Pretty Paper Jewelry from Colla Carta Creo

While my previous post was all about the summer fruit trend, this week I'll focus on another crowd pleasing trend that combines one of my favorite things - handmade paper jewelry - with oh so popular tassels. Swingy attention-getters have caught on in the fashion world the past few years and are still going strong!

Red Hot Earrings with Paper Discs and Cotton Tassels

These red hot earrings are the work of Barbara Brandimarte of Colla Carta Creo in Dübendorf, Switzerland. The Etsy shop name translates loosely to create with paper.

Striped Paper Disc Earrings

With a degree in architecture, Barbara puts her skills to use designing high quality, contemporary paper earrings and necklaces.
 black paper and gold foil earrings with black tassels

To create patterned paper earrings, she builds up layers of hand punched paper and applies a digital print of her own design to the surface. These triangular earrings are topped with black paper and gold foil. I love a bit of shine and these are such dramatic beauties with extra long tassels.

crimped black paper bead necklace with dotted aqua and white discs

Colla Carta Creo necklaces feature hand rolled corrugated paper strips combined with paper discs, ceramic beads, and a metal chain or flower patterned cotton cord.

crimped blue paper bead necklace with gray paper geometric beads

The bright blue crimped bead necklace above includes hand folded geometric elements and lustrous beads. The dotted yellow oval earrings include graceful dangles of aqua Murano glass.

dotted yellow paper disc earrings with aqua Murano glass dangles

Barbara protects all paper elements with a transparent solution that will resist humidity and a few drops of water, but she does not advise submerging the jewelry. No swimming allowed!

aqua cotton tassel earrings with floral paper discs

The tassels are made of cotton thread and the findings Barbara prefers are rhodium-plated silver metal.

oval color block paper post earrings

Now, about the international giveaway! There will be one winner here on the blog and one on Instagram. The blog winner will receive any item of her or his choice, shipping included, from Colla Carta Creo!

fuchsia crimped paper and ceramic bead necklace

To enter on this post: Leave a comment below in which you name your favorite jewelry piece featured here or in the Colla Carta Creo shop AND your email address so you can be notified if you happen to win. (Yes, you can change your mind about your choice if you win.)

square polka dot paper post earrings

Enter at one or both places (but you can only win once) by the end of Saturday, July 21, 2018 to double your chances. The winners will be notified and announced at the bottom of this post and on the Instagram giveaway photo. Good luck!

black and white striped paper dangle earrings with black beads

In addition, all readers of this post who choose to add Colla Carta Creo to their list of Etsy favorite shops July 16-22, 2018 will receive a 10% off coupon to use toward the purchase of any item in the shop from July 23 through December 1, 2018. When Barbara is notified that you have added her shop to your favorites, she will personally email you a coupon code.

Congratulations to the winner, Niharika B!
Stay tuned for another giveaway coming up soon.
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This giveaway is sponsored by Colla Carta Creo.

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  1. Love the black and mint necklace above or the red geometric necklace!

  2. My favorite piece is the black and light blue becklace. Her beads are so pretty.

  3. My fav...I love the yellow oval earrings with aqua Murano glass!

  4. Hi Ann,
    Yay, I'm the first commenter! Thank you again for an awesome giveaway!!! I love all the pretty paper jewelry from Colla Carta Creo!! My favorite piece is the corrugated pink paper necklace!!! Ooooh I would just love to win it!!!

  5. Adoro gli orecchini ovali multicolor!!😍😍😍

  6. The black &a gold tassel earrings are brilliant! ✨

  7. More gorgeous paper jewellery! The black and mint necklace is the one for me :)

  8. Lots of beautiful work. So hard to pick a favorite, but I think it would be the black Modern necklace with the red circle.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. My favorite pair of earrings is the squares with dots. Very cute. pushpuppet at

  10. Wow the jewelry is simply gorgeous! I'm so glad this is an international giveaway, because i hardly get a chance to enter:)
    I absolutely love this light pink necklace

  11. Thanks for the opportunity to win. My favorite...
    jolea dot 1994 at gmail dot com

  12. Gorgeous pieces! Love the oval geometric earrings with the black, pink, and yellow. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. I love her work. I'm drawn to the black and gold earrings with tassel (both the pair you showed and she also has another similar pair on her website.

  14. Awesome giveaway, it is difficult to choose one among those lovelies. Although I would love to receive the following:

    subhashiniswaminathan19 at gmail dot com

  15. Thanks for the international giveaway. All your creations are really gorgeous. I would love to win the below pair of earring.

    chandhini22 at gmail dot com

  16. I love those long black and gold tassel earrings, I live that they have a stud backing too. Though she also had some half circle dangles with the black and gold/silver that were pretty darn awesome too! Love love love!

  17. I love the Fuchsia crimped bead necklace.

  18. The giveaway has ended. Thanks for your entries and enthusiasm for Colla Carta Crea!

  19. Thanks Ann & Barbara for hosting this wonderful giveaway :) I'm really happy to have won. The jewelry pieces are gorgeous.


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