I always marvel when a person is able to transform the most rustic form of paper into something sophisticated. Anne Finlay of Scotland is one of those people... she creates fine sculptural brooches from corrugated cardboard. To my way of thinking, cardboard jewelry often looks... well, how do I put this tactfully?... homespun, but Anne's pieces have flair due to their geometric patterns, rich colors, and modern lines.
Anne returned to the studio after a long break and was ready to try something completely new after previously working with plastics. She enjoys the many possibilities paper provides, its flexibility, and the slowness of the process as she glues and shapes the many layers of each piece.
See more examples of Anne's paper jewelry at The Scottish Gallery. You might also find it interesting to see her acrylic and PVC jewelry here... again, very modern and sculptural.
Facebook Finds this past week included:
Ornate quilled typography
An unusual paper wreath
Cute chalkboard place cards
Folded money rings
Oh, and there's still time to enter the generous Le Papier Studio giveaway. Ends tomorrow, Saturday at 11:59 PM EST. Good luck!