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Stellated octahedron pendant

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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!
 
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Step 1: What do you need?

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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)

Step 2: Making the modules

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How to make the modules can be found HERE.

After folding them, all you need to do is one extra fold, a diagonal fold from the bottom left corner to the top right corner.

You'll need to make twelve of these modules.

Step 3: The first corner

Take three different coloured modules. Using three different colours for the model will make putting it together a lot easier to follow.

Putting the model together is easiest to follow by looking at the pictures.

Start with putting the corner of the dark green module in the pocket of the light green module. Take the white module and put it's corner in the inner pocket of the dark green module, the inner pocket had been marked on the second picture.
To finish the corner, take the corner of the light green module which, at the moment, is next to the white module, and put it in the corner of the white module.
Diaphane made it!6 months ago

This is so nice! I made one!

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emilyvanleemput (author)  Diaphane6 months ago

That's awesome :D :D

sabu.dawdy8 months ago
this is beautiful
emilyvanleemput (author)  sabu.dawdy8 months ago
Thank you so much!
Cindy0211 months ago
Nice !
emilyvanleemput (author)  Cindy0211 months ago
thank you!
Love it soooo much
emilyvanleemput (author)  gryphongirl12 months ago
thanks!
superb work!
emilyvanleemput (author)  Yashfa Zafar1 year ago
Thanks!
ynze1 year 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 ynze1 year 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)  ynze1 year ago
Yes, before posting it I searched google images for origami octahedron and the results also showed this model :)
like this one:
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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)  ynze1 year ago
It's explained here as: To make or form into a star
http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/55003.html
There are also examples where it is not called stellated, like here:
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The shape in the picture is most definitely not a Octahedron. But gesterrificeerd, yes it is.
emilyvanleemput (author)  ynze1 year ago
Yay!
Diaphane1 year ago
This is so pretty. I want one! How large are the papers you used? Could I use post-its? Thank you!
emilyvanleemput (author)  Diaphane1 year 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.
Wonderful i can make these for lots of stuff im going to make me and my friend a friendship neckless thank u!!!!!!!
emilyvanleemput (author)  gryphongirl1 year ago
thanks!
Unbelievable what you can make with paper! I thought there was some kind of support to keep the pieces together...great job!! :)
emilyvanleemput (author)  lindarose921 year 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!
artfulann1 year ago
Like It!
emilyvanleemput (author)  artfulann1 year ago
Thanks!
Tiny and cute :). Despite the tiny shape, it has come up very neat. Great Job :). Thank you for sharing :)
Thank you!