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Maria Cristina Bellucci worked for several years making theatre and costume accessories, before branching out to design contemporary jewellery, such as her coloured pencil range.  Her work is available from Alternatives Contemporary Jewellery.

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The silly season is upon us again, which gives me the perfect excuse to go hunting on Etsy for gift ideas (as if I needed a reason…).  Jewellery first – here’s a little collection of pretty sparkly things I found for all the Moms, sisters, daughters, friends and girlfriends;  all handcrafted – you won’t find these in the shops 🙂

Sweetness & Light

Snowfall Sterling Silver Lariat Necklace by Luxe Deluxe

Sweetheart Necklace by Edor

Swarovski Crystal Steampunk Ring by QA Create

The Origami Crane by Ruby Rouge Jewellery

Loop Sweet Baby Bird Necklace by Sweet Berry Bird

Sterling Silver Angel Wing Necklace by Just Jaynes

Coral Flower & Sky Blue Stones Necklace by Goffer Jewellery Designs

Simply Glass 16k Gold Matt Plated Earings by Nest Pretty Things

Pixie Necklace (Prehnite, Labradorite, Pink Amethyst & 14k Gold) by Jennifer Casady

Look After My Heart Swarovski Crystal & Antiqued Silver Necklace by Azure Treasures

Mum Necklace by Rose Marie’s Bijouterie

Little Drop Of Sparkly by Chocolate Kate

Sterling Silver Charm Necklace by Maggie Basile

Love Letter Locket & Sparrow Necklace by Sassy Cheeky Chic

White Rose Ring by Lauren Kari

Swarovski Crystal & Hammered Gold Earrings by Maggie Basile

Garden Of Joy Agate Bracelet by Elle Jewels

Butterscotch Swirl Candy Ring by Sweet Stella Designs

Dark & Dramatic

Rosalie Necklace by Princess In Pink Designs

Just A Little Funk by It Caught My Eye

Autumn Equinox Whiskey Quartz Necklace by Anna Artiste

Black Rose Cameo Pendant by A Second Time

In Bloom Ring by The Family Jewels

Victoria Necklace by Amber Sky

Sterling Silver Black Flower Earrings by Huismus

Antique Typewriter Key Ring by QA Create

Autumn Kiss Necklace Pendant by Tina Tarnoff

Glass Eye & Copper Artisan Ring by Gypsy Moon Art

Vintage Glass Earrings by Faeried Treasures

Enchanted Celtic Knot & Emerald Green Rhinestone Necklace by Lili Swan

All of the above Etsy shops are full of gorgeous handcrafted pieces, but I had to give a special mention to Opus Muse as I really really liked most of the things in this one!

1972 Bracelet

Raindrops Earrings

Chloe Earrings

Heritage Ring

Twilight Necklace

Kaleidoscope Bracelet

Succulent Necklace

Divine Earrings

Kaleidoscope Earrings

Vintage Rose Noir Necklace

Here are two companies that make exquisite jewellery from recycled forks and spoons.

Fork And Spoon Jewelry is a family business.  The Leidelmeyer family have been silversmithing and jewellery making since 1970, and make a promise to their customers that only authentic flatware, including vintage and antique, is used to make their handcrafted jewellery.

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Forkometry is an Australian company whose fork and spoon jewellery, as well as weather vanes, sculptures and ‘spoondalabra’ candle holders are available from various outlets listed on their site.  Forkometry specialises in creating unique designs from converted silverware, weathered wood & collected objects.

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Three young ladies who have made a name for themselves making beautifully crafted jewellery from recycled paper.

Francesca of Frucci Design has created a range of elegant jewellery based around folded paper.  A biochemist by profession, Francesca describes herself as 50% scientist and 50% artist – but her dream is to create her jewellery full time.

She uses paper from a variety of sources – recycled, vintage, handmade, but also some new and from old maps, magazines, catalogs, newsletters, coupons, and her favourite – shopping bags.  Her technique, she says, is a mixture of old and new, and she likes to mix and match different and unrelated approaches in her pieces.

See more at her Etsy shop, and her blog.

'Be The Protagonist' Pendant

'Be The Protagonist' Pendant

Coupy Gemelli

Coupy Gemelli

Cubetto Earrings

Cubetto Earrings

Mera e Perla Earrings

Mera e Perla Earrings

Holly Ann Mitchell of Newspaper Jewellery made her first piece as a University project for which the brief was to create a piece of jewellery without using any traditional materials.  She chose to work with newspaper, as the bright colours and patterns of the Sunday comics appealed to her.  She has been making paper jewellery ever since, winning several awards and having her work featured in a number of publications.

Newspaper Bracelet

Newspaper Bracelet

Dollar Bill Cufflinks

Dollar Bill Cufflinks

Shattered Dreams Losing Lottery Ticket Neckpiece

Shattered Dreams Losing Lottery Ticket Neckpiece

Crossword Puzzles Brooch

Crossword Puzzles Brooch

Liz Hamman is a  mixed media artist from Macclesfield near Manchester in the UK.   She combines books, sculpture and textile/fibre art in her work, which is inspired by geometry, growth patterns in nature and repetitive structures and processes. Using only old books and maps that have been used, never new ones, she says –

“I like to produce work that is small and tactile which is why much of my work is wearable, in the form of jewellery.  Paper may not seem like the obvious choice as a material for jewellery due to its fragile and ephemeral nature.  I am interested in the idea that these qualities reflect the nature of the human form itself and also question the nature of ‘value’ in the society we live in.”

Her Flickr

Map Necklace

Map Necklace

Star Bellied Sneetch Necklace

Star Bellied Sneetch Necklace

Prayer Beads

Prayer Beads

Dandy Comic Pendant

Dandy Comic Pendant



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