Archive for March 24th, 2008|Daily archive page

Gothic Cuffs

So I’ve been playing with the idea of tessellated jewelry for awhile.  These are my first tests.  Currently held together by the natural occuring pleats.  I am contemplating different attachments currently.  Basic tess design on left (refer to Eric’s website for pattern origamitessellations.com for a pattern) and slightly modified 3d pattern on right.

 

 Old box I found that wasn’t damaged from move.  I havn’t posted it yet because I was initially planning to diagram(then lost the box).  Uses a basic tess that Fuse also uses (thanks for the info Ray) for the side decoration.

The other thing I made like this is a bookmark. 
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It uses the same type of collapse and is the perfect size for a corner bookmark when made out of 6 inch squares.  The abbreviated pictoral diagrams are below.
1.  Fold in half diagonally both ways.
2.  Fold in half (side to side both ways)
3.  Leave it folded and fold over as shown, crease lightly as this is a reference mark.  Let go and fold the other direction. 
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4.  Accordian pleat into 8ths.  The wide side is the open side.
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5.  Undo and open.  You will now be inside reverse folding the pleats internally starting with the 2nd eighth.
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6.  Lay the paper on the side and squash the triangles as indicated.
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7.  When finished refold on the other crease lines and fold in the tips. 
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8.  Press flat and put over page and you’re done.
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