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The Last Metamorphosis


Dear all,

long time no chat…

A lot had happened meanwhile but the most important was the last metamorphosis of The Mistique Moth into Chiramó! It spread its wings and flew high shrouded in colors and dreams.

Chiramó Jewelry aims at taking the work of The Mistique Moth to another level, meeting the international public and expectations. Thus, the Chiramó Jewelry shop on Etsy came into being and thanks to the almighty, Chiramó jewelry will be displayed in Florence this winter, along with the works of other 25 Italian artists from Etsy community (details here).

colaj final etsy

So, this being said, I wish you’d follow my new blog and fb page to keep in touch with the latest news and creations. Also, if you want to make an eco-friendly, one-of-a-kind present this winter and to support my work, I welcome you to my etsy shop.

As this will be my last post here, on The Mistique Moth, I wish you all, by now,  a beautiful and joyous wintertime and Christmas with friends and family around!

Thank you for appreciating and supporting my work so far. I look forward to continuing this beautiful trip together on Chiramó Jewelry!

Go Green! Wear paper jewelry!

Carmen 🙂 ❤



thank you 2016! welcome 2017!

Thank you 2016 for all the wonderful people you’ve made me meet, for all the places you took me to, for all the great joy you brought into my life and even more for the fails, the tears, the deaths and resurrections, for all the metamorphoses that happened behind the skin.
Welcome 2017! You’ll be even better cause we’re older and wiser! 🙂 I just can’t wait!!! 😀
And, at the end of this year, a thought of gratitude goes to all of you who appreciate and support my work! Thank you all!!!


Maria Raducanu & The Mistique Moth @ Barock 2016


This post is a testimony of gratitude for such a wonderful moment, seing Maria Raducanu, an exceptional Romanian jazz singer, on stage, in this marvelous place – Banffy Castle in Bontida, Romania, And, on top of it, having the chance to show my appreciation for her in a small but very meaningful gesture, offering her one of my favourite necklace, tahat I was wearing that night.

The fish swimmed to another sea leaving me with the memory of an unique moment. 🙂


Thank you Maria for your wonderful voice and for the warm, powerful and senstive person that you are!



photo credits: Dora Bora Photography




An unconventional art: recycled paper jewelry

This is an interview for Look Plus TV, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Thank you!

Paper beads on screen

The National TV channel Antena1, was interested about the paper beads, how they are made and the story behind them. 🙂
Thank you!!!

To watch the video, click on the link below:


Un artizan transformă literele în podoabe


Multumesc frumos Florina Pop ( pentru articol!
Thank you very much Florina Pop ( for the article!

Carmen Orăşanu transformă ziarele, pliantele şi afişele în podoabe şi le vinde, alături de lucrările altor 50 de artizani din tara într-un loc numit Oranjerie, unde ambianţa, stilul vintage, culorile şi portocalii desenaţi pe pereţi te duc cu gândul la copilărie.

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Jocul cu margelele de hartie

Primul meu interviu despre margelutele din hartie reciclata: septembrie 2011, pentru ClujNews

Are 30 de ani, s-a nascut in Braila, a urmat Facultatea de Litere din Bucuresti, iar de cativa ani s-a stabilit in Cluj-Napoca, unde duce o viata asa cum isi doreste, adica inclinata spre artele frumoase. Desi trebuia sa fie profesoara de romana, Carmen Orasanu prefera sa priveasca lumea prin obiectivul aparatului de fotografiat si sa faca efemere podoabe de hartie.

Carmen Orasanu, alias “Molia mistica”, si-a facut intrarea in lume la unul din targurile de produse hand made organizate in Piata Matei Corvin din Cluj. Acolo, pe un stand oarecum inghesuit, si-a aranjat cuminte colierele pe care le confectioneaza din… hartie. Margelele sale sunt un experiment, pentru care isi lasa imaginatia si fantezia sa zboare de fiecare data, realizand modele unicat, imposibil de reprodus cu exactitate. Desi a fost pentru prima data cand si-a scos la vanzare creatiile pe taraba, tanara s-a declarat incantata dupa targ. “Credeam ca margelele mele de hartie sunt un ac in carul cu fan, dar feedback-ul pe care l-am primit a fost chiar pozitiv. Se oprea lumea si ma intreba cum sunt facute, iar unii isi aduceau aminte ca si ei la randul lor au facut margele din hartie cand erau tineri”, spune ea.” citeste in continuare