We must definitely keep up with the times. A few years ago (as a child for the accuracy…) happened that I did not know what to do during the long afternoons of vacation from school my grandmother, move to compassion, opened for me the drawer of her jewellery. Sifting through all of her valuable property was really fun, between boxes and boxes of yellowed lace or satin ribbons lost more time to unpack it to play.
Despite the casket of jewels my favorite always remained a small dried seahorse, wrapped in a white handkerchief, that had given to her my grandfather when they were engaged. Practically economic value = zero… but a thousand points as emotional value.
Today probably if you look through the jewels of a young girl, maybe an older sister who is graduating or a high school girl items are on completely different. Not so much because it has changed over time form of accessories, but more because in many cases have changed materials which made jewelry for all occasions.
It may be because precious metals and precious stones, always fascinating, cost a tad for a girl who is still at University and not only to her, and you can be sure that for many it is not possible to give the accessory when it comes to going out for a drink with dinner to follow. Be comfortable and feel good about themselves is a personal matter and therefore, for what I am concerned, I'm not going to discuss on the utility of the jewel as decoration, I was interested more explore the many variations that today took the charm.
What about the jewels of paper? Several times we discussed about paper on this blog my entirely personal motivation is that I love this material. I can't help but be fascinated by the numerous creations that designers and artists, or supporters of such, work continuously with the same material. Seems like an infinite world of inspiration at reduced cost and with material readily available, not by chance that fascinates more people that buy and wear products created with paper. Let's see who is.
Founded in 2009 by Linda Thalmann that from Austria worldwide sells on Etsy creations all paper-based. For everyone with jewels of all forms of paper to vintage reels of white paper as spun wool yarn. Here her on-line shop, here her blog.
A brand of jewelry made with high quality paper from the mind of Sarah Kelly. A name, a guarantee considering that hre clients can boast excellent names from Vera Wang and Lori Goldstein. Created by Kelly jewels are intricate and elaborate sculptures with strategic cuts and folds, beautiful, delicate and very scenic. The last year she wrote a book whit interesting title: Design and Make Paper Jewellery. Can't wait to buy it! Her site is here.
Flying paper, paper taken from books, recycled paper are the ingredients of Liz Hamman. In some cases uses whole books for bracelets and necklaces and sheets folded or rolled rings and brooches. Here her blog, here her flikr and here her facebook page. Here You can find an artist's interview curated by All Things Paper.
This project directly on desks in Rhode Island. Currently this reality has its base of operations in Paris thanks to the patience of Camille Asseraf, degree in graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. Strips of paper cleverly intertwined with each other create colorful jewelry and for all tastes with an adding silver to hold it all together.
Here her site where you can see several creations. Here her shop on-line.
Rhythm and structure are the keywords to better appreciate the work of Dutch designer. The card is the preferred material for her explorations between art and jewel, very interesting not only the harmonic form date from geometry but also the skillful use of color.
How do she keep togheter necklaces and bracelets? It would be logical to think that uses adhesive of some sort to keep together all those paper petals… nothing more wrong! The result is a complex structure that almost mimics the harmonious movement of an insect. Here her site, Let us a ride because her work lasts for decades!
Miss Hagopian's creations are stunning and resemble more to impalpable dreams on paper that jewelry. The artist has traveled around the world collecting experiences and transforming her experience into tangible objects that look wearable impalpable pods, stems thin or delicate petals.
I like the idea that to ride it in creating both the interaction with the material that makes the whole process much more natural and spontaneous. Here her personal website with many beautiful photos.