15 Gift-Worthy Paper Jewelry Ideas for Mother's Day

It's springtime and that means Mother's Day is approaching, but even if you are not a mother nor have one of your own, it's always a good time to visit fave handmade marketplace Etsy to see what's new in the world of paper jewelry. I love introducing you to the beauty of wearable paper art, so enjoy this round up of fifteen artisans who use such a simple material to make truly remarkable pieces.

recycled paper butterfly ring

Cat Hutchings of Spotlight Jewelry in Betonville, Arkansas offers a range of butterfly jewelry that's made of dyed, recycled paper and would be fun to wear to spring and summer parties. Each piece is reinforced with a sealant that not only gives it durability, but brings out the color. In addition to rings, Cat stocks butterfly earrings, hair accessories, necklaces, and even eyelashes!

red corrugated paper drop earrings with silver chains

Hanga of Babelfish Jewelry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a jewelry artist whose work is sure to be noticed. These swinging drop earrings made of crimped paper with sterling silver findings are perfect attention-getters... they would look red hot all summer long, not to mention during the holidays. Use coupon code ALLTHINGSPAPERBLOG for 10% off your purchase.

pair of painted origami hummingbird earrings

Victoria S of Inspire Change Origami in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania crafts origami designs like this vivid pair of Japanese washi hummingbird earrings that she hand paints with French watercolors. An extra nice feature is that Victoria offers the option of silver earring findings for both pierced and non-pierced ears.

modern layered paper earrings

Saimi of Saimij Shop in Helsinki, Finland creates Scandinavian paper jewelry that is modern, bold, and frankly unlike any I've seen before. Her layered paper earrings appear to change color depending on the viewing angle... how cool!

floral patterned paper and rustic bead earrings

Carmen Pasquire in Caserta, Italy and owner of Etsy shop Clica Handmade creates jewelry for the art lover on your gift list... you'll find Frida Kahlo necklaces and Iris Apfel earrings, not to mention this pretty pair of water resistant floral paper squares with rustic beads that Carmen created with resin.

blue security envelope paper bead bracelet

Tanith Rohe in Eugene, Oregon of Tanith relies on found papers to create paper bead bracelets that are true conversation starters. This blue beauty, for example, was made with security envelope interiors and galvanized steel wire. She has a clever Monopoly money necklace in the shop too, and jewelry made of sheet music, maps, book text, and even sewing patterns.

text paper flower and brightly colored torn fabric earrings

Rachil in Thessaloniki, Greece of ART2WEAR by Rachil combines waterproof text paper with colorful fabric scraps and natural yucca fiber to create floral earrings and necklaces that have bohemian flair.



turquoise paper and silver metal beaded statement necklace

The dramatic jewelry of Verde Alfieri of Alfieri Jewel Design in Milan, Italy continually catches my eye. This glamorous Egyptian collar necklace is composed of turquoise paper ovals, turquoise crystals, golden glass beads, and golden metal hairpins - yes, hairpins! They are coated by hand with resin.

pair of blue crab watercolor paper earrings

Seija Neumyer of Etsy shop, Seija Neumyer, is an artist in Orange, Massachusetts who creates earrings that are miniature watercolor paintings. Durable, lightweight, and water/UV resistant, they are painted in full detail on both sides. Because blue crab season is on the way for those of us who live near the Chesapeake Bay, this particular pair attracted my attention right away!

pale green laser cut floral circular paper pendant on ribbon

Kathrin of Etsy shop Spitzenkunst in Ravensburg, Germany lists pretty ornaments that are laser cut from high quality paper. The addition of a chain or cording would instantly turn one into an easy-to-wear necklace. You'll find springtime designs including these anemones and also violets, grass, and a tree that's just beginning to leaf out.


Jewel Suzuki of Paper Crane Heart in New York makes cheerful rainbow bangles that will go with every spring and summer outfit you own. They feature Japanese paper over wood and are brushed with protective resin. She also offers an array of beautifully patterned Japanese paper, wood, and resin earrings.

trio of blue and white marbled paper mache rings

It's always a pleasure to revisit the shop Alessandra Fabre, owned by Alessandra Fabre Repetto in Rome, Italy. This time I was drawn to a trio of rings that have the look of marbled stone. She creates elegant hand painted wedding and home decor also, all made from rustic, yet captivating paper mache.

Ivory leather, wood, and pastel paper earrings

Isn't it fascinating to see the number of ways designers combine paper with surprising materials to create jewelry? Here's another example... Linna Dufresne of Made by Linnae in Minneapolis, Minnesota uses paper, wood, and hand cut recycled leather to make earrings that would be a pretty complement to summer fashions.

ceramic bead necklace with a rolled paper bead

Liat David of Etsy shop Liat D in Kafar Sabat, Israel is a longtime jewelry designer who was introduced to quilling and paper bead rolling just a few years ago. I love the asymmetry of this pendant necklace with its paper sphere combined with glossy, colorful beads.

brass and blue patterned paper half disc tassel earrings

Last but not least, these patterned paper earrings feature brass findings with on-trend cotton thread tassels. Made by Daphne in Reims, France, a blue and white combination always looks fresh in warm weather. They're ready to ship from her Ethnik Moderne shop in just 1-3 days... with any luck, you'll have them in time for Mother's Day on May 12!

But if jewelry isn't quite right for you or your mom, have a look at this diverse selection of Mother's Day gifts as curated by Etsy editors.

Note: Enter a paper jewelry giveaway to win a pair of 2 in 1 Origami Earrings from Etsy shop Mayumi Origami now through May 4, 2019!



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