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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

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

Snail

Traditional origami snail

The traditional snail is an interesting origami to fold. As compared to the usual traditional origami, this one is more difficult to fold. Pulling out the shell at the end must be done with care, else the paper will rip.

Origami Details:

Model: Snail

Origin: Traditional

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Instructions Link: Origami-make

Paper Size: 6 inches

Bow Tie

Origami Bow Tie

Getting back into origami after a break of a month is turning out to be much harder than I imagined! With work taking up a lot of my time, and my family requiring the rest of it, I am finding it quite hard to find time to pursue hobbies 😦

So, I am starting off with a simple origami, hoping that it will help get into the groove, so to say 🙂

The traditional bow tie is a simple origami and can be completed in minutes. Well, there really isn’t much else to say!

Origami Details:

Model: Bow Tie

Origin: Traditional

Difficulty Level: Simple

Instructions Link: Origami.com

Paper Ratio: Rectangle in ratio 2:1

Paper Size: 4 inches by 2 inches

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

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 🙂 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 🙂

Origami Details:

Model: Modular Flower

Origin: Traditional

Difficulty Level: Simple

Paper size: 2 inches square

Number of units: 5

Origami Modular Flowers

Crane Ring

Origami Crane Ring

The traditional crane ring is an interesting modular crane variation to fold. It forms a beautiful ring/wreath that should look good on a wall.

Paper size of at least 3 inches would be good, though I had made this one with 2 inch squares. I had got a whole bunch of 2 inch square paper and have been making use of them for my models these days 🙂

Origami Details:

Model: Crane Ring

Origin: Traditional

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Tutorial Link: OrigaMila

Paper size: 2 inches square

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