Tinygami

Miniature origami by Stacie Tamaki - TINYGAMI LLC

Greenville, Michigan

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Announcement    PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING: USPS Mail Delays and Suspension of International Orders.

Due to dozens of orders in envelopes being lost or significantly delayed by the USPS since June of 2020 all Tinygami orders are shipped First Class in boxes with tracking and insurance (up to a $50 value) are included in the $5 postage fee. To compensate you for the higher postage cost all orders now include an additional gift Tinygami model, of the Artist's choice, valued at a minimum of $5.

DUE TO CURRENT USPS MAIL DELAYS please know that orders may take longer than standard delivery times due to the dismantling of many of our postal systems processing machines combined with staff shortages due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS FROM THIS SHOP HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED for the foreseeable future. I'm sorry if this causes disappointment but delivery issues seem to be worsening with each passing month.

https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2021/04/23/we-mailed-100-letters-to-test-the-postal-service-we-did-not-get-speedy-delivery

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/22/959273022/theres-no-end-in-sight-mail-delivery-delays-continue-across-the-country

Delays for all orders can be by several days or as much as several weeks in some areas with First Class, Priority, and Express Mail. Many of my orders have been lost or severely delayed since June 2020 including one that was to go to the U.K. that became stranded in Mexico's customs for almost two months. The USPS will not reimburse shipping fees even when a package is insured. This has led me to discontinue International orders for the foreseeable future.

SHIPPING DATES AS OF 9/10.21: Due to the emergence and surge of the Covid 19 Delta Variant I will be limiting shipping for the foreseeable future. I'm sorry but I no longer want to make excess trips to town to ship orders while the pandemic is ongoing. If I am going to town for any reason I will ship any orders I have completed at that time. This could be within days of you placing your order but could be a week or more.

Orders will be shipped this way:

Orders placed between the 1st and 15th of each month will ship no later, but likely earlier than the 1st of the following month.

Orders placed between the 16th-31st of each month will ship no later, but likely earlier than the 16th of the following month.
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About "Free Shipping" and why this shop is not participating. The recommendation sellers have received is to add shipping charges into the unit price of each item in our shops because customers prefer "free shipping."

1. This does not mean shipping is free. It means the shipping fee is now integrated into the cost of each item.

2. Because I offer combined shipping it means if I made the recommended change to my pricing customers would pay excessive shipping charges (yes, it would mean more profit for me but at your expense) so I won't be doing that. If I integrate a $1 shipping charge to each flat item that fits in an envelope and you order 4 items that could have all been sent in the same envelope for $1 you would then be paying $4 for shipping instead of $1. Or a box of 5 items (say 3 tiny boxes and 2 flat items) instead of costing $5 could cost $17.

See how that works? This is why I won't be participating in the new featured items that include free shipping in Etsy's search results. I appreciate my customers too much to sacrifice the combined shipping option I currently offer.
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Shipping upgrades (insurance, box instead of envelope, and faster delivery) are available at checkout when viewing your cart. If you click on where you see the price of standard shipping in the lower center of the check-out screen, the insurance over $50 in value, signature confirmation, and Priority Mail options will drop down for you to select from. Please note Priority Mail includes $50 of insurance. If you would like a higher amount of insurance please let me know before placing your order and I will create a custom listing just for you.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 10, 2021

PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING: USPS Mail Delays and Suspension of International Orders.

Due to dozens of orders in envelopes being lost or significantly delayed by the USPS since June of 2020 all Tinygami orders are shipped First Class in boxes with tracking and insurance (up to a $50 value) are included in the $5 postage fee. To compensate you for the higher postage cost all orders now include an additional gift Tinygami model, of the Artist's choice, valued at a minimum of $5.

DUE TO CURRENT USPS MAIL DELAYS please know that orders may take longer than standard delivery times due to the dismantling of many of our postal systems processing machines combined with staff shortages due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS FROM THIS SHOP HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED for the foreseeable future. I'm sorry if this causes disappointment but delivery issues seem to be worsening with each passing month.

https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2021/04/23/we-mailed-100-letters-to-test-the-postal-service-we-did-not-get-speedy-delivery

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/22/959273022/theres-no-end-in-sight-mail-delivery-delays-continue-across-the-country

Delays for all orders can be by several days or as much as several weeks in some areas with First Class, Priority, and Express Mail. Many of my orders have been lost or severely delayed since June 2020 including one that was to go to the U.K. that became stranded in Mexico's customs for almost two months. The USPS will not reimburse shipping fees even when a package is insured. This has led me to discontinue International orders for the foreseeable future.

SHIPPING DATES AS OF 9/10.21: Due to the emergence and surge of the Covid 19 Delta Variant I will be limiting shipping for the foreseeable future. I'm sorry but I no longer want to make excess trips to town to ship orders while the pandemic is ongoing. If I am going to town for any reason I will ship any orders I have completed at that time. This could be within days of you placing your order but could be a week or more.

Orders will be shipped this way:

Orders placed between the 1st and 15th of each month will ship no later, but likely earlier than the 1st of the following month.

Orders placed between the 16th-31st of each month will ship no later, but likely earlier than the 16th of the following month.
________

About "Free Shipping" and why this shop is not participating. The recommendation sellers have received is to add shipping charges into the unit price of each item in our shops because customers prefer "free shipping."

