Here is another photo of my new bookmarks that I finally listed! (Sora, Tamiko, Yuuna)! I was so pleased how they came out that I took a trip to Michaels a few days ago and picked up more cardstock and ribbon to make more! The stack I bought was “Far East” inspired, and although I hate how Asian countries are often lumped into one amorphous entity when these kinds of products are sold, the paper was textured and quite pretty so I could not resist. I guess this is one area where my ideological leanings show, but it bothers me when all Asian countries are treated as the “same” when there are a lot of signicant differences between them.
Anyhow, most of the paper is inspired by Chinese designs so I have decided to take the sheets that are more China-specific and create bookmarks with origami floral arrangements. For those papers that are more abstract and ambiguous, I want to use them for the Japanese Shiori Ningyo (Bookmark dolls). I think I can offer three bookmarks together as sets for $11.00 a piece and still make out okay on costs and time. When I get some of the new designs finished, I will post some photos!