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An Origami Christmas

(Repost from Atelier Ilyere, many days later, sorry!)

Hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas holiday so far. Before I left my house for the holidays, I spent a few days working on a small Christmas setup for the living room table.

3D origami is quite flexible and allows you to make lots of different kinds of models. You just have to get past the fact that glue is most likely involved and will have to be used, haha.

All you need to make this is basic knowledge of 3D origami assembly. You make a “base” of units of varying sizes, then flatten it out and add leaves by adding pyramids of pieces to certain areas. It’s quite hard to explain, but looking at models makes it quite clear.

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The tree trunk is a standard base of units that hasn’t been flattened out, but pushed towards the middle so it fits the gap.

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I also made small presents out of Sonobe units. If you want to, you could wrap wrapping and string around the cube to hide the cube, especially if the assembly is lacking, like mine, haha.

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I suppose you could also add pom-poms to the tree as decorations as well, I just didn’t have the time to. But I did make an origami star and glued it to the top of the tree.

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Materials: 192 green units, 30 brown units, two small Sonobe cubes, one yellow origami star, PVA glue

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2014 in Origami Misc, Origami work

 

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Kusudama “Mitsuya Kiriko”

(Repost from Atelier Ilyere)

I bought this book a year ago by Tomoko Fuse (布施 知子) called “Kusudama Origami – Hanakiriko” (くす玉おりがみ – 花切子). I can read what the Japanese says, but I don’t know what it means! Fortunately, the book uses diagrams rather than explanations to construct models, hence why I bought it. Some of the models are pretty impressive, and recently I managed to make some of the models.

This model is called “Mitsuya Kiriko” (三ツ矢切子) – Again, I don’t know if that translates to anything, so I just to the translated reading of the phrase. It uses six square pieces with eight triangular connectors to form the model. Cutting is definitely involved as you need both square and triangular pieces, however glue is optional. Personally I use glue to make it more secure.

P1010456I had two leftover pieces of the pattern chiyogami left, so I made Yoshizawa butterflies out of them (the v2 version) and made them hang off the coloured twine, with matching coloured beads.

P1010457I love how amazing it looks when the entire thing is done. It makes a lovely decoration to hang off a door handle or something.

P1010455Materials: Eight 7.5cm chiyogami squares, eight 7.5cm duo-coloured paper triangles, coloured twine, coloured beads, PVA glue

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2014 in Origami Misc, Origami work

 

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Small Origami Fairy

A lucky origami Fairy in a bottle!

Make a wish and the fairy will grant it! (if you promise to let her go free after!)

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Mini Origami Stars – Super Mario version – keychain charm

Who here loves Mario?!

Well I DO! So why not make a small bottle of powerful power-ups to remember all the good times?

The Princess may be in another castle but I am armed with a bottle full of invincible power-up stars!

LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!

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Posted by on March 11, 2014 in Origami Misc, Origami work

 

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Mini Origami Lucky Stars in a bottle – necklace

OH! My lucky stars! (literally!)

Everyone loves lucky stars! But how about mini lucky stars, all with happy little faces, in a bottle!

I made this necklace for myself to always remember to smile 🙂 It’s very important that we don’t let the gloomy parts of our life make the better of us and that we should confront them with a smile!

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Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Origami Misc, Origami work

 

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Valentine’s Day – Mini Origami and Origami+Kirigami card

Valentine’s Day is almost here!

For it I have prepared a special Origami. What is it? Well … what can be expressed as love? Blooming flowers? the feeling of butterflies in your belly? A red heart? A red stone of passion?

How about all that and miniature size! This little bottle contains blooming flowers to symbolize beauty, a butterfly to symbolize freedom, a heart to symbolize love and a blood red stone for passion. All of these with a dash of patience and devotion!

As a bonus I also made a Card. A bit of Kirigami combines with Origami hearts and a cute drawing.

I hope you guys like it!

  • Origami Miniature Bottle:

1 – Flowers tutorial

2 – Butterfly tutorial

3 – Heart tutorial

  • Kirigami Card:

1 – Instructions and material

  • For the drawing I used a photo of the internet (it says that it’s made by The Kawaii Neko) but I changed it a bit.

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Playing with Aluminum Foil

Well this has escalated quickly!

I now used aluminum foil that you can buy anywhere at any shop (comes in roles and it’s used for wrapping food).

This is thiner than candy wrap foil and allot more stubborn!!

PROs: 

– a fold will always be visible and it will never tear at the fold line

– thin and can be twisted in all kinds of shapes as end design

– durable material, does not get wet or deteriorated by time

– has unique aspect

– can be used for many origami designs

CONs:

– it can easy get punctured so care for sharp things

– tears only at the edges

– thin and light so don’t work near a windy spot (outdoors, near a fan, near some parrots …)

– I only have one color …. silver

– can not be used for origami designs that require inflating!

So here is some of my test origami 🙂 a bow and a flower!

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Origami Five intersecting tetrahedral

Origami Five intersecting tetrahedral

This is my latest work, a modular origami piece.

The modules are quite easy to make (ratio of 1:3).

I used 4 x 12 cm strips of paper to make each module.

You need 6 pieces for each tetrahedral (5 tetras in total) = 30 modular pieces

Was very fun to “intersect”!

Here is a link to an origami tutorial if you want to make one: TUTORIAL HERE

Hope you like it!

Origami Five intersecting tetrahedra

 

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Mini shelf of origami-filled jars

Ilyere here! When I was in Cambridge, I came across a small fabric and haberdashery store called CallyCo. I wonder if many people knew about it? Since further along the street and in the more populated area is a Cath Kidston store, a very well-known store for cute items and sewing materials. I liked visiting both stores to see what they had. Cath Kidston sells mostly items and clothing branded with their patterns, whilst CallyCo sells typical haberdashery materials such as loose buttons, various fat quarters, etc. If you were to walk a bit further, you’d find John Lewis in the Lion Yard shopping centre, who also has a large haberdashery section. Cambridge is quite wonderful for crafty people!

Anyway, this shelf was acquired from CallyCo. It’s a small wooden shelf with metal clips to display it on a wall, and comes with three small jars. I have a feeling these jars were meant for storing loose materials, but since I have a thing for origami and jars, here is the result!

I filled each jar with either paper stars, straw stars, or origami cranes; all types of ‘small’ origami! The jar that sits in the middle is a bit unlucky though, because it’s obscured by the heart in front of it, but the overall look is nice. Now I wonder where should I put it? Should I hang it up or prop it against the wall somewhere?

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Materials: 60 pieces of lucky star paper, 96 craft straws, 75 3cm squares of patterned paper, cute shelf of jars

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2013 in Origami Misc

 

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Miniature Origami Fiery Dragon

Made from one piece of square paper 5 x 5 cm.

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