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MrsKitty
11-26-2012, 22:15
Anybody do origami?

I don't have the patience for complex stuff but I have gotten on a kick of making boxes over the last few weeks. I saw a huge canvas a guy had covered with various sized boxes in a rainbow of colors and I want to recreate something similar.

The stars, polyhedra, modular specimens and the like fascinate me. I don't care that much for animals and the like but the shapes with all the angles just draw me in.

HollowHead
11-26-2012, 22:42
Anybody do origami?

I don't have the patience for complex stuff but I have gotten on a kick of making boxes over the last few weeks. I saw a huge canvas a guy had covered with various sized boxes in a rainbow of colors and I want to recreate something similar.

The stars, polyhedra, modular specimens and the like fascinate me. I don't care that much for animals and the like but the shapes with all the angles just draw me in.

I went to a wedding a few years ago where both parties were Japanese by ancestry. The ladies spent the previous night making origami swans? geese? for every single place-setting and it was a very nice touch. HH

NeverMore1701
11-26-2012, 22:45
http://xmasons.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/folding_origami_crane.gif


Very impressive talent, I'd never have the patience (or dexterity) to learn.

mhambi
11-26-2012, 22:46
Anybody do origami?

I don't have the patience for complex stuff but I have gotten on a kick of making boxes over the last few weeks. I saw a huge canvas a guy had covered with various sized boxes in a rainbow of colors and I want to recreate something similar.

The stars, polyhedra, modular specimens and the like fascinate me. I don't care that much for animals and the like but the shapes with all the angles just draw me in.

I've done a few things... birds, boxes, etc. The best was a... um... well there's a moderator that used to do pendants that were similar.

:whistling:

Angry Fist
11-26-2012, 23:25
Figure out how to do dollar bill rings.

http://www.wikihow.com/Fold-a-Dollar-Bill-to-Make-a-Finger-Ring

http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/image-files/dollar-bill-ring-160x160.jpg

Lone_Wolfe
11-26-2012, 23:25
Anybody do origami?

I don't have the patience for complex stuff but I have gotten on a kick of making boxes over the last few weeks. I saw a huge canvas a guy had covered with various sized boxes in a rainbow of colors and I want to recreate something similar.

The stars, polyhedra, modular specimens and the like fascinate me. I don't care that much for animals and the like but the shapes with all the angles just draw me in.

Post some pics!

MrsKitty
11-27-2012, 00:21
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a327/misskitty5077/boxes.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a327/misskitty5077/boxes2.jpg

Nothing special. Just boxes.

MrsKitty
11-27-2012, 00:22
Figure out how to do dollar bill rings.

http://www.wikihow.com/Fold-a-Dollar-Bill-to-Make-a-Finger-Ring

http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/image-files/dollar-bill-ring-160x160.jpg

That looks pretty easy to do.

Dennis in MA
11-27-2012, 11:53
Figure out how to do dollar bill rings.

http://www.wikihow.com/Fold-a-Dollar-Bill-to-Make-a-Finger-Ring

http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/image-files/dollar-bill-ring-160x160.jpg

I was doing that one almost 35 years ago.

Some guy made one for my grandfather. He showed it to me.

"I bet I could do that."

Took me about 3 tries. He still wasn't happy. LOL

mhambi
11-27-2012, 12:07
I can do a pretty wicked Pterodactyl...

HerrGlock
11-27-2012, 12:12
I can do a pretty wicked Pterodactyl...

...or a broach?
...or a hat?

HerrGlock
11-27-2012, 12:14
I cannot find pictures of it but when we graduated from flight school, the day before we got our wings we got our bar. One of the guys in the class knew how to origami wings that looks damn near like Army Novice wings so we all pestered him to make a metric buttload of them.

Instead of silver dollars we gave those to the first salute we got. Everyone thought that rather cool.

tous
11-27-2012, 12:30
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a327/misskitty5077/boxes2.jpg

Nothing special. Just boxes.

'Sceam know that you have that quarter?

:wavey:

Dennis in MA
11-27-2012, 12:32
...or a broach?
...or a hat?

And Leeeeoonnns getting larrrrrggggerrrrr!

FullClip
11-27-2012, 12:54
I've never been able to learn art of origami, but this web site is of real artist. You can buy real art.

http://origamiboulder.com/

Wonder how many have sent him a few bucks for the laugh...:supergrin:

Mrs.Cicero
11-27-2012, 13:04
For Christmas, my mom makes boxes out of the Christmas cards and puts stuff in them for everyone. Once she and my dad lost their minds and decide to fold 200 of them for favors for a party...

We've been known to fold them in decreasing size, put them inside one another, and stuff the last one with a Hershey's kiss, or something equally annoying.

I don't do paper origami, but I do fabric origami... butterflies and flowers to use in my quilts. If I can find the pics, I'll post them tonight.

engineer151515
11-27-2012, 13:04
I'll sit at Hooters and make origami stuff out of $1 bills.
The ladies keep them. Heaven knows why.

I can make a swan, a crab, a heart and a six pointed (ninja) star.

Foxterriermom
11-27-2012, 13:13
Have never done it but would like to give it a try. The little boxes are cute!!

Lone_Wolfe
11-27-2012, 13:27
MK, maybe nothing special, but way better than I can do!



I'll sit at Hooters and make origami stuff out of $1 bills.
The ladies keep them. Heaven knows why.

I can make a swan, a crab, a heart and a six pointed (ninja) star.

