Wire & Scrapbook Paper Jewelry
by Ginger Jones.
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.
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.
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.
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.