Paper Art Jewellery: Joie de Vivre from France


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Atelier Tetebrec

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Last updated on Sep 15, 2022

My shop at Etsy is on holiday. Meanwhile, you can buy my paper art directly at exhibitions or online. For contact:
Atelier Tetebrec

Petra van Cronenburg

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Petra van Cronenburg


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On Etsy since 2017

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Paper Art Jewellery With French Joie de Vivre

Shop members

  • Petra


    First I loved reading books. Then I wrote books. Couldn't throw any book away and discovered paper art. Remembering workshops at a goldsmith I started with paper jewellery, translating books into jewels full of French joie de vivre and chic.

  • Bilbo von Butterblum

    Inspirational Manager

    Beagle-Mix Bilbo shows me the beauty of nature and collected odd things. His way of upcycling bones and balls is highly inspirational.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 31, 2020


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Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

My paper beads are sealed against moisture. If dirty, you can wipe them with a soft, damp cloth. Then let air dry. But put off jewellery for showers or washing hands. My special sealant indeed repels water, but paperbeads don't like extreme bathing.

Jewellery generally doesn't like contact with fresh perfume + cosmetics for hair and skin. Let your hair / skin dry before.

Store your jewellery in a dark and dry place, avoiding scratches or friction by sharp objects.

Paperyarn is not varnished, but can stand humidity. Used for making carpets, the material must be strong - its colours are waterproof. You came into a heavy rain? Just dry your jewellery well flattened. When it's thoroughly dry, you can pick it in form with your fingers.

Paperbeads and paper art

are mainly upcycled from "waste": old and damaged books, newspapers, magazines, packagings. I craft all my paperbeads by hand, I don't buy cheap ones from anywhere. I also use fine artist's cardboards, handmade artist's papers and mulberry paper as well as paper yarn.

All metal pieces

are free from nickel, cadmium and lead (information from wholesaler). I'm using zamac from Europe, galvanized with silver or copper - and also sterling silver. Some pieces are also availible golded or gold-filled.

Other beads

keep alive traditional crafter's knowledge like handpainted wood, Bohemian and Venetian glass work or Cloisonné. Some stones and beads are recycled and then marked as recycled.


mostly used are: Bead stringing wire from Beadalon, viscose (rattail cord), leather, suedine, waxed cotton, satin et al. as in product descriptions.

The chemicals

that I use after a long research, are non-toxic and acid-free. The glue in paper jewellery even meets the strict standard EN 71-3, an European standard for children's toy safety. You will surely understand, that the process of hardening and sealing my paper art is my company secret.

Gift wrapping and packaging

My jewellery comes beautifully wrapped in handmade cardboard wraps or boxes ready for giving! Letters and packages are protectively packed for shipping. Contact me for less shipping costs if you buy several items at a time! Up from 120 Euro you pay nothing for shipping. All packages have tracking numbers, coming from France.

Ocres & Pigments

are natural pigments coming from an ancient quarry in Vosges Mountains, where I collect ocre stones and sables like the miners 500 yrs ago to grind them by hand. It's a place, where legends of ancient magic meet early techniques. I also use artist's pigments for other colours.


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All elements of "Atelier Tetebrec" (jewelry, art, images, text, content) are and remain reserved for the world, under copyright and intellectual property of Petra van Cronenburg "Atelier Tetebrec" - except the elements specific to the Etsy platform, which are exclusive intellectual property of Etsy.

No one is allowed to reproduce, use, repost, or use for any purpose whatsoever, even partially, altered or not, elements of the site, are they software, visual or sound or art and jewelry. The name "Atelier Tetebrec" is exclusive property of Petra van Cronenburg.
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