I make my paper cranes from hand silk screened Japanese Washi papers. These papers are so beautiful. For every color you see that is one swipe of the silkscreen and there must be a separate screen for each color. The beautiful papers are my inspiration for the bead work to embellish the cranes. I often use antique or vintage beads from old jewelry from the 1930s and 1940s. These beads have unique shapes and colors which can not be found today.