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Stella Veneziana
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Paper: Square
Pieces: 24
Cuts: No
Glue: No
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4.0000 (2 ratings)
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2.5000 (2 ratings)

About this Model

The diagrams in the book show how to make three stars of gradually decreasing size which can then be nested one inside the other. Each star requires 8 units with each unit folded from a square sheet. If the sheet size used for the largest star is A, then the sheet size used for the next largest star should be A x 0.793 = B, and the sheet size used for the smallest of the three stars should be B x 0.793 = C. The diagrams show how to prepare B size sheets by folding and cutting A size sheets, and then how to prepare C size sheets by folding and cutting B size sheets. However, it also possible to calculate the correct sizes mathematically and then measure/cut the B and C sheets accordingly. The diagrams only show a combination of three stars, but more stars can be added. By using the 0.793 formula to calculate smaller and smaller sheet sizes, you can make and nest smaller and smaller stars. The photograph on the cover of the book shows this model assembled from seven stars. This model is very attractive on both sides, making it ideal for hanging in a window or on a door with glass panes.
tgritter -- Ratings |
This model looks very complicated and I initially thought that it would be difficult to make, but it is actually easy, since the unit itself folds quickly, all of the units are the same, and the stars are all assembled and nested in the same manner. The only tricky part is getting the sheet sizes correct. It takes some patience to make the seven star version, as this requires 56 units. However, the final result is so stunning that it is well worth the time spent. I especially like the fact that this model is so beautiful on both sides, not just the front. I have added a photo of the back to the Photo Gallery.

Instructions may be found in the following
Arte in Piega : page 113.

Arte in Piega
Page 113

Diag:Yes CP:No Video:No
Photo Gallery

Folded by Teresa Ritter
Photo: Teresa Ritter

Folded by Teresa Ritter
Photo: Teresa Ritter