Ready to get inspired?
Check out these 5 absolutely amazing paper jewelry artists from around the world. They all push the limits when it comes to designing with paper, going well beyond the traditional paper bead.
1. Tia Kramer
Natural and Architectural Sculpture Becomes Wearable Art
If you have January’s edition of American Craft Magazine or if you watch Martha Stewart Living, then you may have seen the articles on Tia Kramer.
Tia is an American artist who creates handmade jewelry from handmade paper. An installation artist, her jewelry designs were inspired by her installation sculptures. Tia makes and sells earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more and even can do custom designs. (Check out her website list above for contact info.)
2. Sarah Kelly
Paper jewelry with laser-cut precision and intricate beauty
Website: Sarah Kelly is the brainchild behind the paper jewelry store, Saloukee www.saloukee.com
Sarah Kelly is an English jewelry designer whose designs have a haute couture appeal. Her company, Saloukee, sells paper necklaces, bracelets, earrings, corsages, rings, cufflinks. The intricate laser cutting in each piece’s design creates her signature look.
She enjoys teaching others about paper jewelry and recently released a book called Design and Make Paper Jewellery
You can buy Design and Make Paper Jewellery on Amazon. I’ve ordered my copy – it’s in the mail!
3. Nel Linssen
Capturing the Beauty in Natural Rhythms
Nel Linssen is a jewelry artist from the Netherlands. Her jewelry is simply beautiful and has been displayed in many museum jewelry collections.
Deceptively simple looking, the design is inspired by mathematical elements from botanical rhythms and structures.
4. Janna Syvanoja
Paper Jewelry with Beautiful Organic Shapes
Janna Syvanoja is a Finnish designer with a background in furniture and interior design. She creates with recycled paper and steel wire.
Her pieces have a definite organic look — like growth, and her artist statement explains that the words on the paper represent communication between people. Her art is exhibited all around the world, including the American Craft Museum in New York.
5. Li-Chu Wu
Layers of Paper Growing Outward
Li-Chu Wu is a Taiwanese paper jewelry artist with education in metalsmithing and jewelry design. She is based in Birmingham UK. Li-Chu uses both paper and silver in her jewelry. Her unique artistic style is characterized by layers and layers of paper paper growing outward from a central point.
She sells her jewelry online.