Origami Bijouby Yuri and Katrin Shumakov
WELCOME to Origami Bijou!
ORIGAMI BIJOU offers you step-by-step directions on how to make more than 50 original origami models, ranging from simple to complex in seven thematic categories. ORIGAMI BIJOU contains ten sections, which you can open using the menu at the top and bottom of the screen. The main sections are GALLERY, INDEX OF MODELS and MY FOLDING. There are 1,200 detailed step-by-step colorful diagrams, placed on 204 pages. The models range in different levels of difficulty from simple to complex, and in seven thematic categories: Bracelets, Rings & Ear Clips, Necklaces & Beads, Tiaras & Headbands, Fancy Shoes, Purses and Variety.
In this section, the origami designs of seven thematic categories are displayed. Here are presented all the models and their variations, all to help you create your own original paper world. First you'll see entries to seven categories. Just choose the category that interests you and click on its image. Then you will come in its CATEGORY menu.
There are seven thematic categories: Bracelets, Rings & Ear Clips, Fancy Shoes, Necklaces & Beads, Tiaras & Headbands, Purses and Variety. The category menu opens with images and names of all the models of the chosen category. Just choose the model you would like to fold and click on its image. Then you will come in diagrams of this model in the MY FOLDING section.
INDEX OF MODELS section
This section offers you a choice of models from the table of contents according to the level of folding and a category of models. There are five levels of difficulty from simple to complex. Focusing the cursor on the model’s info you will see a little image of this model. By clicking on a link of the chosen model you will come to its diagrams in the MY FOLDING section.
MY FOLDING section
This is the place where you fold the model. The left part of the screen shows the photos of the model and the quick menu. The right part presents the detailed step-by-step colorful diagrams that will guide you through folding the model page by page. Each step of the diagrams is supplied with the text directions. Also, you can enlarge the diagrams and print the diagrams' page.
PAPER COLORING section
ORIGAMI BIJOU has the 'Paper Coloring' section. It contains a collection of 30 original Oriland Patterns, which you can print out to make your paper models colorful and original! The patterns will be very useful for the various paper projects.This is fun!
ORIGAMI SYMBOLS section
ORIGAMI BIJOU has 'Origami Symbols' section explaining international origami symbols. This is very useful for beginners to get to know the most basic points about origami - its symbols because they will help to read diagrams for folding from almost any origami source. The animations will help to understand actions that accompany symbols or sets of lines and symbols.
Prickly Bracelet, Bracelet with Hexagonal Gems, Wristlet, Rhombic Bracelet, Stretch Bracelet, Bracelet 'Zigzag', Bracelet 'Candy' (2 var), Bracelet 'Moon Waltz', Heart Bracelet(2var), Floral Bracelet.
Simple Ring, Octagonal Gem Ring, Tetragonal Gem Ring, Flower Ring, Hexagonal Gem Ring, Heart Rings (2 var), Ear Hoops (2 var), Ear Clips ‘Pyramids’, Earrings ‘Curly Drops’.
Chainlet, Fluffy Beads, Flower Beads, Flower Pendant, Crystal Beads, Rhombic Necklaces (2 var), Floral Necklaces.
Flower Tiaras (2 var), Rhombic Headbands (2 var), Heart Headband.
Purses (2 var), Origami Jewelry Chest, Handbag, Portfolio, Rucksack.
Fancy Bootees (3 var), Magical Slippers, High Heeled Shoes.
Funny Pocket, Flower Kusudama (2 var), Module 'Hearts', Flower Module.
The models are mostly intermediate level of folding and they are good for everyone to fold and wear or give to friends.
This program needs no installation and uses its own built-in Flash technology.
Downloadable version (Windows only):
Unpack the archive, then run "Origami Bijou.exe".
NOTE: as MAC doesn't have Power PC compatibility anymore, there is no MAC version available at the present.