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6 Paper Artists Who Make Contemporary Jewelry

By Ann Martin @allthingspaper
I know, I know... another paper jewelry post. Forgive me if the subject isn't your thing, but let me assure you features are in the works that are far and removed from this topic. You see, after my jewelry post a few weeks ago, even more artists came to light and I couldn't help but showcase them here as well.
Paper Earrings with Beads by Paper Leaf
First up, cardboard has never looked so good! These graceful Wave sculptures waiting to be made into earrings are by Elisond Holder of Paper Leaf in Rome, Italy.
Handpainted Paper Necklace by Paper Leaf
A graphic designer and illustrator, Elisond loves paper, drawing and designing... all of these interests led to making paper jewelry that doesn't look like paper. When questioned why she uses such an inexpensive material, she replies that paper can be bent, cut, rolled, painted, carved, and transformed into almost anything.
Handpainted Paper Earrings by Paper Leaf
Many of Paper Leaf's floral necklaces and earrings feature original drawings that Elisond hand paints with acrylics on Canson paper. A coating of varnish protects the paper, making it water resistant. She even sends along the original painting from which the jewelry components are cut... such a nice touch.
Paper Leaf is on Instagram and Facebook
Oval Red Book Necklace by My Paper Tale
From light and delicate to big and bold... here we have examples of book page jewelry made by Hedva Klein of My Paper Tale in Haifa, Israel. After more than thirty years as a teacher, she began a second career as a mostly self-taught jewelry artist, concentrating on paper.
Statement Book Necklace by My Paper Tale
Hedva collects colorful papers along with old books that are no longer wanted. She enjoys cutting the pages into different shapes and combines them to create dramatic statement jewelry.
Orange and Yellow Paper Necklace with Glass Beads and Leather Cord by My Paper Tale
My Paper Tale is on Facebook and Pinterest.
Green Dangle Paper Earrings by SC Studio
Stephanie Connell of SC Studio located in Stow, Massachusetts has been designing and creating for more than twenty years. Steph's vibrant dotted patterns, designed specifically for use on her handmade items, are printed in many colors and applied to a variety of modern shapes.
Blue Dangle Paper Earrings by SC Studio
Even the largest pieces are lightweight and comfortable to wear. All are glazed for durability and shine, and feature sterling silver findings.
Red and Pink Paper Earrings by SC Studio
SC Studio is on Instagram.
Crimped Paper Long Necklace by Art By Heart Sara Fontana
Sara Fontana of Art by Heart in Italy makes stylishly long necklaces and layered paper earrings using rolled and crimped paper strips. She also enjoys quilling, string art, and pop art, and appreciates the ecological aspects of working with paper as her material of choice.
Oval Crimped Paper Earrings by Art By Heart Sara Fontana
I'm admiring the glossy colors of this circular pendant.
 Circular Paper Necklace by Art By Heart Sara Fontana
Sara of Art by Heart is on Instagram and Facebook.
Gold, Silver, and Turquoise Origami Necklace by Diffizil
Alice of Diffizil in Gara, Germany creates paper jewelry and decor using origami to great effect.
Folded Paper Star Earrings by Diffizil
She often works with pretty metallic papers. Little puffy stars are always a hit, as are peacock feathers.
Origami Peacock Necklaces by Diffizil
Diffizil is on Instagram.
Woven Paper Necklace by Arual Dem
Laura De Martino of Arual Dem Paper Jewels has been making bold woven paper jewelry since 2010.  Black, Gold, and White Woven Paper Jewelry by Arual Dem
She has a degree in Product Design from the University of Florence, is a graphic designer, and street artist in Florence, Italy. Laura upcycles pages from magazines for her work, and also uses more valuable papers from Favini, a paper mill in northern Italy. The jewelry findings are sterling silver.
Woven Paper Earrings by Arual Dem
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