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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Вдъхновението, предизвикателството и резултатите

…или как започнах да правя чанти “от камък”:

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Преди няколко години (не помня колко точно) на витрината на един магазин видях много интересна дамска чанта с формата на камък:

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Веднага се влюбих в нея и от тогава насам тя е неизменен мой спътник в ежедневието и по време на пътуванията ми. По света и у нас. Където и да ходя, тази чанта се превърна в нещо като естествено допълнение към облеклото ми – без значение от сезона и от мястото. Навсякъде познати и непознати се учудват, възхищават се и разпитват: Какво е това нещо? От къде я намери тази чанта? Невероятна е! Ти ли я направи..? Е, не съм я направила аз, а магазинът, от който я купих, отдавна вече е затворен, но…

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Предизвикателството беше в последния въпрос: Ти ли я направи? Не можех ли да опитам и аз да направя нещо подобно? След последното ми пътуване до остров Санторини най после се захванах с предизвикателството.

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Процесът е многопластов. Формите са уникални, ръчно моделирани. Всяка чанта е единствена по рода си. Невъзможно е да има две еднакви чанти, защото формите не са по калъп. Те също са изцяло ръчна изработка. Технологията по създаването на чантите е собствен патент – наподобява папие маше, но освен хартия и лепило използвам още текстил, гипс, акрилни пигменти и лакове на водна основа, както и крепежни елементи за дръжките и за закопчалките. Ето ги първите резултати:

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Ако си харесате някои от тези уникално изработени чанти – “камък”, свържете се с нас на един от посочените по-долу контакти. В случай, че имате конкретна идея или желание да притежавате нещо подобно – също.

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Отворени сме за всякакви нови идеи 🙂

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“Stone” Bag

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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.

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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.

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

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