Paper Jewelry by Paper Statement
The PaperPhines have long been big fans of Paper Statement‘s beautiful paper jewelry and book art. It’s wonderful to see how Paper Statement is slowly but steadily growing and another paper dream seems to become true.
Dorisse is the creator behind Paper Statement and as she told us it had been her lifelong dream to earn her income with her paper jewelry and paper art. After studying art history and Italian literature and working as a tour guide and teacher Dorisse plunged into the adventure of becoming a full-time paper jewelry and book sculpture maker and as it seems with lots of success.
One of Dorisse’s preferred materials are old books that she uses not only for her book art but also to cut thousands of disks out of them for her necklaces and bangles. Combined with paper disks cut out of different shades of colorful paper these disks are combined to create stunning pieces – or to make beautiful DIY-kits. So if you want to make your own paper jewelry statement piece have a look here. But this is not the only special service that Paper Statement has to offer: you can also get your very personal piece of book art by getting in touch with Dorisse and ordering a book sculpture made out of your favorite book!
Dorisse shows her work in progress and sketch books (pictures originally published as part of this interview on Etsy).
The PaperPhine workshop and the Paper Statement studio are nearly neighbours – the one being located in Vienna/Austria, the other one in Ingolstadt/Germany. But the mere 500km make a huge difference in the tidiness of the workplace with the PaperPhine desks usually disappearing under heaps of paper twines, paper and a general chaos of supplies and finished pieces… A longer and inspiring interview with Dorisse can be found here where she also talks about her inspiration (“ornaments, structures, textures and patterns — the repetition of identical elements” that you can also see in her pieces) and her most cherished handmade possession (socks her grandma knitted for the whole family).
Summer feeling with beautiful earrings made of cardstock by Paper Statement
We’re wishing Dorisse lots of luck with all her undertaking and hopefully we’ll be able to meet our nearly-neighbour in person one day.
Note: The personal homepage of Paper Statement / Dorisse can be found here .