Paper Earrings -white heart earrings with flowers

This is a brand-new pair of earrings, which I am about to post onsite. I’ve been having trouble getting just the right pic of them… I really like simple white backgrounds, but when you’re photographing white (mostly white) earrings on white backgrounds, sometimes the detail is hard to get perfect. Still working on it.

But I really do like these earrings and I am determined to do right by them 🙂

white heart paper earrings with flowers

These would be just perfect for a first anniversary gift! They are moderate in cost ($34), they’re moderate in size – about 1″ long – and they combine paper jewelry with flowers! You just don’t do better for a first (paper) anniversary gift 🙂

As always they can be customized for a special gift – larger, smaller, and we can play with the colors too. It’s supposed to be special, for your first anniversary. Let’s do that 🙂

Paper earrings for a First Anniversary Gift

This is a new pair of paper earrings in my shop and I’ve already had two customers ask if they could purchase a pair – in a custom color 🙂

paper earrings with green stars or custom colors... a great first anniversary gift

Well of course they can. And actually, I’m going to make another pair too, with a bunch of different color stars. Just for fun. But meantime, I did want to point out that custom colors are always an option. These paper earrings really do make a wonderful, affordable first anniversary gift – and custom colors make them personal, yknow? That’s the way it’s supposed to be!

Kanji Eternity Earrings – with crystal diamonds

Okay, “diamonds” is a little bit of an exaggeration. The teardrops on these earrings are faceted rhinestones – ‘diamonds’ for us ordinary mortals who have too many bills to pay but still love sparkly pretty earrings! These earrings have the Japanese katakana (kanji) that says Eien, or Eternity – so they are actually wonderful for wedding earrings, or a first anniversary gift from a husband to his new bride 🙂

japanese katakana eternity earrings with crystal teardrops

I actually just sold the pair pictured – and have started a new pair or two for the shop, so stay tuned. Or of course you can request a custom color for any Paper Jewels. Just ask!

PS Diamonds are the birthstone for April – so these earrings (or others with crystal ‘diamonds’) are especially appropriate. Just saying 🙂

Kanji earrings say Onna, or Woman – new Pics!

Okay, this is not precisely a “model” pic. I’m doing a new series of pics showing the earrings on a life-size mannequin head. Yes, the mannequin is slender and delicate – but it’s a step in the right direction! it’s hard to find a mannequin looks really real – maybe funky, with bad hair days and all – but I figure, showing earrings on a mannequin does at least show what the earrings look like when they’re being worn!

So, what do you think?

lacquered paper earrings that say Onna, or Woman, in Japanese katakana...available at paperjewels.com

I’ll be doing more of these pics – stay tuned!

Oh – did I forget to mention? The kanji Woman earrings are available in custom colors (and sizes) – but you knew that already 🙂 And hey, talk about a perfect first year, paper anniversary gift! Her fave colors – and the kanji says Woman – and they’re paper. Strengthened, lacquered, durable paper… but still paper. This is a win 🙂

Personalized jewelry: the kanji necklace says Emily

Just wanted to show off the personalized kanji necklace I just made – bright pink at the customer request. I love the color (and more importantly, she does too)!

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As with the other dogtag pendants in my new line, these are super affordable – custom dogtag pendants with your name in Japanese are just $28! Even with the custom work, the new method of production (with stainless steel dogtag base) is much less labor intensive than the way I used to do it. So: affordable. Great color. Personalized necklace. Casual, fun, and cute 🙂

Which is just what the customer wanted – I love when it works that way!

New work – Kanji (Katakana) Honor Dogtag Necklace

And yes, if you’ve been here before, you’ll have noticed that I have a different version of the Meiyo, or Honor, dogtag pendant. But this new one has a few advantages. Well, okay, one major advantage. It takes less time to make, so it costs less.

I thought that would sound pretty good 🙂

stainless steel and lacquered paper dogtag necklace that says Meiyo or Honor in Japanese katakana

I’m doing a whole new line in this style. The pendant has a military style, stainless steel dogtag base, and I’ve added the custom designed, lacquered paper graphic with the Japanese katakana. The whole thing is protected with multiple layers of gloss – but even with those layers, and the time that’s needed to dry them all one by one, this style takes half the time (and half the work) of the “pure” paper pendants. Less time to make each piece means less cost per piece.

I figure this is a good trend. and honestly, take a look at my new dogtag pendants page. The new style pendants, with stainless steel bases, are of course super durable, and I think they look great.

And they cost a lot less. I mentioned that, right?

Happy new year – and a new BOGO Deal of the Day :-)

Actually this is a Deal of the weekend, but that doesn’t have quite the same ring 🙂 I’m going to be doing a lot of site updates soon, and adding new work, and it’s going to get crazy. So I thought I’d start with a New Year’s Welcome 2018 “Deal of the Day”.

pink rose paper earrings on soft yellow background... Deal of the Day

These pink rose (on yellow) lacquered paper earrings are such a pretty Spring color combo that they’re inspiring me, on this cold (I mean COLD) winter’s day. So, from Saturday, January 5, 2018, through Monday January 7, 2018, when you purchase a pair of these earrings, you get to pick a second pair (equal or lesser value) for free.

What would you choose?

Lacquered Paper Heart Earrings – paper anniversary gifts

I know it sounds obvious, but I’m just going to be self-serving and point out that Paper Jewels make wonderful first anniversary gifts – since the traditional first anniversary gift is made with paper. Well. You don’t have to spend a lot. You don’t have to sweat it. Paper jewelry makes a wonderful present.

lacquered paper heart earrings for a paper anniversary gift...these heart earrings are shown in aqua and green

For example, the pretty heart earrings shown here can be made in her favorite colors. So – hearts for the one close to your heart. Paper, because first year anniversary gift = paper gift. Customized color choices. You see how easy this can be?

Paper annive4rsary = first year anniversary. May you have decades more 🙂

Personalized kanji dogtag necklace says Caleb

Or Kaleb. And I should correct myself right now: I believe this is katakana, rather than kanji. But many of us in the West are so used to thinking of Japanese writing as “kanji”, that we use that as a sort of blanket term. Of course ther is more to learn!

I wasn’t sure if I had shared this necklace – I think it’s a good example showing that a personalized kanji necklace does NOT have to be “girly”. This is a dogtag necklace. This is (in this version) a black dogtag neckklace. Very guy-friendly 🙂

 dogtag necklace that says Caleb in Japanese kanji or katanana

Really I just wanted to point out that you can choose to personalize a dogtag necklace. And it can be guy-friendly. And if not in time for Christmas, well certainly for his next birthday!

Or just because 🙂

Personalized earrings say Brianna in Japanese katakana

These fun earrings say Brianna in Japanese katakana (yes, we Westerners casually call it “Japanese kanji” – the term katakana is actually more accurate). These are one of my favorite new shapes (and so far, my customers that have bought this new style, darling girls that they are, seem pretty happy with them!)

personalized kanji earrings say Brianna in Japanese katakana

This cornflower blue color can be changed, of course – you can request whatever color you like best. And for that matter, you can choose your own name in kanji.

But you knew that already 😉