Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Origami Owl Emerald City


There's Emerald City!!  Oh,we're finally there, at last, at last!!!
(paraphrased to fit the occasion)








Click above to order from the Land of Oz, Munchkinland, and Emerald City


What fun this has been!! It's wonderful to see the Oz community so enthusiastic and embracing Origami Owl with open arms and also Origami Owl for being so welcoming to us in return!




A few more items have gone out of stock since my last post. 

Glinda Charm - Restock Week of June 24th
Munchkin Mayor Charm - Restock Week of June 24th
Rainbow Charm - Restock Week of June 17th

The Wizard of Oz Large Gold Yellow Brick Road Window Plate is out of stock.  Some designers say this will not be re-ordered. I hope they reconsider since reorders were placed on the first two collections.

Thank you to Origami Owl for the care and creativity and heart they've put into their Oz collections.

It's been an absolute joy to see so many in the Oz community come together to share this 80th anniversary experience!! 

Thank you to Cathy Gough for photos and info





Monday, May 27, 2019

Current Origami Owl Out of Stocks and Restock Dates




If you missed anything, don't fret!  It appears Origami Owl has reordered all out of stock items and items that are low in stock.  Word is this is something Origami Owl rarely does so please take advantage!  


Week of June 3rd

Yellow Brick Road Swarovski Crystals Stardust Pack


Week of June 10th

Glinda Bubbles Swarovski Crystals Stardust Pack


Week of June 17th

Toto Charm
Large Silver Tornado Plate


Week of June 24th

Glinda's Wand Charm
Wicked Witch Charm
Winged Monkey Charm
Munchkin Ballerina Charm
Munchkin Lollipop Charm
Lollipop Charm
Imperial Cut Stud Earrings with Emerald Swarovski Crystals

***REMINDER***

The final collection releases on May 28th at 5 PM Central Time


Photos and Info Courtesy Cathy Gough

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Origami Owl Launches Munchkinland



WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!  This collection is hotter than the inaugural Land of Oz!!!  Charms are selling very quickly!  Just a short time ago, it was announced some would sell out in the next 48 hours and they are going even faster than anticipated! Eight charms were introduced today. Three are already out of stock and at least four more are expected to be gone soon.

Glinda's Wand, the lollipop, and Winged Monkey are currently out of stock as is Toto from the Land of Oz collection.  The Wicked Witch, Lollipop Munchkin, Ballerina Munchkin, and Munchkin Mayor are about to be out of stock.






It's amazing how awesome this collection is doing!!!!  Anticipation is sure to be high for the final release Emerald City on May 28th.  



Sunday, May 19, 2019

Origami Owl IRL Photos, Out of Stocks, and Reminder




The Land of Oz Collection by Origami Owl has been more popular than even they anticipated!!  There was such a rush to order the website crashed a few times, but everyone eventually got through and the orders have shipped very fast.  Oz fans are really pleased with the actual product.  I'll post more tomorrow when my order arrives, but Cathy Gough was kind enough to pass photos of product I hadn't ordered yet, including the limited edition of 500 pendant!!  





The Large Silver Tornado Window Plate and Yellow Brick Road Swarovski Crystals Stardust Pack are out of stock at this time. It is unknown if stock will replenish.  So Congrats to everyone that jumped on those pieces quickly.

The Munchkinland Collection launches Tuesday the 21st at 5 PM Central.


Stay Tuned!!!

Click photo below to shop current collection






Tuesday, May 14, 2019

ORIGAMI OWL WIZARD OF OZ LIMITED 80TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION



So much anticipation and we finally have lift off!!!!  WOW!!  The Land of Oz is now available to order. The Origami Owl Designers have been out in full force the past couple of days revving up the Oz community with trivia and games.  I hear the site has been experiencing some technical difficulties so please be patient when ordering.  

The character charms are ADORABLE!!  I can not wait to see them in person!  The crystal ball locket that spins looks incredible!!  

The next two collections should be amazing!!!!

There is free shipping on orders $25 and over until midnight central time on May 15th. 








More to come from Origami Owl when the Munchkinland collection launches May 21st and Emerald City on May 28th.



Photos Courtesy Origami Owl and Cathy Gough

BIG, HUGE THANK YOU TO ORIGAMI OWL FOR JOINING US FOR THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY!!!







Origami Owl Last Sneak


We're only hours away folks!!
5 PM Central



Monday, May 13, 2019

Origami Owl Drops Sneak Peek


Origami Owl debuted a tiny taste of their Wizard of Oz collection today.  It's SO darling!!! And it's free to the first 500 people that order.  The Wizard of Oz collection comes tomorrow at 5 PM Central.  This is the first of 3 collections. 

