Wire & Scrapbook Paper Jewelry

by Ginger Jones.
(Daytona, Florida)

Scrapbook Paper Jewelry by Ginger Jones  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Each piece starts with a wire frame, usually 16-18 gauge, then shaped into a cuff bracelet. Tha paper is applied with white glue, Then a contrasting tissue paper is glued to the inside.

I design my jewelry around recycling or repurposing materials.

Scrapbook Paper Jewelry by Ginger Jones  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

This shows the contrasting tissue paper. A two sided scrapbook paper could also be used. After this is dried, the edges of the paper are filed off and then polyurathane is applied.

I try to keep my products totally handmade, so I fold boxes to package or gift each piece.

Scrapbook Paper Jewelry by Ginger Jones  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

This process usually takes 2-3 days. It has to be dry between coats. A stone or focal piece is applied using freeform wire wrapping. This piece has a dalmation jasper stone that was dyed. I like the contrast with the leopardskin tissue backing.

A while back I realized I could incorporate the cool patterns of the scrapbook paper into some of my jewelry.

Scrapbook Paper Jewelry by Ginger Jones  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I just watched Rena’s video The Earrings That Aren’t. These earrings are only about 1 1/2 inches long, but could be as large as you want because they are nearly weightless.

The finished product is lightweight, colorful and fun.

Ginger Jones

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  • Tamara says:

    I love how you’ve created your recycled paper jewellery, Ginger! Unique and lovely. I also love the pops of turquoise with the brown tones – one of my favourite colour combinations.

  • Love this jewelry, it’s as it should be, clever and resourceful!

  • This is so cool, Ginger! And as you mentioned, I love the possibilities for making larger, lightweight earrings. Your beautiful wirework gives a decorative finish to the jewelry pieces. I can see loads of exciting possibilities for designing with this technique!

  • Colleen says:

    Love the cuffs! Very cool and creative work.

  • Marcia Dooly says:

    Fabulous. My type of jewelry. I’d love to try to make the cuff but maybe I’ll start with the earrings (flat seems easier than curved as I have neuropathic hands and have difficulty holding things). Then who knows. I’ll send pictures if I like the results.

  • Kate says:

    I love your paper jewellery.I have been making a few paper beads so I can see it would translate so well into your pieces . I would love to try something like this. Brilliant pieces Ginger, so glad I caught them.

  • P. Quinn says:

    Love it. I have recently just started selling jewelry. I try to reuse, repurpose or recycle in all aspects of my production whenever possible. I really love your pieces.

  • Cindi Bernloehr says:

    Your cuffs are so inspired and vintage looking. I love how the wire curls at the back and the large focal stone is stunning. Love these.

  • Mary says:

    This is so creative and with so many possibilities!

  • Karen says:

    This is clever and lovely.

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