I can't remember how many paper cranes I sent may have been 15/20. I also made some very special cranes from cream silk fabric. I lined them to stiffen the silk up so I could get nice crisp edges. Then they were embellished with Swarovski bicone crystal beads.
So why cranes?
The Legend- Did you know that cranes are said to live for 1,000 years and that they mate for life? Those birds have ENDURANCE. 1,000 origami cranes (Senbazuru) is a Japanese legend that, in its traditional definition, states that any person who folds 1,000 origami cranes in a year's time will be granted a wish. Further, they are given as a wedding gifts wishing 1,000 years of happiness and prosperity on the couple.
Isn't that just wonderful? Even though we couldn't all be at the wedding due to distance etc at least we were there in spirit sending Nancy and Richard all the happiness and love for their future.
Here are a few photographs of Frenchie all dressed up in her beautiful crane wedding dress. My silk cranes were displayed in the corsage and the rest are in the dress itself.
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Till next time have a wonderful week.