Japanese craft at Origami Jewellery
Origami is typically made using paper, but what if it was made using a combination of silver and resin? Well, then it would be a piece of Origami Jewellery.
Claire Naa and Arnaud Soulignac is the creative pair behind Origami Jewellery. The French design friends founded their brand when they became inspired by the beauty of Japanese creativity. Their friend Masayuki Muraki taught them the Japanese craft of folding. There are endless possibilities when creating origami, so it took all night.
The latest collection is truly amazing. If you were to buy one of the pieces you would definitely own something unique. The collection features “magic balls”, rabbits, swans, deer, horses and cranes. The collection isn’t necessarily to do with the shapes, but how the pair has used colour within the pieces. The pink on the rabbit’s silver and gunmetal resin defines the ears, paws and tail really well. On the silver magic ball, the red makes the shape a lot clearer.
When the pair made the first collection, it was made using thread and paper. However, the splendour of the Japanese shapes deserves to combine them with precious materials like gold or silver. The couple decided to go to Japan to look for manufacturers that would be able to reproduce the fragile shapes. Since January, 2008, the pair introduced the first collection with the model Tsuru®, the symbol of peace in Japan. Gradually the rabbit, deer and triceratops have joined the ranges.
Origami Jewellery has some new necklaces that are all about pure colour rather than silver or gold. This pink elephant is a true delight and the swan is stunning. What is the pair’s favourite piece you’re wondering? Claire replied, “My best is the origami magic ball.” However, which variation of the magic ball she prefers is unclear, though it is understandable because they are all gorgeous.
You can attempt to create paper origami all you like, but when it comes to origami jewellery, leave it to the experts. The new collection is available from the website here.