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Paper Jewelry

April 19, 2011, 15:18 pm  Posted by Kathy H.
 

purple folded earringspaper ringFor my next gallery I’ve looked at paper as a material used in making jewelry. It’s easy to see the appeal of paper. It’s abundant, colorful and inexpensive.  Paper can be cut, folded, sewn and woven. It adapts beautifully from recycled to upcycled. Other techniques in which it can be used include decoupage, paper-mache, and quilling.  Heck, you can even make your own handmade paper then use it to make your own jewelry. The following collection employs all sorts of different ways paper is used in jewelry.

mosaic of paper jewelryPlease check out more of these jewelers’ work at their websites.

top left- julzbooks top right- AnBlathPaipeir

1. Fishstikks 2. rubikscubefreak 3. taylorseclectic 4. SquishySushi

5. HoneysHive 6. ivylanedesigns 7. hippiekingdom 8. hippiekingdom

9. PaperMethods 10. beccasblend 11. ivylanedesigns 12. TheUnwrittenWord

13. LaAlicia 14. amandacroatto 15. MaiseysDaiseys 16. TomoKirigami

17. beccasblend 18. FourthKingdon 19. papermode 20. rebekahholguin

 
 
 
Kathy H.

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I grew up crafting in Indiana. From the fiber arts world of sewing, quilting, and weaving,...

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  • LaAlicia

    Thank you so much, Kathy! I’m delighted to be included here with these other fun pieces of wearable paper art! :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/sharonwilson77 Sharon Wilson

    Great to see the different techniques used to manipulate paper …. I have been playing with old books recently and this is what I came up with … http://www.flickr.com/photos/shazbot77/5636000358/ … feeling very inspired after seeing this post to attack my pile of books again!

  • julzbooks

    Thanks so much for including my paper earrings in this wonderful post. You have put together such a great collection of items!

  • rubikscubefreak

    Wow! What an awesome collection! I’m honored to be a part of this collection! Everything is spectacular, but the Geometric Spiral necklace by taylorseclectic is especially fantastic!

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/farfield?ref=si_shop Liz Petro

    Interesting. Same medium, yet so many different looks. It’s great too because paper is so lightweight.

  • Bluemoon406

    Working with paper seems to require a great amount skill in detail… this stuff is incredible

  • KarenB

    These are pretty! I have some paper jewelry made by women in Uganda as a way to support themselves. I always feel good when I wear it.

  • http://jewelrymaking.craftgossip.com/precious-paper/2011/05/07/ Precious paper · Jewelry Making | CraftGossip.com

    [...] literary works. Lark Jewelry & Beading recently featured an unusual use for paper – a gallery of paper jewelry fabricated in many ways. Head over to Lark Jewelry & Beading and take a look at these creations [...]

  • http://twitter.com/prettysensitive Amanda Jensen

    I’ve also played around with creating paper beads from old magazine collections that I now need to part with.  I’ve got a section in my etsy shop devoted to them.  I really like picking out the patterns and then pairing them with other more traditional jewelry elements!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/prettysensitive?section_id=8045795

  • Jean Russell

    Have an article about creating beads on my website, beadingprojects.org, and realized it didn’t include paper – we will have to fix that – especially after seeing all those creative paper beads!