What if I tell that we are actually able to transform everyday used & old things into something totally unique & beautiful. And if you feel that not everything can be reused or up-cycle, then I would say its only a matter of time till someone figures out how to do that.

I believe this instructable is a good example of the aforementioned statement. My love for cardboard craft is never gonna end and if you have probably seen this, you will figure out by yourself :D.

In this instructable I will show you how you can extract corrugated sheets from cardboard of your discarded shoe box or any other similar box and transform into something unique & beautiful which is in this case a gorgeous statement necklace... Yes..I said Necklace :D.

Along with making a necklace out of shoebox cardboard, I will also show you how to use everyday things like fish tank pebbles (yes my dear, you read it right :)) to beautify corrugated jewelry.

This instructable is a newly designed version of one of my previously published ible, that you may want to check out later.

If the design of the necklace looks complex ( and awesome :D) to you, well..that was the whole idea..LOL, trust me, it is more simple than it looks.

Some of you may think of this design similar to quilling but it has its own unique characteristic. If you look carefully, the third photograph above has light passing through the corrugated layers which I think is pretty awesome :)

Lets make some necklace out of a shoebox.

Step 1: What you need for making a necklace out of shoebox cardboard

Off course you will need an old shoe box.

And in order for making a necklace out of shoebox cardboard , you will need 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 shoebox cardboard. Visit this step to see full illustration of the process of making corrugated sheets. This might require little practice but after that it is a whole lot of fun.
  2. Some strong glue like e6000.
  3. White glue
  4. Large jump rings
  5. Lots of Small jump rings or a jewlery chain with hook.
  6. Sharp scissor
  7. Frosted finish fish decorative glass or acrylic pebbles (I chose white frosted)
  8. Eyelets (no 3)
  9. A ruler
  10. OPTIONAL Tweezer
  11. OPTIONAL Some felt sheet (I chose white).
  12. Water to keep you hydrated throughout the making :)

The most important step in corrugated design to extract and prepare corrugated sheets to work with, I have dedicated a super detailed tutorial here explaining how to do that. You may want to check it out , if you are interested.


<p>Just awesome. Great job! Voted</p>
<p>Thank you so much :). I really appreciate your support.</p>
Very beautiful!
<p>Thank you so much :)</p>
<p>Beautiful! Nice job!</p>
Thanks a lot :)
<p>Looks wonderful! I'm always amazed looking at your jewelry :)</p>
Thank you so much Shazni :)
Ur art is very arresting n striking tarun.My vote alwayzs for u:)
<p>Thank you so much dear, I am so glad that you like it :), it means a lot to me :)</p>
<p>Great Master Tarun Strikes Again! ;)</p><p>Simple, beautiful, creative, ingenious &amp; overflowing of good taste. You've got my vote friend, as always.</p>
<p>Thank you so much my dear friend, it means a lot to me :)</p>
<p>your necklace and presentation both are fabulous Man........</p>
<p>Thank you so much Broda :)</p>
<p>So simple and beutiful!</p>
<p>Thank you so much :)</p>
Fantastic end result with such simple materials.
<p>Thank you so much :)</p>
Great job Tarun - who'd have thought cardboard could be so beautiful!
<p>Thank you so much dear Friend :)</p>
<p>Wow that looks gorgeous, nicely done!</p>
<p>Thank you so much :)</p>
<p>Awwwwww, Tarun... It's looks damn cute.. Simply gorgeous :)</p>
<p>Thank you so much Bhawya :)</p>

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Bio: An artist by birth, a software architect by choice, a lamp maker by passion, a learner forever. Featured Author here:)
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