Origami Ornaments: The Ultimate Kusudama Book
Origami Ornaments is based on the design of traditional Japanese Kusudama ceremonial spheres. But the Japanese designs regularly require the use of glue to hold several parts together. Lew Rozelle has designed four basic models - base, joiner, clip, and hinge - which can be folded together, hanging in lovely globe or lantern shapes, thus remaining true to origami purist standards. Folded out of colorful paper, the ornaments can be made small enough to hang on a Christmas tree or large enough to hold aromatic potpourri. As the ornaments rest they will open gently, like flowers, but still not come apart.
Also included are instructions for incorporating string for hanging as well as tassels into the design - a lovely finishing touch. There are no limits to the number of unique ornaments you can make from the four basic models. Try using various wrapping paper patterns and colored paper - the possibilities are endless. Origami Ornaments is the perfect book for holiday crafters and origami enthusiasts alike.
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add Inserts ahead to step assembly backward Base and lock Base assembly black dot bottom edge centerline comer completed Complex Base contrasting color crease formed Cube cut six Inserts diagonal and unfold Double Concave Joiner downward Enlarged view ﬁfth ﬁnal ﬁrst ﬂat ﬂatten foil or paper Fold six Bases Fold the Bases Fold three formed in step Four-Sided Flat Joiner Hanging Joiner Hinge and lock Insert a Hinge Insert a looped insert and lock Inserts in place intentionally left blank Join Joiners instructions Kusudama Lantern left ﬂap Lightstar Base lock the right looped string Magic Cube Mountain-fold omament open box origami pocket procedure remaining flaps Repeat steps Rhombicuboctahedron right corner right end right ﬂap second Base shown in step squares of paper Starbright Starlight Base string tassel Swing Tandem Joiner assembly Three-Sided Base Tristar Clip Turn the model Two-Color Clip Valley-fold the bottom Valley-fold the top Watch the black