You should post pics. And if you'd given me one I'd keep it too.

alphacat
11-27-2012, 13:29
Figure out how to do dollar bill rings.

http://www.wikihow.com/Fold-a-Dollar-Bill-to-Make-a-Finger-Ring

http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/image-files/dollar-bill-ring-160x160.jpg

I've got one of those. A guy I worked with made it for me back in the early 60's. It's made out of a silver certificate dollar bill.
Don't know why I keep it but I do...:dunno:

Henry's Dad
11-27-2012, 16:20
I used to work with this guy (we taught at the same school):

www.johnmontroll.com

He's something of a big-shot in the origami world. Neat guy. Lots of books published.

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Batesmotel
11-27-2012, 16:30
My 16 yr old son makes unicorns like the one in Bladerunner.

He goes to an advanced high school for mathematics. Big SiFi environment. It freaks teachers out when they don't see him dropping them off on their desks.

Angry Fist
11-27-2012, 16:52
I was doing that one almost 35 years ago.

Some guy made one for my grandfather. He showed it to me.

"I bet I could do that."

Took me about 3 tries. He still wasn't happy. LOL
My uncle had one when I was a kid, and always wanted one. Forgot all about it. Went to work today with 8 20's on. :cool:

Should have taken a pic... I wuz pimpin'!

syntaxerrorsix
11-27-2012, 17:05
My Dad had a book on it and he showed me how to make "the box". I can still make them. I never learned any other folds but there is a Zen like quality to folding properly.

EdTracker
11-27-2012, 18:59
My niece made 1000 cranes for her sisters wedding. She had the whole family making them, it was cool.

I was thinking that if I could take a piece of paper and fold it into an orgasmi I would be able to patent it and retire at an age were I could actually enjoy it.

engineer151515
11-27-2012, 19:28
You should post pics. And if you'd given me one I'd keep it too.

A couple that just happen to be in the cellphone.

http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/4826/origamil.jpg

When I make the swan out of a $20, it flies away.

Just disappears. :whistling:

I noticed some of them open the receipts book six months later and there's the silly origami still in the book.

jakebrake
11-27-2012, 19:31
ibtl.....

oh, read the thread title wrong....nevermind.

Ay Dios Mio
11-27-2012, 21:47
I was taught to make a swan chopstick holder from the chopstick wrapper in Japanese restaurants, but now I can't remember how to do it most of the time anymore...I just sit and fold and get frustrated.

I've made swans from square origami paper and a lot of cranes. It takes awhile to refresh my memory. I used to have several books on paperfolding.

There was a PBS documentary I saw several times year ago. I know you were asking about simple box shapes, Mrs. Kitty, but you will be enchanted by watching "Between the Folds". Netflix has it on Instant Play. You can get an idea of the possibilities on YouTube...some of the documentary is there in clips.

The talent and vision of those artists is astounding.

Angry Fist
11-27-2012, 22:34
My niece made 1000 cranes for her sisters wedding. She had the whole family making them, it was cool.

I was thinking that if I could take a piece of paper and fold it into an orgasmi I would be able to patent it and retire at an age were I could actually enjoy it.
And when you cover it in latex, and stuff it into a flashlight body, you get a.... ?

Lone_Wolfe
11-28-2012, 00:25
A couple that just happen to be in the cellphone.

http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/4826/origamil.jpg

When I make the swan out of a $20, it flies away.

Just disappears. :whistling:

I noticed some of them open the receipts book six months later and there's the silly origami still in the book.

Pretty cool! Want me to demonstrate why the $20 ones disappear? :supergrin:

billkill
11-28-2012, 07:02
This is some cool stuff: http://origami.happymagpie.com/

MrsKitty
11-30-2012, 21:55
I used to work with this guy (we taught at the same school):

www.johnmontroll.com

He's something of a big-shot in the origami world. Neat guy. Lots of books published.

posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire (http://www.outdoorhub.com/mobile/)

I have one of his books!

My Dad had a book on it and he showed me how to make "the box". I can still make them. I never learned any other folds but there is a Zen like quality to folding properly.

Yes, it is. I find doing the boxes so relaxing.

I've also played a little with kumihimino which I also find so relaxing. Someday I'll take it to a higher level... :supergrin:

MrsKitty
11-30-2012, 21:57
I was taught to make a swan chopstick holder from the chopstick wrapper in Japanese restaurants, but now I can't remember how to do it most of the time anymore...I just sit and fold and get frustrated.

I've made swans from square origami paper and a lot of cranes. It takes awhile to refresh my memory. I used to have several books on paperfolding.

There was a PBS documentary I saw several times year ago. I know you were asking about simple box shapes, Mrs. Kitty, but you will be enchanted by watching "Between the Folds". Netflix has it on Instant Play. You can get an idea of the possibilities on YouTube...some of the documentary is there in clips.

The talent and vision of those artists is astounding.

I actually added that to the queue last week! One of the few things I intend to do this weekend is take the time to watch it.

Lone_Wolfe
11-30-2012, 22:15
......

I've also played a little with kumihimino which I also find so relaxing. Someday I'll take it to a higher level... :supergrin:

So how soon before you're selling these on Etsy, too? :supergrin: :wavey:

MrsKitty
11-30-2012, 23:12
So how soon before you're selling these on Etsy, too? :supergrin: :wavey:

I'm not as confident about those as I am about maille. :rofl: