Paper Jewelry, Australian Bird Cards,Fine Art Prints

23 Sales


Paper Jewelry, Australian Bird Cards,Fine Art Prints

23 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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KiahDesign is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello, I am sorry but my shop is closed at present.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 5, 2017

Hello, I am sorry but my shop is closed at present.

Sharon Armstead

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Sharon Armstead


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Kiahdesign - the beauty of paper........

Kiahdesign is one facet of my creative life. I am an artist working with found objects and papers and most times I can be found in my studio preparing work for exhibition.
My love of paper and colour led very naturally into making paper jewellery and I find it a good companion to painting.
I enjoy the inherent contradiction- the "preciousness" of jewellery versus the everyday material of paper.
My materials range from the exotic to the mundane; from beautiful marbled and hand silk-screened Japanese and Italian papers to weaving newspaper.
It takes various forms; brooches made from papier-mâché that I make from computer paper to necklaces and bangles and beads that I make from worn-out books!

The landscape also makes its way into my jewellery in the form of brooches, earrings and pendants that I make from Eucalypt leaves.

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  • Sharon artist, designer

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist

    I live on the beautiful south coast of Australia with a lovely studio amongst the trees that I occasionally share with sugar gliders and parrots...

Shop policies

Last updated on August 9, 2011
Welcome and thank you for your interest.
I make paper beads from various beautiful papers- Japanese hand screen printed paper, hand marbled papers found in small studios while visiting Florence and Venice and hand printed and paste papers made by me in my studio.Each bead is hand rolled, finished and coated with numerous coats of varnish before being given a final wax coating to impart a soft sheen.They are solid to the touch and hard wearing.Getting damp in the rain is not a problem. However I do not recommend swimming in them!
Each piece of jewelry is presented in a handmade box with a ribbon of beautiful Japanese paper.
They are made in a smoke free environment

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Other Method
I use Paypal as it is both simple and safe for everyone.
Australian customers are welcome to use direct deposit- tick other at checkout and contact me for bank details. Thank you and here is a link to help with payment.
Australian Customers- Australia Post is the norm. However I am happy to send Express or registered post at your request. It will cost more so please contact me before checkout for an updated price.

International Customers- I send airmail but am of course happy to use a quicker option. Again, please contact me before checkout so I can revise postage costs.
Please note, I am in Australia so parcels can take up to a couple of weeks.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your beads. I will always refund if this is not the case although postage is at your expense and must be registered.
I do my best to pack carefully but if your item is broken on arrival, I will do what you prefer, replace or refund.Please return the item by registered post and I will credit the postage costs to you. Thank you