Thursday, March 9, 2017

6 Artisans Who Make Pretty Paper Jewelry

It's been way too long since my last post about paper jewelry... at least I think so! I love wearing jewelry with paper elements because of the surprise factor. Whenever someone leans in for a closer look, their expression is reliably one of pleasant shock when they realize simple paper is involved. And so I went in search of new favorites that have me looking forward to warm weather. On Monday, I'll be featuring even more... after all, the change of seasons requires a few accessory updates, right? Right!

Paperwhite Narcissus Necklace by Le Quillery

If sweet and delicate is your style, the hand sculpted floral necklaces and woven paper earrings made by Kai of Le Quillery are just the ticket  She recently relocated from Germany to Daegu, South Korea... such a big move caused Kai to take a break from the business, but as of this week she is back with some of the cutest jewelry you will ever find.

Woven Paper Earrings by Le Quillery

See new pieces on Instagram where she is @lequillery

Triangle Paper Necklace by Plumes & Co. 
Speaking of Instagram, I noticed the eye-catching jewelry of Myl'et 1 Creations / Plumes & Co. Mylene has been combining pretty papers in a rainbow of colors and patterns with unique findings for the past four years.

Rolled Paper Earrings by Plumes & Co.

These earrings are spot on for spring's cork trend. Located in Ambillou, Centre, France, she often sells her jewelry at local shows, but it can also be purchased online via A Little Market or contact her via Facebook.

Manue Reynolds of Etsy shop PrettyKiku in Austin, Texas makes stylishly simple earrings by hand cutting Japanese chiyogami papers into geometric shapes and applying them to laser cut Baltic birch wood. Each piece is finished with a coat of glossy resin and stainless steel (nickel-free) ear wires.

Aqua Chiyogami Yuzen Dangle Earrings by PrettyKiku

Here's the perfect pair to wear on a hot summer's day... they have me thinking of rippled water in a tropical pool. See more on Manue's Facebook page, PrettyKiku and on Instagram.

Japanese Paper Cufflinks and Tie Bar by PaperAnniversary

How about a nautical paper find for the guys? What a great idea for those who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary since paper is the traditional gift. Anna V. of Paper Anniversary Jewelry in San Francisco creates custom rhodium tie bars and cufflinks using your own special paper - perhaps your wedding invitation - or choose one of the colorful papers she supplies.

Neptune Necklace and Earrings by PaperAnniversary

For the ladies, I'm admiring the Thai bamboo paper with metallic accents that covers Anna's Neptune necklace and earrings. The findings are sterling silver. She is on Instagram as @paperanniversaryjewelry and has an Etsy shop, Paper Anniversary Love in addition to her website.
 Book Brooches by Lucie Ellen

Speaking of Etsy, its daily email alerted me to these super-cute book brooches from Lucie Ellen. What a great gift they would make for a librarian, teacher or any book lover... ooh, perhaps as a reward for completing a summer reading list! Each color is available as a necklace too.

Foliage Statement Necklace by Lucie Ellen

Many of the items Lucie makes in her East London studio are painted directly on birch plywood, but like the book brooches, the statement necklace above is paper covered... in this case with a collage of painted and hand cut foliage. In addition to Etsy, Lucie Ellen's items are available via Big Cartel and she is on Instagram and Facebook.

Resin Brooch by Hilary Bravo

I've featured the Etsy shop of Hilary Bravo of Topsham, England previously, and follow her on Facebook where she keeps us up-to-date on her latest work. As a fine artist, Hilary creates abstract paintings and then boldly slices them into smaller pieces that she transforms into shiny jewelry with a paper maché base. Many of her newest (and reasonably priced) pieces remind me of sparkling water and days at the beach.

Resin Bracelet by Hilary Bravo

Hilary shares informative process videos on her You Tube channel. She is also on Instagram and Pinterest, and in addition to Etsy, sells her work via art and craft galleries in England.

Have a great weekend and check back on Monday for my next paper jewelry installment.


5 comments:

Sande said...

Love them all! Amazing what can be done with paper. Thank you Ann.

HalfWhit said...

Such creativity and talent. All are beautiful!

Ann Martin said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the post, Sande and HalfWhit!

allispinkk said...

this is really amazing. please feature this artist too.... she has amazing talent and what she creates is magical, here is the link to her etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/in-en/shop/PaperLeafJewels?ref=ss_profile

P.S. I don't know her personally or that I'm related to her.

Ann Martin said...

Thanks for the tip, allispinkk! Today's jewelry post is all ready to go, but I will definitely keep her on my radar.

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