How to turn an old book into jewelry

I’ve been a bit absent from this blog lately. I haven’t had much time to read or write, and that is mostly because last week I launched a separate blog for my Etsy shop. I’ve been spending a lot of time putting together craft tutorials for that, and that’s taken up most of my non-working time.

Once I’ve got all of that initial setup done, I’ll probably go back to posting more book reviews, but for now I’ve been swamped. For the next few months, I’m going to be prioritizing that site, so if you want to follow me over there, you’ll hear a lot more from me.

Anyway, the other day I posted a tutorial on how to turn a book into a necklace, so I figured I’d share it with all you book lovers too.

Full list of materials needed:

  • Pendant with epoxy sticker
  • Old book (or printout of a book page)
  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Two pliers
  • Jump ring
  • Necklace chain with clasp

Select the quote you want and tear that page out of the book.

Turn the page around, and place the pendant down in the spot where the quote is on the other side. Trace a circle around the pendant.

Once you have the pendant outlined, make a smaller circle about 1/4 cm away from first circle.

Cut around the edge of the smaller circle. Keep trimming until it is as circular as you can get it. If you have a circular punch, even better, but you can totally do this with just scissors.

Turn the page around and place it in the pendant to see if it fits. If there are any edges sticking out, trim it until it fits.

Fill the pendant with glue and carefully place the page onto it.

Let dry. This will vary based on what glue you used, but I recommend letting it sit for at least an hour. Once dry, place the resin sticker on it, pressing firmly.

Finally, open up a jump ring and place it through the hole on the pendant. Close the jump ring, then pass the necklace chain through it.

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