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Reversible Cardboard Disc Necklace

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This necklace is made with an old macaroni and cheese box. It is reversible, with one pattern on one side and a different pattern on the back.

This technique could also be adapted for a bracelet.
 
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Step 1: You'll need...

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To make this necklace, you'll need:

• A thin cardboard box, such as a cereal box, cracker box, toothpaste box, or pasta box
• Decorative paper: this can be fancy paper, junk mail, a page from an old magazine, wrapping paper, or even just plain paper
• Podge or something else to seal the discs, such as acrylic gel medium
• Jewelry findings (jump rings and a clasp)
• A T-pin for poking holes for the jump rings (a very small awl or large needle would also work)
• A compass, or round things of various sizes to trace
• A paintbrush for the podge
• Scissors
• A pencil
• Plastic wrap to catch the extra podge

Step 2: Making the discs

The cardboard disc vary in size. The largest is in the center, and they decrease in size as they go towards the back of the necklace. For my circles, I used a plastic compass, with holes for the pencil for different set diameters. I made one large circle, with a diameter of about 4 cm. The rest of the circles are made in pairs, getting progressively smaller.
When I reached the smallest size of circle, I laid out all the discs and measured the length, to see if it would fit around my neck.
It wasn't long enough, so I made more circles of the smallest size until I was happy with the length.