As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been lucky enough to write a chapter for this amazing Design & Make Paper Jewellery book by Sarah Kelly (http://www.saloukee.com/) which has finally been published and is in stores now. My chapter uses book binding as the basis for attaching papers together and hopes to inspire jewellers to use non traditional techniques and materials in their creations.
“Design and Make Paper Jewellery offers a series of masterclasses by experts who work with paper, and features examples of work from a breathtaking array of international makers. Techniques covered include encasing, crocheting, moulding, sculpting, cutting and binding, with paper types ranging from origami papers, to found papers, to paper yarn. Whether you want to make a personal piece to preserve a paper treasure, or create high fashion jewellery for exhibition on the catwalk, this book offers inspiration, tips and techniques for everyone interested in working with this sensitive, ephemeral material”.
I currently have the pleasure of working with Sarah Kelly from Saloukee http://www.saloukee.com/. I have been an admirer of Sarah’s work for a couple of years now and was flattered when she asked me to come up with a design and make project for her new book. The book is not due out until the end of next year (Nov 2011) but Sarah is busily pulling it all together, it’s very exciting.
Sarah and photographer Gemma Dewson http://www.gemmadewson.com/ came to my studio on Saturday to do the photo shoot for my chapter of the book, we had a great day, I can’t wait to see the results!