Paper Studs

These studs 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 studs almost waterproof, but we advise you do try not to get them wet.

Handmade Paper Studs

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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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Handmade Paper Studs

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White, an inherently positive colour, is associated with purity, virginity, innocence, light, goodness, heaven, safety, brilliance, illumination, understanding, cleanliness, faith, beginnings, sterility, spirituality, possibility, humility, sincerity, protection, softness, and perfection.

The colour white can represent a successful beginning. In heraldry, white depicts faith and purity. As the opposite of black, movies, books, print media, and television typically depict the good guy in white and the bad guy in black.

The colour of snow, white is often used to represent coolness and simplicity. White’s association with cleanliness and sterility is often seen in hospitals, medical centres, and laboratories to communicate safety. The colour white is also associated with low-fat foods and dairy products.

Throughout western countries white is the traditional colour worn by brides, to signify purity, innocence, and virginity. In eastern countries, the colour white is the colour of mourning and funerals. In certain cultures, white is the colour of royalty or of religious figures, as angels are typically depicted as wearing white or having a white glow. A white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.

The colour white affects the mind and body by aiding in mental clarity, promoting feelings of fresh beginnings and renewal, assisting in cleansing, clearing obstacles and clutter, and encouraging the purification of thoughts and actions.

White gemstones are believed to help create new beginnings, remove prejudice and pre-conceived notions, to see the innocence in others, and to clear emotional clutter and silence the inner critic.

Other shades of white can be known as: snow, pearl, antique white, ivory, chalk, milk white, lily, smoke, seashell, old lace, cream, linen, ghost white, beige, cornsilk, alabaster, paper, whitewash.

Beige is dependable, conservative, and flexible. The colour beige is neutral, calm, and relaxing. The attributes and meanings associated with beige change based on the colours it accompanies.

The colour beige offers some of the warmth of the colour brown and some of the crisp and coolness of the colour white. While it is a relaxing colour, beige is sometimes seen as a dull and boring colour.

A similar colour to beige is ivory, a neutral, relaxing, and calming colour, has some of the same pureness and softness of the colour white, but with a warmer tone. Ivory represents quiet and pleasantness. The colour ivory sets a relaxed tone of understated elegance.

Ivory is the traditional Fourteenth Wedding Anniversary gift and Pearl is the traditional Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary gift. Pearl and opal, which are shades of beige/ivory, are considered precious stones. The ivory tusks of elephants carry a high value and worth in many cultures and have long been used in the creation of jewellery decoration of furniture and home décor.

Other shades of beige/ivory can be known as: buff, camel, oatmeal, tan, sand, biscuit, cream, ecru, mushroom. Additional words that represent different shades, tints, and values of the colour ivory: milk white, pearl, off-white, opaline.

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