Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fun with Mizuhiki Cord

I've just been gently reminded (again) that I've not blogged since August 2008!! Shame on me! Shame shame shame.

Many of you know I work long long hours filling orders, adding products to the website, not to mention all the back office stuff (ordering, bookkeeping) and the list goes on. Let's not forget having a personal life and perhaps some house cleaning once in a while (hmmm... scratch that, I never have time for that.... my dear dear husband takes care of everything).

But I must make an effort. So today, I dug around in my files and found several lovely pictures sent in by a wonderful customer in France. Take a look.

Vincent lives in Paris and he specializes in Japanese art. Several times a year, he purchases our Mizuhiki cords, and with them creates beautiful jewelry and objets d'art. Vincent also attends Oriental art fairs all over France. Today I'd like to share the following creations:

A pretty barrette:

Two elaborate knot necklaces:

And a whimsical crane:

Mizuhiki is a Japanese paper cord which comes in brilliant colors and can be fashioned into many shapes. Creations like these take some practice for sure, but there are also many simple things you can do.

I found this wonderful video on YouTube. (This is the first time I've tried embedding a YouTube video into my blog, so I hope it works)

We carry many colors of Mizuhiki cords as well as inexpensive instruction booklets. Please see:



  1. Hello Franny ;-) It's Sandrine from Belgium ;-) I used to be one of your customer ! Je t'ai retrouvé !! je suis contente !! je suis traiste car je n'ai plus de carte de crédit :-( I only can buy in Europe :-( I would have made a great order to your store ! J'espère que tu vas bien ?? je t'embrasse très fort ! read you soon ^-^

  2. Those are gorgeous pieces. I love it when customers share their creations.

    It's comforting to know someone else doesn't have time for housework. I keep hoping the maid will show up :o)


  3. Kristie2:29 PM

    I am so glad you posted this! I actually got some of this cord at a shop that was moving to another state. It was very very cheap on clearance, so since it was pretty I picked it up. Even though I really didn't know what I would do with it.
    I think I may do some more searching and make some pieces for a couple layouts.
    Very beautiful pieces!!!

  4. Super ces réalisations ! j'aime beaucoup !

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  6. Anonymous10:53 AM

    Don't stop posting such articles. I like to read articles like that. By the way add some pics :)

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