Xiaoning Li

Handmade Origami Jewelry

I remember being a young child I was drawn to candy wrappers because of the pretty design on some of them.  I’d wash the paper and dry them flat on table tops, and later keep them in a book between the pages. 

I believe no matter how harsh one’s living conditions is the desire for beauty is always there.

The fun of making origami earrings started one Christmas several years ago. I didn’t want to buy things 

for friends and family but to make some gifts myself. 

The idea came out of the blue so I started trying to fold the only thing I knew: the paper crane.  When I went to the bead store to get some beads the owner was shocked that I knew nothing about jewelry making. 

But with practice I got better at my skills and now I have gifts to share with the world.

Every pair of these earrings was created uniquely handmade by me with love.


728 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 

Tel (971) 319 – 0136

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