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Last updated on Nov 26, 2016

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Marlisa Bennett

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Marlisa Bennett

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ALL FREE SHIPPING & 100% QUALITY GUARANTEE or I will refund your money! Custom orders are encouraged.

I have spent years perfecting my product designs. A significant amount of time is put into every one of my unique and exquisite creations to be as flawless and long-lasting as possible. Each is truly a one-of-a-kind eye-catching little masterpiece -- great as a special & easy gift-giving idea.

I started doing origami in 2006 and although I've folded about every imaginable animal or shape, I always come back to the classic origami crane. Elegant in it's simplicity and perfect symmetry, rich in meaning and widely recognized symbolism, these birds are by far my favorites to fold and as such the focus of all my designs. I feel a sense of balance and harmony not just in looking at the finished product, but while folding them as well.

My first major project was a 1,000 crane mobile that I made for a dear friend who lost her daughter in 2007. I finished it in time for Mother's Day of 2008. Although everyone was sure I must have done enough crane folding to be tired of it forever, I never stopped. I estimate that I have folded well over 10,000 cranes by now - those who know me rarely see me without a paper to fold in spare moments (I can practically fold cranes with my eyes closed!)

I have made many other special crane gifts for loved ones over the years, for wedding or baby gifts, anniversary or celebratory events, and of course for Christmas and birthdays (including an extra special 100 crane mobile for my Great Aunt Ingrid's 100th birthday in which each crane was made from a different kind of paper [see photos above]) But only now, due to such frequent requests, am I offering my products for sale - and at very moderate prices considering the amount of time and energy I put in to everything I make.

Although the items you will see posted in my shop are made only from RECYCLED** paper materials (as this is what keeps me the most interested with the challenge and suprise element involved), I also love folding with origami paper - especially from my favorite place: PAPERJADE.COM where I have never found more beautiful and diverse selections of origami paper anywhere else (with awsome customer service, and a free no-minimum shipping policy, this company is the best!)

So if you are interested in a CUSTOM ORDER made with ORIGAMI PAPER please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to create something special for you with any paper you choose. And I encourage everyone (if you haven't already) - LEARN HOW TO FOLD A CRANE TODAY!

helpful how-to link below:

**Various recycled paper sources include: rescued books that are either outdated or have no resale value, expired magazines, calendars, wrapping paper, catalogs, junk-mail, brochures, flyers, greeting cards, cereal boxes, and just about anything I can get my hands on!

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    Creator, Designer, Photographer

    I do ALL of my own work in every step of the creating, selling, posting & shipping process. I even make all of my own tags and stickers. Every detail is important to me and guaranteed to be reflected in the product you will receive!

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Last updated on August 5, 2014

I am so glad you have found me and thank you for your interest in my one-of-a-kind designer origami artwork and jewelry.

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What this means is that if any item you purchase does not meet your standards, or should rip, break, or become damaged beyond use for ANY REASON, just send it back to me at any time and I will repair or replace the item free of charge!** If the item cannot be repaired or replaced I will gladly work with you to determine a fair exchange.
All forms of payment methods are accepted.
FREE SHIPPING in the United States, and $6.00 INTERNATIONAL

...This covers USPS First-Class standard shipping service only. If you need to receive items more quickly or with insurance that items will arrive by a certain date, we can make arrangements accordingly and additional shipping charges will be applied to your total balance due.

I am not responsible for the amount of time the package takes once it is mailed from the post office. In my experience, packages will usually arrive in 3 days but could take as long as 10 days depending on holidays and other variable circumstances.

All purchases will be shipped within 2 business days after your payment has been received unless otherwise discussed.
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Crane Chain purchases will be shipped in a stylish bright red box - easily identifiable & perfect for direct-send gift giving.