I found this fun paper gem template on www.minieco.co.uk last spring and became obsessed! I love to do little random paper crafts as a more leisure form of creating. Making the gems can be a little slow (glue drying) and I found the best way to be patient was to keep starting another gem. I ended up with a dozen gems. Ever since then I’ve been pondering the idea of making gem garland for my craft show displays, my only concern was how would the gems take the abuse. After taking a closer look at my year old gems I got a little discouraged, the glued edges were coming apart. I started to think about different kinds of paper or glue then my Aunt suggested I try making them form fabric.
Right now I’m still working on getting the process just right so the edges are super clean and crisp, but they look so cool and I can’t wait to make my gem garland. I can feel the obsession kicking in!