Chiyogami Round Pendant in Red and Pink Plum Blossoms on Aqua with Chain
This handmade necklace is made of birch wood covered with Japanese chiyogami paper and finished off with a shiny resin. This silkscreened paper is red and pink plum blossoms on aqua. The wood piece measures 1.5 inches wide and around a 1/8 inch thickness. The pendant has a lead and nickel-free bail and comes with a 24 inch long chain.
The plum blossoms along with cherry blossoms (Sakura) are heralds of Spring in Japan, and are also a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. This particular design is the first one I ever worked with. I took a book binding class over a decade ago and we got to choose a paper to make our first book with. I choose this one because it reminded me of my mom, and it still does.
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.