I would like to start off by saying that "PA"'s work is so very unique and beautiful. When I went through her shop I was compelled to look at every single piece because each one is so different and pleasing to look at!
She uses the "art" of origami in her work, but likes to give it a pratical function as well. So, she makes jewelry, hair accessories, gifts, and ornaments. This has been going on for about a year and a half, but she has been doing origami since about the fourth grade.
"I love colors and textures. Origami allows me to make simple and delicate items, that are bold at the same time. I love how one sheet of paper has so many possibilities. In addition, I would love to try Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and get back into sculpting again."
A tid bit about the artists herself: "My favorite things in life have got to be ice cream, sunshine, and hugs. I live in New York City and have the big job that a lot of people my age dream about, but secretly I'm a Jersey girl who sang in the glee club. Go figure :)"
Because PaperAffection's work is so beautiful, I had such a difficult time picking out specific pieces that I would show in this post, and so I chose more than I usually do! But I hope this gives you all a good taste of her work, and that you would go further and look into her shop more.
I noticed also that though her work is paper, they all are very durable and will last a long time. Don't feel discouraged that it's paper! Her items are great for gifts, and personal buys, and anything else you can think of.
More amazing shops are coming up! So continue to stop in each week, and I apologize for the lag in my posting, but they are starting up again and will become regular as well.