Ring 25

Origami Ring 25

A great addition for a Christmas tree is an origami wreath, so I dug out Tomoko Fuse’s book ‘Origami Rings and Wreaths’ and tried out yet another of her wreaths.

The picture of the Ring 25, made from tracing paper, in the first few pages of the book was great and I wanted to try it out myself. This is the first time I am working with tracing paper and since the paper is quite delicate, I had to take extra care not to tear it off.. But the ring turned out quite fine.

Unfortunately my main failure was in taking the picture of the completed ring. As you can see, this is one of my very bad photographs 😦 I wanted the light in the back and a clear picture showing the variation in the colour, but haven’t even got close to that! Hopefully I will soon learn how to take such pictures.

In the meanwhile, here are the details of the ring and a picture of the ring without the light variation.

Model: Ring 25

Creator: Tomoko Fuse

Book: Origami Rings and Wreaths

Author: Tomoko Fuse

Difficulty Level: Simple

Number of modules: 16

Paper size: 3 inch squares

Origami Ring 25

Pendant Ornament

Origami Pendant

The origami pendant is a traditional design, which starts from a windmill base. It is quite simple to make and looks best in duo-coloured paper.

A variation to the pendant is to glue the corners of 6 pendants to form a hanging ornament. And since Christmas is fast approaching, I have started my Christmas decorations, starting with this one 🙂

Origami Details:

Model: Pendant

Origin: Traditional

Book: Essential Origami

Authors: Steve and Megumi Biddle

Difficulty Level: Simple

Paper Size: 2 inch square

No of units: 6

Origami Pendant Ornament

Week 12 (Day 06): Panda Card

Origami Panda Card

The panda card, designed by Hans Birkeland is yet another from his table card origami. The table cards are folded from a card base.

The panda card requires a lot more tweaking, to get the panda shape, but I wasn’t able to get that right. In spite of that, I quite like this one!

Origami Details:

Model: Panda Card

Creator: Hans Birkeland

Creator’s Website: Origami – The Fascination of Folding

Instructions Link (Panda Card): Panda Card

Instructions Link (Card Base): Card Base

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Paper Size: 8 inch square

Week 12 (Day 05): Baby Panda

Origami Baby Panda

After all those pandas from my previous posts, here is a very cute baby panda, complete with head, body and even a little tail! I got bored of using black/brown and white paper, so for a change, here is a red and white panda 🙂

The design is by Jacky Chan and  in addition to providing instructions, he has also created a youtube tutorial. I found the tutorial very useful, especially when finally shaping the panda and converting it into a 3D model.

Origami Details:

Model: Baby Panda

Creator: Jacky Chan

Creator’s Blog: Jackychan.org

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Instructions Link: Jackychan.org

Tutorial Link: Youtube

Paper Size: 8 inches

Week 12 (Day 04): Panda Bookmark

Origami Panda Bookmark

Yet another origami panda! This is yet again Roman Diaz’s design and a bookmark. I like the way the bookmark fits into a page corner. And when the book is closed, just the ears are visible – a rather convenient way to open the book again at the marked page!

Roman Diaz has himself made a tutorial for folding the bookmark and it is available on his blog (link below).

Origami Details:

Model: Panda Bookmark

Creator: Roman Diaz

Creator’s Blog: Daily Dose of Origami

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Tutorial Link: Daily Dose of Origami

Paper Size: 5 inches

Origami Panda Bookmark in Book

Week 12 (Day 03): Kunihiko Kasahara’s Panda

Origami Panda - Kunihiko Kasahara

Yet another panda! This one is by Kunihiko Kasahara and is made from 2 squares of paper. The panda looks good in thicker paper, which will ensure that it able to sit without support.

Origami Details:

Model: Panda

Creator: Kunihiko Kasahara

Book: Origami 30 Fold by Fold Projects

Author: Paulo Mulatinho

Difficulty Level: Simple

Tutorial Link: Youtube (Head and Body)

Number of Modules: 2

Paper Size: 4 inches

Week 12 (Day 02): Roman Diaz’s Panda

Origami Panda - Roman Diaz

Roman Diaz’s Panda from his book Origami Essence (also in Origami Tanteidan Volume 14) is a simple and elegant model to fold. Loved it!

Origami Details:

Model: Panda

Creator: Roman Diaz

Creator’s Blog: Daily Dose of Origami

Books: Origami Tanteidan Vol 14 and Origami Essence (Authored by Roman Diaz)

Difficulty Level: Simple

Tutorial Link: Youtube (Part 1 and Part 2)

Paper Size: 6 inches

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