Make Knotted Japanese Paper Cord Earrings at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Have fun with paper cord knotting and make beautiful flower earrings


happy JP designs

happy JP designs

5.0 (22)

1 hour Class size 1 to 8

label $68 (or 4 payments of $17 Afterpay)
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Looking for rainy day activities or unique things to do at home? Learn Japanese paper cord knotting and make DIY earrings with Az from Happy JP Designs using the art of Mizuhiki in 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 an easy and meditative repeating movement of the basic knot Kakemusubi (literary meaning running knot) and make beautiful pon pom mum flower hoop earrings. You will make at least one pair of earrings in the one-hour class and the kit includes one more pair to make in your own time.

Az will also demonstrate how the Kakemusubi knot can be arranged to make other styles of earrings and gift-giving decorations. You can add on an earring kit (gold or sparkly white paper cords with hypoallergenic stainless steel kidney hoop earwire earrings) when you book this class.

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.

Please note: You must book at least nine days before your online class as materials are taking longer to get delivered due to the pandemic.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Sparkly white paper cord kidney earwire hook earring kit ($10)
  • Gold paper cord kidney earwire hook earring kit ($10)
  • E6000 glue ($8)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Short cords for practice
  • Four cords for two pairs of earrings (please choose the colour)
  • Two pairs of hypoallergenic stainless steel (surgical grade 316) hoop earrings
What you'll need
  • A clear workspace with white paper to avoid glue marks
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue or E6000 glue
Your teacher
happy JP designs
happy JP designs

5.0 (22)

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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