Libby-Lou Japanese Paper Jewellery is handmade by Libby Vincent. Traditional Japanese paper varieties such as Yuzen (sometimes called Chiyogami) are made from a base paper consisting primarily of mulberry (kozo) fibres and wood pulp. It is the strength, softness and pliability of the mulberry bark that gives Yuzen its unique qualities and makes it particularly suited to craft work. Although the base paper is machine made, printing is carried out by a hand silk screened process and is the reason that Yuzen is often referred to as “washi” or “handmade paper”. The delicate patterns are repeated throughout the length of the paper sheet and often mirror authentic kimono prints.