About


Hi there!

I'm Anrea, a Filipina wire artist based in New York City. I sell my works at my online gift shop, Paper Pliers.

I specialize in making names or words written in wire. I present them in bookmarks, accessories, and decor.

I started this journey chasing my curiosity of combining modern calligraphy font style and wire working. That was where I found my passion of wire-writing.

Seeing the delight sparked by the personalized bookmarks that I gifted to my co-workers, I found myself wanting to sell my works online.

I've always wanted to start a business, but never found the perfect product or industry that I truly believe in.

Handmade and one-of-a-kind creations perfectly captures my creative spirit.

On November 2014, I launched Paper Pliers’ Instagram and Facebook pages.

On top of fulfilling online orders, I attended craft markets, selling ready-made products and making on-the-spot personalized wire-written art.

As the sole woman managing this business, I find myself at the forefront of customer interactions, hearing the reasons behind their orders.

  • The girl who said "yes" to a prom proposal with the help of our bookmark,
  • The bride who felt an overwhelming sense of love from her bridesmaid when she received a bagtag,
  • A thoughtful friend who wanted to gift her friends a reminder,
  • And an aspiring accountant who ordered a personalized bookmark of her name with CPA at the end - serving as physical manifestation of her dream to be licensed - she passed!

Stories are the heart and soul of my work.

I recently moved from The Philippines with my family, opening to new horizons and audiences. With an open-mind and a curious heart, I'm excited to embark on this new chapter of Paper Pliers.

Follow me on my journey - on Instagram and on YouTube.

 

Featured in:

(2019) Spot.ph | 10 Stationery Supplies for Making the Most of Your 2019 Planner
(2018) Spot.ph | 10 Perfect Gifts for Everyone in Your Squad
(2018) Inquirer.phWhen passion equals profit
(2018) Department of Trade and IndustryDTI's First Go Lokal Souvenir Collection in Partnership with Common Room and Team Manila
(2018) Preview.ph | These Artists Created Super Cute Philippine Souvenirs for Go Lokal
(2016) YouTubeHomegrown Episode 7: How To Make Wire Crafts
(2015) When in Manila | Paper Pliers: Customized Bookmarks For Every Personality