As promised, I've been folding paper cranes. I've done 15 of them so far. It is a strangely peaceful, prayerful kind of experience, folding a paper crane. I've gotten quite good at it, if I can brag on myself. I went through an origami phase a few years ago, so I'm not a complete novice. There are some tricks to crane folding that will help the beak and tail come out with nice, neat folds. I haven't mailed any of them yet. I'm currently inclined to fold more than the 25 promised and mail them to everyone who left a comment. No more comments though. I can't promise more than the 46 comments that are currently there.
Before I mail them, I'm considering asking people to email me pictures of the cranes they make and creating some kind of gallery. Still thinking about that. Here are cranes 2-13. (I gave Peace 01 to Reiley) Click any image for a larger view.
That last one was folded with the wrapper that came with some origami paper I bought years ago. I also folded #14 (not pictured) with the paper that contained folding. I like using unusual papers. I might be folding the next couple from a discarded High School geography textbook I found at the house. The paper is nice and heavy.