Create Origami Jewelry with Mayumi Fukuda

Longtime readers might remember just how much I admire the origami paper jewelry that Mayumi Fukuda creates, so you can imagine how pleased I was to learn that she recently filmed a complete origami jewelry course for online how-to powerhouse, Domestika.


smiling woman seated at table on which origami jewelry and paper supplies are displayed


Today is Launch Day of Paper Jewelry Making with Origami Techniques. So exciting, plus it is included in the Domestika SUMMER SALE, meaning the course price is currently discounted 83%!


"Learn to create an exclusive solid and water-resistant Origami jewelry set 

of earrings and necklace using your own kimono-inspired, hand painted paper.

No previous experience is required; just let your creativity blossom."


hand holding paint brush poised above sheet of white paper on which a repetitive pattern in orange, lavender and yellow has been painted



- Lifetime course access

- An extensive introduction to Origami, its origin, applications and techniques

- The best selection of decorative papers and where to find them

- How to create your own pattern using painting and metallic application techniques

- How to cut, fold and finish your Modular Origami accurately

- How to assemble your jewelry and which materials* to use 


- Materials: paper, gouache, brushes, metal transfer leaf, gilding wax, foil,  jewelry findings and tools


*These items are not included in the course fee, however, you will receive a list of resources (diagrams, paper suppliers, jewelry suppliers), as well as an exclusive 15% discount at Ollily Paperware and Etsy shop OllilyPaperware (@ollilypaperware on Instagram).


- The course is divided into units and lessons so you can work at your own pace


- Mayumi will be available to give feedback on your final project and answer questions via the class forum


- English audio with subtitles offered in eight additional languages: English, German, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian and Polish


- Don't miss the trailer on the Domestika course page


hands cutting patterned paper with utility knife and metal ruler on gridded cutting mat

Mayumi says: 


"Discover the materials and necessary tools for learning Modular Origami on a small scale. You will be introduced to the current Origami art scene and get inspired by creating a moodboard before painting your own kimono-reminiscent pattern with gouache and metallic applications."


hands folding patterned paper origami unit

"Experiment with the Modular Origami technique by folding multiple Sonobe unit structures. It’s particularly exciting for beginners as the folding is not complex, but at the same time it provides a solid and stable foundation for creating your own Origami jewelry."


hands holding patterned paper origami earring with earring wire in place

"In the final step, you will learn how to effectively coat the paper and assemble your Origami earrings and necklace. The course will conclude with Origami box folding and tips on photographing your jewelry and box for social media."

If you should decide to sign up, Mayumi would be extremely grateful if you would use this link.


smiling woman holding necklace chain onto which three origami units are strung

Mayumi sells her handmade jewelry via Etsy shop, Mayumi Origami. She is on Instagram and Facebook.

Note: Mayumi Origami Jewelry is also available this summer at Lucca Biennale Cartasia, a highly regarded biennial exhibition of paper and cardboard Art, Architecture, and Design in Lucca, Italy through September 25.



All Things Paper is an Etsy affiliate.


Ann Martin
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