Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Intriging materials

I love to use not the usual 'jewellery' materials in my work.  On etsy I found Paperphine.  The range of paperthreads and yarn they sell is awesome. I used the finest paperyarn in some of my designs and I am always surprised in the effect and texture this yarn gives to a piece. Sometimes I mix it with silk or cotton, but I rather like the natural color of this paperyarn.

"Fine Paper Yarns are a very rare material nowadays even though they have had a long history in textiles production and other creative fields.
The Paper Yarn's diameter is only a fraction of an inch (0.01 in / 0,4mm) and there are countless possibilities to use it. Crocheting, knitting, scrapbooking, weaving, using it for decorations or elegant gift wrapping are just some of the ideas that come to mind. This delicate Paper Yarn is nevertheless quite sturdy. Thanks to its warm feeling and exquisite touch it's suitable for your most ambitious projects."



(The vintage bobins are awesome too )


5 comments:

cri-cri said...

ze zijn prachtig, heb ook al regelmatig eens een kijkje genoemn in hun shopje ... en het fijne doet me denken aan de klosjes zijde waar ik nu in haak...

Tante Tuut said...

Ik vind al je haakwerk de moeite waard maar deze paperyarn is inderdaad een specialleken. Mooie resultaten heb je ermee!
Groetjes van Trudis

Madeleine said...

Gorgeous! :D
So much one wants to do!

Yael said...

I love this collage you made of your jewelery Sandra! And I never heard of paper yarn - I really have to check this out! Thank you for sharing!

LeelaBijou said...

Beautiful work!