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All the crystals defined within the booklet is made up of numerous easy folded paper units...

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Now, squash it flat into a triangle twist (see photo 2). Repeat the squashing all the way around the central hexagon (see photo 3). 4 Tracking along one of the pleats extending outward, fold a new triangle twist centered two pleat lengths out from the edge of the first twist. ) Work your way around to create a new hexagon with triangle twists. The new hexagon will share two triangles with the center hexagon (see photo 4). 5 Continue outward from the central hexagon in all directions, making more hexagons connected to the center (see photo 5) and then radiating out in orderly fashion from the center.

6 Each layer has more and more hexagons as you work your way outward . By maintaining the same pleat orientation, the folds will all flow into each other. You can continue this tessellation into infinity by following the basic folding pattern . See an extended version of Spread Hexagons on page 119 in the Gallery section . I:I) tll:U\CiONS o @ In Tiled Hexagons, the pleats of a basic hexagon tiling are connected by triangle twists-important folds for origamists to learn. ~-, Triangle Grid, page 7 Triangle Twist, page 16 Instructions On a triangle grid, mark out a hexagon three pleats wide on each side centered on the paper.

Choose a translucent or light paper, because a beautiful pattern appears when the piece is backlit. ~ ,- - techniques Square Grid, page 6 Instructions 1 On a 32-by-32 square grid, fold the diagonal crease lines indicated on the crease pattern . This tessellation has quite a few diagonal creases, and working the piece will be much easier if you fold them ahead of time rather than as you go along . Make sure the valley- and mountain-fold orientations are correct, because the design won't fold together properly otherwise (see photo 1).

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