by Sherry Gerstein.
(Ridgefield, Connecticut USA)
I make teeny origami models and combine them with wire jewelry. Many artists I’ve seen make cranes for this—cranes are so iconic, after all. But the pointy wings can be so uncomfortable. Then a friend came to me and asked me to make a necklace for someone and it had to be a crane. What to do?
I found inspiration in Rena’s Industrial Double Hoop earrings. I thought I would make one hoop and wire a flat crane (rather than one with the wings pulled out) into it.
I’m still working on the idea, because my friend hasn’t yet chosen her paper. But the concept is solid, and I’ve already designed something else, another pendant with a different origami model, and put that on my Etsy site, PapergirlinCT.