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Sunday, 12 December 2010

Paper Jewellery


Something a bit different for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge. Rather than a card, I decided to make a Herme's Paper bracelet. It's a template design you can download from the French designer's website, based on their rather expensive Collier de Chien wrist accessory.

If you fancy downloading the design (and there are several to choose from) it's not an easy link to find, however if you go here and click on Travel The World Of Hermes. Once the flash movie has finished, go over to the orange bar in the top left hand side and click on Surprises. I found the link thanks to this lovely blog, How About Orange.

I downloaded the blanc design and on my first attempt I printed the template onto card and then backed it with patterned paper. This turned out to be too thick and the paper cracked and tore. So I printed the various elements directly onto the back of patterned paper which worked much better. And here's the result, using the three analogous colours light blue, dark blue and purple for this week's PDDC. It's a bit fiddly making the paper studs and it'll take an hour of your time just cutting up all the minute pieces but if you stick with it, you'll be the Belle of the ball at this year's festive parties lol.

12 comments:

kjjc said...

why don't you try it with grunge paper Paul? I reckon that might work really well. 'You would have to ink it up a bit first though. More af than c&s.

Michele said...

Fab bracelet,Paul. Definitely worth all the time and effort you have put in! x

Neet said...

What are you like Paul - where on earth do you find all of these wonderful creations you come up with. This is a fabulous bracelet - absolutely flippin' brilliant.

Anne Jagger said...

Oooo that's a bit fabuloso! X

Ruby said...

Brilliant creation Paul. I don't know how you had the patience to put it all together! I love seeing what you will create each week! Thanks for joining in on the fun with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Dotpat said...

Very clever Paul, don't think I would have the patience

Suzanne Brookfield said...

This is super Paul!
Hope to see you Saturday for pass the parcel lol :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOOOW! I love this paper bracelet! You are so clever--love your take on these colors! It is fabbbbbbbbby! Just love visiting here:) You inspire me! Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the color fun over at the PDCC:}

Andrea Ewen said...

Super-d-duper Paul! That is quite a bit of fiddly work but what a fabulous example of haute couture! (Had to look up the spelling...got it right.) Look out New Year's par-tay!!

Sarah Anderson said...

wow, those paper studs look amazing! Great idea for this week's challenge Paul :)

Julie Ranae said...

What a wonderful change! I love that design and it's going to be the only Hermes I'll ever afford, so I'll send my address! : ) haha

Seriously...great job on recreating this project and you know we love ya at The Play Date Cafe!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hey, Paul, congrats on your win at PDCC with this piece of jewelry!