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Origami Jewelry: More Than 40 Exquisite Designs to Fold and Wear Hardcover – November 9, 2007
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About the Author
AYAKO BRODEK's love of origami began when she was a little girl in Japan. Her fascination continued and after 30 years of folding for personal enjoyment, she founded OriCraft to introduce her origami creations to a wider audience. She sells her work at art and craft shows and through her website (www.oricraft.com). She also teaches origami to all ages at local libraries and schools. Brodek lives and works in New Jersey.
Top Customer Reviews
Ayako Brodek's book Origami Jewelry came out this year (copyright 2007) and just in time for Christmas gifts, so I've started studying the book for materials list and techniques.
Those who have done origami before will recognize the folds and joining techniques; they're the standard ones found in most books on the topic. Those who have done jewelry making will recognize the findings and their individual uses from their craft as well.
For me, the important information in this case was on finishing techniques that make the paper stable enough for wear, and on the problems one might encounter when taking ideas from one craft into another. In the latter case the fact that some origami papers do not hold up well with surfacing materials.
Definitely something nice to do for holiday giving. In fact, an excellant book to give at the holiday.
The big thing for me though came with Metal Clay "paper", I am primarily a jewellery artist and use Metal clay a lot, I love the product of silver sheet clay or paper clay as some people call it as I can fold this like paper in origami styles and then fire it to produce minature fine silver jewellery. Good ideas in the book for me to transfer to silver replicas.
The diagrams were clear, easy to understand and photographed well. Thank you Ayako for a good book.
However, for somebody who is a little more experienced, it might be a bit dissapointing to realize that the "more than 40 designs" are not 40 different origami designs, but 40 things you can do with fewer origame shapes just by mixing and matching.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book to give as a gift, but I liked it so much I kept it for myself. The photos in the book are striking: they are bright, colorful, and ultra-crisp. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TooManyHobbies
Beautiful book. Also informative. I am amazed and enjoy making some of the accessories.Published 2 months ago by Epo
Excellent for kids/adults that are familiar with origami cranes, samurai hats, etc using small (tiny) sheets of origami paper. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Angel
Just starting to go through this book but I know I am going to love it. The directions are clear with lots of pictures. Will enjoy learning how to make beautiful jewelry!Published 9 months ago by Teresa