Origami Jewelry

 

If you have come to this page of the web site, then you must want to make origami jewelry! The good news is that you can easily transform your origami into wearable jewelry with minimal skill. However, you do need quite a few supplies (see list below).

Quick-and-easy jewelry can be made in an hour, but jewelry that is intended for extended wear or for selling will take at least half a day to complete. Most of the time is spent waiting for glue or coatings to dry before proceeding. (see tips and techniques below).

Tips and Hints on Making Origami Jewelry

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Never made jewelry before? These tips will help you get the best results possible.
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Tools, Supplies, and Terminology

origami jewelryDon't know the difference between a head pin and a eye pin? When do you use a crimp bead as opposed to a spacer bead?
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Origami Jewelry Projects

Click on the links below to get instructions.
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Origami Jewelry Books

One of the very first origami jewelry books published is Paper Jewelry by Florence Temko. This book is out of print, but you may still be able to find a used copy. This 16-page booklet gives instructions to make:
- simple origami fold (earring, pin, and hair ornament),
- origami whale (pendant, necklace, earrings),
- butterfly (hair ornament, wristlet, pin, earrings),
- maltese cross, space ring, and jewelry box.

For an extensive study on quality paper jewelry making, I recommend the book Origami Jewelry: More Than 40 Exquisite Designs to Fold and Wear by Ayako Brodek. At 125 pages long, this book is fairly comprehensive giving instructions on origami and instructions on jewelry making. As suggested in title, there are over 40 great projects. Click here for full book review.

Buy Origami Jewelry

If you are interested in origami-jewelry but don't have time to make your own, a great place to purchase origami jewelry is Etsy.com. Click on the images below to start browsing.

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    Origami Jewelry Books

     

    • Origami Jewelry: More Than 40 Exquisite Designs to Fold and Wear by Ayako Brodek
    • Origami Jewelry by Mayumi Jezewski and Marina Orry
    • Origami Jewelry Motifs: Fold and Wear Your Own Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces and More! by J Laboy-Rodriguez
    • LaFosse & Alexander's Origami Jewelry: Easy-to-Make Paper Pendants, Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings: Origami Book with Instructional DVD: Great for Kids and Adults! by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
    • Origami Jewelry: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Beautiful Designs by Monika Cilmi
    • Metal Clay Origami Jewelry: 25 Contemporary Projects by Sara Jayne Cole
    • Click to see Origami Jewelry Books

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