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


happy JP designs

happy JP designs

5.0 (2)

2 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $55 - $60 (or 4 payments of $14 - $15 Afterpay)
($55 for Hook earrings per guest, $60 for Clip-on earrings per guest)


How it works
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Details   
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the class. Details   

During the class, you can ask questions and get feedback.

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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 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 online class, you'll learn how to tie basic knots that will transform a simple Mizuhiki cord into two pairs of beautiful earrings. The first pair (very basic knot) and the second pair (one more step than the first pair) are two different designs.

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!

Please note: You must book at least two weeks before your online class as materials are taking longer to get delivered as usual due to lockdown restrictions.



Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Short Mizuhiki cords for practice
  • Long Mizuhiki cords for two pairs of earrings (assorted colours according to your three favourite colours)
  • Two pairs of stainless steel (hypoallergenic) earring hooks and metal findings
What you'll need
  • Scissors
  • 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)
Your teacher
happy JP designs
happy JP designs

5.0 (2)

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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