Precious Paper: Paper Jewellery Design
By Bianca Capello
Skira Editore, March 2018
Hardcover, 32 pages (Dual language: English-Italian), £22.50
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.