Hey there internet friends~
My irl friend launched an amazing Etsy store that I had to share with you all! This idea of his is truly one-of-a-kind and every piece is so carefully made (he told me that it takes up to 3 hours to make 1 piece!😱) I’ll paste his Etsy excerpt down below then let you know my thoughts after!
Thank you for looking at my shop! I sell origami bug boxes and will be adding new models constantly.
A little bit about myself:
When I was 12 I fell in love with origami. From the first crane, I knew I found something that perfectly blends the science of geometry with the art of recreating nature’s forms through the (sometimes not so) simple step-by-step instructions I had come to know from Lego sets.
At my last trip to the California Academy of Science, I was looking at the vast collection of ladybugs and other beetles. Part of me was enraptured by their beauty, but another part of me was saddened by the need to kill them in order to display them.
So I found a solution: origami art that almost perfectly reproduces its living counterparts.
These origami insect collections make great gifts, conversation starters, or just art for that last blank space on your wall. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, or even just to say hi!
When I first received this item I was in shock! I knew that origami took time, patience, and focus, but I had never seen technique to this degree in person! As you can see from the photo above, each piece is intricately made and comes with a simple label at the bottom that describes the type of insect modeled. I chose the Cyclommatus Metallifer and this comes in a small and large size!
I fully support this cruelty free method of appreciating nature without killing any sweet insects, and I love that I had a ton of color options to choose from! I initially wanted this piece in shiny white foil on the outside, but Stewart’s recommendation was better than I had imagined! If you look closely there is pink foil on the underside of this matte white paper. This design flows perfectly with my living room theme! (See featured photo)
There are currently 6 types of insects that you can choose from and they all come in a sturdy black shadow box. I carried this around in my bag and car over the course of 3 days, and the piece inside didn’t move at all! There were also no damages to the box itself so trust me when I say that you are paying for quality items!
There’s even more good news if you’re interested in owning one of these pieces of art! You can use coupon code: PLA5MA to get 10% off your purchase! Let me know which pieces you love and send me photos if you buy one!