Kusudama "Nejire Shikaku Mado" from Tomoko Fuse's Kusudama Origami book.
Kusudama “Kirikomi Kiriko – Suisha”
Kusudama "Kirikomi Kiriko - Suisha" from Tomoko Fuse's Kusudama Origami book.
Flower-patterned kusudama bouquet
I ordered this pack of patterned paper ages ago and finally decided to bring it out. On Amazon, you can find this shop called Jong Ie Nara who sell lots of origami-related things. This one I have is a collection of 40 papers with 20 different designs. They are also double-sided, with a floral pattern …
When people think of Christmas, a wreath is one of the first things you would associate to it. I thought it would be a great idea to make a wreath in time for Christmas. Well, I seriously overestimated the amount of time that I would have to spare and did not even achieve close to …
Kusudama “Gaku Mitsuya”
Remember the Mitsuya Kiriko? I noticed the other day that it was not secured well enough and the loop that held it started falling out of place. I thought I should remake the model again but more securely, until I noticed a similar design in my Kusudama Origami book. This one was called "Gaku Mitsuya" …
Kusudama “Hanahoshi Hakkaku Kiriko”
Kusudama "Hanahoshi Hakkaku Kiriko" from Tomoko Fuse's "Kusudama Origami" book.
Kusudama “Hanahitai Mitsuya”
Kusudama Hanahitai Mitsu from Tomoko Fuse's book.
Kusudama “Mitsuya Kiriko”
I bought this book a year ago by Tomoko Fuse (布施 知子) called "Kusudama Origami - Hanakiriko" (くす玉おりがみ - 花切子). I can read what the Japanese says, but I don't know what it means! Fortunately, the book uses diagrams rather than explanations to construct models, hence why I bought it. Some of the models are pretty …
Rosebud and calyx kusudama
I'm part of a group on Facebook called "Origami Kids" (the group is open so anyone can view it) where people post their creations and/or tutorials on a regular basis. Quite a while ago, I came across a post about a rosebud and calyx tutorial (the tutorial creator and the person who designed the model can …
Sprucing up a kusudama
Kusudama (薬玉; lit. medicine ball) a paper model formed by sewing or gluing units together. Some origami artists dislike the use of papercutting and gluing, but I like them since they make lovely decorations. For 'true' modular origami, the artist Tomoko Fuse comes to mind. Kusudama balls (as they are commonly known as, even though the …
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