Month: September 2019

Drawstring Bags

During the Civil War, remnants of material were sewn together to form pouches for flint, bullets, buttons, and pieces of food for the soldiers. The pouch-like bags have changed little over the years, except for the materials used while maintaining the same characteristics of its earlier days.

Nylon, vinyl, and plastic drawstring bags are the most accepted materials used in current bag designs. Burlap and thick cotton muslin unbleached bags are also provided as favor bags or gift bags for you to choose from. Pouches or custom drawstring bags have become big sellers for brand name trash bags, medical institutions, trade shows, conventions, fashion events, charity organizations, and social activities.

Because there are so many to choose from and local stores have limited space, shopping online provides a personal shopping mall of bags – colors, designs, styles, materials, and purposes – allowing you to browse to the fullest at your convenience.

Many colors of the pouch bag are now available, more than any other time in the bag’s history. Buying on the Internet makes shopping not only easy but fast and convenient when looking for a particular color or material you need. Top sellers are satin, silver and gold, metallic, organza mixed colors, velvet, beaded, jeweled, and assorted colors.

A new online choice is the new canvas Western Drawstring Bag Backpack that you can color yourself, designed with horses, cowboys, and cowgirls. Perfect for fairs, rodeos, western outings, and Western loving individuals, they are 14.5 inches in length and 9.5 inches wide. By shopping online, the latest in unique designs can be found on a global basis.

Looking for a drawstring bag for sale online brings up a huge variety that most consumers are unaware of in local stores – economy nylon backpacks, nylon sports packs, sports bags with a front zipper, mesh bags, and even those with Velcro closures just to name a few.

Obviously, this means there are different types of bags for different things – numerous varieties that are – all chosen in the luxury and privacy of your home. As compared to the retail market, colors and designs are limited to the size of the store and tastes of the person in charge of ordering.

On the Internet, there are thousands of websites that provide you with plenty of discounts and rebates. Stores for online shopping are referred to as e-stores, online shops, web stores, and virtual online stores. Eliminating the middle man – or retail stores – cause you to work directly with the main business. This is called business to consumer, or B2C.

Beaded Bags

The first and most popular style is the vintage beaded bag. These are usually designed to replicate bags that were made somewhere between the 1920s and the 1950s, and they just have a very retro and vintage feel to them. They tend to work really well with people who dress more conservatively, or for those that need to maintain a more professional or business oriented look. The only downside to these bags is that because they’re designed to fit in more with their earlier times, they tend to be pretty conservative in nature and there are not a lot of bright colors available.

The next category would be the organza beaded bags. Though many of these have been discontinued, they continue to be extremely popular for those that have a lot of purses or bags. They’re light, easy to carry, and very well handmade with excellent beadwork. Though some of these may be harder to find than others, they’re well worth the extra effort and have excellent aesthetics and durability.

Both of these bags fall under the very broad category of being evening bags, though there are many other subcategories as well. While the beaded evening bags tend to be a little bit more formal, they’re not always more expensive. In fact, many are very reasonably priced even though they’re done completely by hand. The key to finding the perfect beading that matches your style and personality is to have a lot of selection a look through, then narrow down to what you like.

Hobo Bags

The bags are characteristically large – many 15″ by 10″ – and can hold lots of your stuff, even though many of the popular bags of today are smaller handbags. The larger ones serve as gym bags, business bags, overnight bags, special occasions, infant bags, and excellent school bags for lighter loads. Many women are accused of living out of them by their partners!

There are vast materials in the bag’s designs, ranging from leather to numerous designer materials. Leather bags have become a popular choice in the design world of today. However, many people refuse to buy real leather citing it originates from the hide of animals, such as lambskin. Real leather bags have a leather scent with their shade darkens over time. Another alternative leather bag for you to look at is the faux leather or vegan leather bag. Imitation leather is a non-animal material, made to look and feel like real leather. Other names for it are leatherette, “pleather” or Naugahyde.

For those who desire original bag designs, hobo international bags are famous the world over as they contain unique and original designs of individual lines of handbags. Some international websites allow a certain amount of “best offer bargaining.” Big names in the handbag designer field are Gucci, Chanel, Balenciaga and Prada, each having their own distinctive lines of unique  bags.

