While I’m working out the best way to make rings, I am wanting to do
something with earrings for Valentine’s day. I very much LIKE origami
and paper sculpture.
Last year for Mother’s Day I copied a heart strip sculpture and
implemented it as a heavy pendant using silver strip rather than
paper. Then I fixed it to a chain I made for her earlier. My wife
still adores it. I want to make something to go with.
I’ve seen some absolutely stunning designs for snowflake cutouts and
other folding based decorations, but in these cases the medium has to
be very thin.
One problem though: paper is far easier to fold back and forth, but
with fine silver foil (which I roll out myself) I could (1) risk
metal fatigue, and (2) not be able to get the creases out (though I
suppose I could anneal and flatten after the fact). So:
Does it make sense to glue paper to my silver foil, do my origami,
and then burn the paper away? I’m reasoning a paper backing might
help dampen the forces leading to the metal fatigue, as well as
making folding the crease back to flat far easier.
Andrew Jonathan Fine