I simply love these sculptural paper wearables by jewellery designer Sarah Louise Kelly of Saloukee designs. Much of Saloukee’s pieces adopt unconventional processes of jewellery making, and wherever possible, incorporate ecologically friendly technologies and materials. The result is a collection of innovative and unique jewellery made from laser-cut, embossed papers.
Sarah is currently looking for contributors for her latest book commission on paper jewellery, and would welcome any interested parties to contact her for more details.
revolution blue neckace
You may wonder about the longevity of paper jewellery. However in the case of Sarah’s paper pieces, the softening of the material over time actually works better for the wearer as it sits closer to the body. When it’s appropriate for the individual, Sarah also offers paper replacement services to alleviate any problems, thus continuing the life (and love!) of the pieces.
revolution grey necklace
Designer statement: My collection is directly influenced by a study in to the Victorian corset. Taking the concept of restriction, the pieces exploit interaction with the wearer by using a snakelike motion, only conceivable through touch. The design enables the pieces to expand & contract so that its movement is synchronized with that of the wearer, offering a beautifully bespoke collectors item, made to treasure.
solitary cream bracelet
large solitary blue bracelet
disperse pink earrings
obverse collar, black
obverse collar, cream
obverse bracelet, grey
Sarah’s works are currently on display in these fold-some exhibitions:
Paperficial – craft2eu, Hamburg, Germany …is like paper, either of delicate transparency or of flexible stability, it can be cut like paper, or folded, scrunched up or pressed together, it wants to be painted and printed like paper.
From 10. March to 08. May 2010
Mon to Fr 12am-7pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Pleats and Folds – Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany. An exhibition dedicated to the phenomenon of folding & pleating including international artists working in the fields of textile, paper, metal, jewellery, wood, and ceramics.
April, 23rd until June 5th 2010
From Pulp – Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, Wales, An insight into the innovative applications of paper into contemporary applied art in the UK.
15.05.2010 – 04.07.2010
Paper Art – Rye Art Gallery, East Sussex, England – with paper artists, Oona Patterson, Sher Christopher, Richard Sweeney, Lorna Crabbe, Eleanor Cardwell and Serena Partridge
22nd May to the 4th July 2010