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.
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)
- Clear craft glue (e.g. Mod podge)
- Paint brush
- Glass jar (to rinse brush in water)
- E6000 Glue
- Rhinestone crystal flat back (optional)
- Use your ruler to make 2 x 2.5 cm squares, drawing in pencil on the back of your paper.
- Cut out the squares with your scissors.
- 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).
- Now fold your triangle in half again and crease.
- 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.
- Fold as per steps 3 and 4. Grab your scissors and cut a line over half way up the bottom centre of the triangle.
- 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.
- Turn the piece over. Take the corner of the first triangle and fold it into the centre. Crease.
- Repeat with the remaining corners.
- 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)
- Coat the paper using your paint brush with gloss varnish one side at a time.
- Once the varnish has dried, attach your flat back stud to the back of your design using your E6000 glue.
- Optional: Using your E6000 glue attach the rhinestone to the front of your design.