January 2014: New Year. New Origami Jewelry Creations.

Happy New Year World!  While Christmas came and went as did 2013.  With the New Year comes new beginnings and a chance to reflect on the previous year.  2013 was an amazing year for FoldIT Creations and it was all due to the endless support of friends, family and strangers from across the globe.  This year I’ve shipped to China, Japan, Australia, France, Mexico, Ukraine and just about every corner of this not-so-flat Earth.  My jewellery has seen more countries than I have at this point.

Toronto is filled with snow and cold weather these days so I am spending a lot more time inside and that means a lot more time creating in my little workshop (aka living room).  I am leaning more toward the fine silver line these days.  While I love the colours and prints of the Japanese paper, the silver is something special and allows me to preform a little modern day alchemy by marrying mystical and healing gemstones with animal totems.  I really love it.  I have also acquired a metal stamping kit this Christmas thanks to a very special santa clause who has been creeping the items in my Etsy cart.

Anyway, enough chatter.  Here are some pics I took of the things I have been making recently and things now up in the Etsy shop.

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Fine Silver Trembling Leaf Earrings with Faceted Multicolour Tourmaline

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Fine Silver Origami Trembling Leaf Earrings with Sunstone and Aquamarine

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Hand folded up-cycled map origami crane stud earrings

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Black and Gold Origami Leaf Earrings with Dragon Beads

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Blue Sakura Origami Crane Earrings with Aquamarine, Turquoise and Pearl

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Fine Silver Origami Dragonfly Necklace with Ethiopian Welo Opal

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Elegant hand folded fine silver origami peace dove necklace

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18″ sterling chain with elegant origami peace dove charm

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Large hand folded origami fine silver peace dove necklace with sunstone

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Fine Silver Origami Peace Dove Necklace with Sunstone Inset

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Adjustable Fine Silver Origami Crane Hammered Patina Ring

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Origami Crane Ring with Hammered Antique Patina Finish

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Etsy Canada Boxing Day Sale!

Hey all!

It’s been kind of a crazy few weeks here at FoldIT Creations.  I was working like a little elf until the wee hours of the morning to process Etsy orders and prepare for all the Christmas shows.   I am happy to say that I got everything in the mail on time and survived the Toronto Christmas market scene in one piece.  Hallelujah!

Now on forward to 2014!  FoldIT Creations will be attending the Leslieville Flea here in  Toronto on Sunday, January 19th and Sunday, February 23rd.  The events will take place in the historic Distillery District at The Fermenting Cellar located at 28 Distillery Lane from 10am-5pm.  Check out the Leslieville Flea website for more details and vendor information.

Lastly, FoldIT Creations will be participating this week in the Etsy Canada Boxing Day Sale along with 500+ other Etsians from across the country.  Use coupon code: “BOXINGDAY” at checkout to receive 20% off orders of $40 or more.  The Boxing day sale begins on the 26th of December and continues until midnight on the 29th.  Have a look around, you may find something of interest and get a great deal on something handmade with love. Happy shopping! ❤

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Fine Silver Origami Crane Necklace with Natural Citrine

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Fine Silver Origami Crane Necklace with CZ Peridot

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Fine Silver Origami Dragonfly Pendant with CZ Aquamarine

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Up-cycled Map Origami Lotus Brass Ring with Pearl

FoldIT Creations Toronto Christmas Market Line-up

Hey all!

So I have been busy playing with my new kiln these last few weeks and learning to set stones in my fine silver origami jewelry.   I am quite satisfied with the result and will be selling these new creations at several upcoming pop-up shops and markets here in Toronto.  Here is the FoldIT Creations holiday line-up.  Come out and have a  browse and find some stocking stuffers and great handmade gifts made by local Toronto vendors.

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The Annex Flea - Holiday Market

The Annex Flea – Holiday Market

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Toronto Etsy Street Team

The Toronto Etsy Street Team will be holding its first Christmas Marketplace this 
December 14th at the Church of Saint Stephen-in-the-Fields
(103 Bellevue Ave @ College St. in the Kensington Market neighbourhood)

LOOK BOOK

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Hand-folded fine silver origami dragonfly pendant with aquamarine

 

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Fine Silver PMC Origami Dragonfly Necklace with Swarovski Crystal Inset

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Fine Silver Trembling Leaf Origami Earrings

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I’m BAAAACK!

After a summer hiatus working as an ESL instructor at an International summer camp here in Ontario, I’m back at it-folding and working on new jewelry for the upcoming Christmas season.    If you are in the Toronto area, mark your calendars for the December 14th Toronto Etsy Street Team Christmas Marketplace being held at the Church of St.Stephen-in-the-Fields in Kensington Market from 11:00AM – 5:30PM.  Come out and get some original hand-made christmas gifts from local artisans.

Toronto Etsy Street Team Christmas Market

Here are some pics of some new things I have made and are up in the FoldIT Creations Etsy shop.  Enjoy!

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Garnet, Jade and Pink Tourmaline Origami Crane Earrings

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Graduated Mexican Fire Opal Origami Crane Earrings

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Literary up-cycled book Origami Crane Earrings with Swarovski Crystals

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Stormy Blue Sakura Origami Crane Earrings with Labradorite

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Stormy Blue Origami Crane with Silver Chain Drop Earrings

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Pink Origami Crane Drop earrings with Aquamarine

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Graduated Fire Opal and Silver Origami Crane Earrings

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Tiny Pink Origami Dragonfly Earrings with Green Swarovski

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Brazilian Marbled Paper Origami Crane Earrings with Swarovski Crystals

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Pink and Mint Origami Crane Earrings with Faceted Quartz Beads

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Working Like A Mad Man!

The Toronto Etsy Street Team Springtime Market is just a little over a week away and I am working like a mad man!  I have my display idea solidified and most of my cases, display fixtures and frames purchased.  It’s a matter of figuring out the dimensions of the space and how I will lay everything out.  The theme of my booth will be Mid-Century Oriental Curiosity Shop.  I envision a traveller returning from Asia with wonderful curiosities to exhibit.  I cant wait!  If you are in the Greater Toronto Area on Saturday June 1st, 2013, come out to 918 Bathrust (just north of Honest Ed’s) and support the wonderful local artisans of Toronto.

918 Bathrust Market Etsy

I am really excited to be working on some higher end products with sterling silver and gemstones for the Etsy Show.  I am also working on a new line of origami pendants and sterling silver chains.  It feels good to be able to offer my customers a range of products that meets their needs and desires.  Here are the first two chains and pendants that I made and sold in the FoldIT Creations Etsy Shop last week:

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Something that also excited me quite a bit this week is the recognition and support I have been getting from fellow Etzians.  I am continually surprised and thankful by the feedback I get from other Etsy sellers and enthusiasts about my creations.  Everyone has days where they doubt what they are doing and its moments like these that validate and reinforce the pride with which you work and create.  Handmade enthusiast blogger Ellie of My Little Chickadee’s Blog kindly featured my tiny coral crane earrings on her Pick of the Day section this week.  Pay her blog a visit and follow her across all social media platforms, she has a lot of great things going on.

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