Prior to the holidays I had begun to talk about my discovery of kusudama. The allure of kusudama is that simple folds, or modules, can be combined into a more complex finished piece. Therefore it is possible for a beginner to create something that looks difficult while working repetitiously with easier folds. The final product becomes something more than the sum of its parts.
I decided that the previously mentioned hana kusudama, while beautiful, requires too much paper for a beginner of limited means. In search for a design that would conserve my dwindling supply, I found the “pendant” design. Each consists of a single piece of paper. Therefore you can make a complete sphere out of just 6 pieces of paper!