Author Archives: Stephen

Oriland Origami Magic Star

It’s been a very long time since I’ve taken the time to post anything – I’ve missed it.  A lot has changed: we’ve moved states, I’m employed again (Yay!), and I’m still working on going to school online.  I wish … Continue reading

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More Oriland Origami Magic Stars

I finally buckled down and finished a magic origami star for my middle son.  With this one, I was able to try out another variation of the the ‘walk-around’ pattern; this time with two colors.  The green and red colors … Continue reading

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Time to Fold Somewhere Else

We’re in the process of moving states in the very near future; hence the reason why I haven’t posted anything new lately.  Today was our last Sunday here.  While here I team-taught the 11-year-old Sunday School class at my church.  … Continue reading

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Tomoko Fuse Origami Quilts #2

I love every chance I get to fold Tomoko Fuse’s work.  Recently my wife suggested that I fold an origami quilt for both of our mothers.  Both of our moms are avid quilters (amazing ones too).  Something fairly unique to … Continue reading

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Origami Internet Gems, Tomoko Fuse Unit Origami & Origami Tessellation Display

One of the things that I absolutely love about the Internet is the vast array of free origami diagrams.  I am always willing and desirous to purchase good origami books; not only to have a wonderful library available, but also … Continue reading

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Origami Flowers for Valentine’s Day

In continuing with the Valentine’s Day theme, now I’d like to show some of my favorite origami flowers.  Without further adieu here are some of my favorite to fold and give: This is a common origami flower, the Iris.  Its … Continue reading

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Origami Valentine Hearts

With Valentine’s Day about a month away I’ve been practicing some of the heart and flower models that I love to fold and give away.  Here I’ll show my favorite heart-shaped models.  There are entire books on heart-shaped origami, so … Continue reading

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Origami Christmas Decorations – Origami Wreath

Origami Christmas Wreath using open frame II units from Tomoko Fuse’s book, Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations. One of the first origami Christmas decorations that I made (and one of the first things I had thought up on my own) was … Continue reading

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Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial

In one of my previous posts about origami sonobe balls I posted a picture of how I had used some of the balls that I had folded as Christmas tree ornaments.  The post is here.  The tree is made from … Continue reading

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Origami “Turkey” and other Birds

When I tell people that I fold origami and show them what I fold (and usually it’s something geometric or modular) they often reference having tried origami at some point earlier in their lives and usually they had tried the classic … Continue reading

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