Japanese Earring Making Class

Learn the amazing and fun art of Mizuhiki paper cords and make beautiful earrings to take home!



2 hours Class size 3 to 5     label $50 - $55 ($50 for Class with hook earrings, $55 for Class with clip on earrings)

On the search for unique Canberra activities? Learn how to make your own Japanese-style earrings with Az from Happy JP Designs using the art of Mizuhiki!

Mizuhiki is a traditional Japanese art, using a Mizuhiki paper cord. Yes, they are made of paper! The core of the Mizuhiki cord is twisted paper and then dyed or wrapped with coloured thread, then knotted into shapes.

This technique has been used for centuries for gift wrapping decorations including gorgeous engagement gifts from the groom's family to the bride's family, and for gift money envelopes. It is even used to tie a Samurai’s and Sumo wrestler’s top knot!

In this fun class, you'll learn how to tie basic knots that will transform a simple Mizuhiki cord into two pairs of beautiful earrings that you can take home (choose between hook earrings for pierced ears or clip-on earrings).

Az will also demonstrate how the Mizuhiki cord is used to produce gift wrappings for special occasions. Tying knots has lots of symbolic meanings in Japanese culture, such as "tie the knot" "heart to heart" "appreciation of your kindness" "congratulations" and so on. So they are also perfect gift ideas for weddings, paper anniversaries (first wedding anniversary) and to give to close friends.

Mizuhiki items are not only beautiful to wear but also very light and strong. It is very easy to wear these earrings for long hours without having sore ears. Come along and make some beautiful earrings with us!


Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
Two pairs of finished earrings for yourself or as a gift to a friend.
 
What to bring
Please wear a mask, we may need to get close when demonstrating a knot. Everything else will be provided.
 
Location

Trove Canberra - Trove Canberra, 25 Dickson Pl, Dickson ACT

Your teacher
happy JP designs
happy JP designs

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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.

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Matilda Hillam Aug 2021

60 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews


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

Jewellery Making workshop review by Matilda Hillam

Julie Gray Aug 2021


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 look forward to practising

Jewellery Making workshop review by Julie Gray Sydney

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