Monday, 31 January 2011

Ancient arts and crafts

We'll be adding lots of new courses to the the website over the next few months and we'd like to introduce you to our newest recruit Marta Cunha, who makes the most beautiful jewellery from Origami.

After developing a passion for origami, she soon realised that origami could be more than a hobby and the designs could be made small enough to be worn as unique items of jewellery and so Dark Horse Origami was born.

Starting initially with traditional Japanese Washi papers, she has recently moved from folding paper shapes to folding silver and below is a picture of her pure silver origami lily earrings, which she also makes as a pendant. 

Featured on her blog dark horse, these minuature fushia flower earrings with Swarovski crystals are so delicate, yet pretty. I so wanted to treated myself at Christmas!

If you feel inspired then Marta is teaching our new Origami jewellery class where you can learn how to create origami shapes and the art of shrinking what you learn into a pair of earrings, pendant and brooch.

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