- Magazine pages
- Bone folder
- Thin wooden skewer
- Low-temp glue gun
- White craft glue
- Eye pin
- Blank cardstock
- Clear acrylic sealer
- Jump ring
As an alternative, you can glue your coils with white craft glue, but you'll have to hold the work in place for a few minutes to let the glue set.
Unfold the page and cut it in half along your foldline. Fold this half page in half lengthwise. Again, if you're working with the half that has a torn edge, just line up the most intact corner, as shown. The torn edge will be completely hidden once we finish this series of folds. Fold the piece in half lengthwise a second time.
I recommend creasing each fold with a bone folder. If you don't have one of these, you can use the back of your thumbnail. Fold the edges in the toward the center.
Try to keep your folds and creases as precise as you can during this stage of the process—it makes a big difference in your finished coils. Fold in half again.
If you're using hot glue, remember that it hardens very quickly, so apply a strip of glue that's no longer than 1/2 inch. In addition, keep the strip of glue thin so it won't ooze out when you start coiling. Wrap the strip along the coil, over the glue.
Repeat these steps until you're happy with the size of your coil. You can make these coils any size you like—and cut off the rest of the magazine strip at any time. Just glue the end of the strip firmly down to the coil. Add a new color by pleacing the strips end to end. You can make a coil in several different colors by joining two strips end to end, as shown, and continuing the coil with a new color.
Finally, install a jump ring and add your favorite chain, neckwire, or ribbon.