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I live in a small coastal town near Cape Cod, Massachusetts with my precious 2 kids (Rimiko Mae - 3 years old and Jeremy Seiichi- 6 years old) and (most of the time) darling hubby. I have been working with Japanese Washi paper now for about 20 years. I first started making them into origami cranes as earrings and have expanded my materials to include sterling silver, 14 karat gold, antique coins, wooden twigs, river rocks and beach glass. All of these materials have some form of Washi paper incorporated along with it. I attend about 30 shows per year and primarily showcase my jewelry around the Boston area and also the Cape Cod area at fine arts and crafts shows.

I am extremely passionate about my craft. I love how the beautifully detailed washi paper combines with sterling and gold. I also add freshwater pearls and wire curling to add elegance to my pieces. They are…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 15
  • Joined May 18, 2008

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Japanese washi paper, freshwater pearls, river rocks, wooden twigs

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About

I live in a small coastal town near Cape Cod, Massachusetts with my precious 2 kids (Rimiko Mae - 3 years old and Jeremy Seiichi- 6 years old) and (most of the time) darling hubby. I have been working with Japanese Washi paper now for about 20 years. I first started making them into origami cranes as earrings and have expanded my materials to include sterling silver, 14 karat gold, antique coins, wooden twigs, river rocks and beach glass. All of these materials have some form of Washi paper incorporated along with it. I attend about 30 shows per year and primarily showcase my jewelry around the Boston area and also the Cape Cod area at fine arts and crafts shows.

I am extremely passionate about my craft. I love how the beautifully detailed washi paper combines with sterling and gold. I also add freshwater pearls and wire curling to add elegance to my pieces. They are all finalized with a hard glaze to protect from the elements - rain, moisture.

I hope you are inspired by my creations. If you enjoy the look of subtlety and elegance, I know you will find my jewelry intriguing.

Please browse my website at Heavenlycranesjewelry.com if you would like to see my other designs.

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