Sunday, 13 May 2018

Precious Paper, by Bianca Capello. Review.

Precious Paper: Paper Jewellery Design
By Bianca Capello
Skira Editore, March 2018
Hardcover, 32 pages (Dual language: English-Italian), £22.50
ISBN: 978-88-572-3529-5

This unique publication is sponsored by Comieco, a body that advocates the recycling of paper products). It contains 21 die-cut and ready-to-assemble designer jewellery creations, fashioned from environmentally-friendly card in a range of rich, jewel-like colours.The die-cuts come in a folder attached to the book’s front cover. 

There are designs for necklaces, bracelets, the exquisite tiara gracing the cover, plus a delightful paper figurine that perches on a bookshelf. Each jewellery design is accompanied by a beauty shot of the project and an author-bio – so you learn each designer’s background and what makes them tick. Further info on each piece is available via scanning a QR code. 

By making the pieces you will learn about paper manipulation techniques.Much fun is to be had with eco-concious papercrafting.

Upfront, there is a concise – and extremely scholarly – history of paper in general, plus a history of paper jewellery specifically. Lots of fascinating facts – and papercraft greats are name-checked. 

 Designed by Caterina Crepax, (c) Skira Editore 2018.

The delightful fashionable figure above is meant to be an unconventional
bracelet when coiled around your wrist. When folded, it can perch whimsically  on a bookshelf.

Note: I was supplied with a review copy of this title.

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