Few years back, I enjoyed collecting and making bookmarks. I remembered giving hand-made bookmarks to my friends. It was an instant hit back then! 🙂
When I met Anrea of Paper Pliers, my enchantment with bookmarks was rekindled! Anrea makes a different kind of bookmark! It is neither made of cardboard nor magazines. Rather, Anrea’s bookmarks are made of wires!
Anrea does not only confine herself with bookmarks, she also makes other wonderful stuff from wires!
Amazing! Isn’t it? Now, let us get to know Anrea and Paper Pliers. 🙂 Scroll down to read on my interview with the woman behind Paper Pliers. (Scroll down until the end for the surprise!)
Kindly introduce yourself
Hello! I’m Anrea. I’m working full-time as an entrepreneur for Paper Pliers. Aside from crafting, I love reading, writing, playing computer games, and singing. Yes, I’m a geek. (haha)
Tell me something about Paper Pliers
Paper Pliers is about providing unique and personalized handcrafted pieces. Every creation is made with love and with the purpose to make the receiver feel special and unique. It is owned and managed by me and my husband, Carlo.
Our signature product is wire-written bookmark.
We also offer wire-written accessories and home decors.
How did Paper Pliers start?
There was no plan of when I wanted to have a business. I just had that feeling in my gut that I have to start one. I think that was sometime when I began crafting and posting my crafts on Facebook and Instagram early 2014. People started commenting / sending me messages to make something for them.
Mid last year, I made wire-written bookmarks to my office mates. Seeing them all giddy and using those bookmarks really made me happy and felt appreciated. It made me feel alive doing what I love to do, and at the same time, being awed and valued by my creations. It was a nice feeling and I thought maybe I could share this to more people.
So I researched on how to build, manage a craft business, while making steps in improving my crafting skills.
It was November last year when I published Paper Pliers’ Facebook page.
The business is still young and a lot has happened already. The journey for the past five months has made us (me and my husband) feel excited and scared, since we’re both beginners in handling a business. Nevertheless, it’s fun because we’re learning a lot of things. The best part is that we have our loved ones fully supporting us for this venture.
Website and other Social Media Accounts of Paper Pliers
I write our experiences in managing Paper Pliers in our blog – paperpliers.com
You may send us a message on our Facebook page or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here comes the exciting part!
Do you want to have your own personalized wired bookmark delivered directly to your doorsteps?
1. Follow @audreyangcos and @paperpliers on instagram
2. Answer the question: “What have you pursued/done lately that made you feel alive?” Email your answers to email@example.com with the subject “Blog Giveaway”.
3. Two (2) winners will be chosen on June 30, 2015.
4. Winners will be notified through email.
5. Contest is open for Philippine residents only.