These handmade, Recycled Paper Sea Turtles are the perfect accessory for any Mason jar, vase, bottle, jug, etc. Painted in a dark green and speckled with Key Lime, these turtles are an adorable nautical addition. Add them to a wine bottle for the perfect housewarming gift. These can be used and reused in so many ways!
The speckled Sea Turtles are crafted from recycled paper clay I make using high quality and durable ingredients. I start with recycled paper (office paper, junk mail), shred it then pour boiling water over it. After two days, the recycled paper (now pulp) is poured into a muslin cloth and allowed to drain. I mix the pulp with PVA glue and stabilizers. The clay is rolled flat and I hand cut and form each turtle. After drying, the turtles are sanded, then given a coat of acrylic paint, speckled and finished with a uv resistant gloss spar urethane.
The turtles are secured to the jute with a rusted wire wrapping, giving it a finished look. While I have used a simple loop tie in the pictures, there are many ways to tie these beauties (fun tip, Google scarf tying and apply some of the suggestions to your jar charms). Let your creative side play!
The turtles measure approximately 1 & 1/2 inches X 1 & 1/2inches . The total length of the finished piece is available in two sizes; 28 inch (approx) for wider jars and 24 inch (approx) for regular jars and wine bottles. If you are unsure of the size you need, it is best to order the 28, or contact me and I will make them in any size you need. If you find that the turtles dangle too low, you can shorten the length by twisting the jute (refer to photos).
Because each turtle is individually hand cut, formed, painted, speckled and tied, no two will be the same. While each one is crafted with genuine care and love, small imperfections can occur, but it adds to the unique charm of each piece.
*While each one is crafted with genuine care and love, small imperfections can occur, but it adds to the unique charm of each piece.
*Because of differences in monitors, actual colors can vary from what is seen online.
*These are water resistant, but NOT waterproof. If it does become soft after saturation, allow to air dry.