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

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Busiest Months Ever! RAW: Natural Born Artists SENSORY

It has been months since I have posted anything on here.  I’ve been so busy with my Etsy shop and the busiest months to date since I started FoldIT Creations back in November 2012.  I am very proud to say that 2015 has gotten off to a great start and I see nothing but growth with my business, which is very satisfying for a small business owner.  I am now selling online with another site that is locally based out of Toronto called The Noteworthys, and my jewelry is also available in Barrie, Ontario at the MaClaren Art Centre Gallery Shop.  I am thrilled about the opportunity to diversify where I sell my creations and moving off the internet to sell locally within the Province.

In May I had the privilege of being a part of the Toronto launch of RAW: Natural Born Artists SENSORY show at the Mod Club.  It was a night time event from 8pm-2am, showcasing over 40 locally based artists working in various mediums, from painting, fashion designers, to performance and makeup artists.  It was a great experience to meet so many other people who work in so many different mediums of expression all under one roof.

Click here for photos of the RAW Toronto event.

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FoldIT Creations Upcoming Toronto Christmas Market Schedule

Hey guys!

December is almost here and it’s the busiest time of the year for anyone who makes things. This year I have filled my weekends with doing local shows so you can find me all over Toronto any given weekend between now and December 24th!

Here is a chronological list of the shows I am doing in the city and the links to their websites or Facebook pages.  Check them out for more details on the events and the awesome vendors they have lined up.

Come on out for some unique one-of-a-kind gift finds and to support your local artisan community.

#LocalTOmrkt December 19th,20th & 21st 

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The 2nd Annual Makers Market  December 6th

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The Annex Flea Holiday Edition  December 14th

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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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FoldIT’s First Fine Silver Origami Crane Necklaces

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.

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Fine Silver Cranes with Quartz Bead Accents

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Fine Silver Origami Crane Pendant on 18″ Chain

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With Packaging Ready to Ship For Christmas

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Myself modeling the 18″ fine silver crane

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Fine silver crane necklace with citrine accent

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20″ double rope chain

FoldIT Creations supports Movember!

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During the month of November 10% of your purchase from any of the FoldIT Creations shops will support world class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. These programs, directed by the Movember Foundation, are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, staying mentally healthy, living with and beyond mental illness and research to achieve a shared vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

For more info on the Movember Foundation or to donate yourself visit http://ca.movember.com/

The NEW FoldIT Creations Online Shop is up! ^_^

Hey All.  So I decided to open a secondary FoldIT shop via Shopify.com.  I had been hearing a lot of people talking about it recently and then a few days back Venture One sent me an invite to try it so I took this as a synchronicity.  The universe was sending me a message to open an independent shop from the etsy shop.  This doesn’t mean I will be closing my etsy shop, but rather I am expanding.  I’ve had a lot of people say they were interested in buying things but really didn’t want to make an etsy account.  The new shop allows people to shop as guests.  No signup necessary.

Here are a few screen grabs of the new FoldIT Creations shop at folditcreations.com. I still haven’t decided on a  background motif yet.  Any suggestions?

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