Colorful necklaces made of Washi paper.
Spring is in full bloom and I'm feeling excited, so today I'm going to write about a long-selling candy-like washi necklace that I've been making since I started making washi accessories.
This necklace is not only cute but also gorgeous because of the combination of Washi pearls in some places. Moreover, it is one of our few long necklaces, and can be used as a double strand.
The metal parts other than the washi paper are used as the bare brass without plating. The reason for this is simply because it suits the atmosphere of Washi.
In the same way that metals change over time, such as rusting, peeling of plating, and dullness of color, Washi also changes over time. Washi may become fluffy due to friction, and depending on how it is used, cosmetic oil or sebum may stick to it.
However, just as people age, there is nothing in the world that does not change over time. Therefore, I believe that the aging process is a good thing, because I see it as the simplicity of natural materials.
This is a little off topic, but at 39 years old myself, I am becoming more and more aware of how I am aging. I meet a lot of people, but eyes speak louder than words, and the older you get, the more your personality exudes from your overall atmosphere.
The COVID-19 is also a problem, and there are many things that happen in life, but I want to always be smiling and sparkling.
Tomorrow is better than today, the day after tomorrow is better than tomorrow, the same day next year is better than today, sometimes things go well and sometimes they don't, but it's better to try and fail than not to try at all.
I wake up in the morning full of energy, rush through the day, and before I go to bed at night, I am troubled and lost in self-reflection, and within seconds I am asleep, refreshed, and walking again. In retrospect, it's a repetitive cycle for me.
This is not related to today's blog, but let me record it for my own sake.
Well, it's time to get back to that.
Brass is a very interesting material, and as it ages, it takes on the look of a 5 yen coin. It doesn't turn black like silver, but gives it an antique look(for more information, see）
So, the more you use it and get used to it, the better it becomes.
This is why we tend to use brass.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. The color varies from reddish to yellowish depending on the proportion of zinc mixed with the copper.
Since brass is basically designed to be plated, there is no emphasis on the color, so the color often changes every time the brass is purchased. From the manufacturer's point of view, the color does not matter because it will be plated anyway.
We also find it interesting to see the taste of the manufacturers. We are excited to see what color the next shipment of brass will be. Whether it is red or yellow, it will fit the atmosphere of Washi.
So, that's okay.
This necklace is often said to make you feel glamorous and woozy just by wearing it, but it is also a good choice for busy people because it is long enough to be worn quickly no matter how busy you are.
However, the fact that it is long also means that it can easily get caught, so if you are in a hurry, please wear it with care (using two strands may be a good idea).