qq creations was established in 2010 with much love for washi (traditional Japanese paper) for its soft and warm texture and delicate colors.
Everything qq creations offers is carefully handcrafted by Rie Maywar at her home studio in Rochester, NY. She was born and grew up in Gifu, Japan, and moved to the US. Her long-time practice in the Way of Tea (what is called the Tea Ceremony in the US) has been her basis for art appreciation and her source of sense of beauty & harmony. Her love of the kimono and appreciation of nature also influence her work.
She uses washi as her main material to create art and jewelry. In her work, she likes to use simple lines and thoughtful designs, and loves the calm and peaceful feelings they nurture.
qq creations handcrafts framed art, shadow boxes, greeting cards, ornaments, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and more.
Washi (和紙） is traditional Japanese paper and is made using fibers from the bark of mulberry or other trees. Washi comes from wa(和) meaning Japanese and shi(紙) meaning paper.
Washi is generally tougher than ordinary paper made from wood pulp, and is used in many traditional arts, including origami and calligraphy.