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Monday, September 15, 2008

Me on HGTV - Miniature Origami Cranes



Because some friends suggested I take this video public... Here it is. It's from several years ago after I had chopped off a lot (17" to be exact) of my hair to donate to Locks of Love.

The production crew was at my house filming for 8 hours that day... For what ended up being 2 segments (the second was how to make a dragonfly hair comb) that totaled around 7 minutes. *gasp, gasp, thud* The worst thing that day was that it was close to 100 degrees out... And we couldn't turn on a fan or open a window because of the noise factor so even though I don't look hot? I was dying. Thank goodness I didn't look as uncomfortable as I felt. The crew could not have been nicer though :D

Being on HGTV was an amazing experience. From the first time it aired to many times after I always receive emails from viewers who either just want to say thank you for creating art, to those who are interested in purchasing the piece. The one downside to the way the segment was filmed was that it makes it look like you can make this piece in an afternoon or as a weekend project. When in reality it takes months.

In any case I hope you enjoy viewing the process of how I make my tiny origami cranes.

To view more of my origami art you can CLICK HERE

Oh and btw, yes these are tiny sheets of origami paper, but no you can't buy them this way. These are standard 6 inch squares that I've cut down into 1/16th squares, which I then cut down and quarter one more time to create the size I use for this piece. I know. CrAzY!

6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that's SO time consuming... but the end results look fabulous! You are so crafty, Stacie! I love folding origami too... I wish I remember all the cool stuff I used to fold when I was a kid - boats, balls, cranes, birds...etc. I'll have to go to Japantown next time I am in town and buy another origami book! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Okay... and you think I'm nuts???? As you said in the clip... YOU ROCK!!! Amazing stuff Stacie, you have the patience of a god! I think we should have a get together, you can teach me the beading thing and I can teach you flowers... I know how to make the cranes (did 1000 for my wedding), but the teeny tiny cranes you make, I don't know.... You definitely have a serious skill. WAY COOL!

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  3. Thanks Evonne and Diane!

    Evonne don't forget to let me know when you will be here! I'd really love to get together and take you to lunch or something. Or go origami paper shopping! :o)

    LOL Diane, the producers told me to say "I rock" which isn't something I'd normally say :P So instead when they started taping I held Kitai higher and said "We rock." They loved it and I felt a bit more comfortable.

    For sure let's do a trade on the beading and flower making. I really want to learn how to do what you do. I have so many ideas racing around in my head of cool things to make with the clay.

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  4. Stacie, I might be back in December... will definitely let you know the exact date. I can't wait to hang out with you. We will have such a blast!

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  5. Stacie! You never cease to amaze me! You are the most talented girl I know. You are awesome at everything you do!

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  6. Thanks Critsey!

    Oooh Evonne I hope you do come out this winter. I'll be here for sure :D

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