Handmade origami earrings, art cards, garden art & more

Albuquerque, New Mexico On Etsy since 2008


Handmade origami earrings, art cards, garden art & more

Albuquerque, New Mexico | 563 Sales

Announcement    Handmade Greeting Cards,Origami Earrings,Scarves, Totes & more
**$5 gift wrap on all earrings
**Customize your greeting! Just send a note with your order


Last updated on May 28, 2020

Handmade Greeting Cards,Origami Earrings,Scarves, Totes & more
**$5 gift wrap on all earrings
**Customize your greeting! Just send a note with your order


Vicki Bolen

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Vicki Bolen


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About LittleBirdDePapel

Sales 563
On Etsy since 2008

Presenting the Art Work of Vicki Bolen, Paper Artist Extraordinaire

I am an artist living and creating art in Albuquerque, NM. Albuquerque has a vibrant arts scene, full of opportunities to learn from and collaborate with other artists. I am a member of the Amapola Gallery. This arts cooperative has been in Albuquerque's Old Town for nearly 35 years.

This year, I collaborated with a group of women artists to exhibit our art along Mountain Road where my studio is located. I am also working with my shop assistant and fiber artist, Deb Weaver, to create a "Quirky House" for an auction at the non-profit Off-Center Arts and its arts programs for the homeless and housing insecure.

My chief collaborator, in my art and in life, is the poet Richard Wolfson. Over the years, his poetry has found its way into my art. His poetry is featured on my handmade greeting cards and in quotes included with my handmade boxes. Richard and I, along with our dogs, travel to art fairs around the country. These are great opportunities to sell new products and obtain customer feedback so I can fine-tune new products before posting them on Etsy.

Recently, I was excited to learn that the City of Albuquerque has purchased an outdoor installation of my hand-painted, Tyvek origami cranes through its 1% for the Arts program. Tyvek is a thin plastic used in everything from FedEx envelopes to hazmat suites. Originally developed as a moisture barrier in building construction, Tyvek is durable and weather-resistant. Imagine being able to have your own string of origami cranes that you can leave outside year round!

Learn more about what I am up to artistically and in life by following me on social media:
--Facebook: Little Bird de Papel
--Twitter: littlebirdpapel
--Instagram: littlebirddepapelinsta

Thank you for visiting my shop!

Shop members

  • Vicki Bolen

    Owner, Paper Artist

    Over the last 25 years, my art work has evolved from its origins in origami to learning the craft of bookbinding, and making handmade boxes. I love to innovate and my garden art is made from Tyvek, a durable, flexible, plastic building material.

Production partners

  • Redbubble

    CA, United States

    Redbubble prints items on-demand from high-quality electronic photos of my original artwork. They have a 10-year history of providing high quality, affordable items featuring original art. Each piece is created by hand only when an order is received.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 10, 2017
Hello and Thank You for shopping at Little Bird de Papel! I create one-of-a-kind cards and gifts using specialty papers including handmade paper from around the world, my own hand-painted paper, and recycled paper. Each handmade item is created, packaged, and sent with happiness and love.

I also sell items featuring my original art that I designed in collaboration with a production partner. Items are printed and finished by production partner when order is placed.

I want your shopping experience to be pleasurable and as easy as possible, please see the policy information below.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be 100 % happy with your purchase! If for any reason you are dissatisfied please contact me immediately, within 14 days of arrival. I do not give refunds, but I will negotiate a replacement on a case by case basis. Remember, I want you as a return customer and believe in old fashioned business values! My products are well packaged with the intention of each order arriving safely to your location.
I accept payment through Direct Pay and PayPal. .
I use USPS standard rates for most shipping. If you want another method of shipping I will quote you rates as requested, this also includes upgraded shipping, insurance, delivery confirmation, and the use of FEDX or UPS. .

My goal is to provide you with the best service and shipping prices. For information on shipping large orders or wholesale orders please contact me and I will provide you with best rates and shipping dates possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
POETRY: All poetry by Richard Wolfson is copyrighted.

ORIGINAL ARTWORK: You are purchasing an original piece of art, but not the rights to reproduce it. Vicki Bolen retains all rights to reproduction of this artwork. Any attempt to copy, reproduce, or create derivative works from this image or the image of any other art displayed online by Vicki is legally protected under United States copyright law. An exception is pinning the above is sharing this image via Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and other social media. All we ask is that you credit Vicki by including "original art by Vicki Bolen " in the copy description.