I start with trying it in paper. Fold here - ok. Now fold here - ok. Now fold here - ok. So far so good. But generally after step 3, the directions get a little foggy - like this... Now fold here here here and here turn it fold here now and then here backwards and once more like this and you have a bird. Huh?
I have this altered paper jewelry book which has an origami lily necklace. So I thought I'd try it. It took me 3 days and the help of my son how to figure out how to do it in paper. BUUTTT... I did do it, and then I did it several times. Then I did it in copper.
A paper version... (I didn't make this, it's from the book by Jenn Mason)
After getting the origami shape I flattened it a bit with a mallet.
Then rolled it through the mill several times.