Picture of Stellated octahedron pendant
These pendants are created with the same pieces as the cubes in my origami bracelet. With just one extra fold, you can make a stellated octahedron, I believed it was called an octahedron, I searched images of octahedron and this showed up, but apparently a lot of people make the same mistake. But, thanks to ynze, I now know that it's called a stellated octahedron. I hope you like it!

Step 1: What do you need?

Picture of What do you need?
I think it looks best when you use three different colors. Since you'll need twelve pieces, I used three sheets that I divided in four pieces. 
So, you'll need:

Three different coloured papers
A piece of wire
A necklace (or just string, whatever you prefer/have)
lokaa.loky8 months ago


Diaphane made it!1 year ago

This is so nice! I made one!

emilyvanleemput (author)  Diaphane1 year ago

That's awesome :D :D

sabu.dawdy1 year ago
this is beautiful
emilyvanleemput (author)  sabu.dawdy1 year ago
Thank you so much!
Cindy022 years ago
Nice !
emilyvanleemput (author)  Cindy022 years ago
thank you!
gryphongirl2 years ago
Love it soooo much
emilyvanleemput (author)  gryphongirl2 years ago
superb work!
emilyvanleemput (author)  Yashfa Zafar2 years ago
ynze2 years ago
I'll be teaching math, starting in a couple of weeks. You just gave me an idea about some hands-on math classes :-D
ynze ynze2 years ago
Btw, an octahedron is a volume with 8 faces with the same shape (triangles). They look like two Egyptian pyramids glued together at the base. I think your shape consists of several octahedrons.
emilyvanleemput (author)  ynze2 years ago
Yes, before posting it I searched google images for origami octahedron and the results also showed this model :)
like this one:
Schermafbeelding 2013-07-25 om 09.15.21.png
It says "stellated" octahedron, meaning gesterrificeerd in keurig Dutch :-)

Anyone native in English, please explain to us poor dutch folks what "stellated" means?
emilyvanleemput (author)  ynze2 years ago
It's explained here as: To make or form into a star
There are also examples where it is not called stellated, like here:
Schermafbeelding 2013-07-25 om 12.03.55.png
The shape in the picture is most definitely not a Octahedron. But gesterrificeerd, yes it is.
emilyvanleemput (author)  ynze2 years ago
Diaphane2 years ago
This is so pretty. I want one! How large are the papers you used? Could I use post-its? Thank you!
emilyvanleemput (author)  Diaphane2 years ago
They were 9,5x9,5 cm before dividing them in four, so that will be 4,75x4,75 cm. You could definitely use post-its, although I suggest folding one piece with regular paper first.
gryphongirl2 years ago
Wonderful i can make these for lots of stuff im going to make me and my friend a friendship neckless thank u!!!!!!!
emilyvanleemput (author)  gryphongirl2 years ago
lindarose922 years ago
Unbelievable what you can make with paper! I thought there was some kind of support to keep the pieces together...great job!! :)
emilyvanleemput (author)  lindarose922 years ago
Thank you!
You're soooo good with origami! how do you come up with these ideas!? btw, lovely pendant :)
Thank you so much! Every idea has its own story, after making the cubes a lot of times I just got curious about what else I could do with the pieces, so I tried an extra fold, and it worked!
artfulann2 years ago
Like It!
emilyvanleemput (author)  artfulann2 years ago
Tiny and cute :). Despite the tiny shape, it has come up very neat. Great Job :). Thank you for sharing :)
Thank you!