Permanent Peace Cranes Origami Ornaments

San Francisco, California

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Note from shop owner Feb 3, 2021 begins an emergency temporary closure of my shop... I will reopen in a few months . Thank you

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Last updated on Feb 3, 2021

Feb 3, 2021 begins an emergency temporary closure of my shop... I will reopen in a few months . Thank you

Nancy McNally

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About localcolorist

Sales 3,254
On Etsy since 2007

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Once upon a time I started selling all kinds of art work on Etsy, in many mediums. The origami birds won their focused position by popular acclaim and attention. localcolorist [!at] yahoo.com

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  • localcolorist

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Teacher

    I raised 2 children in San Francisco where I was born, many years ago. My children are talented artists with day jobs too and we all possess psychological gymnastic feats of imaginative survival skills in a dot com world

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Last updated on April 11, 2016
Peace Crane Origami Permanent Ornaments
handmade by Nancy McNally in San Francisco,

Most of the peace cranes for sale in this shop are priced for 1 bird, even if there are 2 or 3 birds in a photo. Some times there are sets for sale and how many birds offered in the set are described and listed, for instance 5 birds or 15 birds etc Typically if a listing for a peace crane is $ 8.00 and there are 2-3 birds in the photo the peace crane listing is 99.9 % most likely for 1 bird

This link is to a set of 225 Christmas and Hanukkah peace cranes shown on Flickr. If you want to order holiday cranes in the summer contact me and I will reserve a listing in your name.


Additional discounts available for multiple orders
throughout the entire shop collection
excluding already on sale birds

Lead Time Usually I send a pair of birdies within 2 days. The birds are made to order for the most part. I do have some birds available for next day mailing. For large orders delivery times vary, depending on the situation, travel time, paper sourcing etc..

Please note: The "Report an Issue" button on your invoice is a way to file a dispute with Etsy, not a way to contact me should an issue arise. Please contact me through the conversations system in the case of any issue so I can work to make it right.

International packages will be shipped First Class International Mail which can take from 2-6 weeks to receive. Please be patient when ordering to receive your item and note that there might be VAT OR CUSTOMS CHARGES that may apply upon receipt of the order which the customer is solely responsible for.

Buy 5-9 peace cranes and receive 1 crane for no charge
If you buy 5 cranes you receive a 6th crane for no charge
Buy 6 cranes, receive a 7th crane for no charge and so on
leave a note in the message to seller box telling me the name of the crane you want that is for no charge

25% discount if you buy 10-24 cranes
35% discount if you buy 25 or more

If you don't have a PayPal account and want to pay with a credit card, that is no problem. Select "PayPal" during check out and then you'll be able to enter your card information securely.
I offer you the opportunity to have a peace crane fashioned out of your love letters,maps,logos or photocopied images on paper you provide.

My peace cranes are hard glazed for keepsake collecting; jewel and wire attached for hanging; custom orders encouraged for table top and party decorations. Extra stock is available for all the cranes shown in this store. Click on thumbnails to see alternative cranes available, and contact me. See my profile for ordering information

Peace cranes are elegant, whimsical, or pretty wedding favors. The style depends on the paper you choose. They can be based on a theme, a hobby, a passion that the two of you have. Peace Cranes can be symbolic of something you want to convey. Peace cranes may commemorate how or where the two of you met, or have something to do with your backgrounds.
The $1.25 Luxurious and Traditional Origami Peace Crane
Traditional classic origami peace cranes are not glazed, and the price reflects the simplicity of traditional classic peace cranes made without glitter, glaze and jeweled wire hanger. These cranes are perfect to send with a greeting card, thank you or love note by "Old School" snail mail. I use a variety of sturdy paper sourced from all over the world. This is a listing with more information

According to an ancient Japanese legend anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the crane, the most venerable of all holy beasts. The folded cranes are used to wish newlyweds and newborns good luck. You will often see the cranes hanging in homes to assure the dwellers good fortune and in most recent years the cranes have been adopted as a symbol of peace.

"I shall write peace upon your wings, your heart and you shall fly around the world so that children will no longer have to die this way."

— Sadako Sasaski, 12
Victim of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima

Sadako began folding 1000 peace cranes in the early 1950's after being exposed to the toxins. The story of Sadako, and the memorial children raised money for in her honor is now visited by millions of people a year who leave 1000 cranes at the memorial.

Multiple orders of one design are available.
Please email me if you order enough cranes to receive a discount before you purchase. I will post a separate reserve listing in your name.

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 ! Thanks.

Tie this onto your wrapped gift to add affordable luxury. Place a few of these permanently glazed ornaments in a box and you have a luxurious gift for a modest price! Fans of these keepsake peace cranes treasure them.

Contact me if you qualify for a discount or with any questions. Buy 5-9 cranes and let me know what your extra crane choice is by email rather than buying it first. Thanks.
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for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origami

Etsy has a curated gallery section called treasuries. Buyers or sellers are free to make as many treasuries as they care to. If you like display art or graphic design in magazine layouts, it is fun to gather together a collection of thematic offerings for sale on Etsy and compose a treasury. This is a link to all the treasuries I have made recently http://www.etsy.com/people/localcolorist/treasury

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
If you don't have a PayPal account and want to pay with a credit card, that is no problem. Select "PayPal" during check out and then you'll be able to enter your card information securely.
Insurance is available on US packages. Insurance is paid for by the buyer. Please let me know if you want insurance and I will send you an adjusted invoice for the insurance fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Cranes are priced on a case by case situation. The most typical price is $ 10.00 each. Pricing depends on the paper, silk paper or fabric cranes are priced between $ 12.00 -- $ 20.00

There are no refunds or exchanges for custom orders.