These ornaments are all folded from Japanese Washi papers (with the exception of the star which is folded from a foil origami paper). Click on image for a close up view, and scroll to bottom of page to view paper choices.
Two butterflies dancing around each other is a symbol of marital happiness. The butterfly is also a popular symbol for young girls as they spread their wings and emerge into beauty and grace. The butterfly measures 3.75 x 3.5″.
The cat is a symbol of independence, balance and mystery. This ornament measures 3.5″ x 2.25″.
This crane ornament comes flat and attached to a blank greeting card. It can be mailed and then the recipient gently spreads it’s wings into a crane with a 6″ wingspan hanging from a gold thread ( instructions for opening included). The story of Sadako is also enclosed (please see bottom of my biography page to read her story).
The crane ornament has a 4″ wingspan and comes hanging in a clear plastic box with the quote from Sadako Sasaki “And I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world”, (please see bottom of my biography page to read her story).
Crane Sphere Ornament
This beautiful ornament is made from 30 pieces of 2″ square Japanese Washi paper, with a small gold crane suspended from a silk thread in it’s center. It is approximately 4″ in diameter. This module was created by David Mitchell who can be found at Origami Heaven.
Crane Wheel Ornament
This ornament is made from 16 pieces of 2.5″ washi papers which are folded into the same units as the sphere ornament (above) but assembled following a different pattern. A 1.5″ crane is suspended from a silk thread in the center of the ornament.
The dragon is a wonderful gift for someone who you would like to offer power, wisdom, mastery and success. They measure 2.25″ x 2.75″.
The elephant is a symbol of good luck, long life and happiness. They measure 3.5″ x 1.75″.
The frog ornament can be given as a gift to someone going on a trip, as it ensures travelers a safe return from their journeys. Frogs are also symbols of good luck in Japan. The frog measures 2.75″ x 3.25″.
All you need is love! Heart measures 3″ x 2.5″.
The llama symbolizes endurance under difficult situations as well as responsibility and hard work. They measure 2.25″ x 3.5″.
Peace Dove Ornament
The Dove, like the crane, symbolizes peace. This ornament measures 3.5″ x 2.5″.
The penguin is a symbol of dreams, intuition and perception. The fold was designed by R. Lang and S. Weiss. It measure 4″ x 1.5″.
The rabbit is sly, mischievous and clownish. They have also long been associated with fertility and rebirth, as well as springtime. This rabbit measures 2.5″ x 2.25″.
The rooster symbolizes pride, honesty, courage and vigilance. The ornament measures 3.5″ x 2″.
Only available in one paper. These paper Star Ornaments are folded from 6 pieces of 3″ foil origami papers. They are folded into units which are then assembled into the stars without any glue. The finished dimensions of these ornaments are 2.25″ in diameter.
The turtle symbolizes longevity as well as protection. The magic of the turtle unites heaven and earth, as its shell represents heaven and its square underside the earth. It measures 2.5″ x 2.5″ x 1.5″.
Ornament Washi Paper Choices
Choose paper from the following selections. Click on an image for larger preview. Scroll up to return to ornaments.
Note: Due to monitor variation, paper colors may vary somewhat from those displayed on the website.