Jewelry made of paper and gold

Paper and Gold

Jewelry with a Dramatic Shimmer, “ikue”

At first glance, these pieces appear to be made of precious metal but they are crafted from bundles of layered paper as the brand name “ikue”

(multi layered in Japanese) suggests.

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100 sheets of paper are stacked as one

and the edges gilded using Japanese Sanpokin bookbinding technique to create delicate color schemes that blend the base color of the paper and gold foil.