Saturday, August 1, 2015

How to Make Japanese Paper Flower Jewelry Tutorial

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Kusudama (literally translated as medicine ball) a type of origami which was the precursor to modular origami.  The folded forms are typically assembled together using glue or sewing.  Here is a basic Japanese paper flower jewelry tutorial by boddhi15 over on Instructables. The instructor is working on a wedding party jewelry set.


The technique yields petals of different sizes from each folding. Several of the same size are glued together to form a single flower. The instructor used nail polish to seal the paper jewelry. I wonder how the flower would look if one used dimensional sealer?

Flowers can also be attached to each other to form a ball.


Here are a couple of examples from other artisans.

Mr and Mrs Gray's Garland of Flowers necklace

A Garland of Paper Flowers - detail

Nicole Johnson's Kusudama Pendant

Kusudama

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  1. Those are really pretty!

    I wonder if you prepared the paper with the idea of coating it with resin if it would fold properly.... hmmmmm....

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    1. It will be very difficult to fold as the resin makes it stiff. Best to do the folding first, spray a sealant to protect the paper colors and then add resin. The resin does make paper translucent. I do have a fan necklace on my Etsy done in this manner.

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