Kusudama – “Sankaku Tairu to Kuremachisu Kumi Awase”

This is the Kusudama - "Sankaku tairu to kuremachisu kumi awase" (三角タイルとクレマチスの組み合わせ) model from Tomoko Fuse's Kusudama Origami book. I think you can loosely translate it to a 'triangle tile and clematis mix' kusudama. The clematis is referring to this flower face that you can insert into the panels. It's quite complicated to fold using …

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Kusudama – “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Bara Kasane”

This is the “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Bara Kasane” (切り込み切子 灯篭 – バラ重ね) model from Tomoko Fuse's Kusudama Origami book. This model has a different faceted face which I like a little more than my previous but very similar "Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Hana Suisha" model. I used pink floral patterned paper and decorated it …

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Kusudama – “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Hana Suisha”

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 …

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More random makes – hair clips and a necklace

Most things I've managed to finish recently are hair clips. I have some other things in the works, but they aren't ready to show off yet! (I've been so busy...) I'll quickly talk through the basic materials I used for each one. This one used a mixture of burgundy red ribbons of different widths and …

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