Origami Décor Series
Origami Charming Kusudama~ Magic Spheres out of Paper ~
by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov
Publication Date: 2015/12/20
Product Format: paperback
Contents: 18 origami-designs
Color: Full Color
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NOTE: This is the new and improved edition of 'Kusudama - Magic Spheres' eBook.
ORIGAMI CHARMING KUSUDAMA of the Origami Décor Series by the Oriland creators will show you how to make magic spheres out of paper, called Kusudama, traditional ones and the authors' original designs. Kusudama ('healing sphere' in Japanese) is a decorative paper ball usually made of several modules connected together to form an attractive sphere filled with harmony and beauty.
The sphere designs in this book use a common technique for making a kusudama where six modules, each folded from paper in the pure origami style, are glued together to shape a ball. The 6-module kusudama designs possess a certain charm when balancing the folding efforts and the elegance of the result. Some of these designs have a 10-module version in a form of an eye-catching lantern.
Do-It-Yourself - fold these charming kusudama models - the Jasmine Sphere, the traditional Kusudama ‘Pendant’, the Lantern-like Kusudama ‘Pendant’, the Kusudama ‘Roses’, the Lantern-like Kusudama ‘Roses’, the Kusudama ‘Star’, the Himalayan Poppy Sphere, the Tsuru Tama (or Crane Kusudama), the Lantern-like Tsuru Tama, the Fairy Wings Sphere and the Chinese Dogwood Sphere. Along with kusudama designs, there are also related decorative and floral models - the 2-Module Pendant, the Pendant ‘Rose’, 4- and 8-Pointed Stars, the Jasmine Flower, the Fairy Wings Flower and the Chinese Dogwood Flower, as well as Stalks and Oval Pointed Leaves for them.
180 detailed step-by-step colorful diagrams with written instructions and 50 photos of examples of completed projects will guide you through folding the 18 origami designs. For every project, there are recommendations on paper type and size including an indication of the size of the completed model. The designs are from simple to intermediate level of folding and are good for the novice and the expert alike.
In addition, the authors' article "Magic of Kusudama" introduces the kusudama theme, shedding some light on how they were used in ancient Japan and how kusudama designs keep their charm in the present. A kusudama influences positively the mood of a person who made it or who receives it as a gift or even just looks at it.Kusudama spheres are wonderful decorations able to bring a unique atmosphere into every home. They can be a terrific gift for your friends and family too. Creative, original and beautiful!
Have a wonderful and fun time with this book creating these magic spheres out of paper! Happy folding!
Contents: Jasmine Sphere, Jasmine Flower, Thin Flat Stalk, Kusudama ‘Pendant’, 2-Module Pendant, Lantern-like Kusudama ‘Pendant’, Kusudama ‘Roses’, Pendant ‘Rose’, Lantern-like Kusudama ‘Roses’, Kusudama ‘Star’, Four- and Eight-Pointed Stars, Himalayan Poppy Sphere, Tsuru Tama, Lantern-like Tsuru Tama, Fairy Wings Sphere, Fairy Wings Flower, Chinese Dogwood Sphere, Chinese Dogwood Flower, Oval Pointed leaf.
Origami Charming Kusudama. Magic Spheres out of Paper. Copyright © 2015 by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews. For information, address info [at] oriland.com