|Origami Earrings by Rini|
Sometimes you need a jumping off point! The earrings that I made (pictured above) were inspired by a design pattern that I found in the book Origami by Gay Merrill Gross. The shape is called a hexahedron and it looked simple enough (for an origami project!).
Since I wasn't sure how to even make the basic pattern, I started with pretty large size pieces of origami paper. I figured that once I had practice with something larger that I could then move onto these much smaller earrings. I made quite a few hexahedron "Christmas ornaments" before I decided to jump into a much more daunting task--making earrings out of one-inch squares of origami paper. It was slow, painstaking, and frustrating at times BUT an hour or so later...I had these gorgeous earrings that I'd made myself! How absolutely thrilling--to find your way to something new and undiscovered!
Since then I've kept trying new things ranging from knitting to moving across country to mentoring, cardio-boxing, zip-lining, pedal boating, & more! I keep a mental checklist of things I want to try and experience. And guess what? Even though I don't necessarily love everything I try, my list keeps growing! I've made a deliberate choice to live a life that is passionate, exciting, and transforming. I hope you'll join me for this exhilarating journey!
When was the last time you tried something you've never done before? What was it?