Monday, April 23, 2018

Modern Paper Jewelry by Alfieri Jewel Design - Giveaway

Verde Alfieri, jewelry designer and owner of Alfieri Jewel Design based in Milan, Italy, makes contemporary necklaces, earrings, and bracelets using beautiful paper and high quality findings. At times she upcycles old book pages into wearable art. I'm admiring the undulating curves of this sophisticated necklace. It's doubtful anyone would guess the subtle specks are achieved due to printed text.

Modern Paper Jewelry by Alfieri Jewel Design

After working as a graphic designer and artist for many years, Verde evolved her creative soul by beginning to create statement jewelry. Via a passion for design, she uses a variety of materials to achieve a signature look of casual elegance, such as this knotted necklace composed of hundreds of paper discs separated by glass beads. It closes with a magnetic clasp.

Modern Paper Jewelry by Alfieri Jewel Design

One of Verde's most appreciated collections is Labirinti, handmade with fine papers from Italian and American producers.

Modern Paper Jewelry by Alfieri Jewel Design

Her goal is to create glamorous pieces for people who are drawn to unique jewels, with the style, beauty and care for which Italians are famous all over the world.

Modern Paper Jewelry by Alfieri Jewel Design

Verde says, All of the paper is cut by hand, not industrially, as this gives it a particular visual and tactile feature that makes the jewelry unique and inimitable, increasing its beauty, preciousness and value. My newest paper jewelry collection is realized with innovative geometric designs never seen before.

Modern Paper Jewelry by Alfieri Jewel Design

And now the international giveaway! One winner will receive a $75 gift certificate to spend at Alfieri Jewel Design. International shipping is included.

Modern Paper Jewelry by Alfieri Jewel Design 
To enter the giveaway: Visit Alfieri Jewel Design and then name your favorite piece in a comment on this post. Note that Blogger does not allow me to see the email address you type into the comment form with your name so you must include an email address within your comment in order to be contacted if you win. If spam is a concern, type it this way: janedoe at gmail dot com

Modern Paper Jewelry by Alfieri Jewel Design

This same giveaway is underway on Instagram. Enter at one or both places by the end of Saturday, April 28, 2018 to double your chances.

Modern Paper Jewelry by Alfieri Jewel Design

One winner from all entries will be chosen via a random number generator, contacted, and announced at the top of this blog post and on the Instagram giveaway photo. Good luck!

Modern Paper Jewelry by Alfieri Jewel Design 
Connect with Verde of Alfieri Jewel Design via her blog, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

Modern Paper Jewelry by Alfieri Jewel Design


This giveaway is sponsored by Alfieri Jewel Design.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Award-winning Quilled Ship - Sea Quill by Licia Politis

The annual Sydney Royal Easter Show took place in late March through early April this year, and once again my Aussie friend, Licia Politis of New South Wales, created a project that took top honors in the quilling category. Sea Quill was awarded a first prize and was displayed in the Standard of Excellence Showcase.

Award-winning Quilled Ship - Sea Quill by Licia Politis

Monday, April 9, 2018

Imaginative Paper Jewelry by Ten Artists

I've been coming across more and more artisans who are creating truly beautiful paper jewelry. That means a new round up is in order, just in time to accessorize your spring or autumn (hello Down Unders!) wardrobe.

Imaginative Paper Jewelry by Ten Artists

Monday, April 2, 2018

On-Edge Paper Art Illustration - Rebekah Jenkins

Dimensional paper art by Rebekah Jenkins in the U.K. first caught my eye when she began posting lifelike animal portraits on Instagram. Believe it or not, color shading stems only from shadows created via narrow paper strips that have been glued on edge. No paint is applied to the background, nor are guidelines sketched in place, yet Rebekah manages to convey remarkable expressions. I can't resist this face!

On-Edge Paper Art Dog - Rebekah Jenkins

Monday, March 26, 2018

Bloom: 50 Decorative Papercut Patterns - Book Giveaway

 Congratulations to the winners - Dana Norris, @thejordanpowers, and @suze727!

Would you like to learn a new skill? Paper cutting is a hobby I've had my eye on for quite a while. The 50+ patterns in the new book, Bloom: 50 Decorative Papercut Patterns, are mighty pretty and just the enticement I need to give it a try!

Bloom: More Than 50 Decorative Papercut Patterns

Sunday, March 18, 2018

30 Examples of Quilled Wedding Invitations, Marriage Certificates, and Ketubahs

Until about a year ago I could often be found quilling commissioned marriage certificates and ketubahs that would be framed by the newly married couple, or matted wedding invitations that would be given as a gift. I'm on hiatus from wedding quilling while I work on other projects, but I understand that many of you arrive here in search of ideas, either for your own wedding or while in the planning stages of making a special gift.

30 Examples of Quilled Wedding Invitations, Marriage Certificates, and Ketubahs

Monday, March 12, 2018

Cut Paper Scenes with Watercolor Illustration by Mar Cerdà

Here's something fun to get your week off to a pleasant start... miniature container scenes created with imagination and skillful precision by Mar Cerdà, a paper artist and illustrator in Barcelona. Her Instagram feed (@marillustrations) is an absolute delight as she shares photos of her work in progress and provides narrative about what has prompted each one.

Cut Paper Scenes with Watercolor Illustration by Mar Cerdà

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

45 Spectacular Paper Sculptures

Is there anything hotter than unicorns at the moment? All the more reason to start this paper sculpture round up with a beautiful winged one by Ollanski! His work has been featured on this site a few times over the years. In fact, all of the images you see here (in no particular order) are from previous posts. Click the artist's name under each photo to be taken to the original feature where you'll see more of their amazing work.

45 Spectacular Paper Sculptures

Monday, March 5, 2018

Modern Quilled Earrings by Filigratti - Giveaway

Congratulations to @lindahookart, @amy_michelle87, and Laura, giveaway winners!

New readers (welcome!), you might not realize what an avid fan I am of paper jewelry. Lightweight, yet durable, quilled paper earrings simply make sense... they won't hurt your lobes or your bank account, plus they attract the nicest kind of attention. Filigratti is a new Etsy shop with a carefully crafted selection of on-trend paper earrings.

Modern Quilled Earrings by Filigratti

Thursday, March 1, 2018

40 Remarkable Paper Cutting Examples

I'm enjoying time traveling into All Things Paper's back catalog and hope you are too... today's topic is a round up of paper cutting artists. The posts feel like long lost friends as I reacquaint myself with the work of each person I've been in touch with over the years. Click the links to be taken to the original features where you will see more of their art and in many cases, learn about their processes.

40 Remarkable Paper Cutting Examples
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