Friday, November 14, 2008

Money Origami - More On Its Way

Some great things are happening behind the scenes at the official money origami site.
I just want to say thanks for all the help and support we have received up until now.

So if you have not yet headed over to the main money origami site then do so now to get notified of the latest news as it happens.

Thanks Guys

Grin

Friday, October 24, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Orikane Spreading Like Wild Fire

Click here for More Money origami

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Videos For Money Origami

Everyone is getting excited at the moment about the new set of money origami instructions from the official money origami training site. For those that are new here it is certainly the best place to start learning these amazing folds.

CLICK HERE to watch the videos

Developing new and exciting folds for this Christmas, Money origami is becoming ever more popular.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dollar Bill Origami Kangaroo Mouse + Scorpion







Dollar Bill Origami Mouse By Nano
Click here for more money origami

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Money Origami Instructions - BAD NEWS Coming

But not in the way you think.......

Its getting to that time again where we will release a new video or two, there are some new money origami instructions coming out very soon aswell as a new forum dedicated to learning dollar bill origami.

For the newer people amongst us then please take a visit over to the main Money Origami instructions
site.

Sit tight


Grin

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Crafts With Paper Money - What are YOU Making ?

 crafts with paper money
Quick update blog post on Crafts With Paper Money.

We are having extensive feed back on some of the newer videos and firstly would like to say thank you to you all for leaving such positive responses.

Now what is really making us excited at the moment is some people are sending us in pictures of other Crafts With Paper Money that they are making. Personally we love the combination of Orikane and Household Objects such as the mouse and mouse trap.

We are doing a collection of imagery and are looking for some more donations of weird and wonderful things you are coming up with to create a gallery for the e card section.

If you have any images please whilst making your money origami, we would love to see them

Please email them to orikane@gmail.com

Many thanks.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Money Origami Instructions Video Set 2




We have been chatting to the guys over over at orikane and we are putting together the next set of free money origami videos.

The feedback and views we have had on the previous videos have been immense and the requests are flooding in.

If you have any requests still, now is the time to say so, so please just email us and say hi.

So what will you get?
As always (and one of our most common compliments)
Easy to Follow and quick to learn dollar bill origami instructions that contain new mind blowing dollar bill origami folds that can be developed into your own unique pieces

All you have to do is sign up at the top of this blog to the newsletter (you will get the free previous money origami instructions then too) and and we will send you the links when they are launched.

Alternatively sign up over at Orikane
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Friday, August 8, 2008

Rober Lang On Origami

Robert Lang talks about the original art from of Origami and the essential 4 simple laws that you must learn.

Even Wons Koi is shown!!

Click Here For Robert Langs Video

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Money Origami Star Guest Interview Lisa Shea -


Lisa Shea is a fantastic folder of money. Her style intrigues us and we could not wait to ask her some questions!

How long have you been doing money origami?
I have been doing money origami since I was in elementary school. The classics like the “ring” are always fun to do and most little kids have a dollar or two for their lunch money to play with. If you are giving a payment for your lunch or paying back a friend, it’s always fun to do that with a “twist”.


What Inspired you to learn?
Origami is one of the most inexpensive of hobbies. You can get a book from a library and learn everything you need to know. There is paper all around us to practice with. You can take something that is “junk” – a flyer from a local car dealership – and turn it into a very pretty present. With money, you are giving money to people every day anyway – to pay for your coffee, to give a tip to a waitress, to pay back a friend for lunch. When you turn it into something lovely, it makes the transaction that much more meaningful.


What is your favorite fold?
I love the butterfly because it is so visually pretty and because it’s immediately identifiable to everyone. Yes, it means you need pipe cleaners J I don’t mind carrying one or two around in my purse with me. To be able to give a money butterfly to a waitress who has done a really good job is such a treat. I know wait staff who have kept their presents for years and who really love them. It’s one of those small gifts that is very easy to give, but which can really improve a person’s day or week. How often do waiters really feel “appreciated”?


Who is your favorite origami artists?
I really don’t follow artists and elaborate designs. I focus on the traditional shapes. I love that connection, to know that women and men 500 years ago were enjoying these same designs, giving the flowers to their loved ones.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Money Origami Makeover

We have had a quick make over at the main site money origami go check out ;)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Dollar bill Origami Resources

Whilst we wait for the next set of free videos to launch, the guys over at the Origami Resource Center
have been working really hard putting up some great links and instructions and we urge you to go check them out. They have some fantastic folds and links to some very cleat dollar bill origami instructions.


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Monday, June 23, 2008

Find out why Are We So Excited and why YOU should be too!

Hi All

We have just had an email from one of our (if not THE) best dollar bill origami artists Won Park.
For those that may not know Won, he is the designer of the famous dollar bill origami koi carp.

