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Welcome to Circle Mobile, the place to find my origami mobile creations. Each mobile is personally designed and hand crafted. The colors, sizes and shapes are all considerations in each mobile’s creation. This modular origami is created using individual interlocking pieces of origami.

Please browse the collection. There is only one of each mobile making them truly unique. I am also able to work with you to make a custom designed mobile.

Flower Bouquet

Flower Bouquet: Side View
Flower Bouquet: Kusudama Close up  Flower Bouquet  Flower Bouquet: Stars

Flower Bouquet

This flower bouquet features Lilies, Irises and Phlox flowers and kusudama. The inspiration for the pink, blue and purple color scheme was from the recent wedding of two good friends for whom this bouquet was made for.

I decided to try something different this time instead of the mobiles. I thought this would be a perfect gift for my friend’s new apartment.  I will say that this was creatively more difficult than designing and building the mobiles. Flower arrangements require a certain element of randomness to achieve the look of a real flower bouquet.

Purple Iris

Flowers Pre-Assembly

I found this site which had a lot of different origami flower diagrams: Origami Flowers. Several of them started with pentagon or hexagon shaped paper. Cutting paper is a personal pet peeve of mine so I stayed away from those for this bouquet, but there are many different flowers to try.

I originally started small with the color scheme in mind. I had made about 5 flowers of different sizes and 2 kusudama. I  assembled them and put them in the vase. I looked at it briefly and it just didn’t feel right to me. This lead to a stretch of folding more flowers, putting them all in the vase, deciding I didn’t like it and then going back and folding more. After folding about 20 flowers and arranging and rearranging their positions, I was able to get that “full” bouquet look that I wanted. Overall, it was a much longer process than I initially envisioned, but it was well worth it.

Flower Bouquet

Top View of all the flowers

One of the things I especially liked about these flowers was using two-sided paper to get color contrast within certain flowers.  This particular flower was made from paper that was pink on one side and blue on the other. Typically, origami paper is only colored on one side with a white color on the other. I used pipe cleaners and floral tape (which is outrageously sticky by the way) to create the flower. The final flowers looked very realistic and were easy to arrange together.

Pink Iris

Making a flower

To finish off, I filled the vase with lucky stars. These are folded from strips of paper. These particular stars are made from more cloth like paper, creating a richer feel overall. Any guesses as to how many stars there are in the vase?

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Lucky Stars

For a first attempt at a flower bouquet, I am very pleased with the result, and it’s something I will probably be making again!

Enjoy!

Sunset Mobile

Sunset Mobile: Smallest Ball Sunset Mobile: Medium Ball  Sunset Mobile: Overview  Sunset Mobile: Largest Ball

Sunset Mobile

Classic Sonobes from Tomoko Fuse with slight variations are used in this four piece mobile. 30 to 60 pieces are used to create each ball with paper sizes ranging from 5 cm to 11 cm. Sunset themed colors are used in the mobile, giving a warm accent to any room.

Space Mobile

Space Mobile: Medium BallSpace Mobile: Medium Ball  Space Mobile: Overview  Space Mobile: Small Ball

Space Mobile

This mobile feature four kusudama hanging from a curly wire frame. Each ball is made from 6 to 12 pieces, with paper ranging in size from 7.5 cm to 15 cm. These are windmill based models, designed by Meenakshi Mukerji.

 

 

Crib Mobile

Crib Mobile: Smallest Ball Crib Mobile: Medium Star   Crib Mobile: Large Ball  Crib Mobile: Overview

Crib Mobile

This four piece mobile features four different kusudama in distinct colors. One ball is the Little Island Kusudama design by Maria Sinayskaya. 30 pieces make up each ball. Paper ranges in size from 5 cm to 7.5 cm.

Crib Mobile: Paper

Spring Thaw Mobile

Spring Thaw Mobile: Medium Ball Spring Thaw Mobile: Overview  Spring Thaw Mobile: Smallest Ball  Spring Thaw Mobile: Medium Ball

Spring Thaw Mobile

The mobile is created from four balls of a sonobe variation by Narong Krined. A blue pastel color theme is used. 30 individual pieces create each ball. Paper sizes range from 5cm to 10cm.

Snowflake Mobile

Snowflake Mobile: Largest Star
Snowflake Mobile: Smallest Star  Snowflake Mobile: Overview  Snowflake Mobile: Medium Star

Snowflake Mobile

To compliment this snowy season, this three piece mobile features a blue pastel color theme. Three star shaped kusudama are used, each made from 30 individual pieces. Paper sizes range from 4cm to 7.5 cm.

One diagram can be found here: Chandelle Kusudama

Snowflake Mobile: Pieces

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Snowflake Mobile: Pieces