Origami is a beautiful textural and cognitive exploration. Two years ago, I was gifted a soft-blue packet of washi paper. I made some of my favorite models, and then I started exploring. Over a three-week period, I started my journey as an origami designer. I focused on the folds needed to make a Fortune Teller and discovered what many designers before me have learned: Small alterations lead to very different results. Wreaths, modulars, popping and spinning toys started to appear in my hands, and I was entranced.
This spinning top originally consisted of two parts, the spindle and a cap, to allow the model to spin. Over time I have reviewed the initial models and streamlined them where I could.
The model you see now requires only one piece of paper, but the folds still reflect my early exploration of the traditional Fortune Teller.