SmilingPearl

Handcrafted and Illustrated Origami Greeting Cards

Portland, Oregon · 18 Sales

SmilingPearl

Handcrafted and Illustrated Origami Greeting Cards

Portland, Oregon 18 Sales On Etsy since 2016

0 out of 5 stars
(3)

Announcement   All cards are handmade, and all orders include free shipping. Check the cards for Valentines Day!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 21, 2018

All cards are handmade, and all orders include free shipping. Check the cards for Valentines Day!

Alexandra Melville

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Alexandra Melville

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Shiqi Zhang

Shiqi Zhang on Feb 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The cards are a good size, beautifully handcrafted with the crane and gold/silver accents, and came with envelopes.

shawinkhan

shawinkhan on Jan 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Nice cards! Very all purpose! Quality is very good!

About

Yeah! Art!

Hello and welcome!

I’m Alexandra, but you can call me Alex.

My shop’s name comes from my Chinese name, which is 笑珍 (Xiào Zhēn). It’s English translation is “smiling pearl” or “smiling precious.” I was born in China, so I wanted to incorporate where I came from into my shop.

In elementary school, I loved doing things with my hands; I loved doing origami. And so, I wanted to bring part of my passion into my work.

During the week, I go to school for six hours a day, walk home and sometimes take the streetcar. I do my homework, and for Fall and Winter season I go to dance practice for 9 hours a week and also attend ballet classes. On the weekends, I go to dance competitions with my dance team, study for school, and spend hours illustrating my cards, folding the cranes, and gluing all the pieces together while listening to good music.

Thank you so much for visiting! Have a great day!

Shop members

  • Alexandra Melville

    Owner

    Besides owning this business, I’m a dancer, poet, and photographer. I love listening to music, reading, playing Puzzle and Dragons, and hanging out with my friends. I also love school!

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