Monday, July 26, 2010

How to Make Vinyl Record Jewelry , Bag, and Display Tutorials

By on Monday, July 26, 2010 5 Comments

Play it again, Sam
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I count myself fortunate in that as an impoverished student, I never acquired much in the way of vinyl records. When I could afford to buy music, CDs had become the norm. But if you have stacks of them, especially the warped and scratched variety, you might wish to turn them into jewelry. Make sure you first check you are not using highly sought after records which will fetch you money!
Eva K on Cut Out and Keep's Vinyl Record Cuff tutorial is a big hit. You can adorn the basic cuff in so many ways.

If you aren't into scissor cutting like for the above tutorial, try the Vinyl Record Bracelet video tutorial by Naughty Secretary Club's Jennifer Perkins. She just uses a guillotine style paper cutter. Her video is full of tips on how to make a simple charm adorned cuff.

Terri at the Batty Belfry blog, is the designer behind this vinyl record earrings tutorial. One record can certainly yield several charm and dangle shapes for earrings, bracelets and earrings if you care to cut them out!

 Non Jewelry
This awesome vinyl record bag tutorial is by Stacie G on Cut Out and Keep. It is nothing short of ingenious!  You can use it as a project bag for your jewelry supplies.

There are all sorts of vinyl bowls you can make too. But this clever inspirational vinyl record storage rack by MakeShopLive on etsy is excellent for not just knick-knacks but as a jewelry display.

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  1. Wow - they are very neat designs. My husband better watch out for his vinyl record stash!

  2. Not sure if my comment made it through as my computer hiccupped and then my monitor screen went all white just as I hit post comment.
    So, Pearl, if this is a duplication just ignore it. :)
    More treasure saved from going into the landfill. The record bag/purse/tote is fun to the max, but I think I'd really have to study her directions as it was not completely obvious to me what was going on in the step-by-step photos.

  3. I am actually looking for a tutorial for something like this:

    Or this

    Know of anything? I am assuming it is done by "dies" or whatever those things are called lol. But, I think "dies" are expensive. I have about 500 records I could use. I am going to sell them on a site like and a few other places. But, I highly doubt you can cut a record with scissors unless it's the pliable newer 45s. Even then, I would be scared I would crack it!

  4. The artisans who do those sorts of designs probably either use dies or laser cutters. What I suggest you do is experiment with say scroll saws or dremel tools to see if you can do it.

    The records are plastic so consider softening them with heat and bending them as shown in the bangles of this featured designer -


  5. I really like beading! And I really like the concept of creating interchangeable Jewelry items, especially necklaces and bracelets. What a cool idea!

    best jewelry gift