Christmas commissions nearly finished

Alison has had a number of commissions for Origami earrings recently so I have been twisting my fingers to make the cranes.

Stock for the Craft Fair
Stock for the Craft Fair

They are made from 4cm square pieces of Japanese Washi paper, folded, unfolded, glued, dried and coated with a water based varnish before being handed off to Alison to make into jewellery.

Ready for fixing & coating
Ready for fixing & coating

Just completed this pair to go to Alison as well as these two commissioned by an old friend and ex-colleague.

I have orders for another two pairs but the client was not sure which paper they wanted (I have quite a lot of different patterns and types). I’m making up three options for her to choose from so there should be a pair left over to add to Alison’s stock for the craft fair at the Scout hut, Carron Grove, Dunfermline on Saturday 29th November.

The next three designs
The next three designs

It takes some time to make these and more still to perfect the models to a standard where I feel they can be sold as jewellery.

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These are some of the prototype/practice cranes in plain blue origami paper. I have a couple of new models I am still practising at earring scale; a Kimono and a paper plane. I am not sure if this plane design is detailed enough so will be trying a couple of other options.

All Alison’s art and Jewellery is listed in her Black Heart Scotland Etsy Shop which is where these will appear as soon as I get them made.

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