Paper Couture™

Aku 
Saw this at Artfriend last Tuesday and I felt fireworks in ma head. That was when I knew I've fallen in love.

*geez that sounded cheesy*



Create Elegant, Durable Jewelry -- Out of Paper!

Scott O. Handy


Jewelry Making


Karen-Marie Fabricius has always had a deep fascination with paper and the endless creative possibilities it offers. Twenty years ago, she turned her fascination into a dream-come-true by starting the Danish company Karen-Mare Klip. Since then, Karen-Marie has become a world-renowned designer in the paper-craft field. Her designs are sold all over Europe, Iceland, and the United States.

Paper Couture™ is Karen-Marie's latest success. This unique jewelry-making line features sixteen different kits, each one containing everything you need to create exquisite matching ensembles. The kits even come with specially formulated paints and glues to increase the durability of your projects! Paper Couture provides perfect summer crafting projects, or just anytime jewelry-making fun!


Here are three examples of the Paper Couture kits:



Klip Gold

Karen-Marie Fabricius

Other Supplies:
Wax paper
Tweezers
Wire cutters
Pliers



Necklace


Fold the laser cut sheet in half; use paper glue to adhere the squares.

Let dry.
Paint the front and back of the squares gold; let dry.
Cut squares out and snip the paper bridges around the inside edges of the border.

Set one square aside for the brooch.
Fold opposite corners of the square toward the center, adhere with paper glue. Let dry.
Fold the inside corners of the square toward the center, adhere with paper glue. Let dry.
Form a loop by curving the top corner over a match or toothpick. Adhere on the back of the square with paper glue. Let dry, then remove the match.
Use jewel glue to adhere pearls to the piece, referring to package photo for placement.
Apply a coat of paper hardener to both sides of the piece; let air dry for 15 minutes. Apply second and third coats, letting the hardener dry for 15 minutes between each coat. Let dry completely. (Hint: Place on wax paper to dry.)
Thread cotton string through the loop created in Step 6.
Tie one end of the string to the opposite side with a single knot.

Repeat with the other end of the string. This will allow the necklace length to be adjustable.

Brooch


Use the second square created in Steps 1-3 above.
Repeat necklace instruction Steps 4-5.
Apply paper glue to the corner of the square; fold the corner to the back of the piece as shown in the instructions and let dry. Repeat with the opposite corner.
Use jewel glue to adhere pearls to the piece, referring to package photo for placement.
Apply a coat of paper hardener to both sides of the piece; let air dry for 15 minutes. Apply second and third coats, letting the hardener dry for 15 minutes between coats. Let dry completely.


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ABOUT




Danish designer Karen-Marie Fabricius founded the company Karen Marie Klip 20 years ago. This was the introduction of a fascinating, new & unique papercraft to the craft market across Europe and it caused a sensation!


Today Karen Marie designs for several craft companies, bringing us a wonderful selection of intricate laser cut designs.


As well as themed design sheets (baby, birthday, wedding, etc) there are a number of lovely frame, alphabet and floral design sheets available. Matching card blanks, tags and papers complete the range.
These seemingly delicate laser cuts are actually very durable and mouldable. Not only great for cards and scrapbook pages, it is possible to actually make jewellery from these designs too!