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Size of folds for earrings?

PostPosted: November 11th, 2017, 6:45 am
by Gerardo
I was asked to make folds for a pair of earrings. It's my first time. Have any of you made origami earrings? What should the final size of the folds be?

Re: Size of folds for earrings?

PostPosted: November 11th, 2017, 7:37 am
by NeverCeaseToCrease
Yes, I have, sort of.
I used two yellow half squares about as long and thick as a sticky note, then pleated them into 1/8 strips and curled them into rings. I applied MC to keep it's shape, and in the morning "wore" it to school for "wacky day." The size was about 2 centimeters in diameter, which worked fine, but my ears aren't pierced and I had to balance one end into my ear and hoped it looked real. It seemed to work.
I'm sorry if this wasn't helpful.

Re: Size of folds for earrings?

PostPosted: November 13th, 2017, 7:03 am
by Gerardo
Not what I had in mind. I still appreciate the information NeverCeaseToCrease ;).

Anyone else :)?

Re: Size of folds for earrings?

PostPosted: January 19th, 2019, 11:53 am
by Grace159
Don't know if you still want an answer, but a final diameter of 1.4cm to 2cm is quite pleasing to the eye.

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Re: Size of folds for earrings?

PostPosted: January 19th, 2019, 12:55 pm
by Gerardo
Thank you Grace :). Actually, I folded them quite some time ago.

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Nativity Stable, created by me in 2011.
-Wrapping paper made from brown kraft paper.
-It has clear nail polish coatings.


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Boxed Fortune Teller, created by me in 2015.
-Handmade paper made by the origamist Fabian Correa.
-It has PVA wood sealant coatings.

Re: Size of folds for earrings?

PostPosted: January 21st, 2019, 9:45 pm
by Grace159
These are very nice. I like the nativity stables for their distinct look.

Ishibashi Minako's origami brocade is my favourite to turn into earrings. This is a colour variation of my own design.Image

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Re: Size of folds for earrings?

PostPosted: January 21st, 2019, 9:59 pm
by Gerardo
Thank you for the picture and the compliment. Love the earrings! I had not thought of modular models as earrings :o.

English is my second language, sometimes I don't get an expression or two. What do you mean by the "distinct look" of the Nativity stable folds?

Re: Size of folds for earrings?

PostPosted: January 22nd, 2019, 1:29 pm
by Grace159
Earrings move around as they are worn showing different sides of the model. Your nativity stables will still look like nativity stables from a distance and from different angles. It is an elegant design.



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