Sunday, September 18, 2016

Origami Jewelry Review & Giveaway

Origami Jewelry: More Than 40 Exquisite Designs to Fold and Wear by Ayako Brodek (Author) – released Oct 30 2007 by Kodansha USA. In this attractive 128 page hardcover the art of paper folding is combined with simple jewelry-making techniques and the results are impressive! Think paper is too delicate? The author strengthens her paper jewelry by coating it with a polyurethane mix. She also relates her experiences of testing other substances for durability, though prefers a satin-finish, water-based polyurethane. Gather some paper craft and jewelry making supplies, all readily available at craft shops and some dollar stores. Practise some origami folds, learn some simple jewelry-making techniques - it's all in the book. Then choose from a directory of designs - projects are arranged by season and rated for difficulty. You will find meticulous text, photo and diagram instructions for wearable accessories, costume jewelry and handcrafted treasures. Get your copy below!

CONTENTS
Introduction

TOOL AND TECHNIQUES
Choosing paper
Equipment
Symbols
Basic folds and bases
Building blocks
Finishing jewelry

DIRECTORY OF DESIGNS

Spring
Rose brooch, barrette, and earrings
Butterfly brooch, hairpin, bracelet, and earrings
Flower bouquet brooch
Rabbit brooch
Chick in egg brooch
Flower choker and earrings
Flower beads and butterfly necklace

Summer
Fish brooch and earrings
Sunburst brooch and earrings
Candy colors necklace, bracelet, and earrings
Crab brooch and earrings
Seashell brooch, necklace, and earrings

Fall
Leaf brooch and earrings
Chunky bead choker and earrings
Shades of fall necklace and earrings
Pumpkin brooch
Pinecone necklace and earrings

Winter
Tree brooch, earrings, and pin
Star brooch and earrings
Festive foil beaded necklace and earrings
Wreath brooch
Angel pin and earrings
Heart earrings

Japanese
Paper crane brooch, tie tack, and earrings
Kimono brooch and earrings
Paper fan brooch and earrings
Samurai helmet brooch and earrings
Frog brooch and earrings

Resources
Index
Credits

 Kimono earring, page 115.

 Chunky earrings, page 84.

Seashell brooch, necklace, and earrings, page 78.

Origami Jewelry is available worldwide at Kodansha USA. Check out their unique catalog at Kodansha USA. Kodansha USA has generously offered to giveaway a copy of Origami Jewelry! One winner will be selected at random. Open until October 3, 2016. Canadian and USA addresses only. Good luck!


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25 comments:

  1. Practical Japanese Cooking is another i like

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  2. I like the Origami and Kirigami book "Snowflakes, Sunbursts, and Stars
    75 Exquisite Paper Designs to Fold, Cut, and Curl"! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  3. I would love to have a copy of the Practical Japanese Cooking book.

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  4. More Felt Friends from Japan looks cute!

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  5. Since I love cooking so much I would do like A copy of Practical Japanese Cooking book.

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  6. I follow by email. akronne17@gmail.com

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  7. I also like the Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix & Match book.

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  8. Shoji: How to Design, Build, and Install Japanese Screens looks interesting. I would like to make a screen to use as a covering on a south-facing basement bedroom window. It would have to be hinged so the window could still be opened: design, build and install!

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  9. I have a friend who embroiders, so would love to be able to give her a copy of The Hand-Stitched Flower Garden. So many beautiful projects!

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  10. So fun! And I would enjoy the quilting books too.

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  11. I like the book Snowflakes, Sunbursts and Stars.

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  12. I'd really enjoy giving or receiving the Origami Book of Snowflakes, Sunburst and Stars. I believe the creations could be endless with the instruction in that book.

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  13. I'd like the vegetable sushi cookbook!

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  14. The book Beyond Shiatsu: Ohashi's Bodywork Method is one I'd love to own and use daily.

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  15. I like the practical japanese cooking!! I've always wanted to learn to cook Japanese food! :)

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  16. i would love to tgivemy children the moon princess, it is one of my favourites!

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  17. I like their Practical Japanese Cooking book.

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  18. The Soul of a Tree
    is a book that I would like to read.

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  19. Japanese Bamboo Baskets sounds interesting to me.

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  20. I would love the book "The Hand-Stitched Flower Garden" by Yuki Sugashima.

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  21. I would like to own Nobu The Cookbook!

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  22. I like the book Snowflakes, Sunbursts and Stars.

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  23. I like Snowflakes, Sunbursts, and Stars.

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