Tuesday, February 10, 2009

While I sort of enjoy that people don't always guess that my jewelry is made from paper, lately I've been working on developing ways to let the paperiness shine through, without sacrificing durability along the way. It's a challenge! But in the end I think it's more interesting to play to the strengths of paper, make it do the things that only paper can do, that can't be easily simulated by other mediums. Like torn edges. Here's a pair of torn-paper earrings I finished up today-- the construction is similar to the wabi-sabi pieces, but using dyed paper in this lovely creamy jade green. This is the first pair I've done like this.

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