Monday, February 27, 2012

Design and Make: Paper Jewellery - Book Giveaway

***This giveaway has ended. Scroll down to see who won!***

Another giveaway so soon? Crazy, but true!

Sarah Kelly's paper jewellery caught my eye when I first began blogging... I posted about the striking laser cut necklaces, bracelets, brooches, and earrings she creates for her company, Saloukee. Since then I've been following Sarah's career with interest and was delighted to learn she was working on a collaborative book, Design and Make - Paper Jewellery. (Note: I'll be using the alternative spelling of jewelry throughout this post in deference to British Sarah :)



At last the book is available in the U.S. and having had the opportunity to thumb through it, Sarah definitely doesn't disappoint! I've enjoyed poring over the inspiring photos of avant-garde jewellery pieces created by paper artists from the UK, U.S., Spain, Thailand, Japan, Israel, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, China, Germany, Finland, Italy, Austria, Turkey, Belgium, and Australia.

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Laser-cut Necklace by Sarah Kelly
Photographer: Gemma Dewson


Besides featuring a huge collection of feast-for-the-eyes images, the 128 page, softcover book presents techniques such as paper sculpting, molding, cutting and binding, crocheting, and encasing. Each chapter begins with step-by step instructions and accompanying photos as presented by one artist. The chapter's content is then followed by a gallery where high fashion, runway jewellery is shown alongside more modest, yet unique and completely wearable items.

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Sugar Flower Brooch by Eiko Yoshida
Photographer: Lasse Johansson


For example, Sarah shows how to create geometric folds utilized in her origami jewellery designs and Paula Tew explains the art of stitching an exposed-spine binding using repurposed paper. There is also a helpful glossary of paper terms and a brief interview with each chapter artist at the conclusion of the book.

Obverse Bracelet
Obverse Bracelet, Saloukee (designed by Sarah Kelly)
Photographers: Jennifer Peel and Lucas Brodowicz
Model: Claire Pardoe


I was sent a copy of Design and Make - Paper Jewellery from publisher, A&C Black, for review purposes. The company has offered to send a copy to one lucky person worldwide.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, March 4. The winner will be selected by a random number generator, notified, and announced here, as well as on the All Things Paper Facebook page. Good luck!

Congratulations to Prachi Bora. Her number was selected by random. org and she's delighted to have won. Many thanks to all who took the time to enter.

95 comments:

June (planetjune) said...

I'd love to have a copy of this book - I haven't had time to do any papercrafting for so long, and this would be a good excuse to pick it up again and try some new techniques!

Cheryl S Miles said...

Looks like an amazing book - I'd love a copy!

SUGANTHI said...

Such lovely paper jewellery designs!! The sugar flower brooch looks so lovely. So many techniques in one book ,really desirable.

Nela said...

Looks like a great opportunity! Thanks!

Maureen said...

My favorite here is the sugar flower brooch.

Stunning wearable work!

Anonymous said...

As a beader I've often thought about making paper jewellery after doing paper beads some years ago.

I'd love to win!

Sue Richardson
sooziesoo@me.com

Diana Lee said...

Gorgeous!

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

Those pieces are so cool. I've been making jewelry with paper but nothing where the paper has dimensionality like that. I'd love to learn more about it. Thanks for the chance to win!

pupton said...

I have paper! I would love to win! Sign me up and thank you!
pupton58 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Ann, what a great giveaway!! I love making paper jewellery and I love wearing it as well!!! I am sure the book will sell worldwide for Sarah, with so many creative paper jewellery ideas.
Licia Politis

Lee said...

This would be so fun to do! thanks for the giveaway.

Ana Laura said...

Great book its hard to find books like this outside of USA, This is a huge oportunity, for us, intl readers...
thanks

sra_de_romero (at) yahoo.com.mx

Claire said...

Lovely of you to give a book away! I'd love to win it. My crafting side of me has been hidden away for so long, and has now decided it's time to come out. This looks like an amazing thing to get into!

x

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

Imagine an entire book of jaw-dropping paper creations to be amazed by! Thank you for always being so generous to your readers.

Anonymous said...

Have paper......will fold!!!!

Tonia Wight said...

Ooh this would be so cool to have!

S.N said...

A few pictures from the book on your blog has me inspired! Wonder what the book could do?

