These origami star mobile ornaments have been a very popular item and a lot of fun to make. With some basic jewelry making supplies/tools, beads, origami paper and cutting tool you have all you need. I have taught several classes on how to make these and now will share the process here. For this project you will need:
Lightweight paper board
Craft knife of scissors
Crimp pliers or pin nose pliers
Non wrinkling paper glue
Pen or pencil
In this demonstration I am using 150mm x 150mm origami paper I have cut into quarters.
Begin with folding 5 points for your origami star. See Folding Origami Star post for direction on folding the points to your star. Do not assemble begin with step one below.
Take one of the points you just folded; use it to trace the shape you will cut out of paperboard for reinforcement, see photos. Use the first point as a template to cut the remaining 4 inserts.
Repeat this step until all 5 points are joined.
Cut a 10” length of bead wire string crimp bead, anchoring bead and seed bead onto wire. Bring tail of wire up through ancho bead and crimp bead leaving a 1/2" tail, crimp.