Congratulations to courtneycem and Alina Conn, giveaway winners!
Let's start off the week with an introduction to the stylish jewelry created by artist Julie Dye for her shop Blossom and Shine. Julie combines sterling silver and resin with paper to make colorful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and brooches. Read on to learn about your chance to win one of her gorgeous diamond-shaped necklaces.
Wonderful conversation starters, each one of a kind piece features Japanese paper completely protected by a shiny layer of clear resin, making it durable and waterproof.
I love the spotted effect that results from coiling patterned paper.
And by folding patterned paper, she achieves another very pretty, but completely different look.
Julie lives in Florida where she studied photography at the Ringling College of Art and Design. A day at the beach just might find this talented small business owner modeling one of her unique diamond bead and cord bracelets.
The layering of necklaces with different length chains is a popular style... here Julie shows an example of a diamond bead worn with a rolled paper bead and silver triangle necklace.
All of her designs have modern appeal based on clean, geometric lines.
I ordered two pieces of Julie's jewelry to give as gifts and I'm going to be hard-pressed to not keep them for myself! They are even lovelier in person than these photos indicate... the delicate sterling chains and jewelry findings shimmer beautifully and the paper colors are vibrant.
Now about the giveaway! Julie has offered to send a diamond necklace of choice to two lucky winners. This offer is limited to U.S. and Canada residents.
To enter, just leave a comment on this post through Sunday, May 17. Please be sure to include a way to be contacted within your comment. Earn a bonus entry by following @allthingspaper on Instagram and liking the giveaway photo.
Winners will be chosen at random and announced here and on Instagram as soon as they have been contacted. Good luck!
Visit Blossom and Shine and Etsy shop, Blossom and Shine, where you'll find Julie's handmade jewelry along with fashion accessories and gift items, all handcrafted with Japanese papers.