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Tutorial: Mini origami crane earrings

5 Jun

Last week, my post was about the art of mini origami and as promised I met the challenge and created my own mini origami crane earrings! The crane origami is a traditional one but not an easy one, you need to be patient and understand how the art of origami works. So, I found a really nice website giving simple and beautiful tutorials. Let me show you the result of my work with this long tutorial!

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I know that it seems complicated but believe me once you get the techniques, you will find a true passion in the art of origami!


The art of mini origami

25 May

Japan, 17th century, the traditional art of paper folding was born. Origami from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” is the art of transforming a simple flat sheet into a paper sculpture without cutting or using glue.

The traditional origami paper “washi” offers multiple patterns and colorful designs. Despite the fact that it weighs less than any normal paper, “washi” is a really resistant paper commonly made from fibres of the gampi tree or using bamboo, rice or wheat.

Washi paper (patterns and designs)

Washi paper (patterns and designs)


Origami’s sizes are not specific and I wanted to share with you the stunning art of two artists Anja Markiewicz and
Mui-Ling Teh. They have the ability to create tiny,mini, nano origami artworks of only some millimeters.

Anja Markiewicz ‘s paper sculptures correspond to animals (horses,dogs…), flowers, snowflakes… To be perfectly seen, you need to use a magnifying glass or nan0 photography.

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Mui-Ling Teh also creates miniature origami and tries to tell a story using them.

"Arctic playground" by Mui-Ling Teh

“Arctic playground” by Mui-Ling Teh

"Bigfoot meets BIG foot" by Mui-Ling Teh

“Bigfoot meets BIG foot” by Mui-Ling Teh

"Wish" by Mui-Ling Teh

“Wish” by Mui-Ling Teh


So this is it for today! I hope you enjoyed those tiny origami! Next time I’ll try to create my own jewelery origami and share it with you! See you soon!

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