Rie Kobayashi (Motonaga)
Motonaga, an independent artist based in Shizuoka, Japan. Originally a fashion stylist, she has become fascinated with handicraft and eventually discovered Mizuhiki technique. Mizuhiki is an ancient Japanese art form that uses a special cord, created from washi paper, which is tightly wound and stiffened with a liquid glue. The jewellery created through this technique is light, yet durable – there is no problem to wear it during a light rain. Motonaga’s mission is to create simple and easy for everyday use, yet gorgeous and unique jewellery and accessories.