Kusudama “Gaku Mitsuya”

Remember the Mitsuya Kiriko? I noticed the other day that it was not secured well enough and the loop that held it started falling out of place. I thought I should remake the model again but more securely, until I noticed a similar design in my Kusudama Origami book. This one was called “Gaku Mitsuya” […]

Kusudama “Mitsuya Kiriko”

I bought this book a year ago by Tomoko Fuse (布施 知子) called “Kusudama Origami – Hanakiriko” (くす玉おりがみ – 花切子). I can read what the Japanese says, but I don’t know what it means! Fortunately, the book uses diagrams rather than explanations to construct models, hence why I bought it. Some of the models are pretty […]

Freshwater pearl bracelet

Yeah, there’s not really much of a choice when it comes to naming something like this. It’s pearls, what else can you expect? Freshwater pearls aren’t perfectly round like typical pearls are. They all have different shapes, to make it look more natural. I figured just stringing pearls onto thread wouldn’t look well thought out, […]