Senbazuru is the art of folding one thousand origami paper cranes. According to Japanese lore, folding 1000 cranes would grant the owner of such dedicated hands a wish. Each careful fold of the lovingly made cranes mimics the careful delicacy of Paper Bird Creations.
Lovingly handmade with endless customizability, jewelry by Paper Bird Creations is truly special and unique. Each piece is as inimitable as its wearer. Ranging from delicately enchanting personalized nameplate necklaces, to bewitchingly organic semi-precious stones, PBC features an endless array of imaginative creations. Utilizing jewelry wires and gemstones, Villarroel creates a unique look that is exceptionally decadent with a warm, earthy feel. “I like things that are organic in look and vintage in style. There is something about hand wrapping a stone into a ring. No two pieces are the same,” she says of her company’s free spirited aesthetic.
Michelle Villarroel started Paper Bird Creations in 2005. It has been a tumultuous ride, but through the years, with the love and support of her family and friends, as well as her unyielding drive and ingenuity, she has built her company from the ground up.
Not merely conversational, but inarguably fluent in artistic talent and design skills, Michelle utilizes her creative aptitudes as well as her background in advertising, web and graphic design. With the aid of a small team to assist her, Michelle is directly involved with every detail of her burgeoning company.
Written by Crystal Washington