Chiyogami Aqua Segaiha Large Dangle Earrings
Handmade earrings made of lightweight birch wood covered with Japanese chiyogami paper and finished off with a shiny resin. The round wood piece measures 1.5 inch wide and around a 1/8 inch thickness. The design is a beautiful aqua segaiha design. This is one of my favorite designs in Japanese paper. The earrings have an almost 1.5 inch long nickel and lead- free brass kidney wire so the overall measure is around 3 inches long.
The paper design of this piece is called Seigaiha (or sekaiha) which literally means "blue sea and waves". Seigaiha is a Japanese motif dating back to the 6th century. The water and waves symbolize power in resistance in Japanese culture. They also represent hope for happiness and long life. I have seen this design in gold, black, red, and navy, but I think this one is by far my favorite, very muted and calming.
Because of the paper and wood, I advise to always take your Sweet Space jewelry off before bathing or swimming. Also, please do not spray alcohol products like hairspray or perfume because it can damage the piece.
Due to the nature of the silk-screened paper the placement of the design may vary.