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With the instability in prices affecting the precious metals market and the skyrocketing cost of jewelry making, learning to make paper jewelry has become an interesting and inviting alternative. Paper jewelry offers versatility and the opportunity to contribute to a green economy by recycling materials available at home.
The most important question to ask when learning to make paper jewelery is how to transform the material into a bold and artistic medium. With this in mind, choosing papers that have complicated artistic designs can make a difference in your work. Learning how to fold the paper and integrate origami into the design will also enhance the jewelry you make.
Paper has been widely used by contemporary jewelry artists. They have integrated it in their work in different ways; from casting to folding, from cutting to creating three-dimensional shapes. Many artists have made their own paper from recyclable material and others use recycled paper to create their works. The possibilities are endless.
Learning how to make paper jewelry includes finding different ways to make jewelry permanent and durable. Laminating and using different varnishes to protect it are just two of the many solutions available. When you laminate paper, its thickness increases and provides support. You can laminate the paper with other materials such as linen and other fabrics. When using glue to laminate, rub the paper with a soft cloth to even out the paper and prevent cracking.
Paper is fairly easy to work with and can be cut and scored with a craft knife. After cutting the paper, you can use the knife handle to score the paper, which facilitates folding. You can always use tape to reinforce a fold.
Learning how to make paper jewelry can also save time and money. You can create prototypes of your jewelry designs before you run them in metal.
By integrating stamping in paper jewelery you can create a bit of dimension and interest. You can use stamps with jewelry design on the paper when it is laminated to create intricate patterns. You can also use the stamps with inks in different colors to increase the interest in a jewelry.
Paper can be combined with silver, copper, wood by sewing, riveting and gluing. Paper can be made into beads that can be combined with other gemstones to create bohemian jewelry. The most important thing is to be creative and let your imagination run out.
Paper from Japan can help you achieve that great fashion when learning to make paper jewelry. The beautiful patterns found at Chiyogami are inspired by kimono-textile motifs and have breathtaking patterns from nature. Many of the Japanese magazines have both ancient and modern designs of plum flowers, lotus, lilies, bird cranes and other motifs that embody metaphor for happiness, rich life and elegant grace. Thus, Japanese paper jewelry is worth investing in because of their symbolic values.
A wet sheet of paper can be pressed into a mold. As the paper dries, it retains the shape of the mold. Paper can be soaked in a liquid made of water and glue or it can be made into a pulp and then pressed into the mold. These shaped paper forms can then be used in a cabochon and bezel set in silver or copper metal.
Learning to make paper jewelery has also helped many poor communities generate income. Women in Uganda have created pearls of recycled paper and sold them on & # 39; Fair Trade Market. "This has enabled them to become self-reliant and support themselves and their families.