Kanji earrings that say Tora, or Tiger

These pretty purple paper earrings (say that three times!) have the Japanese kanji, or more properly katakana, that says Tora – which means Tiger.

lacquered paper kanji earrings that say Tora, or Tiger

I’m not sure why, but I just love this kanji. It’s very graceful. Or maybe it’s just that I am very fond of the big cats. Maybe it’s because I find it interesting that “Tora Tora Tora” was a sort of rallying cry for Japanese soldiers, or at least the kamikaze, during World War II. And yes I know we (Americans) were on the other side, but by now we can admit that soldiers are soldiers, usually honorable, usually doing the best they can for their country and their officers. It’s the higher ups that are usually messed up – not the grunts.

But I digress. Pretty purple earrings, lacquered paper, a bit over 1″ long, totally wearable day or night, comfy and fun. And they don’t have to be purple, of course. But… pretty purple paper earrings. Just struck me as cool 🙂

(I’m about to list them for the first time – if you don’t see them onsite, just send me a note!)

Red rose earrings – paper jewelry :-)

I love the simplicity of these earrings – the oval shape, the rich vivid color:

lacquered paper red rose earrings from paperjewels.com

These earrings will make your outfit. I know, it’s just a pair of earrings – but they’re pretty, and the color is great, and they’re just big enough to give a vibe without being in your face. For work, for play – these can do that 🙂

Plus: lacquered paper, lightweight, easy to wear and comfy. Did I mention I’m really into comfy?

A gift for Mom – the kanji earrings say Dream

Letting your mom know that you realize that she *has* dreams is a gift in it self – that you recognize her as a person with hopes, fears, and dreams – that’s a major deal. These pretty little earrings are just the icing on the cake.

kanji earrings that say Yume, or Dream... shown in bronze green

Of course custom colors are available. Custom kanji, too – but I do think it’s nice to tell your Mom know that you know that she dreams. That she’s a person. That you value her as a person.

All that good stuff. That’s the real gift to your Mom 🙂

Kanji earrings say Shikara, which means Strength

The Japanese katakana (kanji) here says “shikara” has the context of strength – or power, which is a pretty interesting connotation.

And either way, these are pretty earrings! A customer requested the light purple, or lilac, color… and I thought the petal shape worked well with the delicate shade:

light purple kanji earrings that say Shikara, strength or power

And not that this is a suggestion or anything, just as an idea – paper earrings are great for the first year, or paper, anniversary. And if your wife is a new mom, well, “Mom” really DOES equal strength and power.

But you knew that already 🙂

New pansy earrings

These are a more modern version of the traditional “first anniversary” pansy earrings that are so popular. They’re clean-lined marquis ovals, almost abstract – but still recognizably pansies. And pretty, lightweight, and fun 🙂

modern pansy earrings in my Paper Jewels shop

As shown here, they’re about 1-1/4″ high, though I’ve almost made them quite a bit smaller (about 3/4″) – and one time, almost 3″ high! The customer wanted big lightweight earrings, and she loved that she could wear them all day in comfort.

Because I totally believe in comfort – And style, of course 😉

Pretty floral paper earrings – a first anniversary gift idea

I like to try new designs, and occasionally really big earrings, because with paper earrings they can still be comfy. But I tend to come back to more delicate shapes, and delicate florals are among my customer favorites. Like these:

red floral paper earrings at Paper Jewels

They’re just over 1″ long (big enough to have some presence, but still delicate and of course lightweight). And the little Swarovski crystal elements (accent beads) add just a bit of sparkle. They’re girly, when you’re in that sort of mood.

And – just saying – they are wonderful first anniverary gifts. You know: if you’re looking.

Kanji earrings that say Tsuma, or Wife

And yes, you have probably guessed that they are a popular gift choice. I mean, if it was your paper (first) anniversary, and you had to find a paper present, and you know your wife likes jewelry, wouldn’t “Wife” be a cool pair of earrings for her?

Tsuma, or Wife, kanji earrings at Paper Jewels

Especially when you know you can get them in her favorite color. And that they’re comfortable and kind of fun too 🙂

Okay, bijin – which means beautiful woman, or hot babe – that’s pretty popular too 😉

Kanji earrings that say Dangerous

I love the contrast – a soft grey tone (or color of your choice) and a delicate shape. And the kanji says Abunai, or Dangerous 😉

lacquered paper earrings with the Japanese kanji Abunai that says Dangerous

So when you’re wearing these pretty (comfortable!) earrings with your light yellow cashmere sweater and light gray pencil skirt – or white tank top and scuffy jeans – and somebody says hey, what do your earrings say? You can smile, and tell them. Or not. But hey, just for fun?

The kanji says Abunai: dangerous 😉

Hime (Princess) Kanji Earrings

These were made as a special request for a customer – and I think they turned out well!

hime kanji purple earrings

The kanji “Hime” translates as “Princess”, which you can imagine is kind of popular with girls. Just for fun 🙂

Shown here in purple but of course we can make them in your colors too!

Mother’s Day gifts – these kanji earrings say Mother

These pretty, patterned earrings are making a bit of a splash for me this spring – they say Haha, or Mother, in Japanese kanji:

Japanese kanji paper earrings that say Mother

Like all Paper Jewels they’re lightweight – so they’re comfy. I don’t know about you but that matters to me! Of course they can be special ordered in custom colors (and can be made smaller or larger) – though I do have to say, people have been very receptive to this blue zircon, green and golden combo.

And of course, Mother’s Day holiday is coming. Just sayin!