3 Cute Pieces of DIY Jewelry Made From Colored Pencils

Curly Made
by Curly Made
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1 Hour

Today, my sister and I will be showing you a very cool upcycle: jewelry made from colored pencils! These colored pencil jewelry pieces turned out really cute, and we can’t wait to show you these three creative and unique ideas!

So, if you want to find out how we made earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet from colored pencils, keep reading and prepare to be inspired!

Tools and materials:

  • Colored pencils
  • Hand saw
  • Stone or other surface
  • Sandpaper
  • Superglue
  • Earring posts
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Clear nail polish
  • Screw hoops
  • Necklace chain
  • Jump rings
  • Pliers
  • Washi tape
  • Suede cord
  • Crimp ends
  • Clasp

Colored pencil earrings

Sawing the top off the pencil

Start by cutting the pencil's tip with a small saw. You can rotate the pencil as you go along to make sure the cut is as straight as possible. Be careful not to cut the table or fingers. That’s why it’s best to cut the pencil on a stone for this step. 

Sawing the bottom off the pencil

Next, cut a 2cm (0.78”) piece for the back. 

Sanding the ends down on sandpaper

Sand the ends on both raw edges. 

Supergluing an earring post to the front

Use superglue to glue an earring post to the front. 

Using scissors to hollow out the pencil

For the back, use scissors or any other pointy object to hollow the pencil. Do this until you can see that you can fit the earring post inside. 

Filling the hole with hot glue

Then, fill the hole with hot glue and let it cool. 

Piercing the glue with earring post

Once the glue is dry but soft, pierce the glue with the earring. 

Coating the pencil in clear nail polish

To protect the pencil and make sure it does not smudge any color on your clothes, paint the tip and end with clear nail polish. 

DIY colored pencil earrings

Jewelry made out of colored pencils

All done! What do you think of these cool customized earring jewelry made from colored pencils? 

Lining up different green colored pencils

Colored pencil pendant necklace

For the necklace, start by aligning all the pencils to your desired position. 

Marking where to cut the pencils

Mark where you’ll cut each one. 

Sawing the ends off

Sanding down the edges

Cut all five pencils and sand the raw ends on each piece. 

Attaching screw hooks to the end pencils

Attach small screw hooks to the outer pencils on either side. 

Supergluing the pencils together

Then, use superglue to stick the pencils together. 

Attaching a necklace chain with jump rings and pliers

Attach the necklace chain using jump rings and pliers. 

Painting the ends with clear nail polish

Finally, paint a coat of clear nail polish on the tips. 

DIY colored pencil pendant necklace

Easy colored pencil jewelry

Your colored pencil necklace is complete! Do you like this style? 

Sawing the blunt end off a colored pencil

Colored pencil bracelet

If you want your pencil jewelry to be more discreet, like this bracelet, this is for you! It does not look like a pencil at all. Cut a piece off the blunt end of the pencil.

Covering the pencil piece with washi tape

To make it more colorful, you can cover it with either washi tape or colored nail polish.

Screwing hooks into the ends

Screw the hooks on each side. 

Looping suede cord through the hooks

Use a suede cord or any other thick cord on hand to make the wristband. Fold a piece and loop the folded cord through the hook on either end. 

Tying the cord ends in knots

Then, tie a knot. 

Gluing the crimp ends to the cord

Close the bracelet by attaching crimp ends, jump rings, and a clasp. Glue the crimp ends on first. 

Crimping the crimp ends with pliers

Use your pliers to crimp them down. 

Attaching the jump ring and clasp

Then, feed through your jump ring and clasp and tighten everything with your pliers. 

Attaching a jump ring to the other end

Don’t forget to place a jump ring on the other end! 

DIY colored pencil bracelet

How to make colored pencil jewelry

There you go, a beautiful (yet discreet) bracelet made from a pencil! 

DIY jewelry made from colored pencils

DIY jewelry made from colored pencils tutorial

Here’s all the jewelry made from colored pencils! Pretty awesome, right? I hope you enjoyed this colored pencil jewelry tutorial as much as we did.

Thanks for joining, and leave a comment below to let us know which jewelry piece you liked the most and whether you'll have a go at making it.

Suggested materials:
  • Colored pencils
  • Hand saw
  • Stone or other surface
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  • Anise Aschenbach Anise Aschenbach on Jun 09, 2022

    Clever! And you figured out how to put it all together. You're an inspiration! I love oranges but that doesn't stop me from eating them......keep it up!🤗

  • Sha16976208 Sha16976208 on Jun 09, 2022

    I cherish my art students who would love to cut up pencils to wear like this ! Brilliant!