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.
See new pieces on Instagram where she is @lequillery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.