ABOUT RHETT'S EMBELLISHED PAPER CRANES
Tasseled Crane Mobiles
Tracy Grand Art Gallery
Paper Crane Booth
Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival
I have been folding paper cranes since 2010. My cranes have evolved and changed over the years. I started out just using inexpensive origami paper and progressed to beautiful, hand silkscreened Japanese Washi papers. I have embellished them in many ways, usually adding all sorts of beads and my bead collection has grown to many thousands of beads. I collect beads from many places including estate sales, thrift shops, bead stores and on line. Some of my beads are vintage and one of a kind. It takes me about an hour to put together my single crane mobiles.
Choosing the beads to match the papers takes the longest time. I spend a long time picking through my bead boxes to find just the right beads.
I have had my cranes at the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival for 10 years now and enjoy that show very much. I have had showings of my cranes at other venues as well.
I enjoy folding and embellishing paper cranes, but my true love is painting. The cranes help support my art habit! You can see my paintings and artwork on my Art Gallery.