Gift-giving is our love language.
It's a beautiful expression of love, gratitude, and the unspoken desire to forge meaningful connections.
I’m Anrea Sahagun, the artist behind Paper Pliers.
I started this journey in early 2014. I was working at my corporate job by night and tinkering with crafts by day. One day, I bought a roll of wire and wondered if I can blend my love of modern calligraphy to this new medium. That was the beginning of my passion for writing with wire.
Seeing the delight and appreciation sparked by the wire bookmarks that I gifted to my co-workers, I found myself wanting to sell my works online.
Starting a business has always been my dream, but it has to be with a product that I truly believe in.
Handmade and one-of-a-kind creations perfectly captures my passion and 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 offering on-the-spot personalized services.
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 through our personalized wedding hanger.
The grieving family who used our bag tag as memorial for their beloved pet.
A thoughtful daughter who wanted to gift her mother a reminder of her strength and resilience.
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!)
These stories are the heart and soul of my work.
These are reminders of the impact that my simple handmade creations had on someone's life.
For almost a decade I've only catered to Philippines-based customers.
Now, I am residing in New York with my family, opening the business 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.
I hope to meet you someday as you follow me on my journey!
(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) Department of Trade and Industry | DTI'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) YouTube | Homegrown Episode 7: How To Make Wire Crafts
(2015) When in Manila | Paper Pliers: Customized Bookmarks For Every Personality