Make your own origami jewelry with this easy origami book!
In this new paper craft book from world renowned origami artists, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander, you'll be delighted to discover how quick, fun and inexpensive it is to make durable DIY jewelry that you'll actually be able to wear!
LaFosse & Alexander's Origami Jewelry will show you how to create 3D designs to go with your hair, skin, and wardrobe by customizing the components to your own personal fashion. A full-color easy-to-follow book, clear diagrams and the included DVD provides you step-by-step instructions to create 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 your jewelry with remarkable strength to last for years.
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.
"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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