Scrapbooking is hugely popular right now, even more so than jewelry making (believe it or not!). As a result, little scrapbook shops have popped up here and there. They offer all kinds of unique items for the crafter, from pretty paper to little embellishments, many of which can also be transformed into jewelry items.
For example, small die cuts normally pasted onto a scrapbook page can instead be glued onto pin or post earring findings. Scrapbooking stores sell ribbon by the spool or by the inch that you can use as the base for a necklace or bracelet. Check out special scrapbooking touches that go beyond paper, such as plastic eyelets, metal or rhinestone brads, and charming charms, that you can use to make unique jewelry.
Instead of gluing fabric flower accents on a scrapbook page about your garden, pick a bunch of brightly colored flower accents, cut a piece of ribbon or elastic long enough for a necklace, grab a handful of beads and spacers, and you've got all the makings for a one-of-a-kind Hawaiian lei.
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