Rolled Paper Woven Purse

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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!

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Paper Woven Hat and Bag

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You will definitely NOT remain unnoticed on the street, in a bar / club or at the beach with this cheerful combination of paper woven hat and bag. Both products are made of reused paper (junk mail, ad magazines and spam brochures). Both have been impregnated with transparent, non-toxic glue for durability, flexibility and water resistance.

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Well, of course, you should not expose them to heavy rain or put them in a washing machine… Use a dry cloth if they get wet and clean them with a damp towel from dust and stains.

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Both items are not painted. What you see is the natural combination of colors in the brochures and flyers that have been used. Chic and environmentally friendly. What a great way “to stand out in any human crowd”. 🙂

Sizes: the hat is 34 cm in diameter (14 cm on the inside). The purse is 17 cm high and 30 cm long, approx 6-7 cm thick.

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Mountain Stone Bag

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The ”Mountain Stone” bag looks like a heavy rock, which has been brought down from the mountains, but it actually weighs less than a kilo. Dimensions are, as follows: 27 x 22 x 17 (centimeters). It has been sculptured and designed by hand, using a special technique, which is our own invention and we are very proud of it.

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It is much like paper mashing, but using different materials in a more complex way. There are several stages of production and multiple layers. Fortified by textile strings and plaster for durability. It’s waterproof, due to the acrylic varnish, used to protect the bags’ surfaces both outside and inside. Varnish helps protect them also from scratches.

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There is a nice application of ghosts, black cats and bats on the inside, created by decoupage. The handle is a textile strip – removable, in case you decide to replace it with another one. You can adjust its length (now 130 cm) according to your height and preferences. The shutter is attached to the front and back by textile bands.

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The lock is plastic, light and very easy to operate. Many things can be put in this realistic, “Mountain Stone” bag. We recommend using a purse organizer or a soft, knitted hat for convenience.

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Even Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble will envy you for this bag!

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Meteorite Purse

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Another one of our “stone” purses. This time it looks like a meteorite. Handmade and unique, as everything else we create. It took a long and complicated process of sculpturing and designing this beauty by hand, but the end result is amazing – a “meteorite” hanging right from your shoulder!

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Nice, elegant and classy. Very suitable for nightclubs, restaurants and bars where the purpose is to be seen. It is smaller than our other “stone” bags. Dimensions are: 20cm x 12 cm x 17 cm. Well, meteorites burn in the atmosphere, so that’s why the main colors are different shades of grey.

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The “meteorite” purse is water resistant and durable. You can enjoy it for a very long time. It has been covered with acrylic varnish, in order protect the inner and outer surfaces from scratches. The shape has been fortified by textile and plaster during the creative process.

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It weighs no more than half a kilo. The metal lock is stable and easy to open / close with one hand. It is a combination of blue jean straps and a belt clasp, which, of course, makes it suitable for wearing with blue jeans on a daily walk. The shutter is attached to the body of the purse by blue jean straps as well. On the inside, there is a collage, made of fashion magazines. The handle is 130 centimeters long, but you can adjust it to you height and according to your preferences.

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The handle is made of black leatherette. It is replaceable. In this nice little purse you can put all your keys, a smartphone, small change or a wallet, plus may be some lipstick and there will be space for a few condoms as well. Women will envy you for this purse.

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River Rock Handbag

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This ”River Rock” bag is an unique purse, sculptured and designed by hand. It looks like a heavy, wet river rock, but it is not heavier than any ordinary purse. Actually, it is less than a kilo in weight.

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The technique is what we’re proud of, as we have invented it ourselves. It’s close to paper mashing, but it is a much more complicated process. Different materials have been used on many different layers. All this led to the creation of a very light, but “heavy” looking result, which is quite realistic – a “stone” bag that any lady could carry around on her shoulder without effort.

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It is durable and water resistant. The handbag has been fortified with textile and plaster during the process of creation, so that you can enjoy it for a very long time. It’s been covered with acrylic varnish, both inside and outside. Varnish helps protect the inner and outer surfaces from scratching. On the inside you will find a nice decoupage of colorful dots.

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The shutter is attached to the main body of the purse by a tough textile tape. The locker is plastic, durable and light. You can adjust the length of the handle according to your own preferences or you can replace it with another one of your choice. The handle is easy to remove and to put back on, but once attached it stays firm.

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The “River Rock” handbag is 27 centimeters high, 22 centimeters wide and 15 centimeters thick. You can easily put inside your smartphone, your keys, your wallet, plus some cosmetics and there will be plenty of space for a pocket size book in addition (or a reader). Everywhere you go with this bag, people’s attention will be drawn to it.

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The Inspiration, the Challenge and the Results…

or how I started making “stone” bags:

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

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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. 

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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.

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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:

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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 –

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We are open for new ideas.  🙂

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