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Week 14 (Day 02): Love Letter

Origami Love Letter
Francis Ow, the specialist in origami hearts, is the designer of this origami letter. The letter is pretty easy to fold and makes a great gift for Valentine’s day, though I don’t know how easy it will be to fold it back to the original shape, once unfolded! Will require some practise I think.

The heart doesn’t really show till it is locked into place, by inserting it under the triangular tab at the top (refer to the next picture).

I think the letter will look much better if folded from single sided paper, rather than paper with print on both sides. That will bring out the heart much better.

Origami Details

Model: Love Letter

Creator: Francis Ow

Website: Francis Ow’s Origami Page

Difficulty Level: Simple

Tutorial Link: Youtube

Paper Size: 6 inches square

Origami Love Letter Open

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 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

Week 12 (Day 01): Yoshihide Momotani’s Panda

Origami Panda Face

There are a whole lot of origami pandas! Yoshihide Momotani’s panda head is among the simpler ones. I like the way the features are captured and how close to a real panda it is, given the simplicity of the folds.

I had wanted the picture to look like the panda is coming out of a foliage, with just the head sticking out 🙂 Wonder if that impression is conveyed though!!

Origami Details:

Model: Panda

Creator: Yoshihide Momotani

Book: Origami Animals

Author: Yoshihide Momotani

Difficulty Level: Simple

Paper size: 3 inch square

Braided Bookmark

Braided Bookmark

Here is something that isn’t origami per se, but does deal with paper and proves to be quite interesting. Paper braiding involves braiding or weaving thin strips of paper to form objects.

I found instructions for this bookmark on Youtube and gave it a go. I had used quilling paper and the bookmark turned out a little too thin. This might actually work better as a bracelet.

Details:

Model: Braided Bookmark

Origin: Traditional

Difficulty Level: Simple

Tutorial Link: Youtube Part 1 & Part 2

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