I had a lovely email last week from a Brazilian Engineering graduate. He send me a hand-drawn template for a paper diamond he had been working on. The diamond is really stunning and is an accurate representation of a real cut diamond. Anyway, I loved it and Jean happily agreed for me to spruce up the template to share on minieco…yay!
“I’m from a small town between mountains, somewhere in Brazil where the weather is good most of the year round. I’m a recently graduated engineer (a guy, by the way), who doesn’t have much time but still finds some to do crafts, origami, drawings and stuff…
P.S. This template was a gift to a special friend called Laila Zin ( Hi there =] )”
The diamond model is very beautiful and surprisingly strong. It measures approx 8.5cm wide. It is an advanced paper-crafting project and definitely requires patience! Each diamond took me two hours to make, but I worked pretty slowly and had a few Pinterest breaks!
When making the diamond I would recommend using good quality thick paper. I think card would be too hard to manipulate. I also used double sided tape instead of glue. When you come to constructing the diamond begin by sticking down the tabs nearest to the centre and work your way out.
If you want to leave a comment for Jean please do so…and if you have questions regarding construction you can also leave a comment above and Jean or I will get back to you.
If anyone gets really stuck and needs some step-by-step images to refer to then do let me know ^_^