Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Standing up for paper jewellery

Hello All,

I have been fielding these questions about "how to water-proof paper jewellery" for a long time. Yes, we crafters try our best to make them as "resistant" to water but "proof" amounts to someone wanting to dunk the earrings/bracelet/pendant etc into water and expecting it to stay intact. And HERE is my answer to all those who look for water-proofing of paper jewellery:



Happy Quilling

Pritesh

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding........:-)

20 comments:

quilled paper paradise said...

I absolutely support you! I stand on the side of a paper jewelry!

Jyoti Agrawal said...

Totally agree. Very well written.

Indira Tanwar said...

very well said!!

Szalonaisa said...

Well said Pritesh!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Ha Ha well said!

Arunima said...

Your answer is indeed apt, but my problem lies elsewhere. Why is it that we have to give an explaination for doing/making/creating/selling an item essentially adding to 'aesthetics' and a fulfillment for making an effort to add beauty to this world. I mean sure, isint all 'arts' fragile and indispensible yet appealing to those 'senses' which makes our lives a lot more colourful.

lats said...

Yey to that!!!

lats said...

Yey to that! Couldn't agree more!

Ann Martin said...

So true... I would rather the end result be paper that looks like its true self.

snehal watwe welde said...

Well said

Nan said...

Well said dear. I have never understood this obsession people have with water proofing stuff! The whole point of paper quilling is that it looks delicate. If u want durable stuff, buy plastic!

Manasee said...

Absolutely true. Paper jewelry is to be coveted for the novelty factor, and the delicate designs that one can attain with it. I agree that it needs to be sturdy as to not crumple or damage easily, but water proofing should most certainly not be included in the requirement specs!

Hussena said...

Well Said Pritesh :) And I totally Agree with your Point !!

Yasmin said...

Very well said ! No one is going to dunk their precious jewellery or art in water ...whatever it is made of - atleast not intentionally.
I'd rather people who value and love my paper jewellery buy it and take good care of it. Rather than those who cannot value the art.

Belinda said...

Agree! I get quite a few people looking disappointed when I say not to wear it in the shower or swimming. I even take my engagement and wedding rings off to go swimming! I might need to explain it to them in your words!
(BTW, my husband is in Pune (from Australia) with work this week - small world!)

lavina agarwal said...

lovely answer...agree 100%..good thought

Giftarts said...

I agree pritesh... I have got ppl saying u cant sleep wearing them... And the 1st reaction i gave was hahahahaha..
I told them will u wear yr precious diamond jwellery to bed??? How silly ppl can be....

chillin with Quillin said...

very well said!!!
Paula

kalanirmitee creations said...

Well said Pritesh!! I totally agree with you..

Ramya said...

Well said!! Couldn't agree more!!