Monday, October 18, 2010

UmeOrigami



"UmeOrigami is your source for hand-folded origami creations.
 I specialize in folded origami dolls, magnetic and regular bookmarks, 
and folded jewelry in a variety of gorgeous chiyogami patterns."


When I saw this beautiful folded paper I was 
intrigued to learn more.  Absolutely beautiful works of art.

They would be gorgeous in a scrapbook, on a hand ~ made card, or a grouping of them in a photo frame for your wall. She doesn't only do dolls,  she does earrings, pendants, cards, and bookmarks.  If you haven't been in this Gorgeous shop yet you definitely need to stop by.









What UmeOrigami says about her passion of folding paper:

"I folded my first origami paper crane in second grade after reading the story of Sadako and the 1,000 Paper Cranes for a class assignment. It is a story that many of us read as children, but we often forget the message that is desperately tries to tell as we get older… A story of hibakusha suffering, Sadako’s story has become one urging peace and understanding from the level of those on the ground.

I attended a program in Hiroshima (Hiroshima and Peace 2009) and the stories I heard and the people I met have had a profound effect on me. I started brainstorming how I could contribute to the project of peace. So in my spare time, I fold little cranes that I can send on each anniversary of the bombing. Origami is so simple and yet the message is so powerful. When people see a paper crane, they immediately stop and remember Sadako's story.

So since this initial project, my origami journey continued and it branched into all kinds of directions. I opened a small shop on Etsy to try and sell my origami jewelry creations.
After little success, I tried my hand at folding origami paper dolls and bookmarks. My hope is that I can continually create and bring the joy of simple p
aper folding to others around the world."








Here are some of the links where you can find her Origami:




11 comments:

TexasEagle said...

Great post! I LOVE UmeOrigami!
Norma
Texas Eagle Gallery

Christina said...

Awwwww thank you so much for featuring me Rebecca (and for your comment Norma!) I just wish I didn't have graduate school so that I could devote myself full time to folding!! <3

Christina
http://www.umeorigami.com

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

LOVE THIS! This is gorgeous!
I am your newest follower from the blog hop! Happy Friday! come see me and follow back.
Frenchy
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com

Lori said...

I love Origami and these are some beautiful creations. I'm stopping by from Burciko's Blog Hop.

Burciko said...

LOVELY blog!!
Hi! Thanks for linking in mybloghop! I follow you now!;)

JakenMattsMom said...

Thanks for Stopping by my blog today! I am now following you back from http://jakenmattsmom.blogspot.com

Sabreena

ace and friends co. said...

hi there. your newest weekend blog hop follower. happy SUNDAY. would *love* a follow back. you can find me at:

http://aceandfriendsco.blogspot.com/

KBraden said...

Thanks for the follow I am following you back!

Susieqtpies said...

Origami is beautiful! I love these! Thanks for the review.

I'm stopping in from the Follow Friday Blog hop. thanks so much for stopping in and joining my link up! Stop back and link my up on friday.

I'm your newest follower!!! Off to look around! Susie

Christina said...

It warms my heart to see so many origami lovers here! :D

Christina
http://www.umeorigami.com

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