Won has just informed us he is creating a tutorial for the dollar bill origami koi which will be available soon.

We would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank Won yet again for his support and time

All the best and we will send you all an email as soon as it is ready!
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Funny Dollar Bill Art - Is It Right Or Wrong?

Hi Guys

Often browsing the web you find many wierd and wonderful creative ideas of what people are doing with dollar bills. In this case, using a 'bansky' twist people have been simply using a pen to create individual pieces of dollar bill art.
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Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Dollar Bill Origami Owl

Nano, one of our favorite dollar bill origami artists yet again creates a fantastic fold. this time inspired by The guide to Hawaiian style money folds by Jodi Fukumoto
dollar bill origami owl
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Dollar Bill Origami Sun Instructions

Hi everybody

I have just found a lovely dollar bill origami sun over on wordpress with some instructions to match - well worth a check out!
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Dollar Bill Origami Art

Lovely when dollar bill origami hits main stream art and is recognized as such

Friday, May 30, 2008

The Secret Language of The New World Order

What are the secrets of The Dollar Bill?
The Illuminati? New world order? conspiracies? Ancient Egyptions? Solar Divinities? Light of the World? Gods Eyes? 1776? Secret Societies? Columbian Factions? Owls?

TRUTH IS YOU ARE RAN BY THE NUMBER 13

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Dollar Bill Origami Instructions

Here is a sneak peak from the Orikane training platform for Dollar Bill Origami Instructions. There are 9 videos in all and teach some basic folds and 4 easy to learn animals that will keep you entertained for hours. On the instruction page is also a ustream screen so you can watch them do live broadcasts!

Aswell as a clear breakdown of dollar bill origami instructions to learn from





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Monday, May 26, 2008

Dollar Bill Origami Scorpion By Nano


Nano has to be one of our favorite folders without doubt. We have already written a review on him however we just cant stay away from his
site here and marvel at his obvious wit, talented folds and amazing dedication to Orikane. His dollar bill origami scorpion made from 3 dollar bills is one of our favorites. The scorpion is always a popular fold and there are many different versions, but this one is by far one of the best ones we have seen. Think you can do better? send them in to gallery@orikane.com

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Breaking News Re register for Training (still free)

Hi all, most of you should have received our email by now but due to the overwhelming response we are having, we have been forced to use a new email system.

So what does this mean?
Well firstly it means we do not have to email you all individually and spend hours doing it (Yey)

But
It means to get the next set of training videos you have to re register (boo)
Really sorry folks.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Dollar Bill Artist Won Park Under Spot Light




Won Park is one of our favorite folders and inspirations in Dollar bill origami. Won's folds are simply superb and beautiful, the detailed and creative models he produces are just fantastic and ones that many try to replicate world over.

Won resides in Hawaii and been folding for over 32 years so certainly some one you should follow.


Q: years practicing
A: I have been practicing Origami for 32 years. I was introduced to the art of Origami from my mother when I was 5 years old. Since then folding paper has been one of my great passions. I first started folding dollars bills in High school. That was when I found that the dollar bill was an ideal medium to fold.

Q; Favorite Fold Influences
A: My mother, Isao Honda, John Montroll, Robert Lang, Akira Yoshizawa, Peter Engel, and, Kunihiko Kasahara,

Q: Ethos
A: Anyone can fold a piece of paper, but it take patience and perseverance to make it come to life.

Q: Location
A: I am currently living in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Q: Message To Beginners
A: It's very important to learn the basics. It might be boring at first but you will thank your self later for learning all the symbols used in Ohttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifrigami. Fold slowly and neatly. Most of your mistakes can be fixed by folding the beginning base steps precisely.
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I hope that helps. If you have any more question, let me know and I'll be happy to answer them for you.

Take Care,
Won Park

Make sure you visit his gallery Won also runs a fantastic group on yahoo where you can learn so many of his techniques and folds.

Won was recently a victim of copyright on THIS SITE. One of our members submitted one of Wons images as their own (hope your flattered Won). We therefore want to apologize to Won (again) and thank him for helping us to encourage others to learn. Please if you do submit imagery make sure its your own!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Dollar Bill Origami Course Details

Hello everybody, we have been flat out re shooting some videos and getting them ready. We are rendering them as we speak but figured we can now reveal the animals we will be folding in the instructional video.

These are all Dollar bill Origami folds made from a single dollar bill and the videos provide clear and easy to follow instructions so you can reproduce them.

