Manue Reynolds' Profile

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I am Manue of PrettyKiku! I am a French mom and artisan, in the beautiful city of Austin, TX!

I sell colorful handmade Japanese Chiyogami paper and felt jewelry and hair accessories.

I get my inspiration from 2 different, unrelated sources. I’m a geologist specialized in mineralogy and have always harbored a strong passion for rocks, minerals and crystals – their different shapes, geometry, colors. I guess this explains my love for different materials and colors. The other side of my obvious inspiration comes from my fascination for Japan. I am in awe of their culture, their arts, their food, their landscape (as a geologist), their flora, their history… I admire how meticulous and thorough Japanese people can be. I try to honor that by making my own meticulous, time consuming little beads!
My bead process is very labor intensive. The making…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 19
  • Joined September 27, 2011

Favorite materials

Japanese paper, natural wood, wool roving

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Japanese Paper and Wood Jewelry by Manue...

About

I am Manue of PrettyKiku! I am a French mom and artisan, in the beautiful city of Austin, TX!

I sell colorful handmade Japanese Chiyogami paper and felt jewelry and hair accessories.

I get my inspiration from 2 different, unrelated sources. I’m a geologist specialized in mineralogy and have always harbored a strong passion for rocks, minerals and crystals – their different shapes, geometry, colors. I guess this explains my love for different materials and colors. The other side of my obvious inspiration comes from my fascination for Japan. I am in awe of their culture, their arts, their food, their landscape (as a geologist), their flora, their history… I admire how meticulous and thorough Japanese people can be. I try to honor that by making my own meticulous, time consuming little beads!
My bead process is very labor intensive. The making of one single Chiyogami paper bead - from cutting the paper to finishing the last coat of glaze - is about 10 minutes.

I believe each woman should experience the luxury of owning a piece of jewelry to match each and every one of her outfits. It is with that in mind that I create my pieces.

I hope you enjoy your visit, thank you for dropping by!

Domo Arigato!

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