Eid al Adha is September 12th, 2016 and we thought we’d get a head start on gifts to friends with this origami star necklace.
Our community usually has a little Eid gathering and the kids exchange gifts to celebrate. My daughters have recently discovered washi tape and created this star necklace to give as their gifts. They used the ancient paper folding art called origami and added a few fun beads and a blue moon left over from our Polymer Clay Moon & Star Tutorial.
12×12 vellum paper
Round nose pliers
Polymer clay moon
Start by laying your tape on the edge of the vellum and go all the way down to 11 inches.
Cut off the tape with the vellum. Now your washi tape is stronger and easy to fold into a loop.
Now you are going to place the tail you created, inside the loop.
With the knot created, take your end piece and tuck it inside, under BOTH portions.
I’m placing a final photo here to show you that you really need to spend just a tiny bit of time to make sure that your corners line up nice in this step.
After your first knot’s corners are lined up nicely, take the other tail of your tape and start folding it over and over. It doesn’t matter the direction. only that you line up the edges of the tape tightly.
When you get to the final fold, cut off any extra piece that might hang over.
Next take that final fold and once again, tuck it inside, under BOTH portions.
Your final will look like the one I posted previously.
Gently place all four edges of your star along four fingers and gently push down on the fifth side with the side of the awl. Once your shape starts forming, go back over the five edges and push down a little more. Gently.
Gently, create a hole with your awl in one point and out the other.
Add your jewelry findings, moon and beads.
Close the final piece onto a necklace.
If you enjoyed this tutorial, visit 99 Creative Eid Projects. Or stop A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more.