A Dollar Bill origami Dog
dollar bill origami image

A Dollar Bill origami Peacock
dollar bill origami image

A Dollar Bill origami elephant
dollar bill origami image

A Dollar Bill origami armadillo

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Top Orikane Folder and Designer Won Park

Many people may not have heard of Won Park but his detailed folds and designs are simply superb. Won Park is the designer of the Dollar Bill Origami Koi above

GO and look at his fantastic portfolio, these are genius and some of the very best we have found online.

Now sadly, one of his images has been submitted from a third party claiming ownership - we wont name and shame this culprit as it the first time that this has happened, but we do want to say a big SORRY to Won Park and ask our readers to make sure all imagery they submit is their own.



Many thanks

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dollar Bill Origami Picture Gallery

Wow, love the new Dollar bill Origami Gallery over at Orikane, all the pictures are ecards too. click Here

Dollar Bill Origami Shirt

Dollar Bill Origami Shirt Instructional video

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Dollar Bill Origami Lizard


Dollar Bill Origami Lizard by Nano

Friday, May 9, 2008

New Course Details For Dollar Bill Origami

Hi everyone we will be announcing the start date very shortly for the new course. We have been overwhelmed with the response and many of you are also getting your partners ready. If you want to get some pre season stuff then you have to follow us on twitter

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Dollar Bill Origami Flower / rose

what a beautiful dollar bill origami rose from a note. Ok then its a Japanese bill Origami but guys, if you are really keen for more check out Money Origami from the masters

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Instructions For Dollar Bill Origami Heads

Ok guys whilst we wait for the course to start up here are some essential simple folds you can learn based on the water bomb fold. Its an essential fold for origami and certainly for dollar bill origami as wonderful animals and features can be made. If you are interested in learning dollar bill origami or looking for instructions for dollar bill origami then these free videos are for you.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Dollar Bill Origami Mouse


This is a greeeeeeat picture of dollar bill origami

Dollar Bill Origami Bull


Bulllllly

Featured Orikane Practitionaire Jon Tucker




Name
Jon Tucker

Years Practicing
I am 19 and have been folding for about 11 years. I have been designing for about 3 years.

Favorite Fold

My favorite fold is the Blackdevil Angler by Robert Lang and diagrammed in Origami Sea Life by Lang and Montroll. It is not orikane, but I have always been amazed by this model. The simple base that Lang uses and the clever techniques he uses to get all of those teeth are incredible to me. It is a blast to fold, even though there are some nasty sinks typical of Lang at the end. I have been folding (and loving) this model since before I could even do all of the steps.

Influences
I have mainly been influenced by Robert Lang. I grew up folding and learning from Origami Sea Life, and I still love that book. Peter Engel's book Origami from Angelfish to Zen also was influential for me. I was mainly attracted to the intuitive bases used in the designs from those two books. Lang used the bird base for his Hermit Crab and shells, and variations of the blintz frog base were used for Lang's Angler and Engel's Octopus and Squid. I like when a design just 'feels' right, and Lang in particular has developed some great bases that are very suitable for the subject being folded.

Intuitive and efficient bases are very important for origami, and in particular orikane. I think that when you are folding with paper like a small, thick dollar especially that you must find the best and simplest way to fold something. When a good, simple folding sequence is found a model just tends to feel right and look good, too.

More recently I have been influenced by Satoshi Kamiya and Eric Joisel. Kamiya is simply an amazing folder-his precision as a folder and a designer are matched by few, if any. Joisel breathes life into paper. No other folder that I have seen can fold with as much vitality as Joisel can. His masks are so expressive and everything he folds is detailed, yet full of life. He is unique in that he folds with complexity yet never allows any bit of that complexity obscure his true artistry: the emotion and life in everything he folds.

Ethos
Moderation in all things-over-complexity and over-simplicity will not yield good results. Art is life-what we fold is ourselves, emotion, humanity, and the world.

Location
I was born and raised and currently reside in central Ohio. I am now attending college at the University of Akron and majoring in Music Education.

Message To Beginners
Join the origami community. The Origami Forum (http://www.thekhans.me.uk/forum/index.php) is a great place to get involved. That and many other forums are a great way to interact with, share with, and learn from other origamists literally across the world. Also try to attend a convention in your area (country). I attended the OUSA convention in 2007 and was blown away. I was not involved in the origami community until about a year ago and it would have been great for me to have been involved sooner. Remember: fold fold fold practice practice practice! If you want it, it will come.

Jon is an incredibly clever and talented man. We urge you to go and visit his excellent and inspirational gallery.

Jon's Gallery

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Featured Orikane Practitioner


Name - Shane aka "Nano"

Years Practicing 30:
I was fortunate to know not one but two foreign exchanges students; one in Kindergarten then one in First Grade. Both from Japan. We instantly became friends. Their mothers would teach me Origami which I soaked up like a sponge. I thought it was simply amazing what you could do with something 2D that became 3D.