Safa

LindaSonia said...

I love paper and I'd love to see some of the ideas to use it to create jewellery!! Thanks for the chance!

mailisart said...

I like the idea of ​​working on paper, especially the pages of old books that dream as well!
Thank you for your blog!
You can leave a response to my blog

Raspberry said...

How fun! I can just pictures hours spent on this... :)
rae_sunshine4(at)yahoo.com

Lily said...

What fun. Thanks for the opportunity

I would love a chance!

Quilling.lt said...

Thank you for such a great opportunity!!!

Anonymous said...

A copy of this book would be thrilling!

Best,
Sofia

LostnThought said...

Would love to have a copy of this!


Lisa J

Jen said...

Beautiful! Its amazing what can be done with paper. I would love to own a copy! Thank-you!

Marama said...

How gorgeous! I'm fascinated by what people can do with paper and I would love to try. Please enter me in the draw! marama72 at hotmail.com

Sneaky said...

Inspirational--would love to have a copy of that book for my very own library!

Namrata said...

This is a great opportunity!! Would love to have this book in my collection!!
Namrata from Shri Creations

Jennie P. said...

That looks like a cool book , I wonder what happens to the jewelry if you get caught in the rain!

Gramma Jean said...

It is truly amazing what can be created from paper! I have loved touching paper since I was little girl and the math paper in grammar school compelled me to smell it and stroke it. It was soft , creamy and it made the pencil flow on it.
I think this book would be a treasure for me further love affair with paper.

Ann said...

very interesting and unique jewelry

Samantha said...

Beautiful creations!

pen said...

Looks like a great book - count me in ...

stephanie said...

dear Ann,
thank you for a chance to win this very interesting book!

xoxo
steph

lulu_ma said...

awww!! I would really like to have a copy of this book! best of luck to myself!

komnatachista said...

Of course sign me up for the giveaway! Thanks Ann!

Santhosh Kumar. S said...

I am a regular visitor of this site and an artist by myself. I do quilling and paper jewelery. I'd like to have a copy of this book.

Handmade in Israel said...

Wow! Some incredible pieces here. I would LOVE this book!

Geetha Naik said...

sugar flower brooch is beautiful.
geethanaik.blogspot.com

Teddie Seeley said...

What a fascinating subject. Would love to have this book.
Teddie

Ivy Love said...

Thanks you for this opportunity for anyone to win this copy. What's a great book! I really love to have one!! :">
thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Wow! The jewellery is absolutely gorgeous! i would love to have this book. Thanks for the opportunity!
By the way, you have a wonderful blog. It's inspired me to start quilling.

Sidhi
sidhime@yahoo.co.in

shazzyk1969 said...

Wow! I make paper beads, but I never appreciated the possibilities! I'd LOVE this book! X

Eva Razboršek said...

Looks like an amazing book - What a great giveaway!

sarynth said...

I love paper!

Julie said...

I want! I want! I'm a hand bookbinder working with paper all the time and love jewelry making, too!

kalamazookim said...

I'd love to see more by this artist!

John Ang said...

I have a passion for anything crafted with paper. I would love to own a copy of the book.

Cynthia said...

I would love to add this to my book collection. Love working with paper.

Anonymous said...

Love, love love paper...
Carrie ..

bottoc@yahoo.com

craftingcreatures said...

I'm stunned and agog. Amazing work! A must for the library, thank you for the chance to win!

Shireen Thomas said...

I recycle for art. I have always been fascinated with artists creating jewelry with paper. I am an amateur compared to the artists published in the book but I will get there some day! Hope the give away comes my way. Would cherish it for the rest of my life.

Amanda said...

I just started getting into paper jewelry recently. It is amazing what a little imagination can make with such a simple material!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Who knew that you could do such wonderful, creative, keepsakes from paper. I sure hope I win in order to check out the book and savour every photo.

janterry@telus.net

Sabeth Jackson said...

I hope to win a copy of this book--the designs are really amazing and obviously require some knowledge and skill to construct!

A1 CRAFT SUPPLY said...

wow... book sure looks interesting from the sneak peaks u have given.. hope to win it..

thanks for the chance..

Jennifer Cheek-Payan said...

