Origami carambola flower bouquet

I previously touched upon carambola flowers in my last blog post. After a bit of trying and searching, this excellent video by ZIZ origami helped me understand how to fold one properly. I highly recommend you check it out! I made a bunch of flowers out of three shades of blue. The paper was cut […]

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 the 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 smaller […]

Beaded kumihimo bracelet

Continuing on with my kumihimo adventures, I started learning how to incorporate beads. With a normal braid, you need a thicker cord, but this time you will need beading cord and appropriately sized beads. Here, I’ve used 0.5mm cord, size 8/0 seed beads, and 4mm crystals and pearls. You start by braiding a little with […]