Three Ring Circus Jewelry Set

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Three Ring Circus Jewelry Set

The life of a working mom is truly a three ring circus. In fact I am quite certain on some days I hear the calliope playing in the background.  

This scrapbook paper was such fun; I simply had to turn it into jewelry. (This design is water resistant, but not water proof, so don’t wear your paper jewelry in the rain, the shower, the ocean or the pool!) It’s easy to change this up with different papers and embellishments, but I must admit I’m rather fond of it exactly as is. Using the Fiskars shape templates makes quick work of cutting out the circles.

The life of a working mom is truly a three ring circus. In fact I am quite certain on some days I hear the calliope playing in the background. This scrapbook paper was such fun; I simply had to turn it into jewelry. (This design is water resistant, but not water proof, so don’t wear your paper jewelry in the rain, the shower, the ocean or the pool!) It’s easy to change this up with different papers and embellishments, but I must admit I’m rather fond of it exactly as is. Using the Fiskars shape templates makes quick work of cutting out the circles.

Instructions:

  1. Use template, mat and tool to cut out circles from scrapbook paper. Each pendant has two sides, so you will need a total of 6 2” circles, 12 1.5” circles and 4 1” circles.
  2. Trace circles on flexible chipboard with marker to make the foundation for each double sided circle. Cut to the inside of your traced line, these circles need to be a little smaller than the papers. You will need 3 2” circles, 6 1.5” circles and 2 1” circles.
  3. Adhere the paper circles to the flexible chipboard using Tacky Glue sheets or other strong dry adhesive. (Line the papers up so they match on each side.)
  4. Use Collage Pauge and foam brush to paint two coats of decoupage medium on each side of your circles. Allow to dry between coats.
  5. Mark placement and use circle punch to punch a hole about 1/8” from the top center of each circle. (Make sure it’s not too far inside of the circle or too close to the edge, it needs to accommodate the circle, jump ring and chain link.) The smallest circles for the earrings need two holes at top and bottom center.
  6. Use stickles to add a thin edge of glitter to each circle on one side. Allow to dry.
  7. Attach circles to chain using jump rings. Start in the center with a 2” circle and move up 6 links on each side to attach a 1.5” circle on each side. Continue moving up 6 links and alternating between two sizes of circles until you reach the 2nd smaller circle on each side. There are a total of 7 circles on the necklace.
  8. Attach the clasp to one end of the chain using chain nose pliers and a 10mm jump ring to the other.
  9. To make matching earrings, attach a 10mm jump ring to the top of a 1.5” circle and a jump ring at the top and bottom of a 1” circle. Add ear wires and turn loop on ear wire sideways with chain nose pliers so earring faces forward. Repeat for second earring.

Supply List

Flexible chipboard sheets

Sassafras ‘take not’ circus font themed scrapbook paper

Ranger Stickles in silver

Traci Bautista’s Collage Pauge in matte

Aleene’s Tacky Double Stick Sheets

10mm silver tone jump rings

Textured silver tone rolo chain

Silver tone EZ-lobster clasp

2 silver tone dapped and coiled ear wires

Foam brush

Thin tip marker

Foam brushThin tip marker