Gifts that are guaranteed to be loved!!!
I've been fascinated with origami since elementary school. It was always just for fun and in my spare time. When I got older, I learned a couple of popular money folds and started leaving little hearts for tips when I went out dining with family or friends.
When I graduated from college I started teaching math, and let's face it, I probably wouldn't be wrong in guessing that 98.6245% of the world consists of people who dislike math and all things related to it. So in an effort to make my class fun and engaging, one of my Geometry lessons was a lesson in money folding! The kids loved it in comparison to a traditional math lesson. However, through this lesson, I learned that:
1) contrary to what I believed, not all people fold with precision and care
2) some people just don't get origami
3) almost everyone loves the final product
4) if you combine 1, 2, and 3, usually you end up with someone who's tried extremely hard to fold a piece and ended up with a crumpled wad of paper... then they ask you to fold a "pretty" one for them
So logically, it just seemed the thing to do was create a place where people could get the folds they love and that bring joy to them and those around them, and put them in a shop!
Please keep in mind that my Etsy shop is not my primary job. I am first and foremost a teacher, so I do have a turn around time that reflects my schedule as an educator. I do try to complete orders as quickly as possible, but appreciate that you understand this is a hobby and not my job!
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Hsi Hou Chen
Owner, Educator Of Minds & Creative Artist
Hi, my name is Hsi Hou, pronounced "see ho". Yes, yes, unfortunately the pronunciation translation from Mandarin to English results in the butt of many a joke. Just remember, it's not "Land Ho!", it's "Hsi Hou!!!" ;) Welcome to my Etsy corner!
All origami items are all individually folded with precision and care. Artists whose designs have been used in folding the items offered in the shop have been contacted and given due credit. Artists who have requested that their items not be offered in the shop have had their wishes respected.
I realize that there are other Etsy shops that offer more items than I do, but please keep in mind that many of these artists have expressed that they do not want their folds being sold by others. So out of respect for the artists those items have been removed from my shop.
I value good communication and honesty, so in every listing I will do my best to portray the item you will be receiving with quality, self photographed pictures, accurate descriptions, and a listing price based on the time it took me to create the piece of artwork.
I understand the importance of a budget though, so feel free to convo me with any requests or make an offer. Communication is important to me, so I feel it is important for me to keep you informed every step of the way!
Thank you so much for looking at my items, and feel free to convo with any questions!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
The preferred payment method is PayPal. Payment via a credit card can be done through PayPal without an account! Payment or communication regarding payment method is expected within 5 days of purchase.
Items will be shipped as payments are paid in full and checks or money orders have cleared. If you would like to purchase a piece using a payment plan, please feel free to convo me and we can work out details for payment.
I ship items via USPS First class and Priority mail with delivery confirmation and tracking, any other shipping method should be arranged before hand.
Refunds and Exchanges
Origami purchases are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.
For all other instances, please convo me.
Additional policies and FAQs
Feel free to contact me if you would like a specific custom order of an item that I provide. I will try to the best of my capability to meet your needs or tell you whether or not I am capable of doing so.
I am also open to the challenge of Alchemy & other custom orders. Convo me if you like my work but don't see exactly what you want!