Kusudama “Hanagaku Mastuba”

Here is another model from Tomoko Fuse's Kusudama Origami book that I love making models from. The name of this model is "Hanagaku Matsuba", written as 花額松葉 in Kanji. Roughly translated, you get the words "Flower frame" and "Pine needle". Previously the other names have been fairly descriptive, but I wonder what it could be …

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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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Citrine – “All that glitters”

Citrine energises every level of life.  It cleanses the chakras and opens the intuition. Citrine attracts wealth, prosperity and success. It imparts joy, wonder, delight and enthusiasm. Raises self-esteem and self-confidence. Stimulates the brain, strengthening the intellect. Citrine promotes motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression. Enhances concentration and revitalises the mind. It releases negative traits, …

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