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Gilded Paper Jewelry

Papier-Mache Accessories Fit for ‘Body Furniture'

— December 19, 2008 — Fashion
These incredibly pretty, delicate and, most importantly, wearable jewelry pieces are the divine creations of Italian designer Gian Luca Bartellone. The designs speak for themselves in terms of their style and organic beauty, but their most incredible aspect, which is not apparent, is that they are made from papier-mâché. They are then gilded with 22 carat gold, enamels and all manner of pearls and precious stones.

Bartellone calls his line “body furniture;’ however, I don’t think I have ever seen any furniture quite as pretty as his designs.
Trend Themes
1. Paper Jewelry - Expanding the use of papier-mâché in jewelry design opens up opportunities for unique and eco-friendly accessories.
2. Gilded Accessories - Applying 22 carat gold and precious stones to jewelry pieces introduces a luxurious element to wearable art.
3. Organic Jewelry Design - Creating jewelry pieces that embody organic beauty allows for the expression of individual style and connection to natural elements.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Fashion industry professionals can explore the use of alternative materials like papier-mâché in jewelry to offer customers unique and sustainable accessories.
2. Art and Craft - Art and craft enthusiasts can experiment with gilding techniques and the incorporation of pearls and precious stones into their papier-mâché creations.
3. Luxury Goods - Luxury goods brands can leverage the use of gold and precious stones in jewelry design to create opulent and exclusive pieces for high-end consumers.
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