Book Review – Origami Jewelry by Mayumi Jezewski.


5 out of 5 stars.

I would like to thank Dover Publications for providing me with a free electronic ARC of this book, via Netgalley, in exchange for an open and honest review.

Please note this book was actually reviewed by my 11 year old daughter – and resident origami artist. Although I’m writing the review, I’m basing it on the feedback she has provided to me. And the score out of 5 stars is all her!

My daughter – known as Eldest Horde online – really liked this book. She liked the outlay of the pictures – formatting, how the instructions were set out, etc. As well as the pictures of the origami jewellery and props (little ceramic animals and the like) that were used. She felt these pictures and props really made her want to try and make things just as pretty.

The instructions for each project were clear and easy to follow. As my daughter has been doing some origami for a while, she followed the picture instructions more than the written instructions, but did also refer to the written instructions if she got stuck.

The book inspired Eldest Horde to make more origami and turn it into different gifts for her friends and family by making it into jewellery as shown in ‘Origami Jewelry’. Quick and easy little projects, perfect for rainy days like the one we’ve had today.

Would I recommend this book to others?

Yes I would. It is the perfect little book of ideas to amuse crafty hands of all ages. It contains clear and precise instructions that talk you through each project – suitable for your novice through to the more experience paper folder.

Would I buy this book for myself?

Not for myself… but Eldest Horde has asked this be put on my Amazon wish list so I remember to buy it for her next time she needs a new craft book. Not so subtle hints about Christmas coming up too! 😉

In summary: A great book showing how to turn tiny little origami into simply beautiful homemade jewellery.

Until next time,


Origami by Cas.jpg
Three pieces of ‘jewellery’ made by Eldest Horde from this book. Crane, heart and butterfly.

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