Paper Pulp Jewellery
The continual quest to see what paper can do for us is a delight to me. These dangle Paper Pulp Jewellery Earrings have been so much fun to create. The designs are very simple triangular or teardrop shapes, and the plain colours are bold and striking. They are lightweight, reasonably robust and so comfortable to wear. Acrylic paint is used to colour the pulp board shapes. A water-based wood sealer layer is added to protect the accessories from wear and tear. Finally turnings in the form of 2 jumprings and an earring wire per earring are added.
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Paper Pulp Jewellery – How Long Does It Last?
I’ve been wearing my batch of ‘freshly hatched’ earrings frequently. So far they are still looking good. (Edit – A year later I still have them as part of my jewllery repertoire) I maintain that paper flowers last far onger than you expect they will. Similarly, paper jewellery will likely outlast many cheap metallic jewelery options.
Keep the paper pulp jewellery pieces away from water, unless sealed with a number of layers of sealer.
They have survived daily life well, even the occasional mask wearing session and deciding if the earrings go inside or outside the elastic straps.
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Do you remember these paper earrings we made a few years ago? They were created from a hardcover book spine, and included some of the bright gold printing.
HINT – Although paper products do have a temporary quality to them, I am usually pleasantly surprised at just how long they do last.