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Origami Bracelet – Now Available at Etsy

Origami Bracelets – Made of Book Cover Paper and Fits Your Wrist

 

* Bracelets that fit your wrist (without a fastener)

* Paper used is book cover paper (book dust cover) that I “rescued” from being thrown out

* Paper is stronger than ordinary paper

* Original Designs (Choices on design and background)

* Design comes out crisp and bright

* Treated with art spray to make the bracelet water resistant (it is NOT water-proof) and sun resistant (will not fade)

* Shipping Charges: $4 for up to 20 bracelets, add $1 for each additional 10 bracelets

* More designs coming soon

* My blog shows instructions how to fasten the bracelet and how to add (or remove) pieces if needed (10 additional pieces of the bracelet are included)

* Great for kids

* Blog link: http://paperquillingideas.com/category/paper-origami-bracelets/

 

Sizes:

XXSmall – 5 3/4 inch circumference

XSmall – 6 1/4 inch circumference

Small – 6 3/4 inch circumference

Medium – 7 1/4 inch circumference

Large – 7 3/4 inch circumference

XLarge – 8 1/4 inch circumference

 

Origami Bracelet - Cel21 Blue

Somebody asked me what the “Cel” in the beginning of each order means – it’s actually short for “Celebrate” – things are not always so great and especially now, a lot of us are experiencing some challenges in life – in spite of that, I think we should find something to celebrate – life, friendship, love, colors – and I try to show that “celebration” through the bracelets I create. (What a sap!)

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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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Origami Bracelet – Rainbow Design

Origami Rainbow Bracelet

 It took a while and I finally found the design that I wanted. Here is the origami rainbow bracelet.

 

Image of Origami Rainbow Bracelet

 

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Paper Quilling – Husking Tool aka Torture Device and Quilling with Kids

So… I used my husking tool (torture device) – the one I put together using toothpicks – much harder than I thought! It works for the pre-made husking templates but I need to make sure that when I create a husking design that there is enough room for the quilling paper. Anyway, I set that aside and focused on my other projects.

My students are getting the hang of quilling. We started making our “Valentine Cards” – for someone special. I also made some pre-made hearts that they could use so that they won’t get frustrated if the quilled pieces they make don’t come out the way they want them to. Quite a few of them are really interested and have gotten their own tools. That is great! It takes patience and they are learning that if there is a mistake they could just do it over or start from scratch. Some of them have invented their own paper sculptures. I will be taking pictures of completed work. This will be a busy week since we are working hard with our writing assignments.

I have a new set of cards with “inspiration” quotes. There are some quotes for friends and some to just remind us of some things about life. I am still having a hard time taking pictures – the lighting is just difficult. So, I decided to just get one of those “studio kits” – and hopefully the one I ordered will work fine. I should get it on Wednesday – new toy for me!

Pictures of new projects and of my kids’ (students) work will be posted soon. I still have kids who hang out with their knitting looms. Some need a little bit of help, while others just want to show what they have done.

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Paper Quilling – Teaching Kids How to Quill

So, we’ve been back to school for a week. It seems like Winter Break never happened! We have so many things to accomplish the next few months.

I started teaching my students how to quill. We started before winter break but only a few students were able to try. This week most of the kids were able to try it and they were able to quill a few pieces. Some of the kids have a difficult time in the beginning but it was gratifying when they are able to create something. I really like introducing my kids to new things (or in this case old things) that they have never heard of before. It shows them another side to their talents. I always remind them to just, “give it a go” and try new things. We’re not looking for perfection, just new experiences. It’s great to see that some of them realize that they are very good with their hands – building things, creating things, putting things together or apart.

As soon as we have some work put together I will post some pictures of completed work.

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Paper Quilling – New Project

I wanted to make a card with the peace sign and I have two display cards that I made so far. The husking tool (aka weaving hand loom) is really handy. For this card, everything is made from the husking tool except for the heart.

Paper Quilling Project – Peace Sign

Here’s another Peace Sign

 

 

 

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