Paper Jewelry - Dafna Yarom

As a student of graphic design at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Dafna Yarom participated in a handmade paper workshop. Later, an extended visit to Japan led to an exploration of making art with paper. After returning home to Israel, she began to meld her interest in paper making with beautiful metals, beads, and cords. Here are several examples...

necklace made of paper pulp combined with beads

A vivid shell necklace is composed of fuchsia paper pulp and decorated with fine pieces of recycled glass, a silver wire spiral, and glass and pewter beads.

black pressed paper pulp and silver necklace

For this bold pendant, Dafna combined a circle of sterling silver with a woodcut pattern she engraved in paper pulp. An antique Moroccan printing block found in a flea market was used to make the mold for the silver circle and engraving.

beige and brown disc necklace pendant

Dafna twisted silver and gold metallic papers to create a rustic disc pendant.

pendant made of paper pulp in black and gold with glossy coating

This last example (and perhaps my very favorite) is a dramatic black and gold paper flower aptly named Evening Elegance.

Dafna's book, Creative Paper Jewelry, was released in 2010 and features how-to projects. Her work has been exhibited throughout Israel. Her Etsy shop is called PaperJewelryDesign.

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