I am finally able to bring to you a tutorial for the most beautiful origami necklaces hand-made by my mum.
My mother is a remarkable person. I am equally proud as I am humbled to be her daughter. She possesses super-hero craft skill, patience from Heaven and Ninja precision. Here she shares a step-by-step tutorial how to make this origami jewellery. What a treat!
You will need:
Washi paper (you could use normal printer paper, but Washi paper does not tear as easily and is durable)
Step 1: To make one big flower, you will need three different square pieces of paper, 6.5cm x 6.5cm, 5.5cm x 5.5cm and 4.5cm x 4.5cm.
Step 2: Fold the paper in half, then unfold it. Using the crease,
fold in the corners.
Step 3: Apply white glue to the reverse side and glue in the corners. Wait for it to dry. If you have paper that has pattern on both sides, you can skip this step.
Step 4: Fold in the corners again.
Step 5: Turn the square once more and fold in the corners.
Step 6: Turn the square around and very carefully, open the corners and pull the tip over and out. Do that to all four corners.
This is really all the origami you need to know! The rest is up to your imagination!
Step 7: To make flowers similar to my mum’s, you will need to fold the other two squares. Using superglue, attach three flowers together, rotating one 45 degrees.
Step 8: Glue a pretty bead or a little pearl in the centre.
Step 9: Pat yourself on the back!
You will need some jewellery making accessories to complete the necklace, but you’ve learned the basics. This is what the completed necklace looks like, front and back.
My mum came up with many more flower combinations. If you like what you see or know a special someone who would appreciate this necklace as a present, visit My mum’s online store.