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Welcome to Circle Mobile, the place to find my origami mobile creations. Each mobile is personally hand crafted and designed. The colors, sizes and shapes are all factors 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.

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

Paradigm Ball

Paradigm Ball

Trying to find inspiration for my next mobile, I came across this lovely ball designed by Ekaterina Lukasheva. This 30-piece ball is slightly different than most of the kusudama that I’ve been making. The pieces don’t have “pockets” to interlock the pieces and instead use the folds of the pieces to hold the ball together. I personally choose to use glue when assembling the ball but it can be made without glue. The ball is fairly large; I used 7.5cm x 7.5 cm sized paper and the finished ball was about 15 cm in diameter.

Here are the videos for folding and assembling the ball:

Paradigm Ball Pieces