Japanese Chiyogami Paper Jewelry by Bashful Pineapple

Not only do I love to wear jewelry pieces that incorporate pretty paper, but I delight in helping online creatives spread the word about their unique handmade products. Bashful Pineapple might be a bit shy, I don't know, but one thing is for certain... the resin, paper, and silver jewelry found in Christina Gelinas's shop is no shrinking violet. I'd wear any of her designs in a heartbeat!

Japanese Chiyogami Paper Necklace by Bashful Pineapple

Jewelry artist Christina lives in Toronto, Canada and has been creating necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, and cuff links for ten years. Six years ago she began working with resin. The distinctive silver-plated hardware Christina uses is sourced from Mexico where it is handmade at a community-minded manufacturing studio.

Chiyogami Paper Bracelet and Earrings by Bashful Pineapple

Rather than embedding just one piece of chiyogami paper in a setting, Christina hand-cuts tapered strips of the same or a complementary paper and angles them across the smooth layer to create a collage effect.

Japanese Paper Earrings by Bashful Pineapple

Christina enjoys making these one of a kind pieces and encases them in glossy resin as permanent, tiny works of art. She has been experimenting with metallic papers (actually a metallic adhesive film) and will be adding them to the site in the near future.

Japanese Chiyogami Paper Pendant by Bashful Pineapple

And now a U.S., Canada, and U.K. giveaway! [the giveaway has ended] Two winners (one from blog comments and one from Instagram) will each receive a jewelry piece of choice from Bashful Pineapple. Shipping is included.

Green and Yellow Chiyogami Paper Necklace by Bashful Pineapple

To enter the giveaway on the blog: Visit Bashful Pineapple and comment on this post. Note that Blogger does not allow me to see the email address you type into the comment form with your name so you must include an email address within your comment in order to be contacted if you win. If spam is a concern, type it this way: janedoe at gmail dot com

Japanese Chiyogami Paper, Resin, and Silver Cuff Links by Bashful Pineapple

This same giveaway is underway on Instagram. Enter at one or both places by the end of Saturday, May 5, 2018 to double your chances.

Japanese Chiyogami Paper and Resin Pendant by Bashful Pineapple

Connect with Christina of Bashful Pineapple via Instagram or Facebook.

Japanese Chiyogami Paper, Resin, and Silver Ring and Necklace by Bashful Pineapple

And remember, Mother's Day will be here before we know it - May 13th.
Jewelry is an ideal gift! 
Congratulations to Wendy @sevenwillowlane, giveaway winner!

This giveaway is sponsored by Bashful Pineapple.

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  1. All lovely jewelry pieces. I think the Rectangle necklace in resin, paper and silver BPPLR00010 is lovely. So many that are great.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  2. I just looked at Bashful Pineapple’s site, and I am drooling! Everything is gorgeous. These pieces look almost like paintings.
    clairemcgul at gmail dot com

  3. Todo lo que muestras en este blog es hermoso, tanto sea creaciones propias y de otros artistas.
    Ya coloqué tu link en donde me lo pediste.
    Beso desde Argentina

  4. Very lovely work.

    mdoallas [at] aol [dot] com

  5. I'm glad you like them, Fi. If you'd like to enter the giveaway, you'll need to include your email address in your comment.

  6. Oh, my! Such beauty. And your description of how she creates her pieces ... such an artist! I'm going to check out more right now. laraj [at] suddenlink [dot] net

  7. Such joyful creativity in these pieces! I especially love the long rectangular pendants. deanjessica78 at gmail dot com

  8. beautiful!! tyriii [at] yahoo [dot] com thanks!

  9. A Canadian like me!!! So wonderful to learn of this artist:) lorena24 @ sympatico.ca

  10. I'm drawn to the stark black and white pieces on her site.
    ksukeena [at] yahoo [dot] com

  11. Oh my goodness they are just exquisite. I love the pendants especially the long one and the oval one. Off to browse her beautiful pieces now.... marykaye7 at gmail dot com. Thank you for the chance to win. Great Blog.

  12. I work with paper also as a card maker. Your jewelry is stunning and I love it. I wish you well on your business!
    Nancy Freckelton

  13. Wow! Beautiful works of art. I think anyone would be proud to own and wear a piece of this jewellery.
    marilyn dot coombs at Yahoo.com

  14. Nancy Freckelton, did you want to enter the giveaway? If so, I'll need your email address within your comment, thanks.

  15. You have a true gift of incorporating beautiful hand made papers into hand made jewelry! I love the Asian culture and the jewelry you make with Japanese papers really showcases it well...I am a paper crafter/card maker myself and use an Asian theme to a lot of them. I would love to win one of your stunning pieces of jewelry! Sonja Idema
    sdidema at gmail dot com

  16. I love the selection on the site, especially the pendants.

  17. Such an eye for design and color. I would be thrilled to own a piece of jewelry from this collection.
    cyoshi5909 at aol dot com.

  18. I love the colours in the RECTANGLE BRACELET IN RESIN, PAPER AND SILVER BPBS00001. lc2uv5m (at) gmail (dot) com.

  19. Beautiful paper jewelry. Like a lot of pieces.

  20. This giveaway has ended. Thanks for your enthusiasm for Christina's pretty jewelry! Stay tuned for another papery giveaway coming up tomorrow.


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