Hand-Folded Fine Silver Origami Leaf Necklace
You can find all of these fine silver origami items in the FoldIT Creations Etsy Shop
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)
Toronto Etsy Street Team Springtime Marketplace in Kensington Market (June 7th, 2014)
The Annex Flea in the Parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (June 8th, 2014)
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)
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.
Here are some pics of some new things I have made and are up in the FoldIT Creations Etsy shop. Enjoy!
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!”
FoldIT Creations will have a whole new selection of sterling silver origami crane post earrings to sell. Here are a few previews:
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!
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!