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Featured Artist – Marie McGlathery

4 Aug

Paper Planet Wearables/Marie McGlathery – I cherish the opportunity to express and share myself as an artist and have always loved jewelry; however, I felt that there just was not enough affordable hand-made jewelry out there. My definition of “hand-made jewelry” is that which is created mostly or entirely from elements that are created by the hands of the artist such as glass beads, clay beads, or in my case, PAPER BEADS! Making jewelry out of paper allows me to recycle and keep my prices low so that everyone can enjoy multiple pieces from Paper Planet! My jewelry is made from recycled paper beads which are hand-rolled from various sources of paper including but not limited to: junk mail, abandoned posters, flyers, magazine pages, postcards, scrapbook paper scraps and yes…even cardboard cup warmers. After their transformation, my beads are sealed with two coats of acrylic. This creates a water-resistant shell and increases the longevity of each piece. After the acrylic processing, the recycled paper beads are combined with various types of accent beads and pendants to create the Paper Planet Wearables jewelry collection. I take great pride in my work and see each necklace, bracelet, and pair of earrings as having its own unique personality. A piece from Paper Planet Wearables can make the perfect eco-friendly accent to any outfit and is sure to elicit comments from friends, family, coworkers, your dental hygienist, or even friendly strangers passing by. My jewelry also makes wonderfully unique gifts!

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