I first made a bracelet using origami squares a while ago, but it was different from this one. The squares were turned and joined by a string. After it broke (the string snapped), I wanted to make a new one, but not exactly the same. Eventually I came up with this one. It could be made without glue, but then it probably wouldn't hold very long. I hope you like it!
Step 1: Materials
To make a bracelet like this, you will need the following:
- paper squares, mine were about 5 x 5 cm and I needed 25 of them.
It's a short list, isn't it!
Step 2: Folding the module
Take a square piece of paper. Start by folding the square in half diagonally. Unfold it and fold it in half again, now on the other diagonal. Don't unfold this fold. Take the bottom corner and fold it up to the middle. Repeat this on the other side. Next fold the bottom side up to the middle. Repeat this on the other side as well. Now unfold the first diagonal fold in the corners as shown above. Take the top right corner and fold it down. Fold the bottom left corner up as well. Tuck in these two corners by opening up the module as shown above.
Step 3: Repeat for the other squares
Repeat last step until you have enough modules. If you're not sure how many you will need, with modules with a square of about 1.5 cm by 1.5 cm, it will take about 25-30 modules.
Step 4: Joining the modules
Divide the modules in pairs. From each pair, take one of the modules and fold back the corners as shown. You can now join two modules by adding the corners of the module with the bent back corners to the pockets of the straight module. Repeat this for the other pairs.