Monday, August 29, 2011

Ana Hagopian - Paper Jewelry

To my way of thinking, the rich colors and textures of Ana Hagopian's paper jewelry put a positive spin on the approach of chilly weather.

Paper seeds necklace
Paper seeds necklaces

Any one of Ana's fabulous pieces would warm up the simplest black dress this winter!

Ana Hagopian's workspace
Barcelona atelier

When I first began blogging, images of her jewelry were swirling around art sites in such abundance I held off on a feature post. But when I noticed recently that Ana's website had been updated with gorgeous new work, it was definitely time to share.

Paper grapes
Paper grapes

She credits nature as the inspiration for her colorful designs and describes the variety as the "fruit of the collected experience of my travels."

Paper accordian rings
Paper accordion rings

Ana studied Fine Arts and Interior Design at the University of Buenos Aires in the early 80s, after which she moved to Spain and began traveling to many locations in Asia and South America. It was in the mid-90s that she became fascinated with constructing contemporary paper jewelry.

Paper cones necklace
Paper cones necklace

I love the variety of papers that Ana uses... some appear practically gauze-like, while others are heavier.

Paper fresia earrings
Paper freesia earrings

Paper rose brooch
Paper rose brooch

Visit Ana Hagopian.

Ana Hagopian


Divya N said...

absolutely awesome :)!!!!!!!

SUGANTHI said...

So brilliant! Such lovely colours. Her earrings and rings have so much detail.she is such a gifted artist.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous! I have some rolled paper earrings...not by Ana, though. I will check out her website!

Φανή Παπαγεωργίου, Ζωγράφος said...

Bravo Ana!!! Perfect!!! kisses from greece.

Maureen said...

These are stunning pieces. Will visit her site for sure.

amyet said...

how lovely! yay paper!

Melissa said...

I can't believe those are made of paper! Absolutely stunning work, and I love all the colors. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

Her colors and textures are fabulous! She has a true artist's eye and youch! Thanks so much for sharing her work. :-)

postcard printing said...

I just can't believe that by mixing relatively simple jewelry making methods with standard paper arts techniques, you can already create beautiful and stylish jewelries! This is an inspiring way to transform papers into accessories.

chillin with Quillin said...

wow, really awsome jewelry, looks hard to make!!

The Thinker said...

Very pretty! It requires a lot of patience and hard work to make these too.

Katrin said...


Anonymous said...

Exquisite paper jewellery! To die for!! I love the colours and textures Ana uses.

Deb Plapp said...

Gorgeous jewelry! Is it available to buy somewhere? I checked her site, but did not see any prices. of my favorite things!

Ann Martin said...

Hi Deb, Ana doesn't have an online shop that I know of, but I'm thinking it would do well.

Sandy Nasser said...

Stunning jewelry!

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