String of Cranes

String of Cranes


Approximately 1.5" x 1" in dimension. Uses Sycamore, dyed maple, bleached maple and accented and edged with silver foil. Sealed with lacquer.


The "String of Cranes" pendant is a captivating piece of marquetry wood art, depicting small paper cranes hung on a string, intricately burned in with pyrography, and accented with silver. This pendant beautifully combines the delicate imagery of origami cranes with the warmth and texture of wood, enhanced by shimmering silver details.

When I created the "String of Cranes" pendant, I was inspired by the elegance and symbolism of paper cranes. In many cultures, cranes represent peace, and hope. I wanted to capture the delicate beauty of these origami creations in a piece of wearable art that also tells a meaningful story. The use of pyrography to burn in the string adds a tactile element, giving the pendant a handcrafted feel, while the silver accents bring a touch of sophistication.

The process involved selecting wood with a subtle grain and color to serve as the canvas for the design. I meticulously used pyrography to etch the string, ensuring each crane appeared as though it were gently suspended in mid-air. Incorporating silver accents to the design added a shimmering quality, enhancing the overall design and creating a striking contrast against the natural wood tones.

In designing this pendant, I focused on creating a piece that is both visually striking and emotionally evocative. The delicate cranes symbolize grace and serenity, while the pyrography adds depth and texture. The silver accents elevate the design, making it both elegant and unique.

Creating the "String of Cranes" pendant was about celebrating the beauty of simple, meaningful symbols and the artistry involved in marquetry and pyrography. This piece is a tribute to the elegance found in nature and craftsmanship. By wearing this pendant, I hope to inspire others to appreciate the delicate beauty of paper cranes and the intricate work that brings them to life in wood.

I hope that "String of Cranes" pendant brings a sense of peace and connection to artistry. It’s a piece that celebrates the unique patterns and elegance of cranes, perfect for those who love symbolic and nature-inspired jewelry. Through this pendant, I aimed to create an accessory that is both distinctive and evocative, capturing the essence of a string of paper cranes in a wearable form.

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  • Dyed Maple
  • Bleached Maple