mini-modular series #002 Spiky Cuboctahedron aka Spike Ball

This is the second model I decided to make for my mini series; the spiky ball. It’s a simply modular because there are only 12 units to it and each unit is just a simple variation of the pinwheel fold.

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mini-modular series #001: Hollow Sonobe Variation

I finally have a little bit of time to dedicate a little time to my foldings. I’ve broken into the stash of 5cmx5cm I’ve been saving since I left Argentina!

As a rule of thumb,the smaller the size of paper you use to make kusudamas or any origami for that matter, the more difficult it can be. I use tweezers because my fingers are too big!

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Home Improvement

this blog has been neglected for far to long … time to shed a little ‘light’!

Rafaelita

After a long time I am finally able  to sit back down and update this blog.  I was pretty busy with family, visa application, travel and just general mental preparation that needs to be done to enter a new phase of my life. However, I did not neglect my folding too much (just the blog) so here’s one of my latest scupltures.

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Mini Origami Bunnies

I found this model on Facebook. I follow Leyla Torres from http://www.origamispirit.com and she made a post about these bunnies.

These are Jackie Chan’s rabbit lamps.

You can find a video on how to make them here. they’re very easy to fold. I folded these two from  5×5 papers with a flower pattern on one side and blank on the other.  I want to try to make them from larger pieces of paper and make them into an actual lamp. As you can see in the picture I stuffed these with pink cotton balls!

Cherry Blosson Model (Tomoko Fuse)

black-pink-lavender cherry blossom ball

This model can be found in Tomoko Fuse‘s book- Unit Origami: Multidimentional Transformations. I don’t have the book yet so I just looked for diagrams on YouTube like these:

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Twinboat Isocahedron

twinboat isocohedron

I started working on this one a few days ago.  The isocohedron consists of only 30 individual units,  all a variation of the windmill base. The colors I used were red (10), orange (10), green (5), and white (5).  I used solid colored fabriano (craft) paper 15cm x 15 cm.

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