Monday, February 19, 2007

New Patterned Wands - Sneak Peek!

So here is a look at some of the new patterned wands I'm working on for Spring/Summer 2007!

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Wands

The wands are made from maple; some are painted, others are stained to bring out the natural quality of the wood. Though in the past we experimented with the size of the wand, our standard wand is now 12 inches. We then install special hardware to ensure the ribbon can move and twist freely. NEW FOR 2007 - Patterned wands! Too cool for school. Photos coming soon!!

A minimum of 6 feet of swiss made satin ribbon is then attached and each end of the ribbon is sealed, so there is no worry of the ribbon fraying with use. Many people have requested grosgrain or patterned ribbon, unfortunately this ribbon does not provide the best play experience and I just can't sell something I don't find fun to play with, even if it looks pretty. We have experiemented with every type of ribbon and have found that satin is the most satisfying choice for ribbon.

Ribbon Wands Intro

I have always had a passion for simple play. The spontaneous fun of a blanket draped over the kitchen chairs and the ensuing fun of a day spent in your homemade fort, or the focus it takes to build a tall tower of blocks only to happily knock it down and build it again. Ribbon Wands has been born out of this same philosophy about play; that the best toy is a simple toy.

It doesn't get more simple than a wand and some ribbon, but when the two are joined together you have a toy that begs to be played with. A toy that encourages movement, personal expression, and an immediate invitation to have fun!