DIY PaperGem- My First Attempt

So i finally tried out the paper gem DIY. and, alright, it took double the amount of time i thought it would take to make O.o so after 10 min, i finally finished =) =P

*picture was supposed to go here…*

And as i said, the copying/printing the template, cutting and folding happen in minutes, barely.

The glueing it all together part was incredibly hard, though. thats what took forever/8 minutes.

It was impossibly hard and irritating. heres how i did and recommend you to do it=

1. glue together the mid portion first, all of it. the 1a bit.
2. glue together all of ONE of the top pointy bits, 1b.
3. glue these two pieces, 1a and 1b together completely, and with ease.
4. now, this is where it gets tricky. Without glueing 1c beforehand, use it open,            and glue the base of 1c to 1a.
5. now, try to lightly tap, poke, pinch, and push the gem in whichever places to  make sure that all parts of the gem are folded in the right places.  ive found that a bobby pin/’hair grip’/hair pin can be very helpful here. (A sewing needle could also work, but id only recommend it if you really can handle that thing, arent squimish of blood, are patient, careful with your hands and how much force youre applying. )
6. Finally, glue closed the gem by folding the slant side of the top pyramid, the pointy bit, 1c.
7. you might need to poke around at it a bit more to get the shape right.
8. Let dry completely and make sure not to squish =P

And youre DONE! Congrats =D

If all else fails, theres always tape =P you can easily put tap on the tab inside, and then use a bobby pin to flatten the tape down inside. I actually had to resort to this, as unfortunately, when i left my crystal to dry, one little tab didnt stick with the glue. So i did this little tape trick/cheat. and no one can tell i used tape *wink wink* =D im really hating having the semicolon/colon key broken -.-” grrr…

But, despite all glueing challenges, i totally LOVED the end result, and had fun making it too! it was fun, and great, and CUTE. i made mine green and i recycled some colored paper scraps i had leftover from origami making ^_^

Im a BIG origami addict. Today, i actually combined a bunch of things together to make this= a pink origami box inside a box (a little thing i have dubbed Boxception. duh.),  i put this green gem/crystal inside, and closed it all off with a pink heart paper clip =3 =*

More on the box later! I reeeaaaalllyyyy love that origami, so ill post a little walk through on how to make it later =)

Have fun Crafting~

-Frosty

SUMMER START

oh GOOOSHHHHHH.

exams are OVAAAAHHH!

so i dont need no english vinglish shit goin down in mah life ne morez, yo.

no, i kinda do. that sentence almost killed me =P war is tough, even tougher as a grammar nazi. seriously. no joke.

okaaaaay. yeah. so i havent been upgrading this blahg  in atleast a couple of months…. that means ive got just SO MUCH to put here to bring things up to speed. phphphphhhh. (ie *exasperated motor sound*)

anywaaaaaayyyyys. before that, i think ive already run out of things to do and its only been three days so far. lalala….

yeah, today was particularly hard cuz i was creditless on my cell and couldnt text any of my friends. just as bad, the landline phone wasnt working either…and the internet was down. so i was basically i disconnected from civilization and society. and then i was “tutoring” my little PIA tripple I sister which made it feel as if i was isolated from intelligent life altogether.

mmmmm. that was my day =P

onwards to happier topics!

what is the FAVOURITE pass time of a student during finals, hmm? procrastinating and dreaming up ideas and ways to utilize aaallll that free time we get afterward, in the summer vacation. and so i made a little note in my cell phone of what i was gonna do, and here it is

(apparently i have just noticed that the semicolon/colon key is broken on my laptop that my dad had borrowed for a month…so dont blame me if there arent any of Zose here and all)

To do shit after CIE

watch pll, vd, chuck, zach and cody, batman, sherlock,

play pokemon, read manga,

reread the percy jackson series over, read the mark of athena, reread inheritance cycle, read crocodile tears, read game of thrones book 2 (?), read dan brown’s inferno,

learn french.

continue comics! *details that do not belong on the internet as they may be playgerized* start and complete mini series.

learn how to juggle! properly, this time!

Youtuuuube, awww yeaaaah! watch ALL of collabatsean, aaaalll.

so yeah. thats what i wrote. new things have been added and removed, course. but more on that later. i think ill try to update this now.

REMEMBER= its from the OLDEST to the NEWEST. so itd be like my mid term news and THEN my  spring break shit. (just an example, ill be doint it chronologically, the update that is.)

so yeaaaaah,

LETS TIME TRAVEL!

whoshwhewwhewwww *insert appropriately correct tardis sound here*

[for those who dont know, i am secretly-not-so-secretly a time lord and have time traveled in the past, present, and future before. its just that the human race is too stupid to believe me when i tell them so. siiiigh. afterall, the dr. in Dr. Grey I. Wattson isnt there for nothing, you know! not only is it for the PhD in philosophy but also THIS.]