Kanji earrings say Shikara, which means Strength

Or “Power”. The word “shikara” has the context of strength – or power, which is a pretty interesting connotation.

And either way, these are pretty earrings! A customer requested the light purple, or lilac, color… and I thought the petal shape worked well with the delicate shade:

light purple kanji earrings that say Shikara, strength or power

And not that this is a suggestion or anything, but it just occurred to me that as anniversary presents go, well, paper earrings are great for the first year. And if your wife is a new mom, well, “Mom” really DOES equal strength and power.

Not a suggestion or anything. I’m just saying 🙂

Going green – roadways that generate electricity

This is such an exciting possibility! I just read an article on GrindTV – via Yahoo that highlights the development of roadways that generate electricity.

One movement is taking place in the Netherlands – they’re testing bike paths that are safe, well-lighted, and create electricity too. And in the U.S., Solar Roadways is building prototype roadways – and parking lots – that generate power.

This is the direction we need to go – and it’s being developed even as we speak. So totally exciting!

New pansy earrings

These are a more modern version of the traditional “first anniversary” pansy earrings that are so popular. They’re clean-lined marquis ovals, almost abstract – but still recognizably pansies. And pretty, lightweight, and fun 🙂

modern pansy earrings in my Paper Jewels shop

As shown here, they’re about 1-1/4″ high, though I’ve almost made them quite a bit smaller (about 3/4″) – and one time, almost 3″ high! The customer wanted big lightweight earrings, and she loved that she could wear them all day in comfort.

Because I totally believe in comfort – And style, of course 😉