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!
TOOL AND TECHNIQUES
Basic folds and bases
DIRECTORY OF DESIGNS
Rose brooch, barrette, and earrings
Butterfly brooch, hairpin, bracelet, and earrings
Flower bouquet brooch
Chick in egg brooch
Flower choker and earrings
Flower beads and butterfly necklace
Fish brooch and earrings
Sunburst brooch and earrings
Candy colors necklace, bracelet, and earrings
Crab brooch and earrings
Seashell brooch, necklace, and earrings
Leaf brooch and earrings
Chunky bead choker and earrings
Shades of fall necklace and earrings
Pinecone necklace and earrings
Tree brooch, earrings, and pin
Star brooch and earrings
Festive foil beaded necklace and earrings
Angel pin and earrings
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
Kimono earring, page 115.
Chunky earrings, page 84.
Seashell brooch, necklace, and earrings, page 78.