Paper Earrings

These earrings are lovingly handmade from paper!Precisely cut, rolled, glued, and sealed to give them strength, durability and that extra special finish. Featuring sterling silver findings. The sealing process makes these earrings almost waterproof, but we advise you do try not to get them wet.
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 ~ Oranges ~ Bicone

A bicone (bi- comes from Latin - meaning two) is the three-dimensional surface of revolution of a rhombus around one of its axes of symmetry. A bicone has circular symmetry and orthogonal bilateral symmetry.

Basically, a bicone is the surface created by joining two congruent right circular cones base-to-base.

Orange, the blend of red and yellow, is a mixture of the energy associated with red and the happiness associated with yellow. Orange is associated with meanings of joy, warmth, heat, sunshine, enthusiasm, creativity, success, encouragement, change, determination, health, stimulation, happiness, fun, enjoyment, balance, sexuality, freedom, expression, and fascination.

Orange is the colour of joy and creativity. Orange promotes a sense of general wellness and emotional energy that should be shared, such as compassion, passion, and warmth. Orange will help a person recover from disappointments, a wounded heart, or a blow to one’s pride.

Studies show that orange can create physical effects such as increased hunger, heightened sense of activity, increased socialization, boost in aspiration, stimulated mental activity, increased oxygen supply to the brain, increased contentment, and enhanced assurance. Orange also helps aid decision making, and enhances happiness, confidence, and understanding.

The colour orange is a very hot colour and often provides the sensation of heat. While orange is a common colour associated with summer and the hot sun, it is also often associated with being a main colour of harvest and autumn due to the changing colour of the leaves and pumpkins.

While orange does stimulate the appetite, it is a common colour found in citrus fruit and is often associated with Vitamin C and a healthy diet. Orange is a popular colour in restaurants to encourage the feeling of hunger and contentment.

The colour orange has very high visibility and is often used to gain attention. It still gets your message noticed without the bold, in-your-face presence that the colour red has.

Different shades, tints, and hues of orange have different meanings. For example, dark orange may represent deceit and distrust, while red-orange relates to passion, pleasure, desire, aggression, domination, and action, and a golden orange often stands for prestige, wisdom, illumination, wealth, and quality. A light orange or peach colour tends to be more friendly and soothing.

Other shades of orange can be known as: pumpkin, fire, gold, copper, flame, brass, apricot, peach, rust, citrus, mandarin, tangerine.

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~ Little Penguins ~

Around dusk, from September to March, little penguins noisily waddle ashore to nest in their burrows here in Burnie.

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~ Green, Yellow, Pink ~ Annulus

In mathematics, an annulus (the Latin word for "little ring" is anulus / annulus, with plural anuli / annuli) is a ring-shaped object, a region bounded by two concentric circles. The adjectival form is annular (as in annular eclipse).

The open annulus is topologically equivalent to both the open cylinder S1 × (0,1) and the punctured plane. Informally, it has the shape of a hardware washer.

Green, the colour of life, renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment. Green is also traditionally associated with money, finances, banking, ambition, greed, jealousy, and wall street.

The colour green has healing power and is understood to be the most restful and relaxing colour for the human eye to view. Green can help enhance vision, stability and endurance. Green takes up more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and it is the dominant colour in the natural. It is a natural choice in interior design as an ideal background or backdrop because we as humans are so used to seeing it everywhere.

With the colour green’s association with renewal, growth, and hope, often green stands for both a lack of experience and need for growth. Green also stands for new growth and rebirth, common in the spring season when all of the plants are coming back to life with fresh growth and life after the cold winter months.

Green affects us physically and mentally in several different ways. Green is soothing, relaxing, and youthful. It is a colour that helps alleviate anxiety, depression, and nervousness. Green also brings with it a sense of hope, health, adventure, and renewal, as well as self-control, compassion, and harmony. The green colour is often used to indicate safety in the advertising of pharmaceuticals and medical products. Green is directly related to nature and energy, so it is also commonly used to represent and promote ‘green’ products.

In different cultures green carries different meanings. For example green is the national colour of Ireland and is commonly associated with good luck, leprechauns, clovers, and Saint Patrick’s Day. Green also has close ties with Islam.

Green gemstones are believed to help create balance, promote change or growth, increase feelings of hopefulness and optimism, and break the emotional demands of others.

Different shades, tints, and hues of green have different meanings. For example, dark green represents greed, ambition, and wealth, while yellow-green stands for sickness, jealousy, and cowardice, and olive green represents the traditional colour of peace.

Other shades of green can be known as: emerald, sea green, sea foam, olive, olive drab, pea green, grass green, apple, mint, forest, lawn green, lime, spring green, leaf green, aquamarine, beryl, chartreuse, fir, kelly green, pine, moss, jade, sage, yellow-green, sap, viridian.

Yellow, the colour of sunshine, hope, and happiness, has conflicting associations. On one hand yellow stands for freshness, happiness, positivity, clarity, energy, optimism, enlightenment, remembrance, intellect, honour, loyalty, and joy, but on the other, it represents cowardice and deceit. A dull or dingy yellow may represent caution, sickness, and jealousy.

Studies show that the meaning of the colour yellow can be warmth, cheerfulness, increased mental activity, increased muscle energy. The colour yellow helps activate the memory, encourage communication, enhance vision, build confidence, and stimulate the nervous system.

Bright yellow is an attention getting colour, and when used in combination with black, it creates one of the easiest colour combinations to read and see from long distances. This is why school buses, taxis, and traffic signs are often painted yellow and black.

The colour yellow is a spontaneous and unstable colour. It is often associated with food and is highly used in children’s products and marketing advertisements aimed at children.

Yellow gemstones are believed to aid in clarity for decision-making, boost concentration, increase energy, and offer relief from burnout, panic, nervousness, or exhaustion.

In different cultures yellow has different meanings. In some cultures, yellow represents peace. In Egypt yellow was worn to signify the dead. In Japan, yellow stands for courage. In India, yellow is the colour of the merchants.

Other shades of white can be known as: Lemon, yellow ocher, golden, saffron, cream, mustard, mellow yellow.

Pink, a delicate colour that means sweet, nice, playful, cute, romantic, charming, feminine, and tenderness, is associated with bubble gum, flowers, babies, little girls, cotton candy, and sweetness.

The colour pink is the colour of universal love of oneself and of others. Pink represents friendship, affection, harmony, inner peace, and approachability.

Pink is the official colour for little girls and represents sugar and spice and all things nice. Pink is the sweet side of the colour red.

Both red and pink represent love. The colour red represents heat and passion, while the colour pink represents romance and charm. Hot pink is used to communicate playfulness, while light pink is used to communicate tenderness.

Pink gemstones are believed to bring about serenity, relaxation, acceptance, and contentment, as well to neutralize disorder or soften frustration.

Other shades of pink can be known as: salmon, coral, hot pink, fuschia, blush, flesh, flush, fuchsia, rose.

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~ Rainbow ~ Circle

The rainbow flag, commonly known as the gay pride flag or LGBT pride flag, is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride and LGBT social movements. Other older uses of rainbow flags include a symbol of peace.

The colours reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, as the flag is often used as a symbol of pride during LGBT events. While this use of the rainbow flag originated in Northern California’s San Francisco Bay Area, the flag is now used worldwide.

Originally devised by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker, the design has undergone several revisions since its debut in 1978. The most common variant consists of six stripes: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. The flag is typically flown horizontally, with the red stripe on top, as it would be in a natural rainbow.

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