Friday, December 23, 2011

How to Make Jewelry from Bubble Wrap


Bubble wrap?  You read correctly.  Bubble wrap - those packing sheets that kids love to pop.  But don't throw them away as they can be made into jewelry.

Steven James' bubble wrap necklace tutorial on Craftster is versatile as you can use not just bubble wrap but any plastic like unwanted grocery bags.  The layers of plastic are heat fused together.

The project is from the book, Jewelry Upcycled!: Techniques and Projects for Reusing Metal, Plastic, Glass, Fiber, and Found Objects which was published earlier this year and edited by the Haabs.


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8 comments :

Divya N said...

It is a technique worth trying...I have done a few pieces with it before and comes out really well

Cate said...

I was going to resist buying this book until I saw this.....Ha! (I'll be in touch in early January, Pearl.)
Happy Holidays!!

Pearl Blay said...

Happy Holidays to you and everyone else too!

Pearl Blay said...

Thanks for sharing your experience, Divya! I must try this sometime!

Pearl

Almost Precious said...

At first glance I thought your post was about Capice shell jewelry, as that's what the necklace looked like it was crafted with. I may give this technique a try after the New Year.

Wishing you a wonderfully bright and merry Holiday Season. :)

Pearl Blay said...

You are quite right, Anna. They do look like capice shells...but way cheaper. Have fun heat fusing plastic. I wish you all the best too!

Sally Anderson said...

I think I need to try this, too! Thanks, Pearl. Have a merry Christmas! And an information-filled new year. I love your blog and am grateful to you for all the great info!

Regina Partain said...

Hi Pearl. Thanks for sharing this. I have put a link to it on my blog for tomorrow. It makes a beautiful material.

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