tiny origami
August 14, 2011 6:12 PM   Subscribe

Tiny origami on fingertips. Artist: Anja Markiewicz. Her Flickr set and nano-origami set. More teeny tiny origami by Mui-Ling Teh. Perhaps inspired by MeFite Specklet's Tiny Animals on Fingers.

Specklet's minatures, previously.
posted by nickyskye (9 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I did a crane that size once. Thin paper, a toothpick, and care is all you really need. Crane's a simple model, though -- that dragon is pretty impressive.
posted by rifflesby at 6:35 PM on August 14, 2011

I am a bit disappointed that Anja is only making at best milli-origami, rather than true nano-origami.
posted by ueyfeuor at 6:57 PM on August 14, 2011

My son makes some ti York origami, but these are even smaller.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 7:42 PM on August 14, 2011

*tiny origami.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 7:43 PM on August 14, 2011

Cool. Something really grabs me about the tiny spiders in the shop, but I'm not sure what it is.
posted by Ahab at 9:57 PM on August 14, 2011

Hey! As one of MeFi's resident origami people, I am so glad to see a shout-out to Anja's skills.

We had the great pleasure to stay with her earlier this year, and I saw a lot of her work up close- it's TRULY tiny. she does it all by hand, too, just using a needle for detailed work.

She makes hundreds of these models, so the level of dedication is truly impressive.

Thanks for sharing this!
posted by EricGjerde at 3:57 AM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

On review: Nicky, I'm not surprised to see that you posted this :)
posted by EricGjerde at 4:01 AM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

this is hitting every I LOVE THIS button I have. Tiny! Origami!

I usually folded really complex models the first time with cut-down newsprint before scaling down to 10x10 or 8x8 or 6x6 paper. This is wonderful.
posted by peachfuzz at 10:23 AM on August 15, 2011

posted by nickyskye at 6:31 PM on August 15, 2011

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