Rolled Paper Woven Purse

P1240949 P1240953

This is an unique lady’s handbag (or purse) handwoven from reused paper (junk mail and ad magazines). The color combinations are natural. They come from the used materials. This product has not been additionally painted. It’s impregnated with transparent glue for durability and flexibility. It’s water resistant, but still – it is made of paper, so don’t drawn it. Use a dry cloth, if it gets wet. Measurements: 25 cm long, 17 cm high and 5 cm wide. All your girlfriends will envy you!

P1240951 P1240950

 

mailggsisters@abv.bg

facehttp://www.facebook.com/ggsisters

etsy_shophttp://www.etsy.com/shop/GGsisters

GGs01

Handmade Paper Basket for Pets

15

This handmade pet basket is a comfortable bed for cats and / or small dogs. Made of reused white paper and reused junk mail. The technology is rolled paper weaving. The combination of colors is natural. The product is not additionally painted. Sealed with transparent, non-toxic glue for flexibility and durability. Waterproof. Eco-friendly. 100% handmade.

14

Size: 50x37x15 (centimeters). Practical implementations: Your pet will sleep in its own bed, not on your head anymore. Plus, you will always know where to find it. Your pet will feel like a real nobility in this comfortable lounge.

mailggsisters@abv.bg

facehttp://www.facebook.com/ggsisters

etsy_shophttp://www.etsy.com/shop/GGsisters

GGs01

Paper Bowl with Orange Prints

11

Rolled paper woven bowl / basket / plate with orange prints – a suitable container for fruits, bread, cookies, cake, chocolates and other delicious stuff. Also usable outside of the kitchen, as a container for non-edible things, such as your remote control, for example, a wallet, playing cards, dices, keys, lighters, make up or basically everything you like keeping somewhere you can find it easily later. Entirely made of reused paper, mainly junk mail and paper ads. It is painted in pale yellow with acrylic paint.

12

The bowl is ornamented with decoupage of orange slices and then impregnated with transparent glue for flexibility, durability and strength. A non-toxic, environmental, reusable decoration for home or office interior, but also a good accessory for picnics and outdoor activities. A great 100% handmade gift! Size: 31 centimeters in diameter, 10 cm high. 

mailggsisters@abv.bg

facehttp://www.facebook.com/ggsisters

etsy_shophttp://www.etsy.com/shop/GGsisters

The Inspiration, the Challenge and the Results…

or how I started making “stone” bags:

P1220916

Several years ago (I don’t remember how many), I saw this “stone” bag on a shelf in a store in my hometown:

P1220918

I immediately fell in love with it and now it is my loyal companion everywhere I go – at home or abroad. It became an usual part of my attire, no matter of the season or the place. Friends and strangers never get tired asking me: “What is that? Where did you get it from? It’s incredible! Did you make it yourself?” Well, I didn’t. Plus, the shop that I bought it from, does no longer exist. 

P1220904

But the challenge was in the last question: “Did you make it yourself?” Couldn’t I try to make something similar? After my last trip to Santorini this summer I finally accepted the challenge.

P1220901

It is a complex, multi-layer process. Forms are sculptured by hand. Every “stone” bag I make is one of a kind, as there is no shape that I use. These are mini sculptures, made of many different materials. Actually, it is my very own production technique, invented especially for this purpose. It is very similar to paper mashing, but apart from paper and glue, I also use: textile, plaster, acrylic paint and water-based varnish. Here are the first results:

P1220900

They are hard as a stone (water resistant and durable, I might add), but not heavier than an ordinary leather purse. If you want one of these, use one of the contacts below. In case you have a specific desire for shape, color or other preferences –

P1220905

We are open for new ideas.  🙂

mailggsisters@abv.bg

facehttp://www.facebook.com/ggsisters

etsy_shophttp://www.etsy.com/shop/GGsisters

GGs01

“Stone” Bag

P1220923

Everywhere you go with this bag, people’s attention will be drawn to it. Strangers will knock on it, in order to see if it’s made of real stone. Friends will ask you: Where did you get this from? Is it heavy? You will attract puzzled looks on the streets, at airports and in train stations. Kids will want to play with it. Men will ask you to lift it, in order to see how heavy it is. Women will envy you.

