KNOT can be worn as a necklace as well as a bracelet
We introduced out new KNOT jewelry line in August this year (here and here) and it has become a huge success. In fact we sold so many that our supplier ran out of the beautiful, matte latches we used to add even more options in the style you can wear the necklace/bracelet. But now the latches are back in stock and because they were made especially for us in Germany we now do have a lot of them in the studio!
If you’re looking for a Christmas present for one of your loved ones (or for yourself) then this versatile piece might be what you’ve been looking for. KNOT jewelry is made of paper twine and it can get wet though to keep the pieces in pristine condition we recommend to take them off before washing the dishes or going for a romantic walk in the rain! All pieces are packed in clear gift-boxes and if you need them wrapped as gift just drop us a line and we’ll whip up a fantastic, papery gift for you. Buy it online in our etsy shop.
Also we’ve been working with our Nordic agent Stjernestunder and there are now a lot of shops in Denmark and Norway that are selling our KNOTs – you can find a complete list of our stockists here (please note that not all PaperPhine retailers have the KNOTs).
Made by PaperPhine: the new KNOT Bracelet (with and without latch)
In our last blog entry Linda talked about the design process behind our new KNOT jewelry line. Today we share pictures of the new pieces with you (you might have seen some of them on PaperPhine’s Facebook page before). It took us a long time to find a perfect length so you can wear your KNOT piece both as a bracelet and as a necklace – and not only in one way but short, long, with a huge knot in front and with or without a latch. More about these possibilities later this week.
Made by PaperPhine: the new KNOT Bracelets (with and without latches)
Our Danish agent Helle from Stjernestunder is taking our new KNOT series as well as some of our paper twines and other paper yarn jewelry to this autumn’s Formland Fair. Visit Helle and Marie at booth H6018 and have a chat with her!
The readers of our summer newsletter are already familiar with this DIY project but it might still be interesting for our new blog readers – and of course for all the people in the Southern Hemnisphere where summer is about to be in full swing.
A little Paper Twine, a piece of a fine hose and some drops of glue: Paper Twine Bangles in all color variations you can think of!
a piece of hose; we like to get our hoses at the local pet shop – the hoses used in fish tanks tend to be slim and very flexible. Otherwise a lot of hardware stores sell them as well. For one bangle you need about 9 in (22cm) of hose but rather buy a bit more because bangle-making is addictive.
a couple of yards (meters) of Paper Twine depending on the exact size of the final bangle and the color combination you choose
some drops of glue
a pair of scissors
Measure the right lenght of hose around your hand, cut it and make a loop. To secure the loop we use a small piece of either thick paper twine or wire covered with glue and put into the both cut ends of the tube.
Fix the ends of your chosen Paper Twines with some drops of glue onto your “hose bangle”, leave to dry a bit and then the winding starts! To be on the safe side fix the windings with a drop of glue from time to time. Once the whole bangle is wrapped in Paper Twine cut the twines so that the ends are on the inside, use some more glue to secure and leave to dry.
And now show off your new bangles on the pool side (in the South) or of course at any of the upcoming parties in fall and winter. Stripey Paper Twine Bangles can get wet but please rather take them off when jumping into the pool to keep them in perfect condition for a long long time.
PaperPhine DIY: Paper Twine Bracelet in Paper Runway Issue 2 (page 51)
We love the internet and all the possibilities it offers, don’t get us wrong. But as paper lovers we’re always especially proud and honored if one of our products or the PaperPhine studio get mentioned in a printed publication – on “real” paper, so to say.
We already told you about the DIY that the lovely ladies over at Paper Runway published in their latest, second issue. Head over here to see it on page 51 or of course purchase Paper Runway to get a “real” papery copy – we’re paper lovers after all!
PaperPhine portrait in dawanda lovebook winter 2011 (page 15)
Also we’ve been featured in the recent “dawanda lovebook Winter 2011″ (in German only, sorry). And yes, that’s a picture of PaperPhine’s Linda you’re seeing there.
