Sunday, August 3, 2008

Cranes, Cranes and ... more Cranes

When in doubt, fold cranes ...



lots and lots of little cranes ...




you don't have to count them ... there are 52 cranes ... or ... 26 pars of matching cranes




matching cranes? now, why would a girl do that???

19 comments:

Janet said...

These are so pretty. I have tried to learn how to do cranes but just can't seem to get it right. Kudos to you!!

Sandy Michelle said...

Gosh those cranes look so lovely!! Great job! I haven't left for the cottage yet so I'm going to blog one last time:0) I think I'm a blog-a-holic!Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog btw!:)

Sandy XO

wahm922 said...

I love the spiral of cranes, its a great photo and so colorful. I would hang something like that on my wall.

Can't wait to see what you'll be doing with the pairs!

MARLOU B. said...

Great colour job!
Your cranes are so nice!!
Have a nice monday

dkuroiwa said...

"why would a girl do that?"...to share them with a friend, perhaps!?

Your cranes are absolutely beautiful!! I can see them hanging on a wall or placed around a plain white flower vase.
And I'm with Janet...no matter how hard I try, I just can't make them look anything but terrible!!!
I'll be sharing this link with my "origami Queen"!!! She'll love them!!!
have a great week!!
debbie

3rdEyeMuse said...

Thanks, everyone - I love the way they look in the spiral, too.

here's a link to some great directions for the traditional crane: http://worldorigamidays.org/downloads/traditional-crane.pdf - if you need help deciphering the folds, feel free to email me and I can try to help. :)

D, I'll email the photo's to you - feel free to print them out and do with them what you will.

... and ... just in case you are wondering, dkuroiwa is close ... very, very close. I had fun making the charms for the Think Pink Charm swap and decided to try to make some earrings! The cranes measure just under 1 & 1/4 inch at the wingspan, so are definitely small enough. :)

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

OOOO!!! Fun fun fun!! I love them!!

terra said...

That is so awesome!!! I want to hang out with you one day and just do crafts...

Kate said...

Hi There,

That is a heap of cranes, all gorgeous!

Thanks for the link to the directions.

Kate

rochambeau said...

LOVE your Cranes!!!!!

What's not to love?
Origami? Origami Paper, Birds?
Your swirls of creativity are Wonderfully endless!

xo
Constance

inventivesoul said...

They will be awesome earrings!

*Smiles*
Amber

KathrynAntyr said...

Soo soo lovely. Are they placed next to each other or do you have them attached? What a wonderful decoration. Great papers too.

e. beck said...

absolute crane grooviness ... i bet you are getting fast at making them too!

Fete et Fleur said...

I LOVE THEM! They turned out beautifully.

Nancy

3rdEyeMuse said...

Don't you just love when your peers seem to like what you've done, too. :) Thanks for all the wonderfully supportive comments.

Kathryn, they are just placed like that ... but now I am actually thinking that I need to do a larger art piece of cranes ... should probably finish the first batch of earrings before I start that one.

Clevelandgirlie said...

Why WOULD a girl do that? What's the plan for those delicate little lovelies? They are just sooooooooo darn cute!

One Crabapple said...

Because she is going to make EARRINGSSSSSS ???

Because she is...going to make TWO strands of wonderful cranes ( and that would be 26 each )

fifty two makes one a week for a whole year..Somaybesheisgonnnnnaaahhh.....SEND OUT ONE A WEEK TO ME for a wholllle YEAR - YAY !

oh shoot. I bet that is NOT what you are doing, tht last guess there....

Well I tell you they look beautiful in the spiral this way.

Delicate and Colorful and Sweet.

It would take me a week to make one. Sheesh. I dont know how you do it. Look at all of those.
xo-S.

cindy said...

Ohhhhhhh, they are soooo cute! I love it! But gotta ask...do your fingers get tired folding that many? : D

c

inventivesoul said...

THE CRANES ARE AWESOME!!!
Michelle, thank you SO much for the crane gifts that you sent me!
And your charms are so pretty in person too!
YAY!!!
LOVE THESE!!!

Amber Dawn