These pretty purple paper earrings (say that three times!) have the Japanese kanji, or more properly katakana, that says Tora – which means 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!)
I just finished this dogtag necklace that has the katakana (kanji) that says Alicia. I am loving this vivid red color 🙂
Yes, I can do more formal necklaces than the dogtag style if that’s what the customer wants (and have several examples onsite to choose from). But you know, the dogtag is really popular right now – I think because it’s unpretentious, and kinda goes with everything (well except dressy dressy) – and everybody can relate. And of course it can be for guys or girls – that goes without saying.
Even in red 🙂
This is a new version of a customer favorite – the dogtag pendant is a bit larger than my previous version (approx. 2″, the size of a standard U.S. military dogtag) with clean lined katakana (kanji) that says Meiyo, or Honor. It’s a best seller in my shop – and I think it’s kind of wonderful that “Honor” is a frequently requested kanji pendant.
Like all Paper Jewels, the color and size can be customized. And of course it makes a great Christmas present.
Just thought I’d mention it 🙂
These personalized earrings say Millie (or Milly) in Japanese katakana (more commonly referred to, here in the West, as Kanji). The vivid red color is a customer favorite, maybe because Christmas is coming? Not sure – but it really is a great color 🙂
And of course you can change the color – choose your favorite.
And the name. Choose your favorite 🙂
A customer requested a version of this necklace in blue – a soft color for a hard concept. The kanji (or more properly, the katakana) says Ansatsusha, which means Assassin. I can’t imagine why it’s popular (a little bit tongue in cheek, maybe?)
More new work on the way. Stay tuned 🙂
Oh my goodness, it’s November already – it’s Thanksgiving already! I don’t know where the Fall has gone (or the summer!)
So I am just chiming in to say, Happy Thanksgiving. I don’t have a happy thanksgiving kanji necklace, darn. So I’m putting up a picture of a pair of Happiness earrings that I think are kind of pretty – and I do think Happiness is a good notion to share 🙂
Have a wonderful holiday. Eat a little too much, hug your relatives, laugh with the kids, and hey, even fall asleep in front of the football game. I never do that of course (yeah).
And I’ll be back soon 🙂
This teardrop necklace ssays Angela in Japanese kanji. This pretty robin’s egg blue color and antiqued silver “frame” make this design one of my most popular styles.
One of the great things about this style – besides the graceful shape and affordable cost – is that it can be made in antiqued brass or silver, and the personalized pendant can be any color. You can really make it your own. Your fave color, your choice of finish, your name. Personal is what it’s all about 🙂
P.S. And for an anniversary gift? Come on guys, this works!
This is one of the new styles I’m introducing – personalized earrings, made with your name in Japanese kanji. Slender, with brass backings. Affordable.
These earrings say Elizabeth:
And I have to add – I love the red. You’d like your earrings to have a little extra pizzazz, you want them comfortable and not huge but with impact?
Go with color. Yes 🙂
These lacquered paper, personalized kanji earrings are made with one of my favorite shapes – the shield. It just works well, it’s graceful, the earrings are petite…but big enough to have presence – and the kanji is pretty!
These have the kanji that says Jenny:
And no, I didn’t make them for myself, I haven’t been called “Jenny” for a while now. And Jen or Jennifer use other kanji. We can do those too 😉