Monday, April 30, 2012

Frank Ideas - Paper Necklaces

Sydney's Rowan Shaw of Frank Ideas makes all sorts of fashion accessories from unusual things like rubber and wool that are better seen than described - really, go see - but I'll be focusing on her paper jewelry.

Paper Necklace

Perhaps Rowan's necklaces are more avant-garde than many of us would wear on a daily basis, but they have a definite place on fashion runways, magazine pages, and for attention seekers, anywhere and everywhere.

Paper Necklace
This dramatic beauty brought Phantom of the Opera to mind.

I asked Rowan to tell us why she enjoys creating with paper:

...because of the colours and textures. As you can tell I'm quite eclectic, both in my taste and the materials I use for making jewellery. I find working with paper therapeutic when I'm in the right mood. You have to to be patient and gentle to create with paper and since most of my life is a chaotic flurry of activity, occasionally it's nice to take time to think and be quiet and work at a slower pace.

Paper Necklace
Paper string fringe and wooden beads in black and teal.

Paper Necklace
Ahhh, pea blossoms and early summer - I can't wait.

Paper Necklace
Touches of peach are surprising and pretty.

Rowan will soon be embarking on an adventure to the Australian outback in search of inspiration and ideas. Not to worry - incredible pieces are listed at Frank Ideas, ready to be posted while she's away.

10 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to wear one of these, they are so pretty! The texture in those petals is gorgeous.

    xx Becoming Urban

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  2. THe paper sring fringe and wooden beads is my favourite, so stylish. I also loved the stuff in her shop. Such creativity!

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  3. wow these are so different, love them!!!
    Paula

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  4. interesting pieces but I could never see myself wearing anything like that. :)

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  5. so sweet and so beautiful I love all your creations!
    Greetings Baukje

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  6. Ann I am thrilled and honoured that you have featured my work on your fabulous blog.
    Thank you, thank you!!
    Rowan

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  7. Ann, I love Frankie's art necklaces, they would be easy wearable pieces. Felt and paper are such versatile mediums.
    Licia

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