Origami Jewelry: Elegant Pendants, Medallions, Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings
Origami Jewelry: Elegant Pendants, Medallions, Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings  -     By: Michael LaFosse, Richard Alexander
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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 120
Vendor: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 4805311517
ISBN-13: 9784805311516

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Publisher's Description

You'll be delighted at how quick, fun and inexpensive it is to make beautiful folded paper jewelry! Who knew that papercraft could be used to create such gorgeously wearable jewelry pieces?

Learn to make lovely pendants, medallions, charms, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings in minutes by following the detailed instructions in this easy origami book from renowned origami artists Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander — authors of the bestselling Money Origami Kit and LaFosse & Alexander's Origami Butterflies Kit.

The instructions and diagrams in this beginner origami book are easy to follow, and the 2 hours of step-by-step video instructions available on the free DVD, as a download or streamable online show you how to quickly fold and assemble the paper pieces into exquisite jewelry. The papers and other materials needed are inexpensive and available in every craft store. Mix and match the modular paper components into sophisticated ensembles, to create designs to match your hair, skin tone and wardrobe. You can coat all the pieces in this origami book with a simple starch-based paste, which provides remarkable strength and allows you to wear the jewelry for many years.

LaFosse & Alexander's Origami Jewelry shows you how to make origami fashion jewelry that your friends will admire for its elegance, simplicity, and ingenuity.

Author Bio

Origami Master Michael G. LaFosse has been an origami artist for over 40 years, and is considered a leading authority and master of the art. An avid teacher, LaFosse co-founded the Origamido Studio, a learning center and design studio dedicated to the art of origami, and the only place in the world specializing in hand papermaking for the origami artist. Author of many books and videotapes relating to paperfolding and hand papermaking, LaFosse produces fine paper art and commercial designs for a variety of international clients. He was prominently featured in the recent Peabody Award-winning documentary, Between the Folds.

Richard L. Alexander co-founded the Origamido Studio, where he is the chief papermaker. As a designer his specialties have included biology (systems ecology) and landscape architecture. Together, Alexander and LaFosse have created dozens of origami exhibitions, and more than seventy books, kits, and videos about paper and paper arts.

Editorial Reviews

"Even the most novice crafter will be delighted to discover how quick, fun and inexpensive it is to make durable DIY jewelry that can actually be worn! LaFosse & Alexander's Origami Jewelry shows step-by-step how to create 3D designs to go with hair, skin, and wardrobe by customizing the components to a personal fashion. A full-color easy-to-follow book, clear diagrams and the included DVD provides thoroughly 'user friendly' guidance to creating lovely pendants, medallions, charms, bracelets, necklaces and earrings in minutes. The origami paper and other materials needed are inexpensive and available in any craft store and a simple starch-based paste will provide do-it-yourself jewelry with remarkable strength to last for years. Very highly recommended and a great deal of fun." —Midwest Book Review
"The book, LaFosse & Alexander's Origami Jewelry by Michael G. LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander is made of wonderful jewelry ideas using Origami! I love Origami, it's a great relaxing art that uses paper and imagination to creating fun decorative shapes. However, this book allows the use of Jewelry and Origami together, something you can wear and enjoy as jewelry!" —Test Try Results blog
"LaFosse and Alexander are among the preeminent origami experts in the United States, and experienced paper crafters interested in exploring a new use for origami will enjoy the ideas presented in this collection." —Library Journal
"The authors of Origami Jewelry Easy-To-Make Paper Pendants, Bracelets, Necklaces, and Earrings show that it is possible to create beautiful, durable and unique origami jewelry by folding paper into simple geometric shapes and attaching the necessary metal hardware." —About.com

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