Origami is a wonderful craft to begin with, but origami you can wear or give as a gift is even better. Artist Suanne Li’s collection of origami objects includes hair pins, jewelry, ornaments, and “money roses,” a great way to give cash as a gift without looking thoughtless (a quick snip and the rose converts back to useable bills). The other items are treated with a glossy finish for durability.
Li, who is also a real estate consultant in New York City, has been folding origami for about 15 years. She first became interested in the art form as a child when it helped her concentrate in class while taking notes. Her collection can be seen at her etsy store, with pieces ranging from $11.00 for a hair pin to $160 for a money rose made of notes equal to €85. She also takes custom requests. Her store will be “closed” from July 16th to August 1st, but check back after then to make a purchase.