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DIY: Wearable words ...


When I was looking around for tutorials on making paper beads, I found some really striking "book beads" and accessories, now collected in this post.  I understand (after all the browsing) that you can make really durable "beads" easily ... very little time, skill or money required.  Woohoo!  Who doesn't need more jewelery?  (UPDATE 6/12: See the follow up post for more wordy accessories)


First, this wonderful necklace.  If you choose your words carefully, you could really make a statement with this one! (you are allowed to roll your eyes now.)  Thanks to Mandipidy for the how-to. (more after the jump!)


Super-sweet flower book-bead ... Tutorial by The Smallest Forest


A copper-wire wrapped bead ... how-to care of MixedKreations


This modular origami pendant was made from an old dictionary bound for the trash.  



Inexpensive, easy scrap-paper earrings?  Follow this great tutorial from I Could Make That



Need a little more inspiration?  Head over to Etsy and check out the amazing goodies at The Unwritten Word (picture above)  


Fun twist on the Mandipity beads ... from ILovetoCreate.


Finally, my humble attempt. Check out the full bookmark tutorial here.