Monday, September 18, 2017

6 More Artisans Who Make Gorgeous Paper Jewelry

There are few things I would enjoy more than a weekend spent with fellow comrades who make paper jewelry... we would gather and share what we do and talk about how we got started and what we'll do next and... and... it would be great! But the best I can manage for now is to introduce six more jewelry artists (in what has turned out to be an ongoing series) who are making truly creative, wearable art pieces.

Painted Paper Bracelet by Hoppipolla Lab
 Bangle Bracelet - Hoppipolla Lab

Monday, September 11, 2017

Clever Origami Illustrations by Wenlise_Fold

Because I've probably exhausted you all with rather wordy posts while launching my new book, The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry, you're owed a post full of fun and ingenious photos. And who better to feature in that regard than talented origami artist Wenche Lise Fossland of Norway?
 Wenche Lise Fossland - Origami Penguin Pair
Just the occasional fainting around a penguin girl in a flower crown in Antartica. 😍

Monday, September 4, 2017

Quilled Jewelry Made by Others from The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry

Now that The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry has been released, I've been enjoying seeing necklaces and earrings that are being made from the book's projects and am sharing them in this post. Also, there have been a couple of questions that I've replied to on Facebook. Because you may be wondering the same things, I'll include my answers here as well.

Question: I'm new to jewelry making and don't have special findings or jewelry pliers... can I still make the projects?

Yes! Here's a brilliant example by Erin Curet of Little Circles Quilling.

Leafy Vine Pendant, a project in the book, The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry - Made by Erin Curet of Little Circles Quilling #paperjewelry

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry - Book Release and Giveaway!

 Congratulations to the giveaway winners, Stoney Creek Arts and Kristie Hendon! Thank you all for your enthusiastic entries. If you're on the fence about whether you should try quilling, have a browse through the comments... you just might be persuaded what a great hobby it is!

Lo and behold, The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry is here! Yes, it arrived a few weeks early and is now available wherever books are sold. Whether you are a long-time quiller or have had it in mind to give paper shaping a try, you'll find inspiring projects to launch you on the path of creating gift-worthy necklaces and earrings.

#paperjewelry The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry - U.S. Giveaway!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Rescue Pet Papercut Portrait Art - Emmanuel Jose

Emmanuel Jose is a New York City-based papercut artist and illustrator. You might recall the series of playing cards he began creating annually in 2011. One design a week led to complete decks that have been printed by the United States Playing Card Company and are avidly collected by playing card fans. For example, Delicious, a food and dining-inspired deck, was successfully funded on Kickstarter.

Rescue Dog Paper Sculpture by Emmanuel Jose - George
George

Monday, August 14, 2017

Constellations Paper and Resin Jewelry from Dittany Rose

Congratulations to Kalyna, giveaway winner!

You might recall colorful jewelry made by Dittany Rose in Cambridge, England that I first featured in a June post about stylish paper jewelry. I've kept an eye on Dittany's Instagram feed and have been admiring her new Constellations range... earrings, brooches, and necklace pendants. Curious about this eye-catching celestial jewelry, I reached out to Dittany to learn more. One thing led to another and the result is this interview and a giveaway! One lucky reader will receive a Constellations piece of her or his choice.

Dittany Rose Constellations Collection Paper Jewelry

Monday, August 7, 2017

Lisa Nilsson: Connective Tissue - Mütter Museum Exhibition

Many of you will recognize the work of paper artist Lisa Nilsson, whose quilling has been featured widely online due to its stunning complexity, unusual subject matter, and use of Japanese mulberry paper and gilt edge strips from old books that she cuts by hand rather than relying on commercial quilling supplies.

Angelico - Lisa Nilsson
Angelico 

Lisa's remarkable Tissue Series depicting anatomical cross sections is the subject of an exhibition, Connective Tissue, at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia now through January 4, 2018. Lisa sent over several photos from the recent opening and declared the museum nothing short of amazing.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Paper Panda's Guide to Papercutting - Two Free Templates and Book Giveaway

Congratulations to Jonnie, shockingsilk and omiyage_ca. Stay tuned for another giveaway (international) that's coming up soon!

Perhaps you are one of the more than 270,000 followers of Paper Panda Papercuts on Facebook. If so, you're already well-acquainted with the friendly, personable posts written by Louise Firchau - aka one half of the Paper Panda duo. She and her husband Ryan have built a strong art business by combining his talent for design and photography, and hers for cutting paper and teaching with a folksy charm - they're a dynamic force in the papercutting world. You might recall this post about Paper Panda from a few years back when their FB page had just half as many Likes, yet they were already wildly popular.

Paper Panda's Guide to Papercutting - Cover

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