1. This does not mean shipping is free. It means the shipping fee is now integrated into the cost of each item.

2. Because I offer combined shipping it means if I made the recommended change to my pricing customers would pay excessive shipping charges (yes, it would mean more profit for me but at your expense) so I won't be doing that. If I integrate a $1 shipping charge to each flat item that fits in an envelope and you order 4 items that could have all been sent in the same envelope for $1 you would then be paying $4 for shipping instead of $1. Or a box of 5 items (say 3 tiny boxes and 2 flat items) instead of costing $5 could cost $17.

See how that works? This is why I won't be participating in the new featured items that include free shipping in Etsy's search results. I appreciate my customers too much to sacrifice the combined shipping option I currently offer.
_______

Shipping upgrades (insurance, box instead of envelope, and faster delivery) are available at checkout when viewing your cart. If you click on where you see the price of standard shipping in the lower center of the check-out screen, the insurance over $50 in value, signature confirmation, and Priority Mail options will drop down for you to select from. Please note Priority Mail includes $50 of insurance. If you would like a higher amount of insurance please let me know before placing your order and I will create a custom listing just for you.

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Stacie Tamaki

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About Tinygami

Sales 932
On Etsy since 2015

An Artist's journey from the West Coast to the Midwest

I'm an origami artist, independent national travel and lifestyle blogger , a certified bone marrow registration advocate, former couture bridal accessory designer, and most recently former website designer and developer. 2014 was a year of change and transition. It began living out of my 4'x6' tiny travel trailer in Northern CA for six months and concluded in the beautiful state of Michigan.

Folding sets of 1000 miniature origami paper cranes was a 20 year hidden hobby until I learned of and was invited to compete in ArtPrize (an international open art competition held each fall in Grand Rapids, MI). I relocated to Greenville, MI in July 2014 to assemble and complete my entry of 4000 tiny origami cranes depicting the four seasons. Here in the countryside among the apple orchards, corn fields, and woodlands I've found the place where I feel I was meant to be. I competed again in ArtPrize in 2015 featuring another entry of 5000 tiny cranes and in 2016 with 1000 cranes, 1000 rabbits, and 1000 tiny origami frogs that all shared cultural customs, traditions, and stories of Japan.

I will be launching a new small business pursuing origami art as my full-time career in 2016 and beyond.

If you make a purchase from my Tinygami shop thank you for supporting my small business.

Wishing you peace always,

Stacie Tamaki

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  • Stacie Tamaki

    Owner, Artist

    I fold origami for peace and to preserve a cultural tradition that is part of my Japanese-American heritage. My grandma taught me how to fold a crane when I was a child. She passed away when I was 10 so they represent a part of her I keep with me.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 2, 2018

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your purchase please mail back within 14 days for a 100% product purchase price refund. (For buyers in the EU the refund includes original shipping cost as required by law)
Shipping
Order are shipped by USPS First Class Mail.

Postage:
I charge actual postage cost(s) with a small shipping/handling fee.

COMBINED SHIPPING:
I offer combined shipping. Many items are listed as such but if you are concerned the shipping charge is too high in your cart please contact me and let me know. I will either create a custom listing for you with a lower shipping charge or will issue a refund if you have already paid if the combined shipping charge should be lower based on the actual shipping cost(s).

INSURANCE:
PLEASE USE SHIPPING UPGRADES if you want your order to be insured. All insurance fees are the actual cost with no additional markup.

PACKAGE WEIGHTS:
In the United States the minimum USPS First-Class Mail® Parcel charge covers multiple items up to a total packaged weight of 3 ounces.

Outside the United States the minimum USPS First-Class Package International Service™ charge covers multiple items up to a total packaged weight of 8 ounces (226 grams). Any additional postage will be charged at cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ'S

GIFTS:
If you are purchasing an item as a gift and would like me to include a gift message please let me know in the message box when you place your order or message me by Etsy conversations after. I will include your message exactly as written to me without edits. So if you would like me to include any salutations (such as To, From, Love, etc.) I need you to write them into your message. Particularly if you would like your name signed at the end of the message. The only name I see on orders is the name on the mailing address so even when an order is marked gift, I don't know if it is being sent directly to your recipient or if it is being sent to you to give as a gift.

I RECEIVED MY ORDER BUT DON'T SEE MY MINIATURE ORIGAMI IN THE ENVELOPE OR BOX:
If you ordered an individual origami model that is folded flat and don't see it when you open your order please look for the square folded menko envelope. Open the menko and lift the flaps all of the way up. Your Tinygami order is tucked safely inside. You will see both photos and illustrations of how the envelope works and what it looks like in the photo gallery of any item they are used for.

Also please note that the clear cellophane cranes are difficult to see because they are clear.

NEED BY DATE:
- Please be sure to add a message to your order if you have a specific need-by date. Whenever possible I will do my best to accommodate it without you having to pay for rush/expedited shipping.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
- Please do not hang or display your Tinygami purchase in direct sunlight as this may cause the paper to fade over time.

- Please handle your Tinygami items with care. They are delicate and can be damaged by both children and pets.

- If your item is somehow damaged please message me and I will do my best to repair it if it is possible to do so. If it is a manufacturing issue I will do so at no charge. If it is due to accidental damage/abuse there may be a nominal fee to repair the item. Just let me know and we can discuss the best way to proceed.