Artist Profile - Jo Verity

Paper Bead Retro Pom Pom Design, SOLD (jewellery prices from £15)
Paper Bead Retro Pom Pom Design, SOLD (jewellery prices from £15)

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Biography
Artist Statement

Biography

Paper bead rolling was a traditional craft,which was popular at the turn of the 19th century. With a desire to create decorative items that would enhance their homes,and give them a practical pastime,Victorian women used scraps of wall paper to hand roll beads,the beads were then strung onto long pieces of yarn,which once completed were hung up to create curtains, used to seperate rooms. In recreating this craft using speciality origami and hand printed papers,I am able to createa unique item which when varnished and combined with semi precious stones,glass and silver produces highly individual beautiful pieces of jewellery. The inspiration for my jewellery comes from tribal,eastern  and historical influences. Colour plays an important part in the designs by either contrasting or complementing.Piecescan be made in almost any colour to and design,being individually handmade no two pieces are identical. Commissions in specific colours and styles can be created All of my beads are varnished and although they are shower proof immersing in water is not recommended.


Artist Statement