star twist, folded from flecked momogami paper.

I decided to fold one of these out of some nicer paper, and I think this came out well. most of the gold and silver is on the back, though :( oh well, that's how it goes sometimes.


this is one of the better shots- it's rather hard to capture how neat this looks. I hope you like it!


  • Eric Gjerde 10y

    well she's certainly welcome to try this out, but I would probably start with some of the easier material on or first!

    This one is pretty difficult to do, even for me :)
  • Anduze traveller 10y

    Lovely art at both levels! Looks so delicate!
  • NRG78 10y

    very wabi / sabi .. :)
  • Dandelion Salad PRO 10y

    Exquisite model and photo of it. :) Well done!
  • Eric Gjerde 10y

    @NRG78: wabisabi indeed. arigato.

    @Lorri37: thanks! the photo came out much better than I really expected; this is one of my personal favorites.
  • Lau 9y

    ahhh, your creations are amazing. thank you for sharing!!
  • Eric Gjerde 9y

    it wouldn't be any fun without sharing, would it?

    art needs an audience; otherwise this would just be a piece of folded paper sitting in a box on my shelf at home.

    I'm glad that people find them interesting... I thought for a while it was just me :)
  • Ana Mendes 9y

    Wow, this is really beautiful!! I'll try to make it!! I never did this kind of thing, only simple things like some flowers and animals, and the stars.
    Great work!!!!!!
  • Eric Gjerde 9y

    Thanks, niara! glad you like it. it's one of my favorites.
  • Andy Wilson 9y

    Where did you ever find this paper? This reminds me of something Chris Palmer had at the last SEOF -- it was amazing.
  • Eric Gjerde 9y

    I'm pretty sure it was from the local craft store, where I tend to pick up all my generic 6" kami.

    it's interesting paper, and I like the metallic flecks, but it's kind of a pain to fold- the creases are rather hard to see.

    momogami is hand-crumpled sheets of some sort of fancy paper. I'd really rather have them uncrumpled, but it does lend a nice effect to some things.

    I'll check out my packet at home and send you the details on the manufacturer, etc.
  • katiejayinpa 9y

    I can;t stand it...this is so least to me..(i don;t know the first thing about origami excep tthat i can;t do it...) but love to see these .
  • Eric Gjerde 9y

    katie, feel free to send me a mailing address and I'd be happy to send you one of these.

    This design has actually been "upgraded" to the following model:

    star twist version 2.1, reverse

    star twist version 2.1
  • Gino Caballero 7y

    Nice Done...

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called In Paper We Trust, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Eric Gjerde 7y

    andzer -thanks for the invite, but I have to remove your comment. I'm not a big fan of animated GIFs and the like on Flickr.
  • SudsMuffinCanada PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Paper Creations (but not cards), and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Sher Christopher 7y

    Truly beautiful and great choice of paper. I had a look at the pdf document - you have way more patience than me!
  • Eric Gjerde 7y

    I'm glad you like it - truth be told I find folding this model to be rather frustrating, so I haven't done it in a long time. When I went to the italian origami convention in 2006, someone was teaching my model, and I sat in on it to try to learn it a different way - I absolutely could not do it! it was funny when I told them who I was, we all had a good laugh about it :)
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