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.

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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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“Everything Paper and Pop-Up” Family Day at Zion Historic Schoolhouse

This week FoldIT Creations was invited to the “Everything Paper and Pop-Up” Family day event at Zion Historic Schoolhouse here in Toronto. The day was filled with everything paper; from pop-up cards and flipbooks to paperdolls and origami. It was a great oppertunity to showcase and sell my wares and talk to the public about Japanese paper and FoldIT Creations. I also had the pleasure to do origami workshops with kids and their parents, a great bonding experience.

Another vendor who shared the Zion Schoolhouse space with me was the lovely Toronto-based paper doll designer, writer and independent art curator, Helena Frei.  Drawing on her extensive knowledge of textiles and costume, as well as her love of digital manipulation, she designs paper cut-out dolls from different historical periods.  You can check out her website at dollworks.ca.
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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.