The rose are identical to the one I sent her but I have sealed the paper using Mod Podge. Not sure if they are better or not.
I got the pattern for the roses from the book: Origami Jewellery by Ayako Brodek.
In the book they are used as earrings or broaches. and they are sealed with polyurethane satin varnish. I did try to find it but in vane.
In any case, considering the frequency of precipitations I am not sure I want to wear something made of paper. I will probably change my mind in about 10 minutes... Especially because I enjoy the folding but am unable to make for the sake of making. I must have an object. The bookmark.
I have made 2 bookmarks so far. Using all the completed roses I had.
After folding the 3 parts for each flower I coated each with Mod Podge.
Then attached the bead that will be the centre of the flower.
In my previous bookmark I attached the rose to the nylon thread using a bead. Attached the same way as the centre bead but under the rose. This allows to rose to twist around. Attaching the rose directly to the thread works better for me.
Initially I was planning to add all 4 roses to the same bookmark but after attacking the fist one (the greenish one) to the thinnest thread I did not want to add anything else. I find it so pretty I might wear it as a necklace. See... I have already changed idea about the jewellery thing.