Hobo bags are easily found when shopping online, allowing you to look at each one in a close-up and do comparison shopping of the bag you prefer. This can save you lots of money and allow you to check out current specials and end of the year sales. Many hobo bag websites provide free shipping under certain conditions with a product guarantee. Also, a broad range of prices will buy you superior quality handbags that will last for many years. Imitation designs are less expensive but provide the same function as the famous international hobo bags the world has recognized.

Shopping online is America’s favorite past-time. It allows you to travel internationally in the convenience of your home, finding the best bargains in the world to purchase your new hobo bag. This allows you to have the highest quality bag at an affordable price.

Make Bed in Style

When it comes to bedding, most of us pine for designer and luxurious beddings and end up with just a sigh, thinking that these are meant for only beau monde. For most of us the thought of luxury bedding is more like a fantasy than veracity.

We gawk at all these startling bedrooms and sumptuous bed linens on televisions and magazines, and think isn’t that a nice option for the make over of our monotonous and lackluster bedrooms. But then, we go about the rest of our dreary day knowing that when we skulk off to bed we will have to live with the habitual customary beddings.

In actual fact, bedding is an unavoidability that most of us take for granted. We reckon that as long as it is functional then there is no need to spend a fortune on it, this is where we get flawed. Because for getting glorious bedclothes, you do not need to spend heaps of riches, it is something that can be afforded devoid of necessity to spend wealth profligately.

Disparate people have quite contrasting approaches apropos designer beddings. For one it may perhaps mean silk sheets and to the next it could mean 500 thread count cotton sheets with sophisticated duvet covers. Doesn’t matter what your definition may be, there is something out there for all and sundry to go well with the dissimilar proclivities and predilections.

In the modern epoch, the catchphrase in designer bedding is Egyptian cotton bedding. This stuff has been preferred by the cream of the crop since the antiquity. This however, presently is not only available to a select few elite concerns or groups and but also accessible by standard patrons world wide.

The raison d’être behind the fact that the Egyptian bed linen is such a distinguished form of bedding, is that the staple of the cotton is more longer than the typical cotton sheets and the more longer the staple is, the softer the sheet becomes. This long staple is factually grown alongside the banks of the Nile River, which is the only place in the whole world where long staple is found.

Crocs Shoes

Crocs are most notable for their product lines of shoes that are tailored for the summer months. If you need a warm shoe, then Crocs are the best way to go, as they have large holes for ventilation. Among some of the most notable of the brands is the Islander Crocs series. Islander Crocs are an excellent warm weather shoe because of their vented design, and at the same time, they also fit securely to the foot. While most Crocs designs secure the foot with their back strap, the Islander Crocs design has laces that secure the foot for excellent mobility. You won’t have to worry about your shoe falling off with this Islander Crocs, and yet you can still reap the benefits of a cool, submersible shoe. Also, for women, Olivia Crocs are a great way to keep your feet cool, and also relax in style. They feature a low comfortable flat that offer a lightweight shoe, and one that will make your feet stand out. Olivia Crocs come in several different colors, so you can match your other accessories.

Crocs also has several other winter designs, but the favorite is the Gretel Crocs line. Gretel Crocs are some of the most comfortable women’s shoes, and they are also extremely warm. These are closest to the clogs design, and are also considered a flat type shoe. This is an excellent idea for girls who don’t want to trade warmth for fashion. Last, the Berryessa Crocs line is one of the best for winter weather, as they were able to use their Croslite foam and turn it into a full boot. This boot is primed for rough weather, and is as warm as it is waterproof.

Point of Sale Stands

  • Point of sale stands help in highlighting the products and attracting the attention of the customers. While items are stacked on shelves that are closed or unreachable, chances are that the customer wouldn’t check them out. Whereas point of sale stand is reachable and open, thus letting the customer check out the items.
  • No stores today keep things away from the reach of the customers, especially in supermarkets. Customers are also more comfortable in picking up the products, checking the information and price provided before purchasing an item. Point of sale display stands help in providing this accessibility for the customers to the products.
  • Whether your shop is big or small, you cannot put one employee each for every customer who comes to your shop. And if the customer cannot find what he needs he feels neglected, and the result is almost always a lost sale. Point of sale stands are a great relief in such cases. Displaying the products along with the necessary details that the customer is supposed to know, these stands reduce your efforts and save your time as well as the customer’s.
  • Point of sale display provides maximum information regarding a product at one go. Whether it is about the use of a product, its cost, its dates of manufacturing and expiry, the customer can easily know all of them without any assistance from you or your staff. Again, this helps a lot in saving time and effort from your part.