For whatever reason (growing up, having jobs, life, etc.) I didn't practice folding for many years. But a few years ago a friend got me a gag gift on Money Origami since she knew I used to fold. That rekindled my interest and have been folding since.

Favorite Fold:














This is tough. I'm not sure I have a favorite fold as much as I have a favorite reaction. I often use Moneygami as a bonus along with the tip for their food/drink services (restaurant, pubs, etc). I get some of the best reactions (and nice fuzzy feelings) when doing flowers, butterflies, hearts, elephants and turtles for the ladies. Lizards, scorpions and *cough* female body parts for the guys.

If I had to pick one I'd say Won Park's Double Crane. Based from a simple Crane and one that almost everyone who has tried Origami can make, but challenging and nearly unbelievable to most; everyone thinks it's two bills, not one. I love the Koi too but that takes me a few hours to do and my version still doesn't look nearly as nice.

Influences:
Friends in grade school, Won Park, Robert J. Lang , John Montroll, Jodi
Fukumoto and many others.

Ethos
[I have so many, some favorites]

Learning is finding out what you already know.
Doing is demonstrating that you know it. (Richard David Bach)

You teach best what you most need to learn. (Richard David Bach)

Experience is what you get when you were expecting something else. (Anon)

Location

Born/raised in Utah, USA. Currently residing in Pennsylvania, USA.


Message To Beginners

Terminology. I believe that's the foundation in any field. Understanding the lingo automatically gives you comprehension on the subject which makes doing it easier. Mountain, Valley, Squash, Rabbit Ear (and so on) and all those little lines in diagrams. That's your foundation.

I started with Origami square paper. You could do the same using any sort of paper. Familiarize yourself with folds and just play around; experiment. There is no wrong way. Using money is fine but it's much thicker, smaller and if you just can't get something right you end up with a pretty wrinkled up bill; but still spendable I guess.

Oh, and because I'm something of a perfectionist and want the crispest folds I can get. I carry around in my wallet a very small but very fine point pair of tweezers. Comes in very handy for tight folds and getting into those little places fingers just can't get to.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Featured Orikane Practitioner

name: John lamber (sorry no photos because of no camera Sad

Years Practising: 10 years

Favorite Fold: koi, jack in the box, komatsu lion and kamiya cerberus

Influences: kamiya satoshi,Hoang Trung Thanh, robert lang and Nguyễn Hùng Cường

Ethos: never give up...if you do you will fail horribley

location: NZ

Message To Beginners: start it easy then progress to bigger and bigger stuff and also NEVER give up.

Gone Twittering.

Orikane.com will be using Twitter as a major way of communicating to students registered on the free course. For those of you that have not seen Twitter, its just like texting the world!!

Its almost as addictive as Orikane. Now, if you are serious about learning Orikane and want to join them then please follow this link and just click "Follow". You will then get instant notification on all the latest news in the world of Orikane.


Follow Orikane here

Thanks guys

Dollar Bill Origami Armour dilllllllllo



this is a great fold perfect for a beginner.

Featured Artists

At this stage we may as well do a "shout out" for any budding Orikane artists out there that may want to be featured on our blog.

Please just leave a comment below with a link to some of your work and we will be in touch!

We will only ask a few questions via email and offer some exposure to your work for our readers.

Cant wait to hear from you!

Guy

Orikane Practitionersin The Pipe Line - Jon Tucker

Hi guys, I am planning an interview with a really talented Dollar Bill Origami artist. His name is Jon Tucker and some examples of his work can be seen on his flickr account here and we strongly urge you to go and visit. Jon's excellent work shows a variety of beautiful and complex folds that must have taken years to master.


Dollar Bill Origami Dragon by Jon Tucker

We are so excited about asking Jon some questions and cant wait to see more of his excellent work!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Penguins


Penguin



Thursday, February 21, 2008

10 Reasons Why I LOVE dollar Bill Origami

Hi guys, I have always wanted to say this but never found the right place.


1) I always have a note on me
2) For some reason people think its way more fun then Origami
3) I can and do, give dollar Bill Origami folds away as presents
4) You can see the look of frustration when you do a fold on say a $100 bill and the owner wants to spend that money but decides to keep it. Its a real ego booster!!
5) I find it inspires people way more then traditional Origami.
6) If you can master the faces concealed within the Dollar bill its even more impressive.
7) Its so visually rewarding.
8) As soon as you master the basics you can grow at a phenomenal rate.
9) Its relaxing and rewarding
10) Its Easier then Traditional Origami if you start from the basics of Orikane.

Learn how to make the money origami rose

Moneygami / Orikane