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Senbazuru decoration by Ilyere Senbazuru decoration by Ilyere
A senbazuru is one thousand folded origami cranes. I technically have one thousand and one... X3 This was done on-and-off for a little under over seven weeks.

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Materials:
1000 x 7cm x 7cm paper squares of various colours for cranes
~ This particular example uses 100 of each red, yellow, light yellow, blue, light blue, purple, green, light green, pink, and cream squares
40 x 7cm x 7cm paper squares of red and black for coasters
15cm x 15cm square of gold holographic paper
White thread
Gold thread
Needle for threading
Red wooden bead
Scissors
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Sabaku-No-Kaze Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, seven weeks? That takes a lot of dedication. How many did you fold per day?
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Ilyere Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Some days I could make over 50 when I had nothing else to do and could sit and watch stuff all day whilst folding. Other days I'd be so busy that I wouldn't get more than ten done. It's varied really. ^_^
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Lost-in-the-day Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing! Two of my friends got married earlier this year and they had one thousand paper cranes at their wedding. They are so lovely.
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Ilyere Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
That sounds like a good idea. Where did they put the cranes?
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Lost-in-the-day Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
They were everywhere! :D Mostly they were on the dining tables as decorations, both on the table cloths and hanging by thread from glass vases filled with yet more cranes. But they also had them along the bar and on any other surfaces at the reception that had the space.
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Ilyere Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
That sounds amazing. X3
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mystichuntress Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you make a wish?
Damn, I forgot how to fold a crane....and I call myself Asian...
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:iconilyere:
Ilyere Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Yes, I did! And pretty much every origami website has instructions on how to fold a crane. =)
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iDoux Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats on finishin the Senbazuru, looks awesome!
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Ilyere Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
It helped to keep me busy whilst I was off college and watching Dragon Ball episodes. XD
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iDoux Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep, I have made 3 already, The feeling when you finish... oh, so awesome, but normally I use small format paper, I dont have much so I cut it in four parts when is larger than 7cm...
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Ilyere Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh wow, really? How long does it take you to make the one? And do you thread them all together on strings like my one?
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iDoux Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep, but here is rally difficult to get color papers, really expensive becouse we dont have a market for this kind of things, artisan crafts? here is a way to live not a hobby...
So normally I just spend a full weekend to fold the cranes and normally in a week Im done, but I dont stop folding, just eat and fold, eat and fold, maybe sleep 5 or 6 hours... and yes, I make 4 strips of 250 ;) I think I have a picture of one in my gallery, have to check later...
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Ilyere Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, that's dedication! I tend to do things slowly, so it takes me a lot longer. It's because I'm doing something else at the same time, mostly watching stuff, and getting sidetracked. X3
It is difficult to find special types of paper. I only go to the local stationers and buy normal coloured paper, but it isn't that good of a quality. =(
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iDoux Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I normally use post-it blocks, lots of them, well I divide them in four...
The thing with time is that I dont follow any tv series or watch a lot of movies, I just read a lot, but from time to time I need to stop reading and make some origami, that's why I make them so fast ;)
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Ilyere Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
You have a lot more focus than I do. X3
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SophieEkard Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive! :D
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Ilyere Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
It was worth the effort. X3
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SophieEkard Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I imagine... how does they fit together? xD
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Ilyere Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
You can link as many as you want onto strings or threads. If you don't pull out the wings when you are making them, they stay upright, and they can sit nicely on top of each other. =)
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SophieEkard Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I see, so you don't pull out the wings. That's great! I've always wanted to do something like this, but then I discovered modular origamis, and I use colored paper for this only (so expensive in France!) ><.
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Ilyere Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I can't find some colours of paper where I live. I wanted to make a rainbow-themed senbazuru to begin with... But it looks pretty colourful no matter what you do. X3
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SophieEkard Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, basics colors are easy to find. I've never purple color for example... which is really useful for a rainbow. You're right using a lot of colors is always great! :D
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HallloweenKatt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Oh, wow! Somehow, I just KNEW there were going to be a thousand of them. (Reminds me of the book a read a few years ago about a girl who was in the hospital after the bombing of Hiroshima. There is a story in Japan that if someone who is sick fold one thousand paper cranes, they will get better, so that's what the girl tried to do. When she died before she could finish them all, her friends from school got together and mad enough so that she could be buried with her one thousand paper cranes. I really want to read that book again now!)
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Ilyere Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Yes, I remember that. There is a park in Japan with her statue as well, and people sit and fold cranes there. =) The general legend is, if you fold one thousand, the crane grants you a wish, such as getting better from a sickness.
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HallloweenKatt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Oh, I didn't know about the statue!

I really must read that book again.
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Ilyere Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I think it's the called the Peace or Memorial Park in Hiroshima, where the people gather.
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HallloweenKatt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
*must now go look that up*
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Talty Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello! :heart: This has been featured as one of the most amazing artisan crafts available in the article Artisan Crafts Feature #1, if you can please check it out and :+fav:. Keep up your extraordinary work! :heart:
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Ilyere Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I'm honoured that you think it's a wonderful piece of work. X3
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Talty Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I loved all the colors, and it surely required a lot of patience to do :D
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avguztina Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Wonderful work. Very nice.
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Ilyere Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you. =)
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rainycloudywindy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome! Congratulations on finishing it. =D
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:iconilyere:
Ilyere Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It feels so weird not making cranes anymore, when I used to do it all the time! Must find new projects. XD
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