond ahhmmazing! love it. I'm going to give it a try very soon :)
Thank you so much Muhaiminah :), I was also amazed by the way it turned out :)
This is so unbelievable amazing, I love it!!!
Thank you so much for your kind words :[)
Awesome work!!
Thank you so much :)
Tarun this is BEAUTIFUL! I Love your talent and your style is the best! Better than mine, for sure! :) lol...Amazing how you turned stuff that could be garbage, boxes we throw out, into this!
Thank you so much Holly :)
<strong>Hey buddy, again u made for beauties.. please make something for us dude.. &quot;BRAINS&quot;.. Well u truly deserve a party for that... such a nice innovation.</strong>
This comment is so funny :) He has style. He is selflessly sharing it with the ladies! :) Maybe when he wins some big time prizes and machines he will make something for the men! :)
He certainly has a style :[) and I keep telling him the same thing. ha ha
Thanks Bro :), I tried hard to think something for us but you know innovation does not come with thinking, it just comes. I am sure we will have our day when it comes. :[)
Best reply ever :) so cute!
Thanks Holly :)
the amount of love you put into these creations is extraordinary!! you see beauty everywhere, it's truly inspiring! thank you so much tarun!!! =)
Dear Friend, thank you so much for your kinds words :), you are awesome.
I love these little cardboard jewels. They are fantastic!
Thank you so much :)
hey...this is super....i'm so going to copy this :-) haha <br>
Thanks Shazni ), Go ahead, copy it and don't forget to paste LOL.
O my god it&rsquo;s the most beautiful jewelry ever seen in my life. Marvelous, remarkable, spectacular, magnificent so very ethnic n traditional.Running short of words .U just mindblowing Tarun:) Keep winning!!!
Thank you so much dear :), it always amazes me the kind of confidence you show in my creations which I even doubt at times :[). You are awesome.
This is so beautiful! Your creativity always amazes me Tarun! :) <br>ps: the little stand you made for the ring is so cute!!
Thank you so much Linda :[). The little stand I made to shoot pictures, I am glad you liked it :)

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