The Origami Group in Santiago de Compostela is a cheerful community of enthusiasts of paper folding. There’s no “membership”, as no special requirement is needed to join other than curiosity and interest towards learning new figures (and making friends, of course!).
No matter what you want to learn, say a complex rose or the explanation of the fujimoto technique, there´s always someone willing to teach you, and new activities are proposed in almost every meeting (in fact, the international origami meeting took place in santiago just two years ago).
Among these activities, they began making earrings as a “hobby within a hobby”. They started selling them just to try and see what happened, and now they’re overwhelmed with orders! I’m planning on making some earrings myself (probably after the models in the book “origami wreaths and rings“, which I love), but I don’t have much time to do so. Many of the earrings are little jewels that take lots of time of steady and careful labour, like the modular designs; others are hard to fold at so small a scale, like the roses.
So far, everyone agrees that the earrings are really beautiful, so I decided to show here some pictures before they all get sold. I hope that you will enjoy the collection, and that my friends keep up the good work! 🙂
ps: Happy New Year!
Update 17.01.06 I added two more pictures of the new earrings they´re making. Instructions for folding a clam (easy).
Update 26.02.06 I added many more pictures taken at the Origami meeting which took place this weekend in Santiago.