Art ,  Crafts

All About Capiz

Similar in appearance to Mother of Pearl, capiz shell is coveted for its delicate appearance and natural luster. But where does this unique material come from?

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Art ,  Iconography

The Significance of Feathers

For as long as there have been birds, humans have always found beauty in their feathers. Worn as jewelry and on costumes, feathers have captivated with their colors and ethereal softness. But feathers are more than pretty; they contain...
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Art ,  Crafts

Copper 101

The stuff of pennies and the Statue of Liberty, copper is one of the most widely known metals around. You probably know it first and foremost by its characteristic red color, but there’s so much more to this famous...
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Bazaar ,  Style

5 Types of Jewelry with Deeper Meaning

When it comes to jewels and accessories, there’s nothing wrong with loving something purely because it’s pretty. But if you’re looking to wear a piece that carries significance, whether through its design or its backstory, you might find yourself...
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Bazaar ,  Style ,  World Culture

What is Ikat Fabric?

You may have spotted them in décor magazines or even on the runway: textiles with bold geometric patterns of color that, upon close inspection, appear to bleed into one another. Used for everything from rugs to jackets, this fabric...
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