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Due Cigni – ‘Two Swans’ (Design by David Derudas)

Due Cigni – ‘Two Swans’ (Design by David Derudas)

by Ancella on September 6, 2009

in Birds & Butterflies

Due Cigni - Two Swans (Design by David Derudas)

Due Cigni - 'Two Swans' (Design by David Derudas)

I came across this design last week and thought I’d give it a try this weekend, it being a long weekend and all. It’s by David Derudas and as surprising as it may look, it’s folded from a single sheet of paper! The most complex step I found in the instructions was step 7 – 8 as this particular step encompassed a tricky technique in order to get a different color on each side of the model.

What paper to use:
I used a 9″ square sheet of single side colored paper (black and white) to fold this particular model which you see in the accompanying image. You can also try duo-colored paper with each side colored a different shade. I found that a 9″ sheet produced a final model of about 5″ approx, so you can select the size of paper accordingly.

How to fold:
Pajarita.org, which is a Spanish origami site has a lot of diagrams and tips on origami. This is also where I found the diagrams for David Derudas’ Two Swans. You can find the diagram here.

Have a great weekend!! 🙂

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Gigge November 21, 2009 at 11:54 AM

could you explain how to get through step 7/8? i’m getting mad O_o

Ancella November 22, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Hi. Yes that step 7 – 8 is, I think, the most trickiest part of the folding process as it is not shown clearly in the diagram. Place your paper like it is shown in step 7. Now, from the left, the “-..-..-” line on the extreme left denotes a mountain fold. Fold these into a ‘rabbit ear’ and fold along a pre-existing crease. Now, see the “- – – -” valley fold on the extreme right. This you will again fold into a rabbit ear and fold along the crease. Once you are through, you will have something looking like the model in step 8. To get to step 9, simply fold in half on the pre-existing crease running right through the center of the model.

I hope this helps!

LuNa January 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM

what do you mean with “rabbit ear”?? i don’t understand…

Charbell January 2, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Hi i can’t seem to find the diagram from the link, i have found an alternative Spanish one but I’m finding it really hard to figure out! Just wondering if you could post the link again, as the website may have been updated! cheers

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