MFEO ‘s jewellery range is classically beautiful, it exemplifies the high quality and aesthetic value of repurposed materials in fashion. Our previous post explained the philosophy around Claribelle’s jewellery range, so now we will look at the method.
Claribelle integrates both found objects and paper into her work. For her papel jewellery she uses old magazines and newspapers to create a hard durable material, while retaining and transforming their colourful patterns and shapes.
Although the papel rolling process is simple, each unique piece is carefully designed and crafted down to the very last detail. Here is Claribelle’s step by step guide on creating papel jewelry:
Step 1: Magazine pages are carefully selected, based on color, texture and composition
Step 2: Once the selected pages are removed from their binding, they are measured and cut into 3” strips
Step 3: Each strip is coated with a thin layer of Mod Podge adhesive and hand rolled with a bamboo skewer stick
Step 4: Once each bead is rolled, it is sealed with 3 coats of (eco friendly) poly acrylic spray in a flat finish
Step 5: Beads are left to dry for several hours to allow the poly acrylic to fully bind and seal each bead
If this process seems to arduous and you would rather buy Claribelle’s jewellery visit the MFEO website here.