DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings

I really like the shapes that you can create with Origami and I really love Jewellery so I am pleased to provide this tutorial on DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings. They make a cute gift for family and friends.

DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings

You will need:

  • Origami paper/ or Nice patterned paper
  • Polyurethane gloss varnish (helps make them more durable/water-resistant)
  • Stud flat back findings
  • origami bone tool (optional you can use the back of a butter knife or your fingers)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Clear craft glue (e.g. Mod podge)
  • Paint brush
  • Glass jar (to rinse brush in water)
  • E6000 Glue
  • Rhinestone crystal flat back (optional)

 Guide:

  1. Use your ruler to make 2 x 2.5 cm squares, drawing in pencil on the back of your paper.
  2. Cut out the squares with your scissors.
  3. Fold the top right corner to the bottom left corner forming a triangle. Use your bone tool or finger to crease along the edge, making sure the sides line up. (Keeping the paper design outside of the triangle).DIY Origami Windmill Stud EarringsDIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings
  4. Now fold your triangle in half again and crease.DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings
  5. Unfold your triangle. Now fold all corners to the centre and once more make sure to run your finger or tool along the creases. Unfold the design.DIY Origami Windmill Stud EarringsDIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings
  6. Fold as per steps 3 and 4. Grab your scissors and cut a line over half way up the bottom centre of the triangle.DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings
    DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings
  7. Unfold. Use the creases previously made and fold the corners into the centre of the plain side. Adding a dab of glue underneath each fold and hold down. Wait until set.
    DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings
    DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings
  8. Turn the piece over. Take the corner of the first triangle and fold it into the centre. Crease.
    DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings
    DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings
  9. Repeat with the remaining corners.DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings
  10. Coat the back of the corners with glue and hold it down until it sets. (you can use books to hold it down if need be)
    DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings
  11. Coat the paper using your paint brush with gloss varnish one side at a time.
    DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings
  12. Once the varnish has dried, attach your flat back stud to the back of your design using your E6000 glue.
    DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings                                    DIY Origami Windmill Stud Earrings
  13. Optional: Using your E6000 glue attach the rhinestone to the front of your design.DIY origami

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