Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Art Of Origami

I'll be the first to admit that I don't know a whole lot about Origami. How ever, I do know that it is very delicate and beautiful. I wouldn't mind learning some origami myself. To be able to take a piece of paper and turn it into a bead, flower, butterfly, box or what ever else is a beautiful thing. I didn't realize that there is so much origami on Etsy until I decided to do this post. And the origami jewelry, WOW! Now that is amazing. Enjoy this post and maybe you will be inspired to recycle some old paper scraps or magazines and create some origami!



I absolutely love these! Origami and felt, now that is fabulous. These beautiful earrings are made with 2 felt and 1 origami bead. The sweet green makes me think of Spring and how much I love Spring. These can be found in the Etsy shop of crazeecrafteez for only $12!




What better way to let your Valentine know you love them than these beautiful origami roses. Traditional roses will eventually wilt and die away, but not these. They will last for as long as your love does, or perhaps longer. These can be found in the Etsy shop of uniuni.



This note card set comes complete with rafia bows and it's own origami gift box also adorned with a rafia bow. This makes a great any ocassion gift to have on hand. Perhaps you could give this to a hostess, friend, co worker, or anyone else. I would think it a good idea to have a few of these on hand. This and more can be found in the Etsy shop of pulpfaction.



I just love this! Adorn a book case or shelf with this delicate wall flower. Each petal has been hand folded and glued. You can just see the love that went into this piece. Each petal coordinates so well with the next. This is form the Etsy shop of fahsioncompassion.



These origami butterfly earings are too too cool! Made with Japanese origami paper these earings are fluttering with beauty. Have these dangling from your ears and you are sure to look like a Spring fairy! From the Etsy shop of windtwirler.



These are the perfect addition to your next garden or tea party. Adorn a delicious cupcake with these whimsy paper flower cupcake toppers. For only $12.50 you will get yourselt 10 of these lovelies and you get to choose what colors you want! From the Etsy shop of millalove.



Are you feeling inspired now? If so you can check out the following links with pics, tutorials and more to get you going on an origami journey. Recycle some magazines and get creating!

1. www.origami.com- pic. gallery, diagrams, and model database
2.www.paperfolding.com- tutorials, history, books, and more
3.www.oriland.com- offers over 70 tutorials with step by step instructions

Enjoy!

3 comments:

CassieMarie said...

Hi readers! If you decide to try your hand at origami let me know! I would love to see what you create and post it on my blog!

alexandria said...

i love your blog!

CassieMarie said...

Thanks Alexandria!