It’s all about the colors. At Paper Demon Jewelry, we HAVE THE ABILITY! The ability, that is, to make jewelry in the most eye-popping, mind-blowing colors on the planet. Sure there are beads out there, and crystals, and felt, and resin, and many fine and colorful products. But really, in the end, there is nothing that makes jewelry as SATURATED with color as paper.
And the funny thing is, it doesn’t have to be special handmade Japanese washi paper to do that. Good old American crepe paper produces some of the richest, most saturated color tones possible, as long as it is treated right. The trick with crepe paper is treating it right. It is a tempermental little beastie.
The Paper Demon scored a box of recycled crepe paper at MECCA awhile back, and I’ve been experimenting with it. Here is my favorite item to date, just listed today in the Etsy store: REDCOSMOS Spinning Sphere REcycled Paper Sculpture and Pearl Choker.
I love this piece. I love the way the red is a fiery red. I love the organic shape of the spiral. I love the freshwater pearls and how their lopsidedness mirrors the bead, and vice versa. I love that it looks super cool on.
And I love the inspiration of this piece: The Team Challenge of the Crafting in Color Team on Etsy, of which Paper Demon Jewelry is now a proud member! This is, you know, kind of a big thing. You see, jewelry makers can’t get onto the Crafting in Color Team, unless they request “special consideration” and prove to be, in the eyes of the administrators, “truly extraordinary.” Well, who’s truly extraordinary now? Hmm? Oh yeah. That’s right.
Crafting in Color is all about finding the most colorful, most color-forward, color-innovative, color-inspired artists on Etsy. I like the sound of that. Because at Paper Demon Jewelry, it’s all about the color.