November 29, 2011

Origami Flower Creations by MyBelovedAdoria

I suppose you could see this as just another product review and giveaway.  But to me it is much more.  You see, no one asked me to do this and I am not being compensated in any way.  I WANTED to show off these items because the person behind them is one of my very best friends.

But I'm not offering you this solely because I know her personally.  I also happen to LOVE each and every thing she has ever made and sold.  I would love her creations even if she wasn't also my friend.  Truly.  Every time she shows me something new I am giddy with delight.  I am continually surprised by the new and creative things she can make with her craft.  And yes, I am very proud of her.

She is Jessica who runs the Etsy shop MyBelovedAdoria.  When she first opened her shop less than a year ago, she listed items she had crocheted, thinking that was something people would like.  But when she took up Kusudama origami (Jessica is a real Renaissance woman!) the response was an unexpected pleasant surprise.  Not long after she listed her first paper flower bouquet, she got her first wedding order....

Peacock theme
Another wedding order...

And another...

Then a second peacock themed wedding order, even better than the first....

Amazing peacock boutonnieres!

Then some playing around with different ideas...

Since starting last spring, Jessica has done flowers for TEN weddings!  Not only that, but she has placed many individual items for sale in her Etsy shop.

Such as...

Wall flowers!
Isn't that the cutest play-on-words name for them?

In a MyBelovedAdoria blog post, she expressed:
"I'm not only getting better at making these, but I'm learning what materials work, what doesn't, and different tricks to make it all come together so much easier."
And some awesome feedback she received:
"Probably the smoothest, most positive experience I've ever had buying something that was custom made. She took the time to find out what I wanted, made suggestions when I had no idea and kept me updated the entire time. I can't wait to have a reason to buy from her again, and I'm telling EVERYONE!!" ~AmandaH
Now we have arrived at her first Holiday season as an origami flower crafter and she has jumped in head-first with NEW festive items!  Jessica first made an Advent wreath which I coveted and someone snapped up quicker than you could say "but I wanted that!"

Next came ornaments....

Holiday origami ornaments in classic red and green
Blue/white/silver flower "ball" ornaments
Red ornaments with snowflake centers
I love this wreath too!

Plaid and poinsettias holiday wreath with nesting red robins
OK, so!  Now that you can see just how talented and versatile Jessica is, you totally want some of these beautiful flowers, don't you?

You are in luck, my friends.  Jessica and I are excited to host a GIVEAWAY of a set of 4 handmade Holiday ornaments!

Mulit-color polka dot flowers with green centers and red hanging ribbon
Aren't they cute??

Mandatory entry
  • Go to the MyBelovedAdoria Etsy shop, look around and comment below with which listed item you like best.

Additional entries
  • Follow Jessica on Twitter @MyBelovedAdoria (leave separate comment with your twitter name)
  • Like the MyBelovedAdoria Facebook page (leave separate comment with your Facebook name)
  • Follow the MyBelovedAdoria Blog via GFC or RSS (leave separate comment that you did so)
  • Tweet about this giveaway (one entry per day): I entered the @MyBelovedAdoria origami ornament GIVEAWAY via @JenAnnHall and you should too! Or something like that.  (leave separate comment with tweet URL)
The fine print
Giveaway will be open for 1 week, through next Tuesday, December 6.  A winner will be randomly selected and announced on December 7.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If no response, I will redraw, and so on and so forth.  Jessica will ship the prize to the winner as soon as said winner responds with shipping info.

PS: In order to keep the comment count as accurate as possible, I do not plan to reply to them here.  So if you have anything you want to say about this post that's unrelated to entering the giveaway, please find me and/or Jessica on Twitter!


  1. She is so talented! I LOVE all of them, especially the ball ornaments and wreath. So pretty.

    Gfunk1101 at gmail dot com

  2. I follow Jessica on twitter. :)

  3. Tweeted!

    I want to WIN! :)