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Rosebud and calyx kusudama

(Repost from Atelier Ilyere)

I’m part of a group on Facebook called “Origami Kids” (the group is open so anyone can view it) where people post their creations and/or tutorials on a regular basis. Quite a while ago, I came across a post about a rosebud and calyx tutorial (the tutorial creator and the person who designed the model can be found following this link) which teaches how to make a single unit, as well as how to stick units together.

I had to spend most of my time cutting the sizes of squares required before I could make a start. The tutorial is super easy to follow, making units will be no problem!

P1010453Assembly is by sticking sides of calyxes together. The tutorial does suggest using 14 units total, but I couldn’t make the model work like that. Instead, I improvised and made a kusudama using 12. Stringing it up is fairly easy too.

P1010454Materials: 12 4in squares of green paper, 12 3in squares of pink paper, PVA glue, coloured twine

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Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Origami Flowers, Origami work

 

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Origami Nature Fairy Dragon – Nami

Because I love dragons and butterflies and because I felt artsy I made this!

I present to you Nami, the Fairy Dragon.

She is a Fairy Dragon of Nature. She protects nature and all it’s inhabitants. Her tail is long and it ends in a leaf drape that changes color depending on the season. She can conjure up beautiful butterflies with the help of her magical horns. On her right hand she carries a baby crane, a symbol of life and hope.

I hope you guys like her!

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Dragon Fairy Facts:

1. Thought to be the tiniest dragons.

2. The faerie dragon makes its home amidst the tangled forests of the world.

3. Can also be found in extremely secluded natural areas, especially areas with flowers and water.

4. Faerie dragons are about one foot long. They have thin bodies, long tails, gossamer butterfly wings, and huge smiles.

5. Their colors range through the spectrum, changing as they age, from the red of a hatchling to the black of a great wyrm.

6. The hides of females have a golden tinge that sparkles in the sunlight; males have a silver tinge.

7. They are linguists, well-versed in Draconic, Human, and Elven tongues.

8. Some say they can turn invisible.

9. Faerie dragons can communicate telepathically with one another, within a range of 2 miles.

10. Quick flying dragons.

11. While often depicted with butterfly wings, wings may also be faerie-like instead.

12. Faerie dragons may often take great amounts of time just to prepare one joke; they also often enlist the help of pixies and sprites.

13. Most faerie dragons have a temperament that is Chaotic Good. They have pure intentions, but are extremely fond of mischief.

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2014 in Origami Animals, Origami work

 

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The ageing process of a crane

I always wanted to do this … sooooooooooooo 😀 here it is!

From egg to adult. This is how paper cranes progress through age.

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Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Origami Animals, Origami work

 

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Origami Fall Challenge – 20

Origami Fall Challenge – 20

06.10.2012

“Dove” – a variation of the simple origami dove hope you guys like it!

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2012 in Origami Animals, Origami work

 

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Video tutorial: Origami Pen / Cosmetics Holder

 

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Origami Butterfly

As requested by a friend, here is a beautiful pink/purple butterfly. They are easy to make and can decorate many things from gifts to your desktop.

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Origami Animals, Origami work

 

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Origami Hand Bags

Some cute origami bags. Depending on their size you can place various origami works in them. I stored an origami crane and an origami hello kitty puppet!

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Origami Containers, Origami work

 

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