Joji Creations started with a solitary crane, from a scrap piece of paper in my pocket folded while Joji was bored at work. It was followed by another folded while fidgety in class, and they were brought home and given to Rhain who lovingly placed them on an empty shelf.
Paper was bought in pretty colours, more classes were attended, and work was still long and boring. Some how the empty space on the shelf shrank until six months later when a full shelf of 5,000 cranes resulted in the not so loving statement "NO MORE PAPER CRANES UNLESS YOU FIND SOMETHING TO DO WITH THEM!"
So on 29th of December 2009 when Joji was desperate to start folding cranes again Joji Creations was born and launched online. Funny thing is work isn't so boring and Joji doesn't really fold many cranes any more, but Rhain sure does!
Joji Creations is run by Joji and Rhain in Victoria, Australia. It grew from the plethora of origami that had started to envelop our small town house as simple non-lacquered crane earrings from whatever paper could be found, now we have a large range of assorted origami jewellery and homewares. We import handmade Japanese paper (Yuzen, Chiyogami and others) in large sheets and hand cut, trim, fold, attach to findings, treat, lacquered/resin, package and every other aspect of our products ourselves.
We firmly believe that handmade means designed and made by us, not by others. We also believe that if it's worth making, you make it properly, which is why all of our products have been made to last more than "just a season".
We get our inspiration from the beautiful colours and shapes that surround us in the Australian bush as well as the eclectic mix of bush paintings, old suitcases, graffiti art and antique wood that we choose to fill our house with. Our love is creating new models and designs to shape into jewellery as well as being able to do what we love to help financially support ourselves.
Please note that as we import all our paper we have a large range of colours only some of which are represented in our online shop. We do have over 300 colours available so if there is a colour you cannot find, please message us!