Origami Bracelet




About: Industrial Design student at Eindhoven University of Technology

This bracelet is made from 15 origami cubes. Although it takes some time, I think it's worth it. 

Step 1: What Do You Need?

To make this bracelet you will need
- paper (mine were about 2,4 cm and gave cubes of 1x1x1)
- yarn
- closure
- jump ring
- needle
- time

Step 2: Folding a Module

To make one cube you will need 6 modules. Since you will probably need about 15-20 cubes, you have a lot of folding to do!

So, how do you fold the modulde?
All these steps are included in the pics
1. Fold the paper in half diagonally, coloured side up. Unfold and repeat for the other diagonal. Don't unfold this one.
2. Fold the bottom (top layer only) up to the  middle. Turn it around and repeat at the other side.
3. Fold the bottom line up to the middle line. Repeat at the other side.
4. Unfold the middle line.
5. Fold in the corners.
6. Fold down the corners.
7. Tuck the corners in.
8. Fold the corners back.

Step 3: A LOT of Modules

Don't worrie, I made wayyyy too much :)

Divide them in 15 groups of 6 modules.

Step 4: Making the Cubes

I can't really tell a lot here, I hope the pictures make it clear enough, otherwise you can always ask me :)

Step 5: Make More Cubes

So I made another 14 cubes.
I don't really know how to see how much you need, that's why I made about twice the needed amount -_-

Step 6: The Bracelet

Take the needle and add the yarn. Pierce it trough the middle of the cubes. You can measure if you have made enough cubes.

Add the closure to the yarn and put the remaing strand trough the cubes. Repeat this for the jumpring at the other side of the bracelet.

Step 7: Done!

Now you can enjoy this bracelet, but keep it out of the rain!!! You could laque the paper but I just don't really like the feeling of it, so I prefer to only use it with pendants and stuff.

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    17 Discussions


    Reply 1 year ago

    show me a video


    6 years ago

    It's cute and all, but how does this use a laser printer (ish thing)? And if it doesn't, why did you enter it in that contest then?

    1 reply

    The contest received email contains this part of text: 'documenting something amazing you've made. We're especially looking for creative projects that show us you'd do amazing things with a laser cutter!'

    Since it sais especially and not only, this instructable meets the requirements

    I hope that's an answer to your question :)

    Emily van Leemput


    6 years ago

    That is really cool I don't think I could ever make that!!!

    1 reply