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Little Roses Kusudama

Origami Little Roses Kusudama

The little roses kusudama is a modular origami from 30 units, designed by Maria Sinayskaya.ย  I have been trying to complete this for quite some time now and finally did complete it.

There are quite a few variations of this kusudama. What I have done is the first of these kusudamas. The modules are quite simple to make. Assembly is like a 30-unit sonobe.

Origami Details:

Model: Little Roses Kusudama

Creator: Maria Sinayskaya

Website: Go Origami!

Instructions Link: Go Origami!

Tutorial Link: Youtube

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Number of modules: 30

Paper Ratio: 1:2

Paper Size: 1.5 inches by 3 inches

Rose Box

Origami Rose Box

This beautiful and elegant box is shaped like a rose and is surprisingly easy to make! It is made from a single sheet of paper and can actually be reverse engineered quite easily. In fact, this is the first origami that I successfully reverse engineered.

I found it best to use double sided copy paper or thicker hand crafted paper. Heavier paper ensures that the shape is held well and it actually is more practical if the intension is to put something in the box.

Origami Details:

Model: Rose Box

Creator: Maria Sinayskaya

Creatorโ€™s Website: Go Origami!

Instructions Link: Go Origami!

Difficulty Level: Simple

Paper Size: 6 – 10 inch square

Origami Rose Box

Compass Rose

Origami Compass Roses

I haven’t found time to do much origami these past few days as my father hasn’t been keeping well. But I did find time to complete this quick compass rose.

The rose is pretty simple and should take around 10 minutes in all to complete it. The initial pre-creasing is explained quite clearly in the diagram. The rose makes a great wall decoration ๐Ÿ™‚

Origami Details:

Model: Compass Rose

Creator: Jorma Oksanen

Instructions Link: Origami CZ

Difficulty Level: Simple

Paper Size: 5 inch square

Modular Flower Kusudama

Origami Modular Flower Kusudama

After making all those flowers for my tutorial, I finally made a kusudama using them.

The kusudama requires a total of 12 flowers. With 5 petals to a flower, the complete kusudama requires 60 units. My biggest project to date!

The assembly is just a matter of glueing the flowers together. You will just need to ensure that each corner has a total of 3 petals overlapping.

Origami Details:

Model: Modular Flower Kusudama

Origin: Traditional

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Tutorial Link: An Origami a Day

Paper size: 2 inches square

Number of units: 60

Modular Flower Tutorial

As promised, here is the tutorial for the modular flower. The variation that I had mentioned is in Steps 8 and 9.

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Origami Modular Flower tutorial

Please do let me know if any step is not clear ๐Ÿ™‚

Modular Flower

Origami Modular Flower

This modular flower is quite popular and is simple to make. It is made from 5 separate petals that are folded and then glued together to form the flower.

It is also possible to form a kusudama from these flowers. Hopefully I should be able to complete my own kusudama in the days to come ๐Ÿ™‚ It is quite time consuming, since there are 60 units involved in the kusudama (12 flowers in all and each of them made from 5 petals)

In case you have noticed, I fold my flower slightly different from the usual ones. Instead of 3 stamens (??), there is only one in mine. I found that 3 stamens make the flower quite crowded, so made some small changes. I will be posting a tutorial for folding the flower with the variation in my next post. Be sure to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

Origami Details:

Model: Modular Flower

Origin: Traditional

Difficulty Level: Simple

Paper size: 2 inches square

Number of units: 5

Origami Modular Flowers

Butterfly Earrings

Origami Green Butterfly Earrings

When I first bought Ayako Brodek’s book ‘Origami Jewelry‘, one of the first designs that caught my eye were these butterfly earrings. But I never got around to making them till now. My sister-in-law had given me a couple of butterfly beads, so decided to make butterfly earrings to go with the beads.

They are quite easy to make, but I think it requires more practise getting that shape that can be seen in the book. The book also describes how to make them into a brooch, a bracelet and a hairpin. So you can end up with a complete set ๐Ÿ™‚

Origami Details:

Model: Butterfly Earrings

Earrings created by: Ayako Brodek

Website: Origami Crafts by OriCraft

Book: Origami Jewelry

Author:ย  Ayako Brodek

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Paper Size: 4 cms square

Origami Pink Butterfly Earrings

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