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Origami Bracelet – How to Add (or Remove) Pieces

So, you have your origami bracelet but for some reason you want to remove some pieces, or add pieces (especially if you’re a kid and the bracelet does not fit anymore). Here are the steps on how to add (or remove) pieces from your origami bracelet.

1) Look at the edge. This is the part you will work with.

2) Remove any piece between the two arrows. (The reason for this is that the ends of the bracelet have been especially treated and glued together.

3) Use a toothpick and gently push out one of the pieces. The paper (book cover paper) is strong but you still have to be gentle with it. If the piece tears, just replace it with the extra ones. I include extra pieces with any bracelet that I sell.

4) The first one is out.

 

5) Do the same thing with the other side.

 

6) Now you have two pieces of the bracelet. Add (or remove) the number of pieces you need. It must be an even number. When you add a pair, you add 1/4 inch to the length of the bracelet.

7) The “connector” piece must be added like this. Put both sides through.

8) Fold the piece, and then put it through the slot (second arrow).

9) The first part is inside. Make sure it goes in the slot. Now, do the same with the other part.

10) Push the last part in gently until it goes through the slot.

 

 

11) The bracelet is connected and the arrow is pointing at the “connector” piece.

There you have it!

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Origami Bracelet – Using “Rescued” Book Cover Paper

I “rescued” a box of book covers that were about to be thrown out. The paper is similar to poster paper (not poster board), like photo paper (but thinner), glossy white on one side. So, a new experiment begins. The design prints beautifully on it – the colors crisp and clear. I sprayed it with my fixative spray and found that the fixative does not work on it they way it should. The water does bead, however, it leaves a spot, removes a layer on the paper (the fixative and a layer of the design). The design on the paper does not run though.  I found it really strange.

 So I have two choices: find an art print spray (one that is specially made for ink) and/or use a photo ink when printing the design. I ordered both to test which one will work best.

 What’s really great about the book cover paper is that it is quite sturdy – the regular paper bracelet is 0.1 cm thick, this one is 0.15 thick. This will make a great kit for kids who want to learn how to make the bracelets.

 Here is an image of a bracelet made out of the book cover paper:

Origami Bracelet - Made with "rescued" book cover paper

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Origami Bracelets – Bracelets that Fit Your Wrist Models

I asked some of my students to model the bracelets for me.

 Here are the images of my fourth graders wearing the origami bracelets:

Origami Bracelet Models

Origami Bracelet Model

Origami Bracelet Model

Origami Bracelet Models

 

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