Chiramó Jewelry is for the woman who goes beyond fashion and questions her true needs and desires, making fully aware choices.
While creating the jewelry, I like to envision that the woman who’ll wear it is like a modern goddess, humble enough to know she’s not better than anyone else, wise enough to know she’s like nobody else and strong enough to affirm her unique nature in this world.
Chiramó shows respect and care for nature introducing a new material into the jewelry making field: PAPER!
Each paper bead is crafted individually, by hand. After the bead is being shaped, it gets 5 to 8 layers of water-based, transparent varnish and various special treatments, depending on the type of paper, the shape of the bead and the result I want to get. In the end, the bead is pretty hard , lightweight and very resistant to elements and hard-wearing. The process of getting one series of paper beads can last from a few days to a week or even more. I also like to let my beads “mature” for a few weeks and only after use them to make the final piece.
To keep your paper jewelry in best shape and to enjoy it longer I would recommend some basic tips: keep it away from water, heat, sunshine, sea water and sand, put it on after using the body cosmetics (creams, perfume etc) and take it off when showering and sleeping. For more detailed information on this, read How to Keep Your Paper Jewelry
In my jewelry designs I like to mix the paper beads with natural materials (wood, leather, feathers, bone beads, shells etc) and also to reuse rare charms and beads from old, recovered jewelry. That’s how Chiramó Jewelry ends up being an one-of-a-kind, unrepeatable piece.
Go green! Wear paper beads!
You can choose your own personal eco-friendly Chiramó jewelry here