Carol Grandy Wheeler, OR • Hair Clips & Earrings

Beautiful silk-screened Japanese and other exotic papers are adhered to bars of matte-board, coated many times with a clear acrylic medium, then attached to a ‘Made in France’ metal clip.

I mention the metal clip because it is the backbone of my hair clips, and the best metal clip I have found in over 20 yrs, of wearing them. These clips hold more hair more securely. I still wear clips over 10 years old, made from papers I can no longer obtain.



My education about paper--my stock in trade--began many years ago, while owning and operating my own paper and card shop. A friend instructed me, from an origami book, how to fold cranes. 

I borrowed the book (still have it) and began to teach myself the basics of origami. Soon my shop was full of 3 dimensional creatures and I was developing a card line of folded elements--also called 'a folding fool'.


In the last decade I found my fascination with Japanese paper had not waned and the small scraps of beautiful paper left after card making drew my attention.

Scraps from the large 3' x 2' sheets of the patterned paper still contained beautiful details--little masterpieces in their own right. Then I began to design earrings and barrettes.

Painting my own paper is the next step on this path. It's a fun path to be following!



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