Black & Gold Japanese Washi Paper, Glass Cabochon Necklace- 30mm

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Bold & Contrasting Black and Gold Japanese Washi Paper, Glass Cabochon Necklace- 30mm (1.81in)

This washi cabochon necklace is colourful, fun and elegant. Inject a bit of impact into your outfit with the bold and contrasting pattern of the black and gold washi paper that is the highlight of this piece. Accented with a black enameled cabochon base on a matching black enamelled rolo chain – the glass protects the paper and makes the colour pop!

I selected the washi paper used in this jewellery myself on a recent trip to Japan (for my honeymoon) and decided to display it under glass in this fashion because I believe the beauty of the paper is accentuated in this setting. I didn't want to hide the elaborate patterns in origami as they would get lost.

Each necklace is slightly different from that last, due to the slightly erratic pattern of the paper (and where the piece is cut when I assemble the piece). This means each piece is unique (and what you receive may vary slightly from what is shown in the photo- as you can see from the photo where I have lain the necklace on the washi paper the possibilities are almost endless!)

Cabochon pendant has a diameter of 30mm (1.81in) and comes on a rolo chain in your choice of length. Options are:
40cm (Total length of chain- when worn sits just below collarbone)
60cm (Total length of chain- when worn sits around bust level)

All metal elements have a brass base metal, and are nickel and lead free.

At the moment there are only 5 colour options for washi cabochon jewellery, if you have a specific request for a colour you don’t see listed, please ask, I may have the paper but just haven’t used it yet! I am happy to make a custom listing for you.

I make necklaces of the same type in different washi colours (see last photo) and cufflinks and earrings from this paper, as shown in the second to last photos of this listing. You can see their listings here:
Earrings: http://felt.co.nz/listing/170609/Japanese-Washi-Paper--Black--and--Gold-Glass-Cabochon-Earrings--18mm
Cufflinks: http://felt.co.nz/listing/170287/Bright-Bold-Contrasted-Black--and--Gold-Washi-Paper-Glass-Cabochon-Cuff-Links--18mm-

Washi is the Japanese word for the traditional papers made from the long inner fibres of three plants, wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper. The inner barks of three plants — kozo, mitsumata and gampi — all native to Japan, are used primarily in the making washi. For centuries, colourful designs applied by woodblock or handcut stencils have created vividly characteristic papers, for decorative use. Recently, silkscreened chiyogami (small repeated-patterned paper) is available in an unbelievable range and widely used by craftspeople and comes in hundreds of patterns. The special absorbency, strength and texture of washi results in unique images. Traditional Japanese printing was done by woodblock, but washi is also effectively used for wood engraving, linoblock, or letterpress techniques. It responds well to embossing, and can be used effectively for multi-colour lithographs and chine-collé (etching).
This passage is from Japanese paper place.
You can read more about Washi here: http://www.japanesepaperplace.com/abt-japanese-paper/about-washi.htm

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  • Ships from Wellington, New Zealand.
  • $7.00 Tracked within NZ
    ($1.00 with another item)
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