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Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 15th, 2014 @ 03:13 PM Reply

so when I was a kid I used to make origami rings - I would basically make an origami element, and then replicate it - sometimes up to 60 times, radially arraying them in a ring formation and then either slotting them into each other or gluing them to each other. The results were quite striking and intricate - and to this date most of the things on my wall are actually simple origami rings - white paper on white walls is quite the striking look

you can't really see them that well but here are some examples of ones I did:

this one you can see from the side view - it is 2 rings - a smaller one inside a larger one - model used - hummingbird origami:

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs5/i/2004/296/9/6/room_part_5_by_Chronamut.jpg

these ones are hard to see due to the camera flash (back when you used an actual camera with film) but from left to right: hummingbird model (colour), seal model, triangle sunburst model

http://chronamut.deviantart.com/art/my-room-part-2-11637097

I was wondering if people would actually pay money for these, and how much. They are QUITE labour intensive, some taking weeks to do - as each has to be folded perfectly and placed perfectly.. to hang them I just put sticky tack on the back and slammed them onto the wall - although you could probably mount some kind of hanging device on the back too.. or laminate them and hang them that way..

so what do you guys think? Also here is a very simplistic example from the internet.. seems noone has ever really done "animal" ones in the way I have, mostly just geometric ones..
so when I was a kid I used to make origami rings - I would basically make an origami element, and then replicate it - sometimes up to 60 times, radially arraying them in a ring formation and then either slotting them into each other or gluing them to each other. The results were quite striking and intricate - and to this date most of the things on my wall are actually simple origami rings - white paper on white walls is quite the striking look

you can't really see them that well but here are some examples of ones I did:

this one you can see from the side view - it is 2 rings - a smaller one inside a larger one - model used - hummingbird origami:

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs5/i/2004/296/9/6/room_part_5_by_Chronamut.jpg

these ones are hard to see due to the camera flash (back when you used an actual camera with film) but from left to right: hummingbird model (colour), seal model, triangle sunburst model

http://chronamut.deviantart.com/art/my-room-part-2-11637097

I was wondering if people would actually pay money for these, and how much. They are QUITE labour intensive, some taking weeks to do - as each has to be folded perfectly and placed perfectly.. to hang them I just put sticky tack on the back and slammed them onto the wall - although you could probably mount some kind of hanging device on the back too.. or laminate them and hang them that way..

so what do you guys think? Also here is a very simplistic example from the internet.. seems noone has ever really done "animal" ones in the way I have, mostly just geometric ones..

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 15th, 2014 @ 03:16 PM Reply

er somehow that info all got duplicated.. weird...

in any case my thinking was I could make a site that shows individual origami elements, and the type of rings I can make based on that element, or even have people recommend an origami element and I make a ring based on that. Some of my rings are quite big - the sunburst one above my bed in the picture is probably a meter wide and long - I hope to do more complex ones..

haven't really done any since I was a kid, as I said while seems to look best on a wall, but I can probably experiment with that - asked a girl how much she would pay for them, I really have no idea what to sell them for, all I know is they take a loong time to make some of them - she said 150.00 - what do you guys think?

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 15th, 2014 @ 03:32 PM Reply

It's cool, but I think you would have to get the right exposure and come up with ways to make them more than just a rainbow ring. I personally wouldn't buy it because it's not what I want to see hanging in my house and I could probably just make one, but people have different tastes.

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 15th, 2014 @ 03:34 PM Reply

At 7/15/14 03:32 PM, odditiesbyangela wrote: It's cool, but I think you would have to get the right exposure and come up with ways to make them more than just a rainbow ring. I personally wouldn't buy it because it's not what I want to see hanging in my house and I could probably just make one, but people have different tastes.

As I said, the ones I make aren't rainbow - that was just an example off the net - the ones I make are pure white and mount directly onto the wall.

and like all things we could pretty much make anything, but it's the fact we choose to not invest the countless hours doing it, while someone else did, that spurs us to buy it from someone else instead. I could make a dress - I could buy the fabric and stitch it - but frankly I have no interest to.

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 15th, 2014 @ 03:37 PM Reply

Right, and that's exactly why I said people have different tastes. You asked "would you buy." My answer is no, I wouldn't, but other people might. Best of luck!

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 15th, 2014 @ 03:38 PM Reply

At 7/15/14 03:37 PM, odditiesbyangela wrote: Right, and that's exactly why I said people have different tastes. You asked "would you buy." My answer is no, I wouldn't, but other people might. Best of luck!

thanks! And yeah like marble greek statues I find colour just makes the rings look gaudy - still - that one doesn't look too bad framed with a black bg - but there is just something about a white origami ring on a white wall that makes it feel like it's architecture thats organically part of the wall - I will try to take pics of the ones on my wall tonight to give you all a better impression of how they look mounted - imo they are very striking!

