Upcycled bits of History.

Lawrence, Kansas
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Note from shop owner Papercrane Studios is on hiatus!

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Last updated on Jul 12, 2019

Papercrane Studios is on hiatus!

Papercrane Studios

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Papercrane Studios


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About Papercranest

Sales 792
On Etsy since 2011

Upcycled bits of history.

We make jewelry for the adventurous.

Our pieces are the perfect gift for that spunky wanderer in your life. Extraordinary people make the everyday magical, don’t they? Give them a gift as unique as they are. We are inspired by nature & industry; we sustainably source, and it’s a gift no one else will ever have!

All of our pieces are handmade by KC (owner & designer), in one of three places: her homestead in Michigan, or her two little studios in Amman & Istanbul. We love to travel, discover extraordinary people, and experience the wondrous spectacle of everyday life!

Shop members

  • KC K.

    Owner/Artist, Life Enthusiast

    Got a lot of hats. That's literal (also figurative). I like green tea, going places, and collecting pebbles.

  • Jennah K.


    Scouting Legion, Gym Leader

  • Majd K.


    I handle Papercrane's overseas sales and exhibits!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 23, 2017
Durability, safety and aesthetic are important to us. Before we consider each piece finished, we give them all a little test-run for any fraying, edges or insecure parts. We line anything that needs a little more comfort, and we coat anything that might need it, all to ensure many years of life to come. All of our works of art are hand wired, riveted, resined or glued-in for insurance. Typically, a single piece will be secured with two or more of those methods. (In general, KC doesn't like to rely on glue, but understands the occasional necessity.)

We are really passionate about handmade art- but we also understand some of the quirks inherent to such personal and glorious human creations!
We want you to love handmade too- so here are some common-sense policies to ensure the best experience for everyone:

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
*We know you'll love your new piece. If however, that's not the case, you will be responsible for return shipping, and we will issue your refund as soon as we assess the return for its original gift packaging and damages.
*Just contact us within 3 days, and ship the item back to us within 7 days.
*Please note you are responsible for return shipping, as well as any loss in value of the item, if it isn't returned in brand- new condition.

*We cannot offer exchanges. Simply, unique pieces are not interchangeable :)
Payment goes through Etsy and Paypal.
Sellers never have access to your credit card information.
*We ship USPS First Class to the world.
*We strive to package and ship our work within 3 days, by USPS first- class (with tracking). Our padded goldenrod envelopes will arrive with a well- protected little gift box surrounding your order. Your piece of art will be ready to wear, or continue its journey to a new recipient.
*We generally include an invoice in the packaging, so do let us know if you would not like one. If you mark your order a "Gift", there wont be one.
Additional policies and FAQs
*Unfortunately, custom items are not available at this time.

*Wholesale and Consignment inquiries are welcome! Think Papercrane Studios' work might be a unique fit for your shop/business? Send us a message to inquire about carrying our little adventures!

*All our items are shipped ready to gift. Please let us know if you would like a special note included in the packaging :)