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Copyright Issues

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Copyright Issues

If You Copy You Will Never Excel Have you ever had someone copy your work and try to pass it off as their own idea and creation? If so, I'm sorry, and if not, then I hope it never happens to you. Having your work copied leaves you feeling violated and angry. Something that may take years to create and grow can be stolen and sold as someone else's creation overnight.  People who copy other people's work will never be truly successful in what they are trying to sell. Art has to come from you, it must reflect who you are as an...

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Timeless Crane Merch

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Timeless Crane Merch

  I've been busy working on something new. Another way to share origami love with the world... I've been designing some Timeless Crane Origami Merch, and I'm so excited to finally share it with everyone! I've noticed that many of my followers are also fans of origami. My Mobile Making Kit is perfect for anyone who wants to make a mobile with their own origami, but carrying a mobile around in public is not a practical way to let others know how much you love origami.Besides folding when you're out and about, wearing shirts and sweaters, or using stickers are some...

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How The Timeless Crane Began and Where It's Going

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How The Timeless Crane Began and Where It's Going

How I Got Started Making Mobiles: History of Origami and My Introduction to Origami and Mobiles Origami is often defined as the art of folding paper to create three-dimensional figures of animals, people, objects, and shapes. The Japanese word “origami” is a combination of the verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper).  My dad taught me how to fold a paper boat when I was 6, and I remember playing with my paper boats in the glorious puddle that formed in front of our home after every rainstorm. I didn't realize at the time that this was my first experience...

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Folding On The Go

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Folding On The Go

  Someone recently asked me a question about how I fold on the go. It's something I've wanted to write about, but actually receiving that question is what finally got me to sit down and type this up. Waiting around for anything is a waste of time in my opinion, so I always take work with me to keep me busy. Most of the time I just take a project case and some paper with me, but when the folding requires a flat surface, or I'm using any paper larger than 6 inch squares, then a few other things are taken...

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Product Pricing Formula for Handmade Sellers

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Product Pricing Formula for Handmade Sellers

Pricing Formula and Things to Consider When Pricing a Handmade Product In early 2019 Wayfair invited me to sell my mobiles through their site. I had to take another look at my pricing calculations to find a price that would make it worth my while to sell to them at wholesale rates. This got me thinking about my pricing and how I came up with the numbers I had. I revisited the standard pricing formula and saw once again that I was pricing too low, so I came up with all new prices using the following formula:     Materials + Labor +...

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