BOTHELL, Wash.– Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in the month of May and with spring in full bloom; a new 2022 spring collection of “Cranes for Peace” Washi Origami Cranes are available at several local art establishments who partnered with Bothell, WA-based Casion Jewelry. The “Cranes for Peace” fundraising campaign uses art to promote awareness while also supporting the end of harassment and violence against AAPI. A portion of each purchase is donated to Stop AAPI Hate.
“This month-long celebration recognizes and thanks all the generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have enriched the history of America and helped move the country towards its future is one reason we are launching a 2022 spring collection of crane earrings,” Casion Jewelry founder and designer Fay Lim said. “By using art for peace and an array of spring colors in our origami cranes; this collection celebrates new growth and understanding in our communities.”
Washi Origami Crane earrings are available at:
- Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
- Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Ave. S., Edmonds, WA 98020
- Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 or order online: https://shop.bellevuearts.org/collections/jewelry?sort_by=title-ascending
- Casion Jewelry – contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The month of May was chosen to commemorate AAPI when it was first proposed in 1977 to observe the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States (May 7, 1843), and the completion of the transcontinental railroad, constructed mainly by Chinese immigrant workers (May 10, 1869). This tribute,in a presidential annual proclamation, recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.
The “Cranes for Peace” fundraising campaign donates funds to Stop AAPI Hate Center, a coalition of the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action, and the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University. The organization tracks and reports incidents of hate, violence, harassment, and discrimination as well as provides translation services, advocacy, and more.
The “Cranes for Peace” fundraising campaign was launched in May 2021. The first $1,000 was donated to Stop AAPI Hate in October 2021, six months after the campaign first launched, and the second $1,000 was donated in March 2022 for a total of $2,000 to date.
The Asian tradition of 1,000 paper cranes represents granting a special wish, happiness, long life, and symbolizes peace. Using “Washi” or traditional Japanese paper that is processed by hand and made in the traditional manner; these handcrafted cranes are also treated to prevent UV fading and are water resistant before being transformed into delicate earrings. The 2022 Spring Collection offers cranes in lavender, yellow, soft pink, light blue, mint green, and white.
About Casion Jewelry
Casion Jewelry, based in Bothell, WA, offers contemporary, elegant, and handmade jewelry as well as custom pieces. View Casion Jewelry’s portfolio at https://casionjewelry.wixsite.com/casionjewelry or contact via email at email@example.com or phone: (425) 770-8998.