Paper Jewelry

April 19, 2011, 15:18 pm  Posted by Lark

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


14 Responses

    LaAlicia says:

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

    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 says:

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

    rubikscubefreak says:

    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!

    Liz Petro says:

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

    Bluemoon406 says:

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

    KarenB says:

    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.

    [...] 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 [...]

    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 says:

    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!

    Perfect piece of work you have done, this site is really cool with wonderful info .

    You have brought up a very wonderful points, thankyou for the post.

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