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Sprucing up a kusudama ball

Ilyere here, with a informative (?) and long (sorry) post about kusudamas. A foreword though, the word kusudama is commonly associated with the flower, and a kusudama ball with the modular that arises from gluing flowers together. However, a kusudama translates literally as (薬玉; lit. medicine ball), so the term ‘kusudama ball’ is rather redundant. Oh well, the more you know!

If you’ve never made a kusudama before, I did a tutorial on how to make a single flower ages ago, although it was done in an older format. Anyway, here’s some tips to make your average kusudama stand out.

Firstly, what kind of paper do I use? Well, any sort of paper is okay. Patterned paper such as the scrapbooking kind works especially well. If you want to mix colours and patterns together, go for two, or six kinds, that way you can keep the symmetry of the ball. If you don’t care about symmetry, well that’s fine too! Go crazy with the patterns if you like it.

Secondly, decorate your unit. You can use superglue to stick buttons to the centre of your kusudama units to cover the gap in the middle and give it a little appeal. Use any kind of button you want, be it large, neon-coloured, or even pearls! The other option I’ve seen is to insert a quilled flower in the middle of the unit.

Thirdly, string the kusudama with anything you like, as long as it stays in place. Popular choices are twine and ribbon. Thread is okay, but you will need lots of threads bundled together to make it hold up okay. Double knot the top to make a loop to hang the kusudama, if you want.

Lastly, decorate the string so that there is something dangling off the end. Usually beads do the trick. You can also add cranes, or even more kusudama units!

That’s all from me now, hope this inspires you to add a bit of creativity to your work. =)

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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Origami Flowers, Origami Misc

 

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Origami Moonstone Rose (Week 2 – Flowers)

I thought to make something special from origami today 🙂
It’s a yellow rose (rose by James Minoru Sakoda) topped with a few paper ribbons. The interior of the flower contains 8 moonstone gems and 4 red round metallic plates. All of these are glued on a hair clip and it is ready to be worn on a bright and sunny day of spring 😀

origami moonstone rose

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Posted by on March 23, 2013 in Origami Flowers, Origami work

 

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Magic rose cube

I made this red and green cube out of six interlocking units. It’s really easy to make, especially if you’ve done modular origami before. It looks like any ordinary cube, right?

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Well, something interesting happens when you pull out the triangular-shaped parts of the three red faces!

P1000477The cube transforms into a rose! This is a very easy modular to make since you will fold the units in no time. ^_^

Materials: Three of each red and green 14cm squares of paper

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Origami Flowers

 

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Origami rose pen

I’ve made my fair share of roses before. I would make various flowers, then tape then to wire stems and wrap with green tape. But have you ever thought you could make a rose more that just a pretty decoration?

In this version, I took a pen and wrapped it with green paper. I then attached a Kawasaki rose to a calyx and glued it to the top of the stem. I also added a simple leaf. And thus you have a pretty rose pen! If you wanted to, you could make a stem by using the ink container inside the pen instead. The stem would look more natural as it is quite thin, but it becomes sort of hard to write with.

P1000444Materials: 14cm square of red paper, three x 7cm squares of green paper, scissors, PVA glue or equivalent, pen

 

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2013 in Origami Flowers

 

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Table decoration

Thanks to Ilyere for the tutorial. This table decoration is composed out of 142 placemat units of varios colors.

The cool thing about this is that every time I set it up under the glass I can rearrange the color scheme.

30 units done at this point

Finished under glass.

 

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Hello, new author here!

Greetings everyone! My name is Ilyere and I’m a craft enthusiast. I’ve joined the blog to share with you some of my papercraft and origami creations. I also do lots of other things like jewellery and plushies, but origami is my first crafty passion. ^_^

A little bit about myself… I’m a first year university student who loves making things. It gets in the way of work a lot. In fresher’s week, I was given a free blank memo block and… Well, you can see the results for yourself.

My notice board outside of my uni room!

My notice board outside of my uni room!

If you’re curious as to the full range of what I make, then I’ll direct you to my personal blog which goes into more depth about what I do.

Going off topic there… I hope you’ll like what I have to offer, and see you around!

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Origami Flowers, Origami Misc

 

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Mini origami project – Bottled earrings

Mini origami project – Bottled earrings

Earrings

Flower earring
Size of 1 earring: 1 cm diameter x 2,5 cm height
Size of paper used to make each petal for the flower – 1 x 1 cm
Resulting size of the flower – 1.2 x 1 cm

Balloon bunny earring
Size of 1 earring: 1 cm diameter x 2,5 cm height
Size of paper used to make the bunny – 2,5 x 2,5 cm
Resulting size of bunny – 0.8 x 0.8 cm

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