happy JP designs, jewellery making teacher

happy JP designs

happy JP designs 5.0 (15)

Hi, I'm Az. I'm an Interior Designer and a Japanese Mizuhiki artist.

What is Japanese Mizuhiki art?

Mizuhiki is a traditional Japanese paper cord used originally for special occasions, such as engagement gifts from the groom's family to the bride's family, and for gift money envelopes. Yes, they are made of paper. The core of Mizuhiki cord is twisted paper and then dyed or wrapped with coloured thread, then knotted into shapes. It is also used to tie a Samurai’s and Sumo wrestler’s top knot! Today we use it for making jewellery and other beautiful objects.

I am a member of Trove Canberra, a collective of Canberra-based artists, and sell my jewellery through their Dickson Shop. I also sell items from my Etsy store under the name happyJPdesigns.






Classes





Reviews

(15)



Jeanie Wolki Nov 2021

Japanese Earring Making Class



Az, our instructor was just great. She was very patient with us as we learnt how to make earrings. It was such a fun afternoon celebrating our girlfriends 50th birthday. Everything was great. All the color selection made for some beautiful earrings. Thank you Az for all you did.

Japanese Earring Making Class review by Jeanie Wolki Sydney


Elaine Johnson Oct 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Make Japanese Earrings at Home



I really enjoyed this class. Az was a great teacher - very clear with her instructions and patient as I struggled with my two left thumbs! The earrings we made were fantastic and there were enough cords left after the class to make more. Definitely recommend this class.

Make Japanese Earrings at Home review by Elaine Johnson


Tomoko Sugiura Oct 2021

Make Japanese Earrings at Home



Was much fun and easy to learn Did it twice now. Highly recommend this class


Amanda Henshaw Oct 2021

Make Japanese Earrings at Home



Lovely teacher who took her time and was happy to go over techniques again and again. Looking forward to practicing my skills. Thank you


Toni Surace Oct 2021

Make Japanese Earrings at Home



Simply Wonderful AZ is so talented and very patient. I want to learn more Thank you for a fabulous experience


Mei Soong Oct 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Make Japanese Earrings at Home



Very interesting class and made some lovely mizuhiki earrings. Would definitely like to learn more patterns.

Make Japanese Earrings at Home review by Mei Soong


Elizabeth Rush Oct 2021

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Make Japanese Earrings at Home



Really patient and happy to show you how to make them a few times. Loved it.

Jewellery Making workshop review by Elizabeth Rush


Christine Lockey Oct 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Make Japanese Earrings at Home



A truly great class! Made two different styles of earring made in two hours. The teacher, Az, was brilliant. We logged in on two different devices so that we could follow what she was doing and she could see what we were doing with our hands. Az was extremely patient and any potential for mistakes was corrected immediately. She started off simply and built up gradually so that we could understand the  + more

Jewellery Making workshop review by Christine Lockey


Giorgia Aguzzoli Oct 2021

Make Japanese Earrings at Home



The class was really interesting and fun! The teacher was amazing, very patient and competent and stayed over the time limit to make sure I got everything right. I will definitely recommend this class to anyone that is interested in Japanese culture. I loved it! Thanks a lot

Make Japanese Earrings at Home review by Giorgia Aguzzoli


Sharon Chan Sep 2021

Make Japanese Earrings at Home



This is a good class to get started on Mizuhiki knots. Az is a good teacher.


Deonisia Soundias Sep 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Make Japanese Earrings at Home



Great class and I came away with earrings I love and will wear. Az was very patient and provided great instructions. The history of Mizuhiki paper cord craft and it’s use was interesting. It’s such a beautiful craft and It was a fun class and definitely worth doing!


Jasmin Lin Sep 2021

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 22 reviews

Make Japanese Earrings at Home



Az is a great teacher, very patient, talented, passionate and creative. Thank you for spending the extra time with me, I really appreciate it. I really enjoyed learning a new skill and will be doing more.


Kelsey Brymer Sep 2021

Make Japanese Earrings at Home



What a lovely way to spend a Friday morning! Az introduced the craft and traditional use of mizuhiki. We practiced different weaves and made 2 sets of earrings. Az was a warm and patient teacher. All materials came ahead of the workshop in a lovely envelope. The information provided before and after the experience was very useful. I highly recommend taking a class and connecting with happyjpdesigns  + more

Make Japanese Earrings at Home review by Kelsey Brymer


Matilda Hillam Aug 2021

69 ClassBento workshops attended • 37 reviews

Japanese Earring Making Class



Az ran a lovely Japanese earring making class. Mizuhiki is a fascinating traditional art form.

Jewellery Making workshop review by Matilda Hillam Sydney


Julie Gray Aug 2021

Japanese Earring Making Class



This was an online class, cos that is our only option right now, due to lockdowns. It suited me cos I am geographically distant from the teacher. Az really knows her stuff here, and she was able to help me create some beautiful mizuhiki knots. Her setup with two cameras made watching her hands easy too. I was pleasantly surprised at how well I did. I think the course was excellent value for money. I  + more

Jewellery Making workshop review by Julie Gray Sydney




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