The gratitude circle is made using and old technique for making gum wrapper chains. You might remember those old gum
wrapper chains that were so popular when you were a child. That same technique is the basis for making all sorts of things
like purses, picture frames lamps and belts. It all starts with simple piece of paper or a candy wrapper. Each piece
is folded until it is 8 to sixteen times as thick and strong as it was before it was folded. This allows for the use of many
materials that otherwise could not be used. This is an art that has been developed in many parts of the world where resources
are scarce and very expensive. The gratitude circle is simply a wrapper chain that is folded in such away that it folds
back on itself to make a nice complete sturdy item.
The gratitude circle is about 3 inches square and about 1/4 inch thick. It is made out of a very thick paper that has
a layer of decorative plastic on it. The decorative plastic has beautiful holographic designs on it. When
this paper is properly folded it makes very strong, water resistant (it can be wiped off with a slightly moist cloth but
can not be soaked.) item that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.