Wow - how cool! I soooo love in paper! I would really love to win this book. Thank you for your generosity! - Jen jaa_jenny@yahoo.com

Victoria Homan said...

how crafty. i would like to try it.
its4coupons @ gmail.com

Jane Hamill said...

There's not much space left on my bookshelf for yet another publication about making jewellery... but I'm sure I'd find somewhere to keep it :)

Linda Diane said...

I would love a chance to win this book. Thanks for signing me up!(lindadiangregg@gmail.com)

Nati said...

Wow!!Wow!!!!Amazing!!!
Nati from Brazil
http://natiquill.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Nice designs! Would love the book. dal.esq@sbcglobal.net

Lenoria said...

I love the idea of making paper jewelry and would love to have this book!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!
- Molly
mmlipp at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Such a noble material to work with, paper... I do origami, but would love to stretch into the world of jewelry with the aid of this book.
Thanks,
Vicky Trevino
vtrevino@txtperts.com

momzilajn said...

Paper! One of my most favorite mediums to create with! Please enter me in the drawing, would love to own this book. Thanks, Cheryl

Anonymous said...

It's so amazing that a simple plain paper is able to do so much wonder!! Thanks
Wenqi_teng@hotmail.com

Marang Studios said...

The book sounds like a ton of fun! Oh the trouble I can get myself into....

Crystal said...

Would love to win this book.

DaisyMaesmomma said...

I like to work on all kinds of craft projects. This looks fun and challenging. I hope to give it a whirl! ;)

Anonymous said...

This is art!!!
Hope to win :)
Thanks
lailapetersen@hotmail.com

Rhymes With Magic said...

I can't wait to try to get this from my library. Thanks for posting!

Chatty Cathy-Clip Your String said...

I'd absolutely love a copy of that! I a, always folding and expanding paper ideas and would love to see and re-create some things!

band1koot said...

Ah Ann, this book looks gorgeous! Would be SO honoured and so put this book to good use if I won it :)

Cheers,
Robyn

robyn.mitchell@gmail.com

Prachi Bora said...

I have been wanting to try my hand at paper jewelery and the designs here look delicious ! Would love to win to learn some techniques.

Thanks for the opportunity.

prachi DOT bora AT gmail DOT com

Mling !! said...

Inspirational piece of work, I love to have the book

Jenn said...

That jewelry is georgous. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book

Jennifer
mysticjenn(at)gmail.com
http://paperthisandthat.blogger.com

KathyH said...

I love making paper jewelry and am always looking for new inspiration. Just found your blog and I love it and would love to win this book. Thanks!

Nenna said...

I would love to win! :)

Nenna
minuhno@gmail.com

Mercedes said...

How absolutely charming! It looks like a fantastic book. Thank you for the giveaway!

mercedesyardley@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This would be an amazing book to have. I love the volume of the piece show. petuniatate at yahoo dot com. -Tanya

Monica said...

Hm, this would be exactly what I'd need to spur up my paper jewelry making.

rennbridy said...

I'm wondering whether my elementary school children could make a version of this jewelry for Mother's Day? I would love to see the book!

La Alicia said...

gorgeous!! I'm obsessed with paper and would love to have this book! the forms are so intriguing!

Melissa said...

Looks like a fantastic book. That sugar flower brooch is just stunning!

Anonymous said...

What a terrific book. Very elegant with a unique twist!

debbiereisetter said...

Really elegant and unique jewelry! Would love a copy of this book!
Debbiereisetter@hotmail.com

Sally Bowman said...

Wow! This book looks amazing! I'd love to try some of these projects.

Laura said...

This is such a beautiful book!

Anonymous said...

I already want the book just by looking at the cover <3 It looks amazing!! Thank you for this chance.

Becky
beckii_laa@hotmail.com

plenilunette said...

This is beautiful! my sister would love it for her birthday. my email is phantazmagoric@gmail.com

Kristine Lee said...

how delicate and organic looking these pieces are! hope to win.

apinnick said...

Stunning! I wonder whether she has directions for those cool 3-dimensional beads that I've been wanting to make...

Ann Martin said...

This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all who took the time to enter and for your interest in making paper jewellery.

Cyn said...

I'm so glad to have stumbled upon your blog! Amazing offerings of paperwork, and I would really love the book--I'm very interested in quilling, and would enjoy having this book to begin my exploration of the artform!

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