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Parry Yang

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Parry Yang

About MissChopsticks

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On Etsy since 2012

Folded Gift made with Love- Miss Chopstsicks Origami Jewellery

Origami is an ancient art form practiced widely in Japan and worldwide. It quite literally means paper folding. It is thought that the art’s origins took root during the early seventh century, as the technique of paper making was introduced to Japan by China.

Parry Yang dreamed up Miss Chopsticks as a result of her miniature origami hobby. “One day it clicked to me that designs could be made tiny enough to be worn as unique piece of jewellery.” After honing her skills to make these intricate creations, the positive feedback she got was enough to make a start and it is now a worldwide business with pieces loved by young and old.

Parry is inspired by “happy big smiles on children’s tiny faces”, along with her love of nature and travel.

Miss Chopsticks jewellery is made from Japanese Origami Washi Paper, which is a traditional paper made from the long inner fibres of three plants Koze, Mitsumata and Gampi. Traditional Washi paper is filled with symbolism. Koze (paper mulberry) is said to be the masculine element, the protector, thick and strong. It is the most widely used fibre, and the strongest. It is grown as a farm crop, and regenerates annually, so no forests are depleted in the process. Mitsumata is the “feminine element”, graceful, delicate, soft and modest. Mitsumata takes longer to grow and is therefore a more expensive paper. It is indigenous to Japan and is also grown as a crop. Gampi was the earliest and is considered to be the noblest fibre, noted for its richness, dignity and longevity. It has an exquisite natural sheen, and is often made into very thin tissues used in book conservation and chine-collé printmaking. Gampi has a natural ‘sized’ finish which does not bleed when written or painted on.

Each fold is painted with a strong water resistant glossy finish and the piece is complemented by delicate crystal and beaded pendants made of silver with Swarovski crystal, Chinese crystals and fresh water pearls. Parry’s range includes earrings, necklaces, brooches, hair pieces and rings, among others.

What are Origami Earrings made from?

These Origami earrings area made from Washi paper. A traditional paper made from the long inner fibres of three plants Koze, Mitsumata and Gampi. Miss Chopsticks also have a painted coating on each origami folds that gives it an even strong water resistant glossy finish. Selected Origami earrings have Swarovski pendant gives an extra glam on your special occasions.

What is Washi Paper?

- A traditional paper made from the long inner fibres of three plants Koze, Mitsumata and Gampi

Three raw materials :

Koze (paper mulberry) is said to be the masculine element, the protector, thick and strong. It is the most widely used fibre, and the strongest. It is grown as a farm crop, and regenerates annually, so no forest are depleted in the process.

Mitsumata is the "feminine element": graceful, delicate, soft and modest. Mitsumata takes longer to grow and is thus a more expensive paper. It is indigenous to Japan and is also grown as a crop.

Gampi was the earliest and is considered to be the noblest fibre, noted for its richness, dignity and longevity. It has an exquisite natural sheen, and is often made into very thin tissues used in book conservation and chine-collé printmaking. Gampi has a natural 'sized' finish which does not bleed when written or painted on.

The Folding Process
All our items are individually hand-folded by Parry Yang using Japanese origami paper. Parry uses only her hands to fold the paper into these small and intricate designs.

Shop members

  • Parry Yang

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Jeweller

    I started making origami when I was young, and I began to get positive responses from people who appreciate my miniature origami jewellery designs. I've started to build it into a small business over the past few years.

Shop policies

Last updated on 10 July, 2012
Welcome to Miss Chopsticks Origami Jewellery. We hope you enjoy browsing our selections of handmade craft jewellery. We welcome custome order in your favourite colours and feel free to drop us email about suggestions and feedback. Thanks for shopping at Miss Chopsticks Origami Jewellery
Returns and exchanges
No cancellation or Refund are available.
Delivery
Please allow 3 days in advance for Miss Chopsticks to custom make your origami earrings.

Postage within Australia is next day postage.

Postage outside Australia allow 3-10 working days as per delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
We are custom order for product of your purchase. Please allow Miss Chopsticks maximium 3 working days to custom make your order. If you like different colour to the image please email us at shop [!at] misschopsticks.com.au