Silver Origami Crane Jewelry
One of the first books published on Origami was "How to Fold 1,000 Cranes", released in the late 1700s. It is no coincidence that the crane was chosen as the subject for the book. For thousands of years the Japanese culture has treasured the crane as a symbol of honor and loyalty. The crane symbol is used on many Japanese heraldic devices and is a theme in many famous works of art.
The crane is a majestic bird which mates for life and is extremely loyal to its partner. The bird is strong, graceful and beautiful. Because of the great importance of the crane, the Japanese people feel that a person who folds 1,000 cranes will be granted his or her greatest wish.
Tsuru wa sennen is the Japanese tradition of folding 1,000 cranes before a wedding, to ensure a long and happy marriage. The cranes become both a decoration for the wedding as well as gifts for the family and friends who celebrate with the joyous couple.
Origami cranes can be decorations and favors at bridal showers, baby showers, graduation parties, birthday parties, anniversary parties, and many other celebrations.
Cranes become the perfect token to include in Christmas cards, Valentine's Day cards, or pen pal letters.
This silver origami Crane is hand crafted by me in .999 percent silver, hand-fired in a programmable kiln. It can be made in a flat configuration (as shown) as well as a wing-spread configuration. In the wing-spread configuration it is about 2" long, 2" wide and 1/2" high.
Note that you cannot really wear the wing-spread configuration as a pendant with the wings spread! One of the wings would be stabbing into your neck :) Stick with the flat wing configuration for pendants and pins.
The silver Crane has a loop at its top for hanging on a necklace. You could slide a pin through that loop and wear it as a pin. You can also run a cord through the loop to hang it in a window or on a wall as a decoration.
If you are fond of gemstones, I can mount a gemstone bead beneath the Crane's base. Rose quartz is a popular color for Crane. I can customize your silver Crane with any gemstone in my gemstone listing. In addition, I can mount gemstones above the crane so they are more visible. Here are two images of a silver crane I made for a mother who wanted to display the birthstone of each of her three children. The central support bar is of sterling silver, and the spacers are sterling silver as well. The stones are amethyst on the top, moonstone in the center, larimar on the bottom and then lapiz lazuli beneath the crane.
This silver origami Crane is created with PMC. PMC is a special "clay" created in Japan - a thin melding of actual pure silver with a clay binder. I carefully hand-fold this clay into the desired shape, let it harden for 24 hours, and then fire it in my kiln.
During the firing process the clay burns away, leaving behind only the pure metal silver. The result is a beautiful piece of jewelry which can be handed down for generations!
Please let me know if you have any questions about PMC clay, origami, or the history of the Crane in various cultures.
Have a wonderful day!
Price Per Silver Origami Jewelry Crane: $40.00
Gemstone base: Add $5.
Silver Origami Jewelry
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