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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.
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! ❤
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.
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)
So recently I have been interested in getting into more silver work. After a little research I discovered PMC, or precious metal clay. A clay based silver material bound to an organic moldable compound that when fired burns off leaving one with solid 99.9% fine silver product. Luckily it comes in thin sheets that can be folded like origami and adorned with gem stones and texturized or stamped.
I went on a little shopping spree online and bought a bunch of PMC, gemstones, tools and an electric kiln, the easy bake oven of jewelry artists. Now I have to sit and wait for it all to arrive from various parts of the world. I’m so excited I thought I would share some pics of my shopping hoard, as well as a few photos of other PMC jewelry.