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Permanent origami peace crane ornaments, cake toppers, place card holders
by Nancy McNally from San Francisco

The paper for this set of four birds is upcycled, recycled pages from calendars of rose photos.

All 4 Sting Desert Rose peace cranes are $20.00 for the set. The 4 cranes will be one crane from 4 different months. The regular price for my cranes is usually $ 8.00 each equaling $32.00 These calendar birds are $20.00 a set (4)
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), almost universally known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Wallsend in North Tyneside. Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist of the rock band The Police. As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has sold over 100 million records, and received over sixteen Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, and receiving an Oscar nomination for best song.

Sumner was born in Wallsend (an area of North Tyneside in the northeast of England) to Ernest Sumner and his wife Audrey Cowell, a hairdresser. Ernest and Audrey had three more children after Gordon: a son (Philip) and two daughters (Angela and Anita). Ernest managed a dairy: young Gordon would often assist his father with the early-morning milk-delivery rounds. The Sumner siblings were raised as Roman Catholics, due to the influence of their Irish paternal grandmother. Early on, young Sumner's "best friend" was an old Spanish guitar with five rusty strings left behind by an uncle who had emigrated to Canada.

Gordon attended St Cuthbert's High School in Newcastle upon Tyne. Later, he left the University of Warwick in Coventry, after only one term. During this time, Gordon would often sneak into nightclubs like the Club-A-Go-Go. Here, he would watch musicians such as Jack Bruce and Jimi Hendrix, artists who would later influence his own music. After jobs as a bus conductor, a construction laborer, and a tax officer, Gordon attended Northern Counties College of Education, (which later became part of Northumbria University) from 1971 to 1974 and qualified as a teacher. He then worked as a schoolteacher at St. Paul's First School in Cramlington for two years. His experiences there would inspire him to write two of the Police's most notable hits: "Don't Stand So Close to Me" and "Roxanne". Each was loosely based on one of his favorite books: Lolita and Cyrano de Bergerac, respectively.

Sting has stated that he gained his nickname while with the Phoenix Jazzmen. He once performed wearing a black and yellow sweater with hooped stripes that bandleader Gordon Solomon had noted made him look like a bumblebee; thus Sumner became "Sting". In a press conference filmed in the movie Bring on the Night, he jokingly stated when referred to by a journalist as Gordon, "My children call me Sting, my mother calls me Sting, who is this Gordon character?"

With his wife Trudie Styler and Raoni Metuktire, a Kayapó Indian leader in Brazil, Sting founded the Rainforest Foundation to help save the rainforests. His support for these causes continues to this day, and includes an annual benefit concert held at New York's Carnegie Hall with Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor and other music superstars. A species of Colombian tree frog, Dendropsophus stingi, was named after him in recognition of his "commitment and efforts to save the rain forest"

Sting and his wife Trudie Styler were awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience award in Sherborn Mass on 30 June 2000. Singer/song writer, documentary film producers for their commitment to the environment through the establishment of the Rainforest Foundation; to human rights in China through the documentary film on Tiananmen Square; and to peace and social justice through the powerful gift of song

On 11 February 2007, Sting reunited with the other members of the Police as the introductory act for the 2007 Grammy Awards, singing "Roxanne", and subsequently announced The Police Reunion Tour, the first concert of which was held in Vancouver on 28 May in front of 22,000 fans at one of two nearly sold-out concerts. The Police toured for more than a year, beginning with North America and eventually crossing over to Europe, South America, Australia & New Zealand and Japan. The last concert was at Madison Square Garden on 7 August 2008, during which Sting's three daughters appeared with him onstage.

"Brand New Day" was the final song of the night for the Neighborhood Ball, one of ten inaugural balls honoring President Barack Obama on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009. Sting was joined by Stevie Wonder on harmonica.

If you qualify for a discount please email me first and I will list a reserved posting for you. Thanks so much.

I offer you the opportunity to have a peace crane fashioned out of your love letters,maps,logos or photocopied images on paper you or I provide.

Mobiles made of these cranes are a favorite way to display these cranes. A flock of birds or several birds are charming, with an arrangement of birds hung on branches, in a beautiful vase.

Hard glazed for keepsake collecting; jewel and wire attached for hanging; custom orders encouraged for table top and party decorations. size: 3" X 6" Extra stock is available for all the cranes shown in this store. Click on thumbnails to see alternative cranes available, and contact me.

Multiple orders of one design are available. A single crane listed is not limited to only 1 crane. Email me to order more by reserving on Etsy. ♥ ♥ Email messages are always welcome.

There are over 100 holiday themed papers not listed on Etsy, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, Valentine, Kwanza etc. Please contact me and I will send you images of these papers and reserve post on Etsy in your name, your choices.

If you are contemplating ordering for a wedding or event in the future please note that some of the paper is in limited quantities. I can source some of the paper in the future, but many of these papers are limited to what I have in stock. I suggest ordering a crane as a sample to allow you to make a decision after seeing the crane in real life !

Buy 5-9 peace cranes receive 1 crane for no charge !
Buy 5 cranes a 6th crane is no charge
Buy 9 cranes a 10th crane is no charge
Please email with your choice of a your extra crane.

25% discount if you buy ten cranes,
35% discount if you buy 25 or more.

If you would like to continue shopping, my main shop page is here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/localcolorist

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  • Handmade item
  • Occasion: Wedding
  • Materials: paper, wire, jewel, glitter, glaze, red
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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