Origami Bird Book by Akiko just published!

By , March 17, 2010 8:59 pm

I am happy to announce that Akiko has published her first origami book.

It’s called the TinyShiny Origami Bird Book and features Twenty (20) hand-drawn, full-colour origami bird projects, with simple instructions that anyone can follow.

The book shows how to create elegant paper birds in hundreds of colours and patterns, using widely available origami paper. It is available at TinyShiny.com and Amazon.

About the author
Akiko has been making origami since she was a girl living in Tokyo. She has published many origami projects and articles about Japanese arts and crafts on TinyShiny.com. She is an accomplished jewelry designer, illustrator and origami artist. Her original tiny Origami Earrings designs have inspired many imitations and been sold worldwide. She continues to share the simple pleasure of folding paper into beautiful objects.

Hand-carved stamps

By , February 19, 2010 1:22 pm

I created some new hand carved rubber stamps.
Each stamp is designed and hand-carved by me (little-akiko).

cup1 at TinyShiny.com

Hand-carved stamps at TinyShiny.com
Visit Site: http://www.tinyshiny.com/Stamp.php

Valentine’s day:Hand carved Stamps

By , January 27, 2010 3:09 pm

I created some new hand carved rubber stamps for Valentine’s day.

Each stamp is designed and hand-carved by me (little-akiko).
Valentine stamps at TinyShiny.com
Heart and Rose stamps.

Visit Site: http://www.tinyshiny.com/Stamp.php

Handmade Silver Jewelry – Ring, Earrings and Bracelets

By , December 11, 2009 3:09 pm

I created some new silver products. Some of them are designs that I sketched a long time ago.
Each product is designed and handmade by little-akiko (me).

tension ring at tinyshiny
Handmade silver rings at tinyshiny Rings

garnet silver wire earrings at tinyshiny
Handmade silver earrings at tinyshiny Earrings

clear beads and silver hook bracelets
Handmade beads and silver bracelats at tinyshiy Bracelets

Hand-Carved Christmas Stamps

By , November 1, 2009 11:03 am

I have come up with some new hand carved stamps for Christmas at TinyShiny.com.

Each stamp is designed and hand-carved by me (little-akiko).

Snowman, Snowflakes and Christmas tree stamps.
Visit Site: http://www.tinyshiny.com/Stamp.php

Snowman at TinyShiny.com

Snowflake at TinyShiny.com

Halloween Hand-carved Stamps

By , October 13, 2009 1:09 pm

Here are new creations at TinyShiny.com

Halloween Hand-carved Stamps.

Jack-O-Lanterns, Black cat, Spider and Bat.
Visit Site: http://www.tinyshiny.com/Stamp.php

Jack-0-Lanterns TinyShiny.com


Black Cat Stamp - TinyShiny.com

Black Cat Stamp - TinyShiny.com

Glass bead Straps

By , July 19, 2009 4:51 pm

I created a new product Czech-crystal bead charm with ringing bell.
Tiny Shiny strap

There is a ringing bell inside the ball. Ball size is 2 cm. Black nylon strap can be attached to cell phone, camera, bag, zipper, etc..

6 different colors are available now at TinyShiny.com.

When I was kid in Japan, I had a key holder with ringing bell for my bicycle key. That way I could here the bell ringing whenever I dropped the key.
Today, I like to attach little charms to my bag and jacket, so that I can hear the little jingling bell sound everywhere I go.

New Book Covers, Pincushions and Chopstick Bags.

By , June 26, 2009 1:47 pm
Book Cover at TinyShiny.com

Book Cover at TinyShiny.com

Here is a new design for Book Covers I just put up on TinyShiny.com.

Original hand stamped Denim Book Cover – Dog. Color: Blue stamped with white ink.
For Book Height: 18 cm (7 1/8 inches). Width is adjustable.

I used TinyShiny original stamp that I designed and carved myself.
Also I made different design and color Book Covers. Please check here!



Handmade Pincushions at TinyShiny.com

Handmade Pincushions at TinyShiny.com

Handmade Pincushions

I just created some new Pincushions

These are also designed and handmade by me. Size: about 4.5 cm (1 3/3 inches) square.
See Pincushions!




Handmade Chopstick Bags at TinyShiny.com

Handmade Chopstick Bag at TinyShiny.com

Handmade Chopstick Bags

I just created some new Chopstick Bags.

Put your Chopsticks or Utensils and take them with you.
These are also different designs.




Shop for TinyShinyOriginal Crafts at TinyShiny.com

Shop for TinyShiny Jewelry at TinyShiny.com

You can check out my Free Origami Projects with illustrated diagrams of classic origami shapes.

Jizo Lucky Charm

By , March 11, 2009 6:22 pm

TinyShiny Ojizo lucky charm


Here is a new design for Ojizo-sama Lucky Charm I just put up on TinyShiny.com.

Jizo 地蔵 (or as we Japanese call him Ojizo-sama) is the Bodhisattva (Bosatsu) and is often portrayed as a child-monk.

Jizo is also believed to give us health, longevity, wisdom, wealth, a good harvest, easy birth etc…


TinyShiny ojizo charm

ojizo charm

They are handmade sculptures made with polymer clay.
They can be attached to cell phone, camera, bag, zipper, etc..
Jizo Size: about 3.5 cm tall.


Read about Jizo Article at TinyShiny.com

Shop for Jizo Clay Sculptures at TinyShiny.com

Shop for Jizo Pincushions at TinyShiny.com

Read about Japanese Arts and Crafts at LittleAkiko.com

Furoshiki Bags

By , March 1, 2009 3:43 pm

TinyShiny Furoshiki

TinyShiny Furoshiki Suika Wrap

Furoshiki Suika Zutsumi (Watermelon wrap)

This method can be used to wrap round objects.
You have to tie the knot tight with Mamusubi technique.
Follow diagrams and instructions below.


TinyShiny Furoshiki Suika Wrap

Furoshiki Instant Shopping bag

This bag is quick and easy to make. Ues to carry all your stuff.
It can replace your regular plastic shopping bag.
It’s good for the environment!!

Follow diagrams and instructions below.


Go to Mamusubi Furoshiki Project

Go to Crafts Shop at TinyShiny.com

Read about Furoshiki at TinyShiny.com