danger-in-design:

Diamond Window Cube Ring
designed by Unknown

So I found a tutorial over YouTube, it’s a Cube Ring Tutorial, it’s made from another tutorial (for the cubes) at Instructables, which is the Diamond Window Cube. So basically, this guy had an idea to make the cubes into a ring!

Basically, I found this a really good challenge, especially since I’m on break.

So there’s 144 pieces of paper. From the square papers in the first photo, I cut all pieces into 4. That’s 12 pieces per color, and there’s 12 colors.

Making the cubes and linking them wasn’t hard …

UNTIL I got to the last part, I had to connect the purple to the dark pink. It took me almost 2 hours! I tried putting the 3 pieces of the dark pink in the purple, but when I start to connect the two, it falls apart inside the purple cube.

I really contemplated whether or not to use glue on it. But I told myself that I have never cheated in origami before and I’m not about to start now. NO GLUE.

So what I did is I used my really mini office clips (the black ones with the metal prongs), I clipped the corner so it doesn’t fall apart then inserted into the purple.

After that I continued to connect the two and it didn’t fall apart. So my problem after I finished was how to take out the two clips. And it was so mind boggling. Huhu. Until I took the chance and pried one corner of the purple to reach the clip, and then the other, and I successfully got out both of them.

I’m proud of this one.

Now, to search for another challenging modular origami or kusudama. :D

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