Monday, January 16, 2012

Hanji (Korean Papercrafting) Class

Today I covered my jewelry box with the hanji paper I picked out.  Purple is my favorite color so I decided to make the box purple and the inside lavender.

Here is the jewelry box covered inside and out with hanji paper waiting to dry.  My hanji teacher told me that she would finish it for me since my last hanji class is this Friday.
Here is what my teacher was working on.  I have no idea how she did the mother-of-pearl but it turned out gorgeous.  It was pretty small about six inches wide and maybe four inches tall.
I also picked up the coasters I had finished last week.  I am bringing some extra forms home to make some for my Etsy shop.

We were eating some cookies that I had brought when the girls starting looking at me a lot and saying "pretty" in Korean.  I was curious to why they were saying that and found out that they love my BIG nose as my teacher called it.  They love that my nose sticks out so far and they really envy me for my nose.  The funny thing is that I've always hated my nose and thought it was too big.  I would have loved to have a nose job back in the day.  It gave me a whole perspective.

Since Friday is my last day of hanji class, we are meeting at 12 to go out to lunch and are having a "Going Out" party.  I tried to correct them from saying "Going Out" to "Going Away" party but they were so happy to be speaking in English that I gave up.  So I'm having a hanji "Going Out" Party on Friday.  I'm going to try really hard not to cry but it will be very hard.  These women have become so dear to me it will be hard to say goodbye.  We have become a little family in a lot of ways.  I know each one of them would do anything for me and I feel the same way about each of them.  I'll make sure to take a lot of pictures.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Becky,

    I've read your blog from your first post till now (I found you via Sarah's Quest for Cuteness) and just wanted to thank you for taking the time to photograph and consistently post about your crafting experiences.

    Quite honestly, I've never been into crafts. Being able to see the progression and now understand the process, patience, and commitment that goes into these Korean pieces, makes me far more appreciative. So, thank you!

    I've lived here for over five years and it feels good to learn something new - although, no, I still don't have the patience to try the crafts myself, I do enjoy understanding more about what is involved with their creation.


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