Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Carton Jewelry

Yael Gaizler and Aviv Kinel of Israel have taken ordinary cardboard to a new level. These eco-chic earrings have a playful, yet polished look that at first glance reminded me of toy tractor wheels... well, classy toy tractor wheels!

Carton earrings with gold, silver filler tubes

earrings with gold or silver filler tubes

By combining their fashion and jewelry design expertise, Yael and Aviv have created an eye-catching jewelry collection and named it Carton, which is Hebrew for cardboard.

Carton pendandts

pendants

Kudos to Yael and Aviv for breathing sophisticated life into something that's otherwise headed for the recycling bin. They cut corrugated cardboard into strips, treat it for water resistance, and build each piece of jewelry by hand, connecting likely materials such as silver, gold, and precious stones with unlikely cardboard.

Carton earrings

earrings

Carton is represented by I Design, an assemblage of some of the most exciting fashion and industrial designers in Israel. Each item featured by I Design is an art piece, made of fine materials by a qualified artisan.

Carton necklace with onyx stones

necklace with onyx beads

I Design will be bringing the Carton collection to the International Gift Fair in New York City in August.

8 comments:

SUGANTHI said...

Carton jewels are gorgeous! It has some resemblance to crimped strips.

Kim said...

Love! You always show such great stuff!!!

Chinnu said...

This is amazing!! I have a craze for hand made jewelery and this is something i did love to wear and show-off, its beautiful!!
Thanks for sharing!

Carrie Crocker said...

Very cool reminds me of an exhibition I saw at the SNAG conference in Seattle WA. Thanks for sharing

ManuK said...

It amazes me how something so plain like ordinary brown cardboard can be turned into something so beautiful and precious - a piece of jewellery. Hats off to the artists!

Kathy said...

Oh wow Ann.. these are gorgeous.. lowly corrugated cardboard... who would have thot.. thanks for another great post..
have a great day..
xx

juditsd said...

wow! so creative and beautiful!

designer rings said...

So I suppose those are something you cannot hand down to a loved one as the carton will have its wear and tear over time, correct? What about the stones?

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