Watch Origami Owl's Facebook Page tomorrow for their official launch video!!!




Friday, May 10, 2019

Fol'owl the Yellow Brick Road: Crystals and Lockets and Charms, Oh My!



Enthusiasts of Ozian lore are already familiar with L. Frank Baum's Tin Owl from The Tin Woodman of Oz, and the Foolish Owl from The Patchwork Girl of Oz.




Bradford Exchange offered a darling set of owl figurines based on the 1939 film characters.  



And who could forget the spooky owls from the Haunted Forest??



We've had absurd, brainless, cute and frightening owls but the newest owl to fly into Oz is more of the sparkly variety.

Bella Weems set her sights on a white jeep for her 16th birthday.  About the same age as Dorothy when she embarked on her grand adventure, little did Bella know what incredible journey her heart's desire would spark.  

The plucky entrepreneur is very much like our beloved Dorothy Gale. An ordinary girl with big dreams venturing into unknown territory and making magic from whatever she finds.  

At age 14, Bella was eagerly anticipating her first big step toward adulthood and queried her parents as to the possibility of a vehicle for her 16th birthday.  Her parents respectfully declined.  Bella would have to earn her own funding.  Again, much like Dorothy, Bella learned a great deal for and about herself.  

Undaunted, she started out baby sitting, but the slow accrument of funds proved frustrating.  She felt she wouldn't have the money in time for her birthday so she lamented to her parents with her earnings of $350.  They suggested an alternative life altering strategy:  start your own business.  The tornado had suddenly struck  and Bella had no inkling how high up over the rainbow she'd really go.

 Since childhood, Bella demonstrated a fondness for sales and crafting jewelry to a jewelry company seemed a good venture.  But what would make her jewelry special?  What if a locket could tell the story of the wearer?  Everyone has their own unique narrative. What if a locket could hold charms representing dreams, interests, loves? Bella set bout scouring shops and boutiques for components to place into what she would call Living Lockets. 

 Bella's parents matched her original capital, but she would need an identifying label.  Bella thought the art of origami was elegant and beautiful while the owl was full of wisdom.  Origami Owl was officially hatched.  

Bella started out with home parties which were so popular she evolved to a mall kiosk.  That's when Origami Owl really took flight.  The customers' purchases from the kiosk were oftentimes sent as gifts out of state and soon they were fielding so many jewelry orders from around the country, they decided to establish their own headquarters and develop into an e-commerce business.  Origami Owl jewelry is available through www.origamiowl.com or through one of their 25,000 independent sales representatives called Designers.  

Nine years later, Origami Owl shows no signs of slowing down.  They release several collections a year, some of which include licensed partnerships.  Some examples are shown below including the amazing Harry Potter Collection which was approved by J.K. Rowling herself!!  







The dreams you dare to dream are rarely achieved alone and the road, yellow brick or otherwise, may not always be smooth.  And surely Bella had to melt a Wicked Witch or two along the way.  Bella had help from family and friends with brains, heart, and courage enough to believe in her and her vision.  In turn, Bella started the Owlette program to empower children ages 11 to 17.  Owlettes work with adults to learn entrepreneurial skills and to enrich their communities.  

Origami Owl's newest collaboration is once again with Warner Brothers to celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.  Origami Owl is such a perfect fit for Oz as they both embody much of the same ideals.  Bella is naturally infused with the kindness and altruism Dorothy Gale exemplifies.  Origami Owl has donated millions in the past five years to almost 100 charities and Designers are strongly encouraged to volunteer both at Origami Owl charitable events and in their own communities. 

And so in supporting Origami Owl's dreams, we too are helping to support the dreams of others and isn't that what The Wizard of Oz is all about?



Origami Owl debuts their Wizard of Oz Collection May 14th at 5 PM Central

Stay tuned!!






Monday, April 08, 2019

Miss Mindy Wizard of Oz





The Wizard of Oz as interpreted by the World of Miss Mindy!!  Finally!!!!!  We get a few glimpses of the eagerly anticipated Wizard of Oz line!!!!  Dorothy, the Wicked Witch of the West, and the Winged Monkey do not disappoint!!  They've exceeded my expectations for sure!!   I can tell you as fantastic as the photos are, they do not do these pieces justice. They will be INCREDIBLE in person!!!

They are made of resin and will be released mid-September.  






Dorothy
6.5" tall by 2.76" wide
$50.00





Winged Monkey
3.94" tall by 2.76" wide
$30.00



Wicked Witch of the West lights up!!!!!




Wicked Witch of the West
10.24" tall by 4.92" wide
$100.00

Pre order with Karen Owens 

Karen says Glinda will be coming soon!!!!