Fun and colorful these ornaments add an element of whimsy wherever they are hung. Use as Holiday decorations, hang on your tree or all year round to brighten up a space in your home or office.
I have created all of the origami ornaments from hand screened Japanese rice papers printed with traditional kimono patterns with modern twists. The paper for each ornament is hand cut and folded before hanging from copper wire. Glass and stone beads are strung on the wire for accents. (See my blog post, Origami Spinning Star Ornament to see how the star ornament models are made.)
I make the star ornaments with paperboard inserted into the points for strength and reinforcement. The points are glued together to insure stability. Although made from paper these ornaments are very durable.
I will be showing these ornaments at the Sunnyslop Art Walk the evening of Oct 10th, 2009. Central and Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ.