Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fun With Paper

During my travels this summer, I saw lots of jewelry that used recycled materials. One of the most versatile materials for this is paper. I've tried making paper beads in the past and failed miserably. I decided to give it another go, but this time making flat spirals. I am in love! Here is a sampling of what I've been working on.

This simple pendant is made from old catalogue pages and super thick black wire.
This lovely is also from catalogue pages. I've sewn the pieces together with embroidery floss. To finish this piece, I'll attach it to a short chain.

I love how this pendant turned out! It's a combination of paper, embroidery floss, hemp cord, and wire.

This little one is the first piece I finished. It reminds me of a pocket watch.

Have you ever worked with paper?


  1. i love these so much , they are strong, wholistic and stunning. any chance i might commission you to make one in this stylin that resembles and octopus for me?

    1. I actually thought of that when I started these spirals. I'll see what I can do :).

  2. Hello Miss Raychelle! I had to first let you know that I love your experiments with paper. They remind me of some projects I did when I was a child in Girl Scouts! I see a lot of paper beads these days and this is a fun way to incorporate things that might otherwise go to waste. I love the spirals and the way you embellished them. Nice job! Enjoy the day. Erin