We went on an excursion to see your goldfields once when I was in primary school, and as a representative of the large Chinese population there was a woman folding paper cranes (Doesn't make sense to me either.) The sharp lines have always fascinated me; even though I never remember how to fold the damn things. Maybe i'd have more luck in fabric?
(Dress specs: white and black heavy-weight fabric. Elastic choker with the 'crane head' affixed. )
All my love,