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Designing Unusual Earrings

Designing Unusual Earrings

Designing Unusual Earrings Is Easy Why would I say that? Well.. When designing something unusual you just have to let your mind ramble. There's no pressure to conform and no real parameters except the ones you set yourself. Shop Vintage Affair Earrings by Lapanda Designs Here! It's like having a blank canvas. It is a freeing experience if you don't let yourself become pressurised by the experience. You just have to steer your mind in order to get into the right frame of mind to get you to where you want to go. It's like any creative expression. Creating something...


Christmas Greeting? No Way! Just Some Groundwork..

Christmas Greeting? No Way! Just Some Groundwork..

What Do You Dare Say in September About Christmas Cards? Ha! This is always a tricky question. Christmas Cards are still a big thing... In December! Nonetheless, no handmade gift ware website is worth it's name if there isn't at least a humble fresh handmade Christmas card offering available each year but when are you supposed to make them? In fact making cards by hand is one of the most pleasurable things I do. It brings back those Friday sessions of art crammed in between 'Comhra', (chat, in Irish, for the uninitiated) and going home time, when we would stick...


Find Freedom and Romance with Bohemian Earrings

Amanda Coen

Find Freedom and Romance with Bohemian Earrings

Freedom and Romance The very mention of the word 'Bohemian', conjures up great things for me. Freedom, countryside, wild horses and Summer days. I think of long skirts, petticoats and horse drawn wagons by firesides, filled with folksy cushions and cosy bed linen under dark starry skies. I could carry on with the imagery but I will spare you. So what does 'Bohemian', actually mean?  I have just looked it up..' A socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts' or 'Socially unconventional in an artistic way. Avant-garde, off-centre, alternative, eccentric, arty-farty, artistic and offbeat', among others....


What is so Special about One of a Kind Earrings?

Amanda Coen

Tags One of a kind earrings, Unusual earrings

What is so Special about One of a Kind Earrings?

So What's the Big Deal about One of a Kind Earrings? I'll start off by saying that it probably depends on your point of view whether one of a kind earrings are your thing. If you are like me then you abhor the sameness of things. The lethargy of everything being equally urbane. Everything being mediocre and even. Variety is energetic and reassuring for me. The spark of something new, something remarkable, is lovely. A painting, an idea or a design with a bit of personality to pierce the banal usual offering. Many People Crave Fashion not One of a...


Can You Tell Vintage Earrings and Antique Earrings Apart?

Amanda Coen

Tags Antique Earrings, Vintage Earrings

Can You Tell Vintage Earrings and Antique Earrings Apart?

Vintage Earrings and Antique Earrings can be Hard to Tell Apart Dreamy Delights, 'Floral Jewels', By Lapanda Designs Most people use these terms interchangeably for all sorts of things like old furniture or memorabilia. That muddies the water. A good rule of thumb is to remember that 'vintage' means, from an earlier generation at least 20 years old. Over 40 is considered a more respectable age for a vintage item. 'Antique', refers to something that is 100 years old or more, give or take. Therefore, some things that are vintage can also be antiques but only if they are 100...