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You can make gold, silver and copper pendants easily by yourself, if you follow this ible. The only difference is that these pendants are way lighter than the real ones! you can fold and shape them with your hands! This ible will show you how to make stylish origami leaf pendant in few easy steps. You may also take help from this (origami leaf) ible.
So, collect as many chocolate foil wrappers as you can and start makin'em!

If you like this ible, please do vote for it in the Jewelry contest, I would really appreciate it :)

 
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Step 1: Materials needed

Picture of Materials needed
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To make this origami pendant you'll need:

1) Chocolate or candy foil wrappers (any color you want, I used gold, silver & copper),
2) Paper stiffener or white glue,
3) Wire,
4) Jump rings.

(For best results, use foil wrapper that has an inner layer of paper)

Step 2: The Origami Leaf!

Picture of The Origami Leaf!
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Take the chocolate wrapper and cut it into a rectangular (or slightly rectangular) shape.
Now, place the golden side of the wrapper facing downwards (if you want the pendant to be golden).
Fold the foil paper from both sides equally, so that the edges of both sides join in the middle. But before folding it from both sides you'll have to apply paper stiffener all over the silver surface and then fold it carefully.
Again fold the foil paper into half (as shown in the 2nd image of this step).
Now, start folding the foil paper from a corner, make small and even folds as quickly and carefully as possible (see 3rd image of this step).
Now carefully open the 2nd fold, and gently squeeze 2 sides of the folded wrapper to form a basic leaf shape (see 4th image of this step).
It's almost ready. Wait for a while for the pendant to dry & get stiffened.
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xpat731 year ago
Congratulation! You deserve the win .
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  xpat731 year ago
Ohh, Thank you very much!
I totally agree with Shazni :D Congratulations!!!! I am really glad that you are a winner, well deserving :). Keep it up.
:D thank you sooo much for the inspiration!
shazni1 year ago
Congratulations on your win... I hope we see more of your creations now that you have the all important tools!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  shazni1 year ago
Thank you shazni! I'll try my best, as soon as I get them on hands :) won't be posting much ibles for few months, study pressure :(
Congrats to you as well :D
congratulations on being selected to the finalists :)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  zeyanimisbah1 year ago
Thank you so much :)
Congratulations on being a finalist in the jewelry contest, fingers crossed!
Thank you! congrats to you as well, fingers crossed for the prizes :)
786Ayesha1 year ago
Congratulation!!!!!!! Finalist...You are in for a prize .But ?? All the best
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago
Thank you Ayesha! I was excited about this contest, glad to be in the final :)
Congratulations!!! Finalist !! You are a winner for sure :)
Thanks! very excited :)
pmahi1 year ago
lovely! I voted for you.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  pmahi1 year ago
Ohhww, thank you! :)
Awesome!! I have got to try this! I went to your other origami 'ible, and I must say, these leaves are so much better! You have done yourself proud with this 'ible! While not durable enough for daily wear, for that special occasion, I could see a pair of unbelievable earrings from this! Again, congratulations on a great 'ible!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  thinkpadt301 year ago
Ohww, thank you sooo much! I came up with this idea while making the origami leaf with colored paper, I knew it wouldn't be durable for daily wear, but they turned out sooo beautiful and I had to give it a try. I'd love to see your earrings :)
Thanks again :D
these look amazing but i wonder if there is a way to make them more ridged and sturdy. the foil doesn't seem like it can take a small beating.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  TwistedJack1 year ago
Thanks! the usual foil wrappers don't work, I've tried, so I used the chocolate foil wrappers (except the golden one), which have an inner layer of paper (or something like that!).
try dipping the pieces in clear acrylic paint
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  l8nite1 year ago
Thanks, that's a very good suggestion :)
try dipping the pieces in clear acrylic paint
try dipping the pieces in clear acrylic paint
ebanken1 year ago
Really stunning! I voted, of course :)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  ebanken1 year ago
Aww, thank you soooo much. :)
Um I'm confused as to what the paper stiffening stuff is. Is it glue? Do you apply it to the back before you start folding? I've never seen candy bar wrappers with paper in them. It must be something from outside the states.

Still an amazing technique and the finished pieces look amazing. At first glance it looks like worked metal.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  HollyHarken1 year ago
You can search online for homemade paper or fabric stiffener recipes. Use anything that could stiffen the wrapping paper, apply the stiffener on the inner layer & try dipping the finished piece in clear acrylic paint for better result.
The galaxy chocolate bars wrapping paper has an inner layer of paper (I made the copper pendant from it).
Thank you, happy to know you like'em :)
Boppylop1 year ago
I love this, but wont they bend easily???
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Boppylop1 year ago
Thanks! they don't become much sturdy, but if you use a good amount of paper stiffener it won't bend, try dipping the finished pendant in clear acrylic paint for better results.
trampus1 year ago
Voted also.Very nice , instructions also..
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  trampus1 year ago
Thank you, thank you :D
You are more than welcomed.
Have fun!!!!
786Ayesha1 year ago
Stunning idea.Love it and voted.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago
Thank you! :D I'm really glad you like it :)
sjsechrist1 year ago
Very delicate and lovely - beautiful!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  sjsechrist1 year ago
Thanks! happy to know :)
voted!
ohw, thank you soooo much! :D
Wepwopper1 year ago
Cool. I love Origami :)
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