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 16th, 2014 @ 01:46 AM Reply

At 7/15/14 03:38 PM, Chronamut wrote:
At 7/15/14 03:37 PM, odditiesbyangela wrote: Right, and that's exactly why I said people have different tastes. You asked "would you buy." My answer is no, I wouldn't, but other people might. Best of luck!
thanks! And yeah like marble greek statues I find colour just makes the rings look gaudy - still - that one doesn't look too bad framed with a black bg - but there is just something about a white origami ring on a white wall that makes it feel like it's architecture thats organically part of the wall - I will try to take pics of the ones on my wall tonight to give you all a better impression of how they look mounted - imo they are very striking!

ok time to post some! I will image post one and image link the rest:

1) https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10523841_10152523653070661_8693517310881848144_n.jpg

2) https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t1.0-9/10513389_10152523653135661_3954147438052581212_n.jpg

3) https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10401371_10152523653190661_4165339864611616227_n.jpg

4) https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10342828_10152523653230661_8117897105816113708_n.jpg

5) https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10473437_10152523653295661_2425297372928234344_n.jpg

6) https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10561728_10152523653400661_2669559087385244405_n.jpg

7) https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10446570_10152523653605661_421296318433692354_n.jpg

8) https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10473447_10152523653775661_6906801250861000652_n.jpg

9) https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10521327_10152523653780661_9067865643709011033_n.jpg

10) https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10492077_10152523653855661_7233083263850431800_n.jpg

11) https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t1.0-9/10500298_10152523653925661_9204514868282816911_n.jpg

12) https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10491289_10152523654015661_1261162095998938467_n.jpg?oh=b1bfdcf4b40dba9a81b859688483e691&oe=543CF404

13) https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/l/t1.0-9/10553357_10152523654070661_5420863719413815243_n.jpg

or just visit my facebook hehe..

https://www.facebook.com/shawn.dall/media_set?set=a.10152523652850661.1073741866.509285660&type=3&uploaded=14

enjoy!

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 16th, 2014 @ 02:01 AM Reply

When I opened this thread, I legitimately thought it was going to be Hot Wheels made out of paper.


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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 16th, 2014 @ 02:08 AM Reply

At 7/16/14 02:01 AM, Aigis wrote: When I opened this thread, I legitimately thought it was going to be Hot Wheels made out of paper.

you were wrong.

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 16th, 2014 @ 03:31 AM Reply

back in the day I had to eyeball them out and I wasn't really sure of the end result until I was finished.. but now with photoshop I can array them and see beforehand and offer people that pattern to make after making it..

this one was a butterfly and a swan, a little splash of colour to accentuate it:

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 17th, 2014 @ 12:20 AM Reply

so this origami base is a bit diferent - for this one I actually made one of the bases, scanned it in both opened and on its side,and made 2 rings arrayed in photoshop with it - the scanner seemed to colour it a bit oddly which looks cool - but in reality the whole thing would be white, with off-white in the middle probably.

this is a kangaroo base - looks very similar to my hummingbird base result. I figure I can do them this way and give people an idea of the result I wish to make, and then make it if interested, instead of spending a crapload of time making one people don't buy - this way I can just have people request me to make them and sell them as people want them.

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 18th, 2014 @ 11:11 PM Reply

so I had an old colour one I didn't like that I decided I would put up - it was a prototype so let's see what etsy thinks of them :)

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/196894210/the-hummingbird-base-origami-ring-art

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 19th, 2014 @ 01:25 AM Reply

At 7/17/14 12:20 AM, Chronamut wrote: so this origami base is a bit diferent - for this one I actually made one of the bases, scanned it in both opened and on its side,and made 2 rings arrayed in photoshop with it - the scanner seemed to colour it a bit oddly which looks cool - but in reality the whole thing would be white, with off-white in the middle probably.

maybe if i'm 80 and a billionaire i would buy it... at a yard sale
but no matter how much effort it took it looks pretty bland to me. I respect origami but this is the origami version of dull fractal art

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 20th, 2014 @ 02:52 PM Reply

At 7/19/14 01:25 AM, Lucky wrote:
maybe if i'm 80 and a billionaire i would buy it... at a yard sale
but no matter how much effort it took it looks pretty bland to me. I respect origami but this is the origami version of dull fractal art

you have a right to your opinion. Personally I like them, and that is why they are on my wall - the best thing about life is not everyone has to like everything :)

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 20th, 2014 @ 04:24 PM Reply

At 7/20/14 02:52 PM, Chronamut wrote: you have a right to your opinion. Personally I like them, and that is why they are on my wall - the best thing about life is not everyone has to like everything :)

Have you considered that might be mostly because it's your own creation, and a symbol of hours (days?) of work?


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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 20th, 2014 @ 07:19 PM Reply

At 7/20/14 04:24 PM, Havegum wrote:
At 7/20/14 02:52 PM, Chronamut wrote: you have a right to your opinion. Personally I like them, and that is why they are on my wall - the best thing about life is not everyone has to like everything :)
Have you considered that might be mostly because it's your own creation, and a symbol of hours (days?) of work?

Probably not considering I made them so long ago that's no longer a consideration. Nope I like them simply because I like them :)

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 21st, 2014 @ 02:41 PM Reply

so I am looking at this one and trying to think of what colours would really make it pop - as it is my favourite piece..

all gold could be really cool, or alternating gold and white, or white with gold edges.. I could draw clouds in silhouette on each flap part.. or make those parts a printout of actual clouds.. although that might be tricky and expensive to pull off well..

I still like the concept of bordering it with gold though..

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Response to Origami Wheels - would you buy? Jul. 21st, 2014 @ 02:43 PM Reply

At 7/21/14 02:41 PM, Chronamut wrote: so I am looking at this one and trying to think of what colours would really make it pop - as it is my favourite piece..

I still like the concept of bordering it with gold though..

oops forgot the image hehehe..

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