Love Aesthetics

August 23, 2013

Paperclip Cuff

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bracelet: Cheap Monday

Their collection was inspired on what I think are very interesting thoughts on youth culture. According to Cheap Monday, 90s grunge was the last real youth movement. Today, in a world of fast fashion and medialized culture, these movements are picked up commercially almost before they even appear, creating something artificial. So every youth culture from nowadays has commercial interest and brands driving it? Ironically, so has this collection from Cheap Monday called ‘Artificial Grunge’ (hence the paperclip jewelry).

45 responses to “Paperclip Cuff”

  1. Beautiful piece ! love !

    XX Luba

    How to style summer blazers, today on

  2. Mooie armband!
    Tegenwoordig lijkt er geen echte stroming meer aan te wijzen binnen de jeugd. Het lijkt ook alsof er weinig dingen zijn waar alle jongeren zich druk om maken, zoals vroeger wel het geval was toen iedereen ging protesteren.


  3. lght/mttr says:

    I love this piece (the jewellery, but more the text). You have the gift to put your thoughts into words. I share these thoughts on commercialized culture. A lot of collections contain trends that came from the streets, or could have been DIY-projects. It all seems quite empty to me that you can buy these items (like cut-off shirts, because i bet everyone can do this at home).

  4. I would have never thought that you could make a paperclip into a minimal and beautiful cuff!

  5. I would have never thought that you could make a paperclip into a minimal and beautiful cuff!

  6. I want that ring so much *_*

  7. Danielle V says:

    Very interesting Ivania. You have a gift to put it down in a few words, a feeling I had, but I couldn’t put a finger to it. Thanks.
    For me as a designer these things are interesting to read, still I keep on doing my thing, and not be influenced by trends, just my own interest and dreams I like to create into wearable jewelry.

    Keep up the good work. Amazing photography btw.

  8. This is such an interesting though. Almost hypocritical of them. I do love the ring though, I cannot deny that!

    The Fashann Monster

  9. absolutly beautiful!!
    i refered your blog on a post i did on mine:

  10. hiPop says:

    Love their sense of (fashion:) humour 🙂


  11. Céline says:

    such beautiful and sophisticated jewelry pieces ! x

  12. Mothi says:

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  13. Mothi says:

    Love Cheap Monday,
    Very cool bracelet, i need this!

    xo’ M

  14. Isa says:

    I thought this was a DIY initially, and I was wondering where you managed to find a rose gold paperclip. Now I’m just shocked I never thought to try and use those paperclips as jewelry!

  15. Tine says:

    For paperlovers 🙂

  16. TASH says:

    two pics I found on pinterest you gonna love:

    for ypur inspo. Love your diys

  17. daphne says:

    Very beautiful and chic ring. And quite unique too! xx

  18. Wat een gaaf ding! Had uit mezelf (shame on me) niet gezien dat het een paperclip was, maar daar wordt ie alleen maar leuker van. 🙂


  19. Flor says:

    It’s so neat, I love it.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Even in the middle of the grunge era, the baby boomer generation was busy reminding us that it was not a proper youth movement at all. On the other hand, I see youth movements today as deep international undercurrents that cannot be captured by the mainstream precisely because they are moving targets, dodging whenever the mainstream comes close.

    Pretty bracelet.

  21. Gave armband!

    Inderdaad echt jammer dat alles zo snel gaat tegenwoordig..

  22. ohh this is awesome. Great inspiration!

    Francesca xo

  23. Anna77MICH says:

    Great accessoires!
    Kisses from Germany- Anna

  24. Theresa says:

    what a gorgeous piece!! i love the rose gold.


  25. Jeline Catt says:

    Such a gorgeous accessory! The colour looks amazing. x

  26. Rachel says:

    your blog has got to be my new favourite blog!
    Minimalism is my favourite trend and you pull it off so well

    Rachel xx

    Style Soup

  27. Artificial but SO beautiful! The lines are perfection.


    Julia from

  28. Joanna says:

    waaaa~ That’s super cute! I’m so inspired!

  29. Dee Kay says:

    simple idea but very cute! who would of thought a paper lip can make a beautiful piece of jewelry.

    Dee Of Ms Dee Kay

  30. Love it! So simple yet so stylish! 🙂

    New post:

  31. wow, this is fantastic!!

    xx, Sabinna and David
    Broken Cookies

  32. The collections of jwellery awesome looks lovely after wearing…
    Nice blog..
    Cute Arm Candy

  33. love this colour, use it in my collections a lot

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