The push towards machine made products is mainly due these two reasons – price and demand. Why should I pay the same amount of money for a product that either looks the same or does the job? Fair enough question which I am sure has many sides to ponder!
Handmade - They don’t make it like that anymore! The unique art in 21st century our modern lives, this method is a lot more labour intensive and generally associated with high end products. Countries known for their handmade products include England, France, Italy and Germany. Basically, someone is creating and assembling a product by hand. There is a huge focus on care and delivering the best product with love – the perfect design, the right folds, the best stiches, best hand painting, the right colour, and the best material and so on.
Why no two handmade products are identical? Minor differences and a mastered technique by an individual in producing each product have a unique effect. With so much attention and effort put into these products they tend to last much longer and perform better over time and create a unique identity to the product. This is the real beauty and real value of being handmade.
Parry Yang is keeping this tradition of handmade quality alive. A pair of miniature origami jewellery takes the best part of an hour to put together and painted each origami with water resistant coating alone takes about similar amount of time. Quick? Only if you have had several years mastering the skills needed to fold and assemble these miniatures in that speed! Each and every piece of origami jewellery is design and handmade locally by Parry Yang in Sydney.