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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)
Finally after what seemed like eternity waiting for my PMC sheet silver and Kiln which were held up in customs at the Canada-US border, they arrived over the weekend and I didn’t waste a minute. I was pretty happy to get them photographed and up in the shop before Sunday was over. The first pair of fine silver earrings and necklace sold within 2 hours of posting the listing. I am still waiting on my cabochon gemstones from Thailand and a few other tools before I can begin setting stones in my work. Check out the etsy page for more.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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: