All posts tagged: origami

Paper Punk Jewelry Fold

There is something very satisfying about folding the paper jewelry from the Paper Punk Jewelry Fold kit. Designed to make 3D necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, the kit includes easily foldable punch-out shapes with tabs that are inserted into numbered slots. These create geometric forms in a sort of instant-origami that you can then stick to paper bases and decorate with stickers. While the kit says the recommended age range starts at six, I think that eight would probably be a more likely age that kids would more easily begin to master the tab-insertion process. Inside every kit are punch-and-fold shapes (in either triangle or square options), glitter stickers, gloss stickers, metallic stickers, adhesive dots, and an instruction booklet. The best part is you don’t need any glue or scissors for the kit— everything you need to go from a flat piece of paper to a 3D piece of art is included. You don’t even have to be an arty person to successfully get the final result – it’s pretty foolproof, even for someone like me. $19.95 Back of the box. …

Paper Displays of Affection Origami

Origami is a wonderful craft to begin with, but origami you can wear or give as a gift is even better. Artist Suanne Li’s collection of origami objects includes hair pins, jewelry, ornaments, and “money roses,” a great way to give cash as a gift without looking thoughtless (a quick snip and the rose converts back to useable bills). The other items are treated with a glossy finish for durability. Li, who is also a real estate consultant in New York City, has been folding origami for about 15 years. She first became interested in the art form as a child when it helped her concentrate in class while taking notes. Her collection can be seen at her etsy store, with pieces ranging from $11.00 for a hair pin to $160 for a money rose made of notes equal to €85. She also takes custom requests. Her store will be “closed” from July 16th to August 1st, but check back after then to make a purchase.