Point of sale display stands are not only used to display products today. They are also used in displaying brochures and leaflets regarding business or products. In fact, they are used today in not only retail shops but also in corporate offices, commercial places like hospitals, shopping malls, movie theatres, etc. where you can find information related to the operations handled in these places. Moreover, providing these leaflets on point of sale stands has a marketing benefit as well. Customers are sure to check them out and probably keep them for reading later.

Design a T-Shirt

Getting Started on Your Design

When it comes to creating the digital artwork for a T-Shirt consider size, resolution, and a few different techniques. Many T-Shirt designers prefer Photoshop or Illustrator, depending on the technique and styles. If its Illustrator resolution doesn’t apply, but when using Photoshop its suggested to be in color mode RGB 8-bit, with resolution 300 DPI. Some suggested t-shirt design size is standard (17.5″ x 19″), oversized (19″ x 25″) or All-over (40″ x 35″). Next you want to want to decide what color T-shirt you want your design to be printed on, which each t shirt designer has there own colors and qualities. Now that you’re ready to start it is up to you to come with originality and creativity to help your graphic tee win.

Here are T-shirt Design Techniques to Guide You

  • Master a T-shirt design concept, theme and idea: If your design is lead by a concept, idea or theme, make sure that it tells viewers something.
  • Abstract: An abstract design is a collection of shapes or lines that do not represent anything physical. Not an easy task to combine different elements to create something alluring.
  • Composition: How you use your T-shirt as your canvas to layout your design elements.
  • Style: Through time you will develop your own distinct drawing style but if you don’t try and be original with your design.
  • Depth: Depth is about layers of physical beauty or ideas. When you look at a design and see something within it, basically layers of different elements.
  • Color: Finding colors awesome color combination to make your T-shirt stand out.
  • Line, Shape and Texture: Direction of lines convey mood. Shapes need to be placed on a properly on a canvas. Texture is the surface quality of an object.
  • Movement: Being able to portray movement through your design.
  • Balance: Making objects equal weight, to balance out a design through using symmetrical or asymmetrical balance.

Shop During The Sale

  • Say goodbye: Go through your wardrobe and cull items that you no longer need, want, are out of shape or you haven’t worn in months or years.
  • Shopping List: After de-cluttering your wardrobe, create a list of missing items. This is the most important step, so be honest and don’t skip this (and don’t forget this when shopping).
  • Go for comfort: Wear something comfortable and dress appropriately. You will find you will get treated better.
  • Luxury is sexy: When buying items on sale, go for luxurious textiles like cashmere, which can be very expensive when not on sale.
  • Love your shape: Buy for your body shape and ignore the size on the tag. Remember, if you buy something that is too small, you will end up with the dreaded ‘muffin top’.
  • Stick to classics: Classics will never be out of style. Think leather jackets, dark denim, white shirts and black dresses.
  • Feed yourself: Never shop when you’re hungry. As strange as it may sound shopping on an empty stomach could mean rushing a purchase and not being able to think straight.
  • Try it on: Most sale items cannot be returned. You don’t want another piece of item taking up space in your already bursting wardrobe.
  • The bottom line: Wear the right underwear so you will feel great when trying clothes on.
  • Have a budget in mind: Don’t put it on your card so you’ll never feel guilty. If you can’t afford it, leave it.
  • Fall in love: Make sure you are in love with it so you will get your money’s worth and feel great every time you wear it.

Racy Red Scarves

Thinking of others is part of the mystique of Valentine’s Day. Ever since we first exchanged Valentine’s cards in elementary school the idea of sharing has been with us for this holiday. Now, as adults, we have the opportunity to take the idea much farther. Not only can we share a beautiful, loving statement with someone close to us, we can also use the opportunity to support a community of artisans that produces fine handmade scarves.

Red scarves show our loved one that our passion is there. The fair trade logo shows them something else– that we care about our planet. Our gift to our loved one becomes all the more special when we are striking a note of love in harmony with a note of caring for our planet. In order for a producer to meet the requirements of the Fair Trade Federation the producers must be compensated fairly and be given appropriate power to negotiate. Sustainability is the ultimate goal. So education for children, health, free time and family time are valued. Therefore, the fair trade scarves represent much more than a quick purchase for Valentine’s Day.

