Origami is on my list of things to learn. The magic of creating something 3D from a few folds of paper makes me wish it was a talent I possessed. It's a beautiful, delicate art form.
Now imagine that skill transferred from paper to sheets of precious metal. That's what Parisian designers Claire Naa and Arnaud Soulignac of Origami Jewellery do. Their origami animals (think swans, rabbits, elephants, lions and more) in silver, gunmetal and gold-plate are what I'm saving up for next. Check them out at online jewellery and accessories boutique Boticca and let me know what you think.
In the meantime, I'm making do with this cast-metal version from Monki. An elegant crane necklace, it's the next best thing. And it's only a fiver, too.
The paper origami cranes are mementos from my friends Nicky and Phil's wedding. They were the most exquisite table and hanging room decorations. So pretty!