Kanji dogtag necklace says Samurai – new work

This is not only a new necklace, it’s the first piece of a new group of work. These dogtag necklaces are lacquered paper – backed with stainless steel dogtags, sized to military specs. The way it works, it takes much less time to make the necklace (not so many steps and layers to dry) – so they cost less. This is usually considered a good thing 🙂

stainless steel and paper kanji dogtag necklace that says Samurai

The first one up is this deep gray paper-and-stainless-steel dogtag necklace that says Samurai in Japanese kanji, or katakana.

And there’ll be more to come at https://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/november-birthstone-guide/, stay tuned!

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 🙂

Kanji (katakana) Meiyo or Honor Dogtag Necklace

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.

Japanese kanji dogtag necklace that says Meiyo, or Honor

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 🙂

Dogtag necklace that says Samurai: a gift for Dad

This one’s kind of self-evident: there are a lot of dads (and brothers, and boyfriends, and, well guys) who would appreciate beig thought of as a samurai: a trained, skilled, honorable warrior.

dogtag necklace that says Samurai in Japanese kanji...from paperjewels.com

It’s a classic dogtag with ballchain. Your guy will love it. End of commercial.

Dogtag necklace that says Ronin: a gift for Dad.

The dogtag necklace featured here says Ronin in Japanese kanji. In Japan, a ronin is a masterless samurai – literally, ‘wave man’ (understood as ‘a man tossed around like a wave’). I think the connotation has become “lone warrior”.

dogtag necklace that says Ronin in Japanese kanji

And a lot of guys seem to identify with being a Ronin. Maybe your guy, or your dad, is one of them? This could be a great gift for him. And Father’s Day is coming up. Just saying.

P.S. Or, you know, if you’re a secret warrior? It doesn’t matter if other people know it – you know. And maybe you too are a secret Ronin.

Man’s Necklace sent to Matlacha FL

I just sent out a man’s necklace to a customer in Matlacha, Florida… I just wish I could hand-deliver it!

Man's Necklace with Carved Bone TalonMan’s Carved Bone Talon Necklace

Matlacha (pronounced mat-luh-chay) is a small town between Pine Island and Fort Myers, Florida, where I lived for nine years. I love Matlacha. It’s the kind of place that 30 or 40 years ago was a tiny scrabbly fishing village and people there would probably have laughed if you’d said it was ever going to be expensive-ish or (moving) upscale. It’s still not “upscale”, it’s still a village, but it’s kind of funky and fun and they have a great seafood place or three.

Tee shirts and flip flops and not over-developed yet. It’s a really cool place. If somebody was willing to pay the travel expense I’d be happy to hand-deliver. Any time 🙂

Being Green and Still Manly and Check Out Rare Bird Finds!

Oh I think you are going to love this! Rare Bird Finds is one of my fave online sites. The ladies at Rare Bird have an absolute knack at finding fun, funky, and special goodies. I saw one this morning that made me smile. An eco-friendly shopping bag that GUYS can use too – without feeling weird about it!
Eco friendly shopping bag - that guys can use
Is that not great?
Honestly, you should put Rare Bird in your Favorites. There’s tons of, well, great finds there!