Manue Reynolds' Profile
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…
- Born on November 19
- Joined September 27, 2011