Screenshot of Washi Origami Crane earrings taken from Casion Jewelry website

Screenshot of Washi Origami Crane earrings taken from Casion Jewelry website

‘Cranes for Peace’ jewelry maker to demonstrate at Cascadia Art Museum during Edmonds Art Walk

“Cranes for Peace” campaign raised awareness and funding to combat anti-AAPI hate.

“Cranes for Peace” campaign founder Fay Lim will demonstrate how she creates the Washi Origami Crane earrings at the Cascadia Art Museum during the Edmonds Art Walk on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 5 to 8 pm.

The origami crane earrings have been sold to create awareness and raise funds to help end harassment and violence against the Asian American Pacific Islander community, a portion of each purchase of origami crane earrings will be donated to Stop AAPI Hate.

“I’m excited to be part of the Edmonds Art Walk at the Cascadia Art Museum and be able to introduce my new 2022 spring collection of Washi Origami Crane earrings,” Casion Jewelry founder and designer Fay Lim said. “This partnership has helped expand our outreach in sharing our message of using art for peace while inspiring more individuals to support ending the violence against AAPI.”

Cascadia Art Museum partnered with Casion Jewelry in October 2021 in the “Cranes for Peace” fundraising campaign in conjunction with their exhibit featuring Japanese American modernist artist Kenjiro Nomura’s artwork and artifacts from the artist’s internment during World War II.

The “Cranes for Peace” fundraising campaign offers the purchase of handmade Washi Origami Crane earrings in which a portion of each purchase will be donated to Stop AAPI Hate Center. This organization is a collaboration by the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action, and the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University. The center tracks and reports incidents of hate, violence, harassment, and discrimination as well as provides translation services, advocacy, and more.

The Asian tradition of 1,000 paper cranes represents granting a special wish, happiness, long life, and is often used to symbolize peace. Using “Washi” or traditional Japanese paper that is processed by hand and made in the traditional manner; these cranes are also treated to prevent UV fading and are water resistant.

The Washi Origami Crane earrings are available in the Cascadia Art Museum at 190 Sunset Ave S., Edmonds, WA 98020. You can visit the website here.

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