I fold my jewelry from yuzen washi and chiyogami . It is a very fibrous paper and the bright prints do not fade in the sunlight.
I put small pieces of stencil plastic in the wings of the cranes, dragonflies, hummers and kimono body and sleeves before gluing.
Then, I coat each piece with a fabric stiffener to seal the paper and stiffen small parts. The earrings and pins are then sprayed with an acrylic laquer for shine.
All ear wires are 14/20 gold coat slipless wire from Rio Grande. In the 25 yrs. I have used these , no customer has ever complained of allergic reaction.
** Adjustable clip earrings are availabe upon request.
All earrings and pins come on a card. The back have the Kanji(Japanese character ) for that item and a Haiku(Japanese poem and/or description of the item.
There are ~200 print papers in my collection. It is logistically impossible to offer a choice unless I spend a lot of time photographing etc.
Please allow me to pick a pattern in the basic colorway or combination colors you choose.
I can/will send a photo of a few choices available.
Prints are flowers of Japan, or traditional symbols of Japan
Reds Pinks and Pastels
Oranges Gold background
Blues Silver background
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Spirit of Japan
Symbol of health, PEACE, longevity, happiness and
RECOVERY FROM ILLNESS
"I shall write peace upon your wings
You shall fly around the world so that
children will no longer have to die this way."
Sadako and the Thousand Cranes
(with a 5yen(good luck) charm on each one)
Earrings (from 2" square paper) $25
Folded from 6"sq. paper, with flower or crane charm. Comes in a clear cello box with card. $20
Traditional silk dress worn by Japanese women for festive and formal occasions..
Pins and earrings have a 5 yen coin for prosperity and bamboo for longevity.
Earrings $25 (1.5" x 1.5") Pins $20 (2" x 2")
To celebrate the cherry blossoms....... all paper has cherry blossom prints.
A perfect blossom is a rare thing.
You could spend years of your life looking for one
And it would not be a wasted life.
The Last Samurai
A few frogs hopped in unnoticed.
All Sakura Matsui pairs are folded from Cherry Blossom print yuzen washi.
Symbol of good luck and prosperity
"Hot summer night.
Fans stirring gentle breezes
Thoughts of winter"
Fan Earrings $25 Combo Earrings $25
(The Beckoning Cat)
Beckons you into restaurants and stores to spend the "koban" (money) hanging around your neck
Kimono Pin w/Neko charm $20 Tsuru(crane) Earrings with Neko Charm $27
Maneki Neko paper comes in 4 colors, shown above.
"Butterfly! These words from my brush
are not flowers..............only their shadows."
Soseki (haiku poem)
Earrings $25 Pins $20
"After the bells had rung.
And were silent.............
A peal of fragrance."
Sho (haiku poet)
Earrings $25 Pins $20
Garden Combo Earrings $25
symbol of immortality and regeneration.
on my shoulder calls me his friend
Autumn has arrived"
Earrings $25 Kimono w/tonbo on the shoulder $21
Specific Tonbo Prints in Pins/Earrings Red, Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Black, Lavender
basic color/combo wanted
Bee Bird (Japanese) (Spanish)
a Southern American native
"Awake at dawn
darting through strands of mist
the flower seeker
Earrings $25 Hachidori and it's flower $26
A symbol of "return" whether it be a person or money (whatever that means)
"little frog among rain-shaken leaves
are you too
splashed with fresh green paint"
Earrings $30 Pins $15 ( ~ 1")