I am going to be quite frank and not a fan of origami. I love origami but have always had a problem making origami things. I saw those beautiful origami stars and really wanted one, so I Googled how to make one. I was successful in making a paper one then I thought it would be really cool if I would make them out of metal. I needed a metal that would bend easy, hold it’s shape and look good without paint – tea light candle tins!
Take a tea light candle tin. Make four cuts one on each side.
Take a medium square clay cutter and push it down.
Rub the bottom side of the tin so the square shape shows.
Cut out the square. Smooth the square with a bone folder.
Fold in half. Crease with a bone folder.
Fold the other way. Crease with a bone folder and open to look like the above photo.
Fold into a triangle. Crease with a bone folder, trim with scissors.
Fold the other way to form a triangle. Crease with a bone folder, trim with scissors, unfold.
Make four cuts – the ones that form a square. Cut about 1/2 way up.
Fold each piece in forming a triangle.
Take each triangle an fold left over right so the point pops up.
The star should look like this.
I then put a needle through the tip so I could put a jump ring through it. I made another star the same exact way.
I hot glued them together like this. This process was a little on the warm side so be careful with the hot glue.
I then attached the fish hook earring to the jump ring. The earrings are extremely light considering how big they are approximately 1”x1”.