Painting is something many us do ourselves to freshen up our homes.  First thing we do is to get paint chips so we can decide.  But instead of tossing the chips away when you are done with it, why not recycle them?  They make easy ombre style jewelry as you can see from these creative designers!

Beckie's tutorial for candy corn earrings and necklace is one of the cleverest uses of paint chips because she made them look like those popular Halloween treats. She uses dimensional glaze which I highly recommend not only to seal the card stock but to give it a raised look.

Beckie also did a video tutorial on how to make these paint chip necklace using the same technique.  She used circles but squares will work too. As she points out, paint chip jewelry does let you match outfits easily, and not to mention cheap!

Getting creative with the shapes is another option.  Wilma over at the By Wilma blog made her paint necklace a chevron styled one.

Got paper punches or a die cutter?  Then making Jill's ombre circle paint chip pendants is easy!

 I also love Aki of Minted Strawberry's circle earrings version!

A fun variation is the chandelier style earrings - a cascade of paint chip circles by Amy over at her blog, Copper Diem.  I like how she use eyelets to finish the holes.

Shannon over at Madigan Made created this awesome contemporary style pendant using paint chips, a recycled money clip and dimensional glaze.

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