Whether you choose red scarves, pink or even black scarves, you have many ways to explain your love for someone if you have considered a bigger picture. Moreover, the beautiful handmade red scarves or black scarves are of heirloom quality. These gorgeous pieces are as much pieces of art as apparel. They are something to cherish, and they deserve a place outside of the closet so they can be appreciated even more.

Certain fashion themes resonate especially well, including the ideas that red stands for love and solid colors stand for solid values. Gorgeous red scarves can show love especially well; and solid white or black scarves can tie an outfit together with a solid stroke of inspiration. We can even combine the two ideas. For instance, if we choose black scarves to outline a red outfit the effect can be especially stunning. Look through the images in fashion sites or magazines and think of the many stylish ways red and black or red and white can work together. Personally, I am quite fond of red and black. Maybe it is just my own take on the perfect Valentine’s look.

Diamond Rings

Cocktail rings

Wear a cocktail styled diamond ring when you want to be seen. Nothing catches people’s eye quicker than a multi-stone diamond ring – especially if that ring has at least a couple different colors of diamonds. Start with the 1.00ct black and white diamond zebra band ring set in polished rhodium-plated sterling silver. It features 30 round cut, 2.1mm black diamonds and 70 round cut 2.7 to 2.5mm white diamonds, all in pave settings. The result is an elegant zebra pattern created from diamonds. The total weight includes 0.63ct of white diamonds and 0.37 ct of black diamonds, for a total of 1.00 ct.

For a cool variation on this theme, check out Mocha Diamond Weave Band set in sterling silver with rhodium plating. It has almost a basket weave effect, created by 38 round cut, 1.3mm mocha diamonds set in prongs. The total approximate diamond weight is 0.37ct. The ring itself is almost an inch wide.

Fashion rings

Fashion rings can be every bit as valuable, beautiful and intricate as cocktail rings – sometimes, even more so. But what sets a fashion ring apart from others is its unique design. Sometimes the ring is a sculptured shape, a flower or even a creature. While they are not all whimsical, some fashion rings can be. But there is nothing whimsical about the precious metals and colorful diamonds used to create them.

Start with a sculptured ring set in black diamonds, yellow sapphires and red sapphires – all set in 14K yellow gold. Each color of diamonds forms a petal that overlaps the other two petals. One petal is black diamonds, the second is yellow sapphires and the third is red sapphires. Black rhodium plating adds to the contrast look. The total diamond weight is 0.65ct; total sapphire weight is 2.85ct.

For a more whimsical ring, try the green and red diamond frog ring set in polished rhodium plated sterling silver – complete with black rhodium accents. While some people would never wear a frog ring, there are others who would find this a fun, yet precious, piece of jewelry. The little frog is studded with 113 round single cut 0.9-1.1mm green diamonds in pave settings. His eyes are two round single cut 1.3mm red diamonds in bezel settings. The total diamond weight is approximately 0.65ct.

Bands

A stacker ring is a great way to enjoy a diamond band. This sterling silver band comes with 0.15ctw of colored diamonds. Wear it alone or in combination with other bands. That’s why it’s called a stacker ring. The diamonds are available in blue, cognac, white, mocha and yellow. Assign a color to each of the children and wear it like a mother’s ring. Or pair one with your traditional wedding band to bring some color and sparkle to your hand. Each band, crafted of polished rhodium-plated sterling silver, holds nine round single-cut 1.5mm blue, white, yellow or mocha diamonds. The diamonds are in pave settings to help ensure the ring won’t catch on clothing.

Men’s rings

You will find a wonderful use of colored diamonds in rings for today’s man, such as the square faced ring topped with black and white diamonds. Set in polished rhodium plated sterling silver, this is a manly ring that shows strength and balance. It features a round, full cut 3.3mm black diamond in the bottom left of the square. An angle of 12 round, single cut 1mm white diamonds surround the big stone and two more rows of round, single cut 1mm black diamonds are at the top of the ring’s face. All diamonds are in prong settings. The total diamond weight is about 0.70ct. The ring measures ½-inch long by ¾-inch wide and 3/16-inch high.

Another manly ring, created in black and white diamonds and onyx, has an altogether different shape. The backdrop of the face is an octagon, lined with 18 round cut 1.35mm white diamonds. Atop that face is a six-sided plate set with 12 round cut 1.70 mm black diamonds. At the center of this face is one round cut, 3.50mm black diamond. Two pieces of onyx accent the side of the ring.