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Tiny Origami and Resin Jewelry by Chizoukou

I've tried origami before - usually larger than jewelry size creations.  But when I attempted a simple folded fan jewelry set years ago, I found out making origami jewelry is not that easy. Working in such a small scale requires precision folding and patience!

One artisan who does that well is Takako Ondera-Reiss of Chizouko. A Japanese expatriate, she now lives in France.  Hence her shop categories are in French!

Her work uses a wide range of beautiful Japanese paper in delicate designs.  My favorites are her little fish and heart earrings! All her foldings are treated with uv resin for durability. So a little rain will not affect her jewelry. 








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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM 

5 comments:

  1. I always thought it would be fun to make origami jewelry but never thought it would stand up for long. UV resin must be the answer. I have made some fairly small things although maybe not this small? But I don't think it would be a stretch for me to scale down. (Also the thing I love about Japanese craft instructions like origami folding is that the diagrams are so detailed you don't need to be able to read the language to follow them.)

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  2. Wow... beautiful. Such patience.

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  3. Simply beautiful. How does anyone decide which one to purchase?

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  4. I'm with Sneaky Burrito, I wanted to make tiny origami and other paper jewelry, but never thought of a way to protect it, Resin is the answer!
    these are tiny! and so precise. what a great portable project.

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  5. You aren't kidding! Working with paper to create very small projects takes a lot of patience. Like others, I never thought about finishing with resin. What a great tip!

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