Today I am excited to introduce Sarah Kelly and her fabulous paper jewellery.
Yes! Jewellery made from paper! Her work is fabulous and I hope you will enjoy reading about it. Thanks for joining us Sarah.
Sarah creates innovative, sculptured art jewellery made in paper under her company’s name ‘Saloukee’. She began working with paper when creating mock ups for silver jewellery and fashion accessories. It was at this point that she realised that she loved working with the malleable, ephemeral nature of paper, much more than the metals which she had been traditionally trained with.
Many of the jewellery pieces within the Saloukee collections include several hundred hand pressed rivets, intricate laser cutting and delicate paper folding techniques. Through the folding, riveting and laser cutting methods, Saloukee creates ‘talking point’ jewellery, which is designed, sourced and made in the UK.
Saloukee’s influences originate from costume history, contemporary haute couture, interiors, architecture and finding a design problem and solving it in a beautifully aesthetic way.
Sarah has received several accolades including being awarded the prize for ‘Excellence in jewellery’ by the British Jewellers Association, being shortlisted for the ‘European Prize for Applied Arts’ and receiving Shell Livewire’s ‘Grand Ideas’ Award for her innovations in design. Sarah has also recently had her first book entitled ‘Paper Jewellery’ published by A and C Black Ltd, London.
Please head over to Sarah’s website www.saloukee.com to see her full collection and learn more about her fabulous creations. I have just ordered a copy of Sarah’s book, Design & Make Paper Jewellery and look forward to its arrival.
What do you think of Sarah’s work? We would both love to hear your feedback, please leave a comment below.
Thanks again for joining us. Have a great weekend. Ruth