Hi! My name is Sofia. I’m Canadian married to a wonderful Japanese man. I’ve been living here in Japan for more than 19 years and have no plans to leave!
Since being in Japan, I've done some interesting and some crazy things. I've picked all kinds of fruit with my students (on fruit picking tours), tried to learn how to play the piano, tried to learn Hawaiian dancing with a group of older ladies, studied Japanese pottery, studied Japanese cooking, studied Spanish (yes, in Japan!), took one class of flamenco dancing, worked at a bar (oh the stories I could tell!), eaten blowfish sperm (!) and many more things I can't remember at this time.
What can I say? I love Japan!
People have asked me about my rings and why I make them and basically they are the combination of my love of food, my love of making things and my love of unique jewelry! Plastic food is really popular here in Japan. Exact in likeness, life-size replicas are used to advertise the food outside many restaurants and lure the customers in. This idea of plastic food just caught my imagination and when I found mini versions I had an ah-ha! moment and just was taken by inspiration!
I think that people 'eat with their eyes' in most cases and the Japanese seem to be especially aware of this. In Japan, when food is served, not only is it arranged in a certain way to show off the different colors and qualities but also the choice of plate or dish is very important. I consider this as I put together the wood, Japanese chiyogami paper, pottery shards, clay and small plastic food pieces that make up my rings and other jewelry.
SouZou Creations offers kawaii handmade sweets Jewelry & Accessory like rings (floating rings), earrings, Pins / tie-tac, magnets and buttons. SouZou means Creation Through Imagination.
SouZou means Creation Through Imagination.
****2012. March 10, 2012 Etsy Finds picked Kawaii Floating Ring Steak With Veggies And Sauce Miniature Food Jewelry www.etsy.com/listing/89807788/kawaii-floating-ring-steak-with-veggies on "Incredible Non-edibles".
****2012.February 16,2012 Zwierciadlo.pl blogged about "Kawaii Food Ring Coffee French Toast Miniature Food Jewelry" www.etsy.com/listing/89203288/kawaii-food-ring-coffee-french-toast on Zjeść ciastko i mieć ciastko pierscionek souzou zwierciadlo.pl/2012/kuchnia/nakarmiona-starecka/zjesc-ciastko-i-miec-ciastko/attachment/pierscionek-souzou-2
****2012. February 8, 2012 CNN blogged about my sushi ring www.etsy.com/listing/92510644/kawaii-sushi-ring-tobiko-miniature-food on Sushi feeds a passion for crafting Eatocracy - CNN.com Blogs eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/02/08/sushi-feeds-a-passion-for-crafting/
****2011.November 23, 2011 Beer Ring Bagel Sardines ( www.etsy.com/listing/83982794/beer-ring-bagel-sardines ) is blogged at The Huffington Post. "Dylan Kendall The Joy of Miniatures ". www.huffingtonpost.com/dylan-kendall/the-joy-of-miniatures_b_1106426.html#s490609&title=Mini_Accessories
****2011.September 29, 2011 Japanese Green Tea Cup Ring is blogged at Telegraaf.nl / vrouw "Om op te eten - Blogs | Altijd op de hoogte van het laatste nieuws met Telegraaf.nl/vrouw [Pluusje]" www.telegraaf.nl/vrouw/vrouwblog/pluusje/10630280/__Om_op_te_eten__.html
****2011.Tuesday, September 27, 2011 On National Pancake Day, Etsy Finds featured Our Pancake Ring in "The Breakfast Club - Pancake Pandemonium " . www.etsy.com/listing/80632659/coffee-ring-food-pancake-syrup
****2011.Sep.Freshhome.Com ~ Interior Design Ideas, Home Design Ideas, Interior Decorating and Architecture Inspiration blogged about our ring. freshome.com/2011/09/20/unusual-jewelery-coffee-ring-diary-ring-by-souzoucreations/
****2011.Feb. The Telegraph blogged about our rings. www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinkpicturegalleries/8315733/Miniature-food-rings-created-by-Sofia-Molnar.html
****2011. Feb. We are featured in Bust Magazine bust.com/
****2011.Jan. Toxel blogged about our miniature food rings!!
**** We are featured in the OC Weekly www.ocweekly.com/slideshow/souzoucreations-japanese-food-rings-29462696/
*** Perez Hilton's blog "cocoperez" cocoperez.com/2009-11-23-get-attention-with-floating-rings
Please check my other etsy stores:
DecoSweets.etsy.com for cabochons, clay at wholesale prices
FromJapanWithLove.etsy.com for fabulous Japanese supplies
VintageFromJapan.etsy.com for fabulous vintage items
SouZouCreations.etsy.com for cute food jewelry
www.from-japan-with-love.com for bento boxes, lunch boxes, cell phone strap, plushes and more
I am willing to combine orders from all of our etsy shops.
Please see our shop policies for shipping discounts.
Check out my mom's shop southamptoncreations.etsy.com
Twitter : twitter.com/sofiafromjapan (personal)
twitter.com/souzoucreations (Etsy Shop)
Blog - from-japan-with-love.blogspot.com/
Facebook : www.facebook.com/souzoucreations
Flickr : flickr.com/photos/from-japan-with-love/
Our Etsy stores we have but don't use at this time
All items come from a smoke and pet free home!
If there are any problems, please convo me and let me know so we can work it out.
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