I have been working with the men and women in the Philippines who make quality paper beads from old magazines and catalogs. I love the paper pinwheels they produce which I now offer as earrings. I am so impressed with the workmanship. They are not just beautiful and durable, but are also made in a clean and safe environment.
|Paper Pinwheel Earrings|
Paper bead making has become popular in poorer countries because they have readily available materials; glue and paper. The tools used can be anything from hand made dowel to metal wire. The raw materials are magazines, newspapers, catalogs or any kind of paper that's "old news." Just take a look at the earrings. You can actually see a newspaper here, a magazine there, all woven together.
The Paper Pinwheel Earrings are in stock and ready to ship. $28 for the single pinwheel and $38 for the double.
Making paper pinwheels and beads is a real art, and in places like the Philippines where employment is scarce,
it's a talent that provides them income. I buy the their pinwheels and finish them here in NEW YORK CITY, with 22kt. gold and platinum plated wires. They are so cool, i thought you would like them too. Big and dangly, light and bright, they are really fun to wear. I'm truly thrilled to offer these earrings. It is not every day you can wear something that looks good and helps people. Ciao!