Sunday, January 1, 2017

Origami Wind Chime/Mobile



This is one of the projects which took a lot of time for collecting material , folding and final assembly especially when you have inquisitive kids around you who love to pick the finished parts :).

Requirement:-
  1. Origami Squares       : 355             :  30 * 10 Kusudama and 55 for the cranes 
  2. Embroidery ring        : 1                 :  Plastic ring to keep the weight of final product low 
  3. Ribbon                      : 1 Pack         : Approx 12 m 
  4. Fishing/Nylon wire   : As required
  5. Metal beads               : 10
  6. Glue

This origami mobile has ten Electra kusudama which is stringed to the plastic mobile ring using nylon fishing wire.Each kusudama consists of 30 units.So a total of 300 units goes in for kusudama.

300 pieces of paper to be folded

Few folded units

Work in Progress

All the 10 completed kusudamas 
Then I folded 55 cranes to decorate the strings.I used a metal bead at the bottom of each kusudama to give a little weight to the nylon string.If you wants some sweet sound from the mobile then add a few small bells/ghungroo. So first a bead,then kusudama,then paper crane (number increasing by one each time) stringed to the plastic embroidery ring at equal gaps.To keep the cranes at equal distance on the string and not drop down you can use a glue drop from glue gun or tie knots.

Initial testing for gaps between strings and length of string.
After arranging the strings on the ring and securing them I covered the ring with braided ribbon.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Kusuduma IvaMia

Model: IvaMia
Design By: Andrey Hechuev
WebsiteAndrey flickr page
Folding Instruction:
    Photo InstructionsStranamasterov
    VideoInstruction by Leyla Torres
Paper: 5*5 Inch one side coloured origami paper



IvaMia kusuduma is designed by Andrey Hechuev.The kusuduma has only 6 units.As I was searching for an easy design which would need less units,fast and easy so that I can make some ornaments for the Christmas tree really fast this fitted in very well and Leyla Torres instruction video was really useful ( Thanks a lot to her ).

This basically uses windmill base.Of the two, folding and assembly sections in kusuduma here folding of the units is easier than the assembly.

The units with face up

Units with face down.
The units can be assembled without glue but are bit tricky so a few clips are required while you assemble.
Assembling the kusuduma.

I used a few my daughters hair clips as I ran out of paper clips and the clothespin were too heavy for my units:P.



Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Swallow Tail butterfly - Evi Binzinger


Model                   : Swallow Tail butterfly
Design By              : Evi Binzinger(Germany)
Website                 : Evi Binzinger flickr page
Folding Instruction :
    Video                : Instruction by Leyla Torres
Paper                    : 3*3 Inch contrast colored square



Though the butterfly looks simple last few steps become a little difficult for first timers and on small paper.

After finishing the butterfly I have opened up the upper wings again to give the butterfly a different colored upper wings.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Origami Harebell

Model : Origami Harebell
Design By : Traditional
Website Origami-instructions
Folding Instruction:
    Photo Instructionsorigami-instructions
    VideoOrigami Harebell
Paper : 3*3 inch contrast coloured square

Origami Kapok

Model : Medium
Design By : Eagle
Folding Instruction:
    Photo Instructions Origami Kapok
Paper :  10*10 cm both side colored office notes