Colorful, Geometric Paper Jewellery

Arts & Crafts, Design & Designers, DIY

This amazing geometric paper jewellery pings the same receptors in my brain as the geometric quilting patterns I found earlier.

The House That Lars Built Paper Earrings Necklace

The House That Lars Built; photo by Jane Merritt.

They come from a set (tiara, earrings and necklace) inspired by the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of Britain.

How inventive – kudos! Visit The House That Lars Built for the tutorial.

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.

Happy Star Wars Day

Arts & Crafts, Movies & TV

Happy Star Wars Day! Here’s a little tidbit connecting my home country to Star Wars.

The necklace and bracelet that Leia wore at the end of A New Hope…

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Star Wars Episode IV, via Rebels Haven.

 

are Finnish design. The necklace is called Planetoid Valleys and the bracelet Darina’s. They were created by sculptor, artist and jewelry designer Björn Weckström for Lapponia.

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Planetoid Valleys and Darina’s Bracelet. Design by Björn Weckström. Lapponia.

 

Both the necklace and bracelet are still in production, but as high-end design they’re quite expensive. (The similar but lighter weight necklace Galactic Peaks shows its pedigree in the price tag as well.) Those that feel handy with clay can use these DIY instructions by Kathy S. at Kay Dee Collection.

A friend wore a Planetoid Valleys for a genre event over twenty years ago. I remember being very impressed that she had been able to get one from abroad – this was before I discovered that the necklace was actually Finnish. Now I’m impressed that she found out about it in those just-barely-there-Internet days!

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.

Online Finds: DIY Steampunk Jewelry Tutorial

Arts & Crafts, DIY, Fabrics & Materials

If you’re into jewelry making and/or steampunk, you might want to have a look at the tutorial for making an embossed pendant by Adrianne:

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Adrianne at Crafts Unleashed.

See Adrianne’s tutorial at Crafts Unleashed for more!

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.