About Our Products
Origami Paper Jewellery
All origami earrings made from Japanese Origami Washi Paper, each hand made piece is an attractive water resistant finish and is complimented with a Swarovski Crystal Pendant or Beads Pendant with colour of your choice. All products are assembled with sterling silver, wire, Swarovski crystal, Chinese crystals, fresh water pearls and raw materials.
What are Origami Earrings made from?
These Origami earrings are made from Washi paper. A traditional paper made from the long inner fibres of three plants Koze, Mitsumata and Gampi. Miss Chopsticks also have a painted coating on each origami folds that gives it an even strong water resistant glossy finish. Selected Origami earrings have Swarovski Crystal pendants and sterling silver hooks which gives an extra glam on your special occasions. Patterns on the paper may be slightly differing from photos.
What is Washi Paper?
- A traditional handmade paper made from the long inner fibres of three plants Koze, Mitsumata and Gampi
Three raw materials :
Koze (paper mulberry) is said to be the masculine element, the protector, thick and strong. It is the most widely used fibre, and the strongest. It is grown as a farm crop, and regenerates annually, so no forest are depleted in the process.
Mitsumata is the "feminine element": graceful, delicate, soft and modest. Mitsumata takes longer to grow and is thus a more expensive paper. It is indigenous to Japan and is also grown as a crop.
Gampi was the earliest and is considered to be the noblest fibre, noted for its richness, dignity and longevity. It has an exquisite natural sheen, and is often made into very thin tissues used in book conservation and chine-collé printmaking. Gampi has a natural 'sized' finish which does not bleed when written or painted on.
I use Sterling silver and jewellery are assembled with Swarovski Crystal pendants, Chinese Crystal pendants and beads, raw materials.
Each handmade origami is created from a traditional paper made from the long inner fibres of three plants Koze, Mitsumata and Gampi. Each intricate origami piece is coated with protector layer that gives a long lasting, shinny sophisticated finish that brings a smile on your loved one’s face.
The Folding Process
All our items are individually hand-folded by myself which I use "Washi" paper. I use only my hands to fold the paper into these small and intricate designs.