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 … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

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
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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
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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
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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 … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest