Dress her up in…. PAPER!

Hello all!  Spring has sprung…. allegedly.  I’ll believe it when I see some green shoots poking up through the soil! 😛

I’ve been doing a lot of shows and markets recently and I have met some incredibly amazing and talented people in the Toronto handmade circuit.    One of those artists is Toronto’s Layla Azer.  Along with her business partner Kara, Layla creates fantastically sewn screen printed bags, infinity scarves and home accents which can be found in her online Etsy shop, Night Memory.  In her own time she creates garments and artwork with fabric and sometimes paper.  Check out these awesome paper dresses!

You can also check out her website here.

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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

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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Mark Your Calendars!! Toronto Etsy Street Team Spring Market!

I am excited to announce that FoldIT Creations has been selected as one of the vendors for the 4th Annual Toronto Etsy Street Team Springtime Marketplace.  The market will be held at 918 Bathurst Street (a few blocks north of Bathurst subway station) on Saturday, June 1st from 11:00am – 5:30pm.  Join their facebook event page and come out to support your hardworking Toronto Etzians and make sure you stop by the FoldIT Creations table to say “hello!”

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FoldIT Creations will have a whole new selection of sterling silver origami crane post earrings to sell.  Here are a few previews:

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New Sterling Silver Origami Crane Post Earrings!

Oh my gosh!  What a week!  It’s Saturday night and I’m folding more tiny origami crane post earrings for Mother’s Day orders to be filled and shipped by Monday morning.  They are going to new homes as near as the GTA (Greater Toronto Area where I live) and as far as New Zealand.

My Etsy shop this week was abuzz with a flurry of new followers, likes and orders.  A treasury featuring my coral-colored crane post earrings made the front page of handpicked section on Etsy.  So, for a short 30 minutes or so, anyone who visited the Etsy homepage anywhere in the world saw my earrings pop up.  My iPhone Etsy app was going off like it was no ones business and when it rains it pours!

I’m so thankful to Jihye Rim of Suwon, South Korea who created the treasury that featured my earrings; the ripples of which are still being felt days later with more shop likes, followers and treasury features.  A million Thank Yous Jihye!

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Etst treasury coral crane earrings

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Floral Blue Origami Crane Post Earring

Smaller than a penny

Smaller than a penny

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Blue and Green Origami Crane Post Earrings

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Sterling silver posts

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Dime-sized cuteness!

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Black, Grey and Origami Crane Post Earrings

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Black and Red

Black and Red Rose Floral Chiyogami Paper

Black and Red Rose Floral Chiyogami Paper

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These are definitely my best sellers on Etsy

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More coral for Spring 2013

Coral and Mint Floral Chiyogami Paper

Coral and Mint Floral Chiyogami Paper

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Red Floral Crane Post Earrings

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Red Floral Chiyocami Print Paper

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Pink and Gold Sakura Crane

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Pink and Gold Sakura Chiyo

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Green Floral Crane Post Earrings

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Mint & Coral Combo Crane Earring

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Mint Crane Post Earrings

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Mint Floral Chiyogami Print

FoldIT Creations Facebook Spring Contest!

Open to anyone and everyone who can fold paper! Join our facebook page to participate for a chance to win custom FoldIT Creations jewelry of your very own.

Here’s how it works:

Show us how you FOLDIT!
Shake off this winter chill with FoldIT Creations Spring contest! The winner will get to choose 2 items from my shop and one custom order of their very own.

Here’s how to participate:

1. Join our Facebook page!
2. Fold something. Anything. Show us your origami skills and don’t be shy to try something new.
3. Photograph and send your creation to us in a private message and we will upload them to the Facebook pages contest album.
4. Share the link to your photo with your friends and have them like both our page and your FoldIT creation photo.
5. The photo with the most likes by Sunday May 5th, 10AM EDT (Ontario’s Time Zone) wins!

It’s that easy! So get folding!

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Our first submission by Emily Yuan, United States of America

Submission#2: Ana Carola

Submission#2: Ana Carola, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Submission #3: Irene Neilsen from Denmark

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Submission #4: Tonia Pilgrim, Newfoundland, Canada

Origami Rose and Lotus Hair Pins Just in Time for Spring!

 

Hello All!  I have been working for a few weeks now on some origami hairpin designs and I have a few up in my Etsy shop.  I thought it was time to update my blog with some pics of my lotus and rose origami hair pics.  I hope you like them!  Happy Spring!

Green Pearl Origami Lotus Hairpin

Green Pearl Origami Lotus Hairpin

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Side view

Abena rocking her new lotus hairpin

Abena rocking her new lotus hairpin

Shema wearing the large lotus hairpin

Shema wearing the large lotus hairpin

Red and Purple Pearl Lotus

Red and Purple Pearl Lotus

Red Lotus with White Pearl

Red Lotus with White Pearl

Red and Blue Lotus

Red and Blue Lotus

Collection

Collection

Lime Green Plum Blossom Origami Rose Hair Pin

Lime Green Plum Blossom Origami Rose Hair Pin

Black and White Crane with Trees Print

Black and White Crane with Trees Print

Large Pink Rose

Large Pink Rose

Black and Gold Sakura Print Origami Rose Hair Pin

Black and Gold Sakura Print Origami Rose Hair Pin

Side View

Side View

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Red Red Rose

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Chiyogami Black and White Nature Crane Rose Hairpin

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Side View

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Common Spring!

The snow has finally melted here in Toronto!  The temperature in the last few weeks has been quite capricious, hovering in the positive range then dipping back down into the negatives just as we begin to feel comfortable.  I’ve noticed on my walks to and from work on Queen West that the ground thaw has allowed a few hearty and anxious sprouts to pop up.  This is quite inspiring for me.  Winters are always pretty brutal, and I thrive in the summer.  So seeing the flowers beginning their growing season is kind of like a promise that things are only going to get better.

I started playing around with some floral themed origami this week.  Blossoms just in time for spring.  There are also some new paper spring blossom post earrings (pictured at the end of this post) up in the Etsy shop.  Enjoy the sunny days and milder weather.  I can’t wait to ride my bike in shorts.  Peace.

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spring blossom paper

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sakura blossom spring paper

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