Italian jewellery artist Angela Simone says she has always had a love for paper, but only recently discovered the pleasure of using it to make wearable art. She loves the fragility and the strength it offers, allowing her to make pieces that are delicate yet strong – “Working with glue makes it possible to obtain very robust paper beads that are also waterproof” she says.
Angela uses corrugated card and a quilling technique to create these paper beads.
She enjoys experimenting with new materials and different papers and says that each provoke a different sensation that inspires her to create very different works.
Candy inspired shapes and colours above.
Angela’s work was exhibited late last year at the prestigious Triennale Design Museum in Milan. The show was titled Paper Jewels and it was an all-embracing exhibition dedicated to jewellery made of paper from 60 designers all over the world. Oooh, I wish I had been there to see it in person! Below are some of the works that were exhibited at the show.
Artists names are listed below their works.
Sandra Di Giacinto
If you’re an admirer of contemporary jewellery then take a look at the beautiful collection of Australian and New Zealand works here at e.g.etal gallery. And while you’re browsing make sure to take a look at the beautiful paper Sun brooch by artist Zoe Jay Veness.