If you are aware of the art of origami, you would surely like to make a good use of it. Origami is nothing but a Japanese art of folding paper into different types of decorative shapes and figures. Used as a decoration, it can also be used to make jewellery items like earrings. Origami earrings look pretty and chic when used teamed up with floral dresses.
Here are 12 simple and easy ways to flaunt your own pair of colourful Origami Earrings.
What you’ll need:
- Colorful Paper: Both printed as well as plain-colored paper will suit, depending on the type of shape and figure you want to make. As if you want to make a rose-shaped figure, a pink colored plain paper will suit best. I took two pieces of origami paper and cut it into very small pieces of about 1.8 cm. 60 such pieces are needed to make one such earring.
- Fish Hooks
Cut the paper into 60 pieces in square shape and fold each piece diagonally.
Now, mark the centre at the bottom of the folded piece.
Fold the centre of the folded piece- down and then up again, but make sure that it must be slightly under the top, so that a little bit of orange part can be seen.
Fold the sides to top, showing the printed part.
Open one side of the piece and push it towards down.
Fold the pointed part towards down.
Double-fold the sides of the piece.
Glue the marked parts on both the folded sides.
Let each of the folded pieces get dry. After sometime, push open each part in the shape of a leaf. Now, glue five pieces together to form a flower. When you have 12 flowers with you, stick 3 flowers together, thus making a bunch.
Now stick the three flowers together, and make sure you don’t forget to put a piece of wire in it. Now, make a bend of 90° with the pliers.
Hold the end of the wire and fold it towards the corner. Now, place your earring in it.
Now polish the earring.
Origami earrings are easy to make and can be matched with a western dress or even an ethnic outfit. The material needed to make these earrings is available at reasonable prices in the market, thus making it an economical fashion accessory.