… in case you’re wondering: NO, we’re not called “PapierPhine”. We’re called PaperPhine. Just to make this clear.
dawanda is marketing itself heavily and often with the wrong attitude towards sellers (e.g. I’m neither allowed to use the PaperPhine logo in the shop banner because it’s “PaperPhine.com” and therefore leading people to another site – this one here! – nor can I mention the PaperPhine blog on the dawanda site for the same reason… interesting, no?). And dawanda also has a spelling problem, obviously. But still dawanda is playing an important role in the revival of DIY, arts and crafts in German speaking countries. The dawanda love book winter 2011 can’t be purchased yet but you can have a look through it here – the choice of product is nice.
We’re very excited and happy to announce that there is a cool step-by-step tutorial by us in the brand new Paper Runway Magazine. Hot off the press the second issue will not only show you how to make one of these graphic and fun Paper Twine Bracelets but the magazine also features paper goodness, new and hot paper products, reports about paper artists and designer and a lot more. Head over to the online version here – not the whole magazine is online though – or treat yourself with a real printed-on-paper copy.
In case you’re wondering which Paper Twines we’ve used to create our bracelet: Superthick Paper Twine can be found here (Selection of 3 x 11 yards in different colors) and here (50 yards of one color) as well as in our etsy shop. You need about 4 yards of Superthick Paper Twine in total for one bracelet (or 3 x 1.3 yards in different colors) so any of these choices will give you plenty to work and play with. Have fun!
Most people have enjoyed making them at some point in their life – and their friends and family members were honored to receive them (and are still honored I hope). Friendship Bracelets are a great way to show to somebody that you’re thinking of your friends and caring for them. If the bracelet is worn until it falls off is a different matter and waiting for the falling off of a bracelet knotted out of Paper Twine requires a lot of patience!
Thanks to its smoothness and rigidity Paper Twine gives a modern twist to any bracelet made of it. The bracelets do not only look classy but they’re alse very lightweight and therefore comfortable to wear. Pictures here is a bracelet knotted of Stong Paper Twine in the classical color combination of white, black and red. A treat for any wrist or if made slightly shorter also doubling up as a beautiful keyring pendant. Your friends will be delighted!
A bracelet has been growing (literally) in the PaperPhine studio over the last few days. Does it remind you of some kind of underwater plant, too? Perhaps a romantic quillings-coral… The bracelet is made out of Finest White Paper Yarn over a piece of memory wire.
We’re thinking about publishing tutorials for some of our Paper Yarn Jewelry pieces. In this case the tutorial would explain step-by-step how to get from the memory wire ring (seen on the last picture on the left) to the finished bracelet. We would love to hear what you think about it – and what other Paper Yarn projects you would like tutorials for. Please leave a comment or drop us a line!
Next month we’ll send out the first Springtime PaperPhine newsletter with extra information, tipps, tricks and insights into the studio. You can sign up for it
PaperPhine’s Delicate Paper Yarn Bracelet/Necklace that is also show at the Formland
PaperPhine is presented at current the Formland trade fair in Herning (Denmark), 20. – 23. August 2010. At D3216 you’ll be greeted by my great Danish Helle who is behind Stjernestunder and she’ll tell you all about my Paper Yarn Jewelry and a lot more. So in case you’re going to visit the Formland please stop by and have a little chat!
My Delicate Black Necklace that doubles up as a bracelet is now available in my etsy store. A lovely and playful piece for the summer now that it has arrived even here in Vienna. The only question to solve is if you prefer to wear it as a bracelet or a necklace (or if you get two of them!).
What to do when it doesn’t stop raining but is nevertheless quite warm? Quite simple: wear your favourite summer dress and flip flops. Wet feet don’t kill. A bad-weather-depression on the other hand is quite serious and therefore summer has to be encouraged by all means including ice cream and sleek sun glasses. And I discovered that my delicate paper yarn necklace doubles up perfectly as a bracelet!
Then there is the play issue. Being confined indoors means that things get rearranged quite often – and the Vintage Bobbins are just calling out for tower-building (all towers have been brought down by hostile and/or clumsy powers by now).
Finally I had a very close look at the black side of life – and greatly enjoyed it! Even though my one and only big pasta pot is a bit black now as well (my dyeing pot has somehow disappeared while moving). This delicate black paper yarn necklace that also doubles up as bracelet is now available in my etsy store! A perfect piece for the summer (in case summer ever shows up!)