Blog

Scarves – I

Posted by on Mar 20, 2011 in Other Accessories, Scarves | Comments Off

Scarves – I

Pan-Gaia scarves are designed to be your most versatile accessory.  Each one is made from recycled sari fabric, and is 90″ long by 15″ wide.  Vibrant colors are coupled with metallic and rayon threads, and soft fabric envelops the wearer for a gentle covering.  Wear as a normal scarf, or as a head cover, or as a delightful wrap in the evening.

read more

Connected Combs

Posted by on Mar 18, 2011 in Connected, Hair Combs | Comments Off

Connected Combs

Connected combs add a bit of fantasy to you – elegant, draping, and shiny.  The dual combs hold the drapery genftly yet firmly, creating a cascade of beads that reminds the viewer of days of old.  Wear the connected combs over a bun or chignon to dress up even the simplest outfit.  Or, combine two of them for something REALLY dramatic.

read more

Bracelet – Wrap I

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in Bracelets, Jewelry | Comments Off

Bracelet – Wrap I

Wrap bracelets can be fun and funky or smooth and elegant – the choice is yours.  The memory wire holds the bracelet gently but firmly to your wrist, and the multiple layers emulate the look of bangle bracelets.  Finish with a cute dangle and you’re ready for a night on the town!

read more

Jewelry

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in Jewelry | Comments Off

Jewelry

Every designer likes to play with materials and see what happens.  In this case, it’s fun to make new things.  Check out what we have available!

read more

Yukata – Jamavar

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in Clothing, Jamavar, Yukatas | Comments Off

Yukata – Jamavar

Jamavar Yukatas are made from saris that are woven in the Jamavar region of India. The weave offers a semi-reversible fabric, that is nearly as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. One of the most stunning features of the Jamavar satin is the ornate Pallu, which is used on the sleeves of the garment. Rolled Hems to avoid fraying Sleeves are open in the back so that you can see the beauty of the fabric in reverse 5-7 yards of fabric per garment Comes with matching obi, although a contrasting one may be...

read more

Yukata – Cotton

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in Clothing, Cotton, Yukatas | Comments Off

Yukata – Cotton

Cotton Yukatas are made from 100% Cotton fabric in a variety of drapes and weaves.  Fabric may range from very light, nearly gauze-like fabric, to heavy broadcloth. Cotton yukatas feature the “kitten smuggling” sleeve style, where it is closed so that you may keep things in the sleeve Comes with a matching obi, although a contrasting one may be requested

read more

Leather Hair Barrettes

Posted by on Sep 7, 2013 in Leather Hair Barrettes | 0 comments

The Leather Hair Barrettes are unique, one of a kind items that are made by the artist Michelle Parker-Fitzpatrick.  She is the one that does all of the cutting, shaping, tooling, and painting that make each of these items a unique piece. A note about leather: Do NOT get it wet! Wet leather loses its shape, and as such, the barrette would warp.  If the barrette gets a drop or two of rain on it, just pat it dry with a paper towel. If you are careful with your leather, the barrette should last a lifetime.  

read more

Kunoichi Fashion

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Imagine, if you will, that you are a warrior in Ancient Japan.  You stride tall, your sword an extension of your will, taking out those that need to die, and meting justice wherever you go. You come to a small village and stop at the local tavern.  There, a young lady entertains you, soothing your weariness with dancing and saki.  Late in the evening, she escorts you to your room where she helps you lie down.  You sink into a restful slumber as she strokes your forehead. And you never wake up again. According to the legend, the kunoichi...

read more

I AM a Professional – Maybe?

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My husband and I were talking about experiences that we have had at conventions.  One of the things that he often does is to help with the booth.  Quite often, he will see things that I do not, and I won’t hear about some of them because there are more important things to deal with at the time. This time, we were talking about my packaging and how I was trying to establish something that pretended to be a brand.  As I was commenting on how I had been working on making everything look kind of uniform and professional, he told me about...

read more

Scarves – II

Posted by on Dec 22, 2011 in Other Accessories, Scarves | 0 comments

Scarves – II

Pan-Gaia scarves are designed to be your most versatile accessory.  Each one is made from recycled sari fabric, and is 90″ long by 15″ wide.  Vibrant colors are coupled with metallic and rayon threads, and soft fabric envelops the wearer for a gentle covering.  Wear as a normal scarf, or as a head cover, or as a delightful wrap in the evening.

read more

Ideas and Where they Come From

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I was showing my husband some new designs the other night.  He made the comment that he loved the way that I made things lie, and that he didn’t know how I came up with some of them. I explained that there was a LOT of thought that went into each one, and that he would be shocked at some of the failures.  We got to talking about what I did, and I started pointing out stuff, like how I would count the links on the chains, or how I preferred to use the dragon charm for bolder colours like red or purple, but preferred to use the moon and...

read more

A Link and Some Commentary

Posted by on Nov 22, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I am not usually one to post and repost stuff that has been re-posted (yes, that makes sense), but this one I had to point out: http://www.somersherwood.com/?p=126 The article itself doesn’t really state anything that is different from my personal experinece, nor does it say anything that I, myself have not heard before.  However, it is succinct, well written, and makes a valid point: There is a very different market and approach between handmade and the stuff you get in the store. While the message is dead-on, and one that I’ve...

read more

Silver-Tone Earrings II

Posted by on Nov 20, 2