My friend Bonney sent me a beautiful and very unique necklace not too long ago (don’t you love surprise packages!?). I was so impressed, I even asked her to tell me the name of the artist – it wound up that she did it herself…she’s super-talented, but I figured that she had found it in a boutique somewhere! Bonney said that she found the tutorial on a really smart site called Folding Trees. Not only does the site have a tutorial to make the necklace that she did, but it had all kinds of other really creative paper crafts, some of which I can’t *wait* to try.
From that carton, about 36 of the flower shapes were punched out. Next, they were just folded in half:
Used Mod-Podge to glue a total of six flower shapes together (the glue dries super-quick so by the time you glue two flowers together of all the ones you punched, you can glue on another.
Since my paper was stiffer, I was able to use fewer to make my paper beads. Once they’re all glued together, there should be a hole in the middle where the necklace string will go through:
Here are the paper beads:
I used some wooden beads as spacers between the paper:
All done! I’m giving this one to Av’s mom for Passover.
There’s also a Folding Trees Flickr Group where people upload their pics of inspired paper crafts from the website. I could go through that website all day – and when I was looking at some older posts, I noticed that they featured a tutorial on wine glass charms like the ones I made a couple of weeks ago! Theirs are similar but a little different and *so* pretty. Nice!