As Origami Owl Designer to the Stars, I get asked all kinds of Origami Owl questions. Here are the answers to the 10 questions I get asked the most often.
Why is Origami Owl so expensive? I can get the same thing at the craft store for less.
Since Origami Owl launched in 2011, lockets that can be customized with charms have become immensely popular. Anyone who has a locket can remember the first time they saw a personalized locket and were intrigued by it. And because the lockets tell your stories, stories of love and loss, obstacles and triumphs, people have deep connections to their lockets.
In today’s society, when something is successful, competition is sure to follow. And that’s no different with Origami Owl.
Other lockets and charms may be available at a fraction of the price, but they are not made with Swarovski crystals that are hand glued into place, charms that are painted by hand, or chains that are plated five times the industry standard. The quality of Origami Owl jewelry far surpasses the other options available. Your Origami Owl locket may cost more, but it will become a keepsake piece you will cherish for years.
Do Origami Owl lockets come with a chain?
Origami Owl is customizable jewelry and each look is completely designed by you. A chain is not included with a locket (unless purchasing a specially designed set). Origami Owl does offer a variety of chains to complete your look, but you can use any chain to wear your locket.
What does Seasonal Exclusive mean?
Seasonal Exclusive items are limited edition pieces that are only available for a certain amount of time and are not part of the permanent collection. Origami Owl has more than 300 charms in the regular collection, and throughout the year, Seasonal Exclusives are offered to supplement the collection. Seasonal collections include Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Summer, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Holiday. If you see a Seasonal Exclusive that you love, order it right away as these pieces tend to sell out quickly.
Can I engrave my Origami Owl locket?
Absolutely. Through Inscriptions, you can engrave a special message on the back of the locket or a plate that goes inside the locket and lays behind the charms.
Is it cheaper to buy from the Origami Owl website or at a party?
There is no price difference between ordering online, through a consultant or at a party. However, many consultants offer specials to their customers through their VIP group (join mine here) or at a party. If you really want to save on your Origami Owl purchase, consider hosting a party yourself and you can earn free jewelry!
What can I do to keep my charms in place so they don’t move inside the locket?
You can use small, craft glue dots to keep your charms in place in your Origami Owl locket. However, never affix the glue dots to the glass in your locket, as this will void the warranty. Origami Owl does offer clear plastic plates that you can insert into your locket and use with the glue dots. You can buy glue dots from any craft store or contact me and I’d be happy to send you some.
When I order from the Origami Owl website, will my locket come fully assembled?
No. To ensure your items are not damaged in shipping, each piece in your order is packaged separately. And honestly, putting the locket together is as much, if not more fun as picking out the charms. If you have any questions on how to assemble your locket, contact me and I’ll walk you through it.
Will I get a fortune cookie pouch with my Origami Owl order?
The Origami Owl fortune cookie has become as legendary as the lockets. Our adorable fortune cookie pouch, made from upcycled Japanese kimonos are included with every full (base and face) twist locket order.
Do Origami Owl lockets open?
Yes. There are two types of lockets: classic hinged and twist. The Classic Hinged is a one-piece locket that opens on the side and is held together by a magnetic closure. The Twist locket is two individual pieces, a base and a face, that twist together. With a twist locket, you can purchase multiple faces and change the locket face to match your outfit, the seasons, whatever you’d like.
Can I change the charms in my Origami Owl locket?
Absolutely. Just because you initially ordered certain charms doesn’t mean those are the only charms you can ever wear. Your story changes and so does your locket. Simply open the locket, remove the charms you don’t want to wear and add new ones. Just remember to keep your charms in a safe place. They are small and easy to lose.
BONUS Origami Owl questions answered
What are Origami Owl earrings made of?
All of the earrings in our collection are made with hypoallergenic surgical steel posts and are nickel and lead free.
What are Origami Owl lockets made of?
Origami Owl lockets are made with stainless steel and are either brushed or plated to give them their beautiful finish.