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    Heptagonal goodness, in star form. Executed in copy paper.

    Owesen, *audreysmith*, getemdancing, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. mawelucky 108 months ago | reply

      beautiful work!

    2. Mélisande* 108 months ago | reply

      Printed CP ?
      I can't see precreased lines.

    3. EricGjerde 108 months ago | reply

      the radial lines and a few of the intersection points are printed, everything else was folded "on the go".

      I haven't done a lot of stuff with much precreasing lately; I've been practicing creasing things evenly without having reference folds to go by. I'm still not very good at it, but I figure it will just take some time and more practice.

      This is a piece from a series- I will be posting the whole range from triangle to 12-sided later on.

      I haven't figured out how to fold a 7 sided shape cleanly yet, otherwise I would have skipped the printed version...

    4. alida saxon 108 months ago | reply

      That copy paper gives it a great frosty feeling when lit like that.

    5. infinite-origami 108 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! I like how the points are long and skinny and pointed. Almost like a snowflake, we don't get enough of those in Oregon. Heptagons must be hard to fold!

    6. EricGjerde 108 months ago | reply

      @Alida: it's less of the copy paper, and more of the filter effects in iPhoto :) I have to try to compensate for the horrible lighting at my work desk, and I usually end up tweaking it a bit too far. it looked OK so that's what I stayed with for this shot.

      @Ryan: I like long pointed star arms, it's hard to get that with less sides to the shape. Folding the heptagon isn't inherently easier or harder than folding a hexagon, but the lack of convenient symmetry can be a little difficult. (that's why I used the printed out radial lines for reference, here.)

    7. LorenzoMarchi 108 months ago | reply

      Really gorgeous! ...I really think that odd-side polys are more difficult to fold than even ones...They make me think about a radial simmetry instead of a planar one... :)

    8. *audreysmith* 108 months ago | reply

      Nice and frosty and lovely!

    9. EricGjerde 108 months ago | reply

      Thanks, everyone. I appreciate your commentary!

      @Lorenzo: I like radial symmetry, it is very pleasing to fold and look at.

      @Foom: I'll make sure I put some stamps on it!

    10. *Sherry* 108 months ago | reply

      Great design and folding Eric! Always really enjoy seeing you works of art =) I also like the long skinny points... they make this piece look very elegant.

    11. EricGjerde 108 months ago | reply

      I like the long narrow points- I think the most beautiful example of a pattern like this belongs to John McKeever:

      I could stare at this photo for hours. In fact, I actually DO stare at it, as it is the background on one of my computer screens!

    12. EricGjerde 108 months ago | reply

      FYI- I uploaded a quick CP for this pattern here:

      www.origamitessellations.com/diagrams/heptagonal-star/

      Not perfect, but I folded it without reference folds anyway, so it was a lot of guessing in the first place!

    13. AlbinoFlea 95 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called sevenfold symmetry, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

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