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By admin on May 17, 2009 | In A Serenity Lifestyle
This eclectic jewelry is both light and colorful. Made in the Phillipines. Pacifica jewelry is made of natural substance such as wood, shell or Stone(click picture for link).
Wearing flowers in Hawaii is an island tradition. Flowers, leaves, nuts, seeds, and ribbons are worn as necklaces, bracelets and in the hair. Great for luaus, weddings, birthdays, graduations, and any celebration.
These refreshingly adorable pieces are just in time for this Spring & Summer season!
Pikake is the Hawaiian name for a jasmine, Jasminum sambac, which
is one of about a dozen Jasminum species grown in Hawaii as ornamentals. The name is adapted from the word “peacock,” because the Hawaiian Princess Kaiulani reportedly was fond both of this flower and the bird, according to Marie Neal (In Gardens of Hawaii).
J. sambac is known as sampaguita in the Philippines, where it is the national flower, gunda mallige in India, mo li in parts of China, and Arabian jasmine in the mainland USA. It is grown commercially in India, Thailand, China, and the Philippines for its fresh flowers, which are also used to make perfume and as flavoring for tea.
In Hawaii, pikake is grown in landscapes and gardens and by commercial producers of lei flowers.
The traditional Vietnamese art of silk painting has become famous around the world for its simple poetic themes and vibrant colors. The success of a silk painting very much depends on the quality of the silk, and this depends on many factors, from the quality of cocoons to the decisive techniques of starching and weaving.
Differently with other kinds of paintings, the silk canvas are usually not painted. The Vietnamese traditional silk painting style tends to use the silk canvas directly as the background of the painting. The colors are used delicately with the canvas to make Vietnamese silk paintings. The delicate white color found in the sky, water, or human portrait, is the color of silk. The color of silk is well known to describe human figure in the paintings of many famous Vietnamese artists. Delicate color and silk background give the paintings such an harmony with the nature. Whatever style they follow, silk painters must have an intimate knowledge of the material and fully exploit its shininess and its attractiveness. Painting silk is full of changing and unexpected characteristics, and a wrong stroke of the brush is irreversible.