Wednesday, July 18, 2012

LeeMo Origami Earrings

It's been a little while since I last featured paper jewelry, so I was delighted when the link to these playful earrings crossed my path.

Origami Earrings

Leela Morimoto of Etsy shop LeeMo is the creator. She lives in Osaka, was raised in Japan and Hawaii, and recently graduated from college in Oregon where she studied product design and interior design. Leela told me she has always been enamored with paper and color, and finds origami to be a form of relaxation. Judging by all the tricky angles and folds in these colorful earrings, my origami-challenged brain finds that pretty amazing!

Origami Earrings

These half-inch dimensional earrings look so cool and summery. They're folded around sterling posts and are a mix of a solid color Japanese paper and patterned washi. Leela coats all of her origami earrings with a sealant, but doesn't recommend taking them for a swim.

Origami Earrings

These complex diamonds are each composed of four pieces of folded paper and swing on delicate sterling silver chains.

Leela also designs bamboo and acrylic lasercut earrings, and will be adding necklaces and such to the shop soon. Along with Etsy shop LeeMo, she has a website and is on Facebook.

9 comments:

SUGANTHI said...

Brilliant colours and so neatly folded. Love her laser cut earrings too.

Maureen said...

What fun these are!

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

These somehow remind me of '60s "op art" accessories!

Szalonaisa said...

These are brilliant!! So neat and colourful!!

Ann Martin said...

So glad you all like 'em. Lissa, I agree!

Ann said...

those are very cool. So colorful and fun

lulu_ma said...

these are just too cool! love the warm colour pair!

Teddie Seeley said...

Thank you Ann,
These earrings are wonderful.

Shoshi said...

These are so unusual! I never fail to find something really different on this site.

Speaking of which: I have just nominated you for the versatile blogger award. This is in recognition of how much I enjoy visiting your blog, and for all the inspiration you have given me.

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Shoshi

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