Alfheim My camera is recharging so I can't take pics of my new pieces yet and I feel like I've neglected my blog this week, which will just NOT do. I thought I would randomly choose another one of the stores that I have 'hearted' on Etsy. This week's shop is wyldewoodpapers where the specialty is brilliantly
handcrafted lamps made from handmade paper and found objects from
nature. The lamps are called, "lamps with soul" and the name is perfect for these magical and enchanting creations.
"Lilith", the lamp shown below is one of my favorites, and sadly for me, it has been sold. In each listing, the artist gives a description of how she creates the lamps, from raw fibre to finished product. Part of the description for Lilith reads, This lamp is made of handmade hickory bark paper. I start with the raw fiber. After cooking in an alkaline solution, the pure fibers are beaten to make a slurry and then formed into sheets which are wrapped around the twig framework. As the paper dries it takes on it's own character.Lilith is embellished with a various lichens and twigs and has a soft aqua coloring.
My title suggests that this very inventive and creative artist offers more in her shop - and she does! Delightful organic paper 'wyldestars' that would look fabulous hanging randomly in the yard, and even though there are no wall sculptures available at present, there have been in the past (a reason right there to bookmark this site and check back!).
She Who Sleeps - Leaf Sculpture
Wylde Star 6
And, did I mention that this multi talented artist also makes jewelry? Please check out her Bijouxterie Papier shop on Etsy and to delight in an overall view of all the creations, visit her website: Wyldewood Papers