I've made some nifty paper origami objects in my time. I can still remember how to make a paper shrimp - it looks quite complex but is actually quite easy to do. I once entertained a child on a train with this little trick much to the amusement of the mother.

However, I never thought it was possible to do origami jewelry until I came across Cindy Ng's sterling silver creations. These are made from metal clay silver or precious metal clay sheets and folded just the same way you do the paper variety except you go on to fire the piece in the kiln to remove the organic binder and water. Sure makes great conversation pieces doesn't it?

Via Trendhunter


If you are intrigued or inspired to try working with metal clay silver paper, MSchindel has an excellent tutorial on metal clay weaving for some spectacular jewelry designs.

Origami -Instructions.com has some basic how-tos. If kids can do it, so can you!

Origami.org has the flapping bird instructions (animated) just like the one pictured above.

Dev.origami.org has hundreds of origami designs ranging from simple to complex.

Origami-resource center is an excellent site for all things origami.
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