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FoldIT Creations October Instagram Giveaway!

Want to win these FoldITCreations origami paper rose stud earrings? Giveaway Rules: follow @folditcreations on instagram and tag 3 friends you think would love these unique handmade earrings in the comments. Share! Share! Share! Winner will be announced on Monday, October 19th 2015! Good luck! Open internationally.

Hand-Folded Origami Rose Stud Earrings with Sterling Silver Backings

Hand-Folded Origami Rose Stud Earrings with Sterling Silver Backings

Better Late than Never!

Hey everyone!  I have been incredibly MIA as of late and too busy to post on the FoldIT Creations blog.  Between juggling my 2 day jobs, making things and doing shows its been a bit of a time management challenge (oh and I was in Mexico too!).  I have just finished my art teaching job for the summer and soon will finish at the the cafe I work at and move back to Kawarthas region of Ontario where I will teach English and work as a live-in camp counsellor/ teacher for the summer.  I can’t wait. Campfires, boating on the lake, archery and all that fun summer stuff I did as a kid.  The Etsy shop will be closed as of the 22nd of June and will open up again in late August for business so if there is anything you have been eyeing for summer get your order in before the 22nd and you should be fine.

This past weekend was filled with Etsy related fun. On Friday I attended the really fun Etsy Craft Party here in Toronto at Sew Be It Studio (thanks for the gracious hosting).  We came, we drank, we crafted!  With an emphasis on the drinking and crafting!  Nothing like red wine and glitter (I’ve been dusting if off me for days).   It was a lot of fun and I met a lot of new people from the Etsy community which is always nice when you have been shut up for weeks making things.  This weekend was also the Annual Toronto Etsy Street Team Springtime Marketplace.  I did this one last year and it is always a well planned event with lots of other Toronto-based Etsians showcasing their goods offline.  Thanks for all the hard work to those who organized! 🙂

Finally, on Sunday we were at the Annex Flea right here in my Toronto neighbourhood.  Throughout the summer it will be taking place behind Honest Ed’s in the parking parking lot rain or shine… this week it rained! However, only those awesome hardcore people came out and that made our day!  FoldIT Creations shared a tent with the new to the handmade-scene Jinny Wong of Fuzzy Belly Creations.  It was a pleasure to share a tent with these awesome people and their cute little baby boy who was so easy going.  We hope to see you again <3.

And enough typing….  here are some photos! 🙂 XO

 

Toronto Etsy Craft Party @ Sew Be It Studio (June 6th, 2014)

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Toronto Etsy Street Team Springtime Marketplace in Kensington Market (June 7th, 2014)

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The Annex Flea in the Parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (June 8th, 2014)

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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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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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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

New Leaf and Butterfly Earrings Up In My Etsy Shop

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Black and White Nature Crane Motif Leaf Earrings

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Origami Leaf

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Medium Size

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Blue Crane Migration Motif Origami Leaf Earrings

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Blue Crane Leaf Earring

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Medium size

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Victorian-Style Origami Leaf Earrings

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Large Size

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Springtime Forrest Green Origami Leaf Earring

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Green Sakura

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Medium Size

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Pink Pearl Butterfy

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LaFosse Butterfly Design

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Hand folded using a needle and bone folder

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Lime Green & Pink Plum Blossom Earring

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Spring Blossom

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Medium Size

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Blue Umbrella Motif Origami Leaf Earrings

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Rainy Day Earrings

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Funky Large Size

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Yellow and Blue Spring Blossom LaFosse Butterfly Post Earrings

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Post Butterfly Origami

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Penny-sized Kawaii

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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I’ve got Butterflies!

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On Monday February 18th, I’ll be doing my first show and I’ve got the butterflies. The city of Toronto is having an ‘Everything Pop-up and Paper’ event at Zion Historic Schoolhouse for family day. The theme is paper and will showcase hand made items made in paper by various local artists. I will be selling my origami earrings at the event as well as teaching kids how to make various simple origami designs. I miss working with kids so I can’t wait for Monday to spend the day folding with the public. Tonight I sit with my new bone folder and my tiny chiyogami squares folding la fosse butterflies to sell at the show…. With a glass of wine of course.

A few new things up in my Etsy Shop!

Colorful Floral Origami Multi-Leaf Earrings

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New Crane Earrings

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Origami Dragonflies

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Origami Single Leaf Earrings

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Keep Calm and Fold On!