Paper Jewelry by Tia Kramer

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Tia Kramer: color samples of handmade paper
Tia Kramer: Damsel bracelet (Sterling and Handmade Paper) and color samples

The story behind Tia Kramer‘s paper jewelry is intriguing. Defining herself as a “multi-media, installation, sound, and adornment artist” her jewelry emerged directly from experiments with sulpture. When Tia was comissioned to create two huge, free-hanging sculptures in 2003 she decided to work with handmade paper.


Tia Kramer Installation with handmade paper: suspended flight
Tia Kramer Installation with handmade paper: suspended flight

Small-scale samples to see how light would filter through the paper and details of Tia Kramer’s finished installation “Suspended Flight” (2003/2004)

While working on the large commisson Tia made a lot of small samples to see how light would filter through the paper. Again this is a main point of working with paper: how it transforms the qualities of light and how it actually changes when the light changes (remember the blog article about the origami lampshades by Studio Snowpuppe – it was also a main concern there). Even though Tia’s first jewelry objects were basically by-products of her larger commission she stays true to herself and still treats them like little sculptures: “Inspired by our relationships to the natural and architectural environment, I create jewelry objects that make visible our interactions with structure and movement. My adornments are performative sculptures for one’s ears, architecture for the body.”

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Tia Kramer: Earrings

Looking behind the scenes with tools and supplies ready at hand to create a big variety of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more

There is a lot to discover on Tia’s website and the range of colors her pieces come in is amazing. You can even order a custom design in case you’re looking for something very special.



2 Responses to “Paper Jewelry by Tia Kramer”

  1. tamara says:

    I absolutly love your jewelry!

  2. PaperPhine says:

    Thanks! And we’re huge fans of your paper jewelry (obviously)!

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