Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Corner bookmarks

I was over at Di’s the other day and saw some gorgeous corner bookmarks that she had made using the scrapbooking method. They are here, here and here.

Beautiful.

I told Di that her creations inspired me to create my own origami ones (yes, I’m an origami nut). I’ve never made or used a corner bookmark before, so I was eager to get started.

While mine aren’t as lovely as Di’s, I think they’re still quite decent. I made them under an hour. They’re pure origami, from the triangular base to the shapes.

What do you think? *grin*


leaf


tulip



Added on 15 November 2008: Visit my craft blog, Jace Makes, for more corner bookmark images and a link to an origami corner bookmark tutorial.


18 comments:

Holly said...

I love those! I never thought of corner bookmarks before. Excellent idea.

Melanie said...

Oh wow! Those are lovely. I loved the ones on the other blog too. What a neat idea.

Brie said...

They are really nice, Jace! I've never seen a corner book mark before, now I'll be all over the place looking for them.

Jace said...

Thanks, ladies. :-)

I'm so jazzed up now ... my head is spinning with more ideas for the corner bookmarks. LOL

Christine said...

They're lovely! Did you even create the design yourself? I used to know how to make an origami cup. =)

Brandy said...

Those are gorgous! Those are a fab idea.

bianca said...

OOOOOH!!! How pretty! These are awesome! I've always wanted to learn how to do origami but never had the patience. My parents bought me a 'how to' book with all the pretty colored paper when I was young, but all I ended up doing was using the paper for notes to my friends!

And I've never seen a corner bookmark either - really cool!

Jace said...

Christine: I learnt to make the leaves and flowers from an origami book, but how you assemble them together is entirely up to you. The possibilities are endless, really, and that's what excites me the most. :-)

Brandy: Welcome! :-D And thanks! (I still have to post that photo of my Furball so you can see if he's Fireball's twin. LOL)

Bianca: I like origami because of the precision and patience it demands. LOL I'm a precision nutcase, I admit. I also enjoy figuring out how to work out those fiddly folds. :-)

The traditional Japanese origami papers are very pretty too. They are printed like cloth and are very exclusive, not to mention expensive. :-)

Meriam said...

Oh, how lovely. It's been ages since I've done something 'creative.' I think I'm going to have a go.

I'm the opposite of precise and patient, so origami might not be my natural talent, but yours look so good!

Jace said...

Hi, Meriam. :-) Do post your creations ... I'm looking forward to seeing them. :-)

Carolyn Jean said...

These are amazing!!

Jeane said...

Those corner bookmarks are really neat. I've never seen them before. I like you leaf one. Di's are a bit too fancy for me.

Jace said...

Hi Jeane ... welcome! And thanks. :-)

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Wow, I never knew there were corner book marks! Those are really pretty!

The book mark that I won from here (along with Eve Silver's book) I just did not have the heart to use it, it was so pretty! It's currently in my scrap book.

My husband wants to learn origami. I wouldn't have the patience for it, though I do love working with my hands.

About the only crafty thing I do is those photo albums with material. I try to add new flares to them when I can.

Jace said...

Hey Raonaid,

Thanks for stopping by. :-) I'm glad you like the origami bookmark that you won ... it's always nice to know that other people enjoy my creations. :-) I'm thinking of having a bookmark giveaway in Oct/Nov, something like a small Christmas gift for everybody, so do check back around then if you'd like to have some.

It's great that your hubby wants to learn origami! I don't know if you've seen my previous post - Netflix Origami - the tutorials are easy to follow and are great for beginners. Do ask your hubby to take a look and if you have any Netflix flaps lying around, he can put them to good use! :-)

penny yuen said...

wow jace, this is really something else! u mind i curi ur idea? :D

Jace said...

Penny, go ahead and curi. :-D I'd love to see your version too. :-D

celina said...

Really nice stuff!!...Also, excellent pictures and great post made this segment amazing.Thank you so much.



malay