Checkboard necklace

Turn checkerboard paper into handmade jewelry

Canvas Corp papers with the variety of designs and colors give the inspiration to use them in alternative ways and create one if its kind projects like this necklace crafted by crew member Kyriakos Pachadiroglou. Transform a simple checkerboard paper from Canvas Corp into pieces of jewelry with a touch of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in easy and quick steps.


Thinking the checkerboard paper as tiles to be worn, I made this necklace in a black and white contrast. Add more pieces and create a larger necklace to match your style.” – as Kyriakos says.


Materials used
CCB Black & White Big Check
Tattered angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl
Embossing ink – clear
Embossing powder – clear
Jump rings and bead spacers
Heat gun, pliers, craft knife, hole punch

Step 1 – Cut the pieces from the checkerboard paper. For this project, you will need 5 black and 7 white squares. Spray them with the pearl mist and let them dry.

Step 2 – Using the clear ink and the embossing powder, cover the paper squares. Repeat for a fine a result.

Step 3 – Punch small holes at one of the corners of each square. Add jump rings and spacer beads.

Step 4 – On two white squares punch a second hole to one of the corners. Add jump rings and use two single hole squares to attach them. Pass through a cord and add lobster clasps and ends.


An easy and nice matching of just two paper crafting materials – one paper from Canvas Corp and one mist from Tattered Angels – you can create a piece of jewelry at home, a piece that stands from the rest.

What other ways will the Canvas Corp papers inspire you to make? Visit the shop and choose yours!

You can find more of Kyriakos’ work on his blog and Instagram.

Happy jewelry making!



Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Turn checkerboard paper into handmade jewelry' have 6 comments

  1. January 30, 2018 @ 6:04 am Deborah Smith

    I am totally blown away by this project by Kyriakos! This is so FABULOUS!!


  2. February 5, 2018 @ 12:28 pm Julia Cotrim

    Hi Kyriakos your necklace is simply awesome! Completely in love with it!


  3. February 5, 2018 @ 8:14 pm Ava Gavloski



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