A re-working of an earlier "twirls" flower. I like it better with fewer petals.
Two spinning tops, each made of one piece of paper
Yet one more penultimate dodecahedron...a large one, making use of the border on a piece of scrap paper.
Shuriken variation. I was all set to proclaim this on a failure....but I nursed it into shape and stuck it down!
Carambola (Carmen Sprung), petals turned back
Carambola (Carmen Sprung), petals twisted slightly sideways
12-winged spinning top, made of a SINGLE piece of paper! (Quite a trick, getting twelve points out of a single square of paper...)
Closed 'Jump' (Hans-Werner Guth)
Closed 'Jump" (Hans-Werner Guth)
"Jump" - variation of Gyroscope, by Hans-Werner Guth
Five Intersecting Tetrahedra
Five interlocking tetrahedra - paper 1.625 x 3.4
Five interlocking tetrahedra - first one, sloppy but it works!
"Spring into action!" One piece of paper.
Rhombicuboctahedron(!) Three bands of squares, triangles in the "corners".
Rhombicuboctahedron - here you can see the structure better.
Rhombicuboctahedron, top view
"Fireworks" has relaxed a bit, you can see it better now
"Fireworks!" These are the various views it offers as you rotate the piece on itself. But it does have its position of rest, which it will spring to if you don't hold it forcibly in some other position (as I did in view 4).
There's a tiny difference between these two Arabesques - can you see it? The "extra" flap in the center of each petal, on the left? I'm rather proud of this one because I figured it out just from a photo.
Another Tomoko Fuse "Spiral" - variegated paper
"Spiral" (by Tomoko Fuse) - seen from the top - or the bottom
3/4 view of Spiral
Side view of Spiral. This model just makes you giggle....
Icosidodecahedron (from strips) - nearly complete, needs 5
more triangles and one more pentagon
Another new technique! this one called a "Tamar unit". This Rhombicuboctahedron is made of 12 units.
These shapes afford many startling views that I don't often put up - because they conceal the 3-dimensional nature of the models. But they're lovely!
Cuboctahedron, made of 6 Tamar units
Another of those "specialized" views...
Back to strips of paper - this baby is destined to become an earring! So, I have thoroughly coated it with a protective acrylic coating - which actually doesn't change its look particularly, just makes it durable and waterproof (IF I covered it all well.....) (5/16" strips)
Ring, with only 16 pieces instead of the 18 I usually used.
Icosadodecahedron made from "jitterbug" modules (in some configurations things made from this module can be collapsed and uncollapsed - not this one!)
I didn't try this one for a long time because I felt that, judging from some early experiments, the paper would buckle too much. But I finally tried - and it worked!
And when you have little strips leftover....these are about 3/8" wide.
The central design unit would make lovely earrings.....how small could I make them? I actually think these are TOO small (1/4" strips) - but it's so sweet!
Origami earrings! #1...
Origami earrings #2
Origami earrings #3
Penultimate dodecahedron. This one is special: not only are there five colors on each face, but the color placement throughout the piece is completely symmetrical.
Icosahedron made of strips of paper less than 1/2" wide.
This lovely foil paper (which is actually very forgiving to work with) just doesn't photograph well....
This is the same model as the previous one. The paper is a chameleon! In daylight it is pale, pale purple - but under artificial light it becomes grey.
Here I made the central sections of a dark (actually gold-lustered) rosy purple, heavy vellum - and it helps hold the purple in the lighter paper.
Octahedron with curlers added
Now we combine Octahedron with Curlers!
A type of Octahedron called "Gyroscope". The nearly-spherical shapes near the top of this page, called "Jump", are actually variations on this fold and shape.
And a Mette Pederson Ring
Dodecahedron (120-degree module, 30 pieces) - tracing paper reveals some internal structure
Backlit by sunlight
Backlit at night
Variations on a theme!
Icosahedron, made from Francis Ow's 120-degree module (30 pieces)
Icosahedron (Francis Ow's 120-degree module, 30 pieces) - various views
Cube! and Tetrahedron!
Tetrahedron (note interesting detail inside the distant point)
Sham, multi-colored paper
Did I really DO this?! Mio Tsugawa's "Sham"
Another sham, this one made of.....white shelf paper! (I love to use things for purposes other that what they're designed for....)
This "Arabesque" (designed by Mio Tsugawa) is related to the Shams
There's a tiny difference between these two Arabesques - can you see it? The "extra" flap in the center of each petal, on the left?
One kind of 3-color symmetry in a Rhombic Triacontahedron: two "faces" with a 3rd color between them. This is the purple face....
and the peach face....
and an attempt to show everything (ha!)
Stellation of Rhombic Triacontahedron (The one on the left is an attempt at color symmetry that I believe is actually not possible with 3 colors - but it does give me Ideas....)
Twisting pop-up diamond! Single sheet of paper.
This one is cheating. Two different sizes of paper, basic shape with "decoration" added. (I guess what makes that "cheating" is that, once you're using more than one size and shape of paper, you can do ANYTHING - whereas if there's only one size & shape (& fold) of paper, that's more of a challenge. But it's pretty....
Another view of "cheating"
Yet another view. Pretty, but cheating!
Very simple, very satisfying!
Octahedron family (two designs)
10-piece Twirl #3, design Krystyna Burczyk
10-piece Twirl #2, design Krystyna Burczyk
10-piece Twirl #1, design Krystyna Burczyk
I'm still working on getting this one to look more like a bud (more "closed")
Curling the corners to a position as vertical as possible (needs to be even a little MORE vertical than this!) seems to be the answer.
8-piece "Twirl", designed by Krystyna Burczyk
Curlers!! This little beaut is an Octahedron, made with only 6 units
Trying out interesting paper (multi-colored, thin and almost like plastic to the touch) - I had to wrestle with it to make it "hold" its curls, but finally it did!
And this little pippin - 3 colors! (You're not supposed to be able to make this with Origami paper - it's "too flimsy" - but I did!)
More twirls...I love this color scheme!
Another view of same
Now comparisons! Look carefully: these two little curlers are connected in a slightly different way - can you see the difference?
Amazon packing paper! Cuboctahedron, and octahedron.
Kusudama "Starsea" This one is quite a production! By now (3 January 2010) I've learned two folds, each with its own assembly technique - each with its own difficulties!
The "other" face of the Kusudama ball/star
These are not easy! and this one is small and made with "flimsy" origami paper. I'll freely admit: I used glue, because I was just unable to do it any other way - but it's pretty!
"Just because I can..." 5 colors, each star has all 5 colors
You don't want to know the mental gymnastics that went into plotting this out...and the physical gymnastics that went into assembling it, at the final stage!
Same 5-color Kusudama star, with black inserted into the recessed places. Can't decide which I prefer!
Penultimate dodecahedron: one gold face, one sparkly silver face, rest white
Penultimate dodecahedron, 3 colors (each point has 3 colors)
Penultimate dodecahedron, 5 colors (each face has 5 colors)
Penultimate dodecahedron, 6 colors (shaded: black, red, orange, golden yellow, straw yellow, white)
Dodecahedron "family" (incomplete!)
Mette Pederson rings. So hard to photograph these shiny little "wreaths"!
2007 Lampshade, in process (Icosidodecahedron). Two kinds of Japanese rice paper, paper straws, glue.
Finished and lit!
2007-8 Flexagon madness!