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LaFosse & Alexander's Origami Jewelry

Book and DVDby Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Softcover with DVD
Tuttle Publishing
ISBN-13: 9784805311516

Make your own origami jewelry!

In this new paper craft book from world-renowned origami artists, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander, you'll be delighted to discover how quick, fun and inexpensive it is to make durable DIY jewelry that you'll actually be able to wear!

LaFosse & Alexander's Origami Jewelry will show you how to create 3D designs to go with your hair, skin, and wardrobe by customizing the components to your own personal fashion. A full-color easy-to-follow book, clear diagrams and the included DVD provides you step-by-step instructions to create lovely pendants, medallions, charms, bracelets, necklaces and earrings in minutes.

The origami paper and other materials needed are inexpensive and available in any craft store and a simple starch-based paste will provide your jewelry with remarkable strength to last for years.

In addition to the designs and their many variations, the book shows you how to make your own two-colored ("duo") paper, how to trim and cut your paper accurately, and introduces basic tools, findings and techniques for assembling jewelry.

The book and accompanying DVD contain instructions for folding:

Square Beads

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Square Beads

Bead Caps

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Bead Caps

Pillow Bead Necklace

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Pillow Bead Necklace

Square Rhombus Bead

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Square Rhombus Bead

Square Rhomus Necklace

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Square Rhombus Necklace

Preliminary Form Connector

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Preliminary Form Connector

Triangle Bead

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Triangle Bead

Triangle and Square Beads

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Triangle & Square Beads

Barrel Bead

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Barrel Bead

 

Flattened Barrel

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Flattened Barrel

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Lantern

Teardrop

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Teardrop

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Blossom Bead Lei

Double Barrel Bead

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Double Barrel Bead

Lantern Bead with Tabs

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Lantern Bead with Tabs

Teardrop Bead with Tab

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Teardrop Bead with Tab

Preliminary Form

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Preliminary Form

Preliminary Form Necklace

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Preliminary Form Necklace

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Arrowhead

Arrowhead Bead

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Arrowhead Bead

Owl Bead

designed by Michael G. LaFosse, Deb Pun and Richard L. Alexander

Owl Bead

Twin Arrowhead Bead

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Twin Arrowhead Bead

Twin Arrowhead

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Twin Arrowhead

Duo Kite Bead

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Duo Kite Bead

Trident Bead

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Trident Bead

Trident

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Trident

Wolverine Claw

designed by Richard L. Alexander

Wolverine Claw

Wolverine Claw

designed by Richard L. Alexander

Wolverine Claw

Abstract Sail Element

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Abstract Sail Element

designed by Michael G. LaFosse

Angel Wings

Slinking Triangle Bead

designed by Richard L. Alexander

Slinking Triangle Bead

traditional design

Square Box with Lid

Long Jewelry Gift Box

traditional design

Long Jewelry Gift Box

Backcoating

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