What to do with leftover washi?
But the question was; what to do with these tiny pieces of paper?
The answer: tiny paper cranes!
I do origami the way that many other beaders knit: it's not my primary art form, but I enjoy it in my non-beading time and at this point the process of folding a paper crane is nearly subconscious. I've been known to fold paper cranes out of everything from dinner napkins to those tiny tags on the ends of teabags. So, when I sat that stack of scrap washi paper next to my computer, before I knew it I had a pile of tiny paper cranes. Here are a couple of them with a quarter (left) and a 100-yen coin (right).
Here they are posing with a small Plum Egg beaded bead:
Lounging around with a Fiberoptic Dodecahedron Pendant:
And swimming in a new, as-yet-unnamed design with rizos and rivolis (a "rizoli" design?):
Finally, just to give you an idea of how many I've folded, here's just a sampling of the pile of paper cranes:
Since they're threatening to take over the space next to my computer, I decided to send them out into the world with each kit order from my website. Look for your own tiny paper crane in your next Bead Origami kit order!
Do you have a secondary craft? If so, what is it? Drop me a line in the comments below!