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Try your hand at Paper Quilling

The Art of Paper Quilling

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Paper Art – Quill Work

As an art form, paper quilling has existed for hundreds of years. There is a mention of quilling as early as the 18th century. In the Renaissance period, the nuns and monks used it as an alternative to gold filigree. The gold rimmed paper that would be left over from book making was rolled and used to make decorative things for the church. Later it was practiced by European ladies for home decoration. Lately, it has become a popular craft which can even be practiced by small children.

Quilling involves rolling thin strips of paper into a coil and then pinching it to get the desired shape. Once the shape is achieved, glue the strip so that it retains its shape. The paper strip can be rolled, looped, curled and twisted to get the right effect.

This craft is no longer just for the rich. If you wish to discover this art form, you can buy quilling sets from any craft shop and start exploring it. As compared to other art forms, quilling is easy to learn. You can watch a few videos online and get started. Also it is not expensive at all so you can experiment without worrying about making mistakes or going wrong. You can make a number of products with this process. The only limitation is your imagination. Amongst things than be popularly made are jewelry, boxes, greeting cards, picture frames, abstract art, flowers etc.

In jewelry, paper earrings are very popular. You can have something that matches with each and every dress in your wardrobe. Further the designs can be as simple or as complicated as you want them to be. Responding to such creative design challenge are many entrepreneurs who make quilled paper earrings. These are quick to make and cost very little to the maker.

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Handcrafted Paper Quill Earrings

If you wish to buy quilled earrings online, you can visit CraftsandLooms. The site has a large collection of earrings and other jewelry made with different materials. Their catalogue of quilled earrings has a variety of unique and specially chosen pieces for all occasion. So whether it is daily wear or a special occasion or

Pink Paper Quill Earrings
Paper Quill Earrings

a party, you can stand out with your hand quilled ear rings. All you need to do is find the pair that perfectly teems up with your attire for the event and wait for the compliments.

 

Bamboo Crazy – Are you?

Calling ourselves “Bamboo Crazy”. Well yeah, we are.

While buying and selling a load of Handmade products online, one of the best things we came across was BAMBOO. A wide variety of Bamboo Products that are simple but awe-inspiring. Without a second thought we hand-picked a few of them.

A small preview of what we selected for you, many of us would love to have them. Shopping them online is much easy now. Not only limited to the product images shown below, you’ll find ample designs as per your likes.

Do leave a comment if you like our products as we effort is to bring the artisan made and to promote handmade at the best reasonable prices.

Safety Tips For Online Shopping

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Currently India is witnessing a great economic boom. We can notice the effect of this boom everywhere. Also, there has been an exponential rise in the consumer spending. Consumers are looking for an easy way for shopping online since many avenues are available and they enable easy online shopping. Considering the universal availability of internet, consumers can save a lot of time and efforts through online shopping. Online merchants have also realized the enormous potential of the internet and they are gearing up to offer the best products and services online.

As the potential of online shopping has been realized, the risks are increasing as well; and this is particularly true in the case of the consumers. It is a fact that many online shoppers do not realize the pitfalls and do not follow any risk prevention measures. The online shopping frauds are extremely dangerous because once there is a breach in the security, the fraudsters can get access to the data and they can also siphon a lot of money and the victim will not even come to know about this. In terms of online shopping many options are available like online shopping for clothes, online shopping for home décor, online shopping for handicrafts etc. If you take little security steps, then you can enjoy the online shopping and at the same time be safe as well.

Some important security norms are mentioned below. Any online shopper must follow them for a convenient online shopping experience:

Link Of A Website : Do not go to an online shopping website by following any link or pop-ups no matter even if interesting offers are presented in it. Make sure you type the website address into the address bar of the browser. Be careful of tempting offers as these offers might be run by fraudsters through a fake website.

Look For A Lock Image In The Browser : In order to make sure that the website you are browsing is safe, try to look for an image of a closed lock in the browser window. Click on the lock icon and it will display the details of the SSL security enabled on the website. If you are entering your information on a spoofed website, then that information is surely vulnerable.

Check The Privacy Policy : Are you confident that the owner of the website where you have shared your personal details is not sharing them with anyone else for money? Have a close look at the privacy policy of the website in order to know what the seller might do / might not do about the details provided by you.

Be Careful Of The Emails : You might receive an email that appears as if it is sent by the seller with whom you have shopped online. You might be asked for your personal information in this email for ‘verifying’ the accounts or ‘clearing-up’ the errors that have taken place. Before responding to any such email, confirm this with the seller. Call them and confirm if required or send them an email and take action only when you have received a response from them.

Secured Programs : If the online buying is done through a credit card or a debit card, then make sure that you sign up for the programs like ‘verified by Visa’ or ‘Master Secured Code Program’. As a result of this, you will be able to authorize every online transaction.

Anti Spyware / Trojan Software : Ensure that the latest version of antivirus, anti-spyware or anti-Trojan programs are installed on your computer or laptop and they are regularly updated.

The online shopping industry has many benefits, it is important to play smart and play safe while online shopping and you will never face any problems.