Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Coco Delay - Folded Paper Jewelry

Marti Emmons describes herself as a self-taught artist, jewelry designer, lover of all things paper, tiny, weird, and found... which made me like her right away.

Bird on a Wire pendant
Bird on a Wire

And then when I learned the name of her Etsy shop, Coco Delay, is actually her dancer - ahem, stripper name... you know, the little game where you take the name of your first pet and the first street on which you lived - well, that just drew me in even more.

Bird on a Wire pendant back

Marti stocks the shop with necklaces she makes using folded bits of beautiful paper from exotic places. She says her paper passion keeps evolving; her current geometric line is the latest creation from a world that seems to offer limitless artistic inspiration.

Origami pendant

This origami-inspired pendant features red and gold paper from Japan.

Folded squares pendant

Teal green paper makes a tri-pendant look very much like leather.

And lastly... this "you draw" ring is nickel, brass, and wood - no paper - but I just have to show it to you anyway. Chalkboard paint is one of the most popular decorating trends at the moment, but this is the first I've seen it used for anything other than home decor - mighty cute!

Coco Delay chalkboard ring

By the way, I'm Ruby Henry. Please feel free to share your alternative name with the world too, if you're so inclined. :)

Oh, and one other quick thing... Diane Gilleland of Craftypod recently resumed her popular podcasts in which she interviews a variety of folks within the crafting community. (.99 via iAmplify) Yesterday I listened to the latest episode while working on a new project. Diane and paper-extraordinaire Jeff Rudell discuss finding your creative mission. You might enjoy it; I sure did.

13 comments:

Maureen said...

Love the humor! Good for Marti Emmons. A few of her pieces go just to the edge of sweetness; she knows when to stop. Some of the papers she uses are very beautiful. That she works small is something I find very attractive. Lovely selection at Coco Delay.

SUGANTHI said...

Such a rich collection of paper and so many beautiful jewels in her shop. I am most amused by her you draw chalkboard.

Aurelie D. said...

ooh gorgeous. thanks for sharing. beautiful paper makes for such nice jewels.

Isabelle said...

Lovely!

Ann said...

Love those pieces especially the first one.
I guess my name would be Chocolate Atlantic, not a very good name for a stripper ....lol

Carole Meisenhelter said...

how amazing; each beautiful in their own right. Great find Ann!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

These are so beautiful!

jewelsofsayuri said...

very exquisite work..

Laurie said...

Ha! My name would be Tickle Henry. Almost obscene. Love this folded paper jewelry.

Nati said...

great idea!
Nati from Brazil
http://natiquill.blogspot.com

CraftyRichela said...

Fluffy 64 here...!
I love the paper jewelry by Cocoa Delay. When you hear "paper jewelry" you don't conjure up images quite so sophisticated. I'm going to find her on Etsy.

Ann Martin said...

So glad you all enjoyed Marti's creations as much as me. Loved hearing your 'names' too - haha!

Melissa said...

The red and gold pendant is stunning, and that chalkboard ring is so clever!

Sincerely,
Blaze Bradley

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