I have previously made a “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Suisha” (切り込み切子 灯篭 – 水車) model from Tomoko Fuse’s Kusudama Origami book before.
This version is known as the “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Hana Suisha” (切り込み切子 灯篭 – 花水車) – it is a a cut faceted waterwheel-style lantern with a flower inset. I used standard 15cm square paper this time since the last one was so fiddly!
I decorated the twine with some blue glass beads. The size of the kusudama is so much nicer with 15cm paper!
Materials: Six 15cm squares of double-sided paper, six 7.5cm squares of dual-sided blue paper, blue twine, various glass beads