By Serena Ogawa
Origami is very popular in Japan, and indeed all over the world. But besides the famous paper cranes, we have many other interesting origami crafts.
Modular origami (the piecing together of various origami parts) is particularly popular worldwide, and very beautiful. This video introduces instructions for making origami earrings using one of the simplest modular origami pieces, the Sonobe cube. Please enjoy!
Things you'll need
- Small Sonobe Cube: Use six pieces of 1/16 of regular origami paper for each earring
- Clear type manicure for coating
- Eye-pin (x2)
- A needle
- One pair of fish hook earrings6.
- Jump ring (x2)
- Beads or other charms that you like
Also: a small pair of pliers that can both bend and cut.
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。