P1220920

No one will ever have the same bag as you, because it is one and only in this world: totally handmade, unique in shape, made of several different materials, water-resistant, non-flexible, hard as a stone, but not heavier than any leather purse.

P1220908

Size: 23 cm long, 15 cm wide, 20 cm high, the cross-shoulder handle is 120 cm in length. Not your ordinary purse.

mailggsisters@abv.bg

facehttp://www.facebook.com/ggsisters

etsy_shophttp://www.etsy.com/shop/GGsisters

GGs01

GG Sisters on Etsy. It was about time…

etsy

Finally, we have our own Etsy Shop! It was about time! It happens to be more easy to just sit down and do it, instead of planning it, postponing it and thinking about it over and over again – a principle that may also be true for many other aspects of life. Our goal was to add the third “pillar” to the “holy trio” of our presence online: this blog, our facebook page and now – Etsy.

Etsy is not just an online market for handmade stuff and vintage goods. It is a vast (and growing) network of creative people. Its social features are well distinguished. Members can create or pariticipate in different communities, take part in discussions with like-minded people, follow, like and feature other members’ shops or product items and last, but not least, sell their hand made goods worldwide. Etsy will facilitate your appearance in search engine results and, apart from optimization, it is well known for the transparency of communication. Our first impressions are very pleasant so far.

Easier to be said than done, though. From the very beginning, we had many questions we didn’t know the answers to. Thanks to all the people who helped us with guidance and advice, we could make it! If you also consider joining the network, but you still have some questions and doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us – we’ll do our best to help you with advice, just as other people did help us. On the other hand, if you happen to be one of the “old dogs”, please drop an eye on our brand new shop and profile there and tell us how we can possibly make them better.

Sharing is everything.

GGs01

          GG Sisters

GG Sisters в Etsy. Крайно време беше…

etsy

Най-после и ние се сдобихме с Etsy Shop. Крайно време беше… Оказа се, че е  по-лесно да седнеш и да го направиш, отколкото да го планираш, обмисляш и отлагаш – принцип, който май важи за повечето неща в живота. Целта ни беше да добавим и трети пилон към “светата троица” на нашето присъствие онлайн, а именно: този блог, страницата във фейсбук и Etsy.

Etsy не е само пазар за ръчно изработени неща, антики и колекционерски стоки, той представлява огромна и непрекъснато растяща общност от креативни хора. Сайтът до голяма степен прилича на социална мрежа. Можете да изграждате общности, групирани по интереси, да участвате в дискусии със сродни души, да следите, харесвате и препоръчвате магазините или продуктите на други хора, да актуализирате непрекъснато търговското си съдържание и, не на последно място, да продавате ръчно изработените си съкровища в цял свят. Изграден е така, че да осигурява добро индексиране в търсачките, непосредствен контакт, прозрачност и близост в отношенията. Като цяло, комуникацията между членовете, поне от досегашни наблюдения, е много положителна.

Звучи прекрасно, но не е толкова лесно, колкото изглежда на думи. Още от самото начало се сблъскахме с купища въпроси и проблеми, на които трябваше да си отговорим. Благодарим на всички, които ни помогнаха със съвет! Ако и вие обмисляте да се присъедините, но все още имате колебания или ви измъчват конкретни въпроси, свържете се с нас – ще се опитаме да отговорим на запитванията ви така, както други членове отговаряха на нашите. Ако, пък, сте от “старите пушки” в занаята, хвърлете още едно око върху съдържанието ни там и споделете какви забележки, съвети и препоръки за подобряването му имате.

Споделянето е всичко.

GGs01

          GG Sisters