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Book review and a giveaway: Origami Jewelry Motifs

Oh my!  These are almost too cute to wear.  Have you ever played around with origami?  Maybe as a child?  If you did, and you liked it, did you ever think about wearing your creations?  Julian Laboy Rodriguez did, and he shows you how in his new Interweave book, Origami Jewelry Motifs.

Even if you haven't done any origami before, don't let that stop you.  All the basic folds and instructions are covered up front, and there is a nice selection of motifs included which range from easy to intermediate.  The really unique part of the book is how Julian teaches you to turn your little cuties into jewelry pieces, using easy to obtain findings, some glue, and a good spray finish!


Would you like to try out some origami this spring?  Here's what you need to do...please read this carefully. Leave me a comment here and include your email address. If I don't see your email address, I won't be able to contact you. No contact, no win, and I simply have to go on to the next person. You are welcome to spell it out if you'd prefer, for example, beadingarts at gmail dot com. If you tweet or post on Facebook or other social spots about the contest, you can leave a second comment and be entered twice! Deadline: March 30, 2016


My niece would love doing this together. Commented earlier and forgot the "s" on the end of my email.

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Mary Redman said…
They are so colorful and cute and they remind me of spring. I would love to win this and try doing some of these!
Something I would love to try...always looking for new things to try!

maloneve at
Lissa said…
This jewelry is as cute as can be! I would love to learn how to create them!
Unknown said…
What cute ideas. I am always looking for something different to include when making jewelry.
diamondix said…
Hi, my name is Dixie Ann Scott and want to thank you for your generous give away. I have learned a lot from your blog and would really like to win this book, I hope my name is picked.
Unknown said…
I would so love to win this and bring a different element of design into my jewelry.
Unknown said…

bonjour, je trouve les bijoux origami tres frais et printanier (et ici en France et en Europe, nous avons grand besoin de l'air du printemps en ce moment). votre giveaway est-il ouvert aussi au non resident des USA ? je tente ma chance. grace à votre blog et à d'autres, mon anglais lu s'ameliore mais c'est une traduction Google.
amicalement. martakampoj chez hotmail dot com

hello, I find the origami jewelry very fresh and spring (and here in France and in Europe, we have great need of spring air at the moment). Your giveaway is it also open to non-resident of the USA? I try my luck. thanks to your blog and others, read my English is improving but it is a Google translation.
friendly. martakampoj at hotmail dot com
Alicia said…
I've made crane earrings before so I'd love to learn more patterns!
You can find me on as alikat2004
Anonymous said…
These look like great fun to make with some older children! I'd love to try.
Unknown said…
I am always looking to learn new crafts and techniques This is a craft I would love to learn. It is amazing how you can fold paper in a certain way and create such beautiful pieces.
Interesting book! darscozykrafts at gmail dot com