Tuesday, 1 February 2011

House of flies: Origami jewellery.

Origami as everybody knows it is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. Starting in the 17th century and gaining popularity in the mid-1900s, it has revolutionised into a modern art form. But who would have thought of turning this kind of imaginative widely-admired paper art into delicate pieces of wearable jewellery?

Claire & Arnaud, two French design friends found their own individual brand 'Origami Jewellery', inspired by the beauty of Japanese creativity.

Stumbling across their brand was a total accident of mine, but without doubt a beautiful one. Upon seeing a few of their intricately highly-detailed artwork exhibited as gorgeous pieces of jewellery, I couldn't help but wonder why I on earth hadn't I found them before as I'm always on an online hunt for jewellery that oozes style and is unusual, unique and timeless. Better late than never eh?

Their Origami jewellery is available as earrings, necklaces, bracelets and cufflinks. All models are either solid silver, gold plated (vermeil) or silver stained black (gun barrel).

Each piece has been made extremely precisely with commendable craftsmanship. Great care has been taken in emphasising every fold, crease and refined feature of a typical traditional origami.

Below are some of my favourite pieces from their impressive jewellery range:

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