Experiments With Oxidized Silver & Pattern

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You can find all of these fine silver origami items in the FoldIT Creations Etsy Shop

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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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Lovers Hearts. Origami Heart Jewelry for Valentine’s Day 2014.

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Reclaimed Fine Silver Origami Heart Stud Earrings

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Personalized Reclaimed Fine Silver Origami Heart Lovers Necklace

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Back of Origami Heart Necklace Stamped with a Lotus for Growth

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Fine Silver Lover’s Necklace on 18″ Sterling Chain

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18″ Chain

Experimenting with PMC origami jewelry

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.

Cheers.

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PMC Silver Casted Leaf

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5mm Cabochon Ethiopian Welo Opals

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6mm Faceted Natural Peridot

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PMC Silver Sheets and Origami Crane

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6mm sterling silver bezels

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