Coco Delay - Folded Paper Jewelry

Marti Emmons describes herself as a self-taught artist, jewelry designer, lover of all things paper, tiny, weird, and found... which made me like her right away.

Bird on a Wire pendant
Bird on a Wire
And then when I learned the name of her Etsy shop, Coco Delay, is actually her dancer - ahem, stripper name... you know, the little game where you take the name of your first pet and the first street on which you lived - well, that just drew me in even more.

Bird on a Wire pendant back

Marti stocks the shop with necklaces she makes using folded bits of beautiful paper from exotic places. She says her paper passion keeps evolving; her current geometric line is the latest creation from a world that seems to offer limitless artistic inspiration.

Origami pendant

This origami-inspired pendant features red and gold paper from Japan.

Folded squares pendant

Teal green paper makes a tri-pendant look very much like leather.

And lastly... this "you draw" ring is nickel, brass, and wood - no paper - but I just have to show it to you anyway. Chalkboard paint is one of the most popular decorating trends at the moment, but this is the first I've seen it used for anything other than home decor - mighty cute!

Coco Delay chalkboard ring

By the way, I'm Ruby Henry. Please feel free to share your alternative name with the world too, if you're so inclined. :)

Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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