make the book covers:
Place the 3” x 3” pieces of washi paper in front of you with the
printed side down. Center the 2” x 2” cardboards onto the washi
papers. Carefully fold over the edges of the washi paper and glue to the
cardboard. Set aside.
make the book pages:
Follow the diagram instructions
to fold the three pieces of 3½” x 3½” cardstock. For each
cardstock, fold in half across both ways (fig. 1). Crease and unfold.
Then fold each cardstock diagonally across only once (fig. 2). Make sure
that the diagonal folds opposite/backwards of the cross half folds. TIP:
Use the bone folder for nicer creases.
each folded cardstock and lay them in front of you on point so that you
are looking at them as diamond shapes. For each one, take the right and
left corners and pull them in and down towards the bottom corner (fig.
3). This will fold the cardstock into a smaller 1¾” x 1¾” square
your three folded cardstocks one on top of each other. When you stack
the squares, you will need to alternate the openings. Your top square
will have its opening side facing you. The next will face its opening
away from you, and so on.
the three cardstocks together. Do this by overlapping the bottom of the
top square to the top of the next square then gluing and so forth (fig.
5). Allow each to dry a bit before gluing the next one to avoid them all
the book pendant:
Take the covers and place in front of you with the printed side down.
Place them on point so that you are looking at them as diamond shapes.
Take one end of the 40” of 1/8” ribbon and lay it vertically across,
coming out at the top. Glue in place. Take the other end of the ribbon
and glue the same way to the other cover. This is the necklace part of
the pendant. Thread the beads onto the metallic thread and knot in
intervals. Glue one end of the thread to the bottom of one cover so that
it will dangle when the pendant is worn. Take the pages and compress
into a folded position. Center and glue the wrong side of the front
cover to the top of the stacked pages. Center and glue the bottom of the
stacked pages to the wrong side of the bottom cover. Let glue dry.
and Finishing Touches:
Compress folded pages to close mini book. Decide which side you want as
the front cover. Use the leftover metallic thread and glue to front
cover. Glue some oriental coins/charms or buttons to the front cover for
embellishment. Take the stretchy jelly cord and slipknot an oriental
coin /charm or button to the mid-point of the jelly cord. Knot the loose
ends of the jelly cord together securely. To keep the book closed as you
wear it as a pendant, slip the jelly cord around the book to keep the
can decorate the inside pages with rubberstamping, stickers or tiny
photos and messages.