I made a 3 basic swans :D the technique I used to make the is called Origami. I learned that Origami is a traditional Japanese art of paper folding. Origami from ori meaning 'folding' and kami meaning 'paper'.
To make a 3D Origami swan i needed 484 paper triangles, therefore i had to cut out from the paper sheets, 484 small rectangles and then I folded them into triangles units. I joined the units together side by side, finished first and second raw.. i continued up to 7th raw, then i started narrowing the after each raw, on the two side.. they started look like a body of swan.. the easiest was neck :) that was veryyyyyy long night! The reason why I choose to make this 3 d looking piece was that it remindsm e the idea of the cup I would really want to make:D