Custom Name Necklace with Rhinestone Letters

Hanafudared and black, Hwatu Card Earrings--Septemberred and black, Kikured and black, Chrysanthemum



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***Due to Covid-19 Stay In Place in our city, all orders will be shipped out after April 8th. Thank you and stay healthy! xo--Silver plated ear wire.--Oval card size: 1.75" x 1.25" I\u2019ve been making Hanafuda card jewelry since 2004. Known in South Korea as Hwatu and Sakura in Hawaii. I\u2019ve shipped them all over the world and wondered why people sought them out. I kind of lost interest in them and moved onto newer designs but kept a couple of items on #etsy. A buddy of mine yesterday mentioned that #nintendo started manufacturing them a long time ago, before they started making video games. I just looked at their Wikipedia page and it\u2019s fascinating. Playing cards were introduced to Japan by the Portuguese in the mid-16th century. These cards and gambling in general were banned by the government. The card designs kept changing, in a game of cat and mouse with the authorities. Each time the designs got more and more abstract. \ud83d\udc7d My early memories are full of grown ups playing loudly with these cards, slapping them down and yelling. I think I found them scary at some point. The early days of my @nicelena jewelry line, I sought to use whatever I found, deconstructing and reconstructing non traditional materials into jewelry. Standing inside a Korean grocery store and looking at these cards, I instantly knew I had to make something with them. I\u2019m excited about these again so I dug out my box of cards. Time to play.\u27b8 instagram | niceLena\u27b8 pintrest | niceLena\u27b8 | niceLena\u27b8 website l\u27b8 vintage & art supply l teamsalvage.\u27b8 my guy's furniture l wageoflabor., hanafuda

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