Make Japanese Earrings at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn the amazing and fun art of Mizuhiki paper cords and make beautiful earrings

2 hours Class size 5 to 20

label $115 - $130 (Afterpay available)
($130 per guest when you book for 5 guests, $115 for 6+ guests)
How it works
Request your preferred time
We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 7-14 business days. We ship nationwide.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.
On the search for unique things to do at home? Learn Japanese jewellery making with Az from Happy JP Designs using the art of Mizuhiki at this fun online class!
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 giving decorations including gorgeous engagement gifts, and for gift money envelopes. It is even used to tie a Samurai’s and Sumo wrestler’s top knot!
In this fun online class, you'll learn how to tie basic knots (two types of knots) that will transform a simple Mizuhiki cord into two pairs of beautiful earrings during the class. The first pair (very basic knot) and the second pair (one more step than the first pair) are two different designs. Plus the kit includes the materials for the third earrings for your own time!
Az will also demonstrate how the Mizuhiki cords are used to produce gift giving 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.
The kit includes three pairs of hooks/hoops stainless steel ear wire. If you don't have pierced ears, you can add on stainless steel clip-on earrings when you book.
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!
Please note: You must book at least 9 days before your online class as materials are taking longer to get delivered due to lockdown restrictions.
Add-ons available for this class
  • Clip on 1 pair ($5)
  • Clip on 2 pairs ($10)
  • Clip on 3 pairs ($15)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Short Mizuhiki cords for practice
  • Long Mizuhiki cords for three pairs of earrings (assorted colours according to your colour preference)
  • Three pairs of stainless steel (hypoallergenic) earring hooks/loops and metal findings
  • Samples of finished knots
  • Digital data (PDF) of how to make two types of basic knots (provided after the class)
  • URL of making knots videos (provided after the class)
What you'll need
  • A pair of scissors
  • A pen (we will use the side of the pen as a tool)
  • Two pairs of pliers if you have (possible to do it with fingers as the metal findings to attach earrings are soft metal)
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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 moved from Canberra to Perth in January 2023, and now my new art activities will be refreshed and am seeking further goals to share with more people. "Tie the knots" I also sell items from my Etsy store under the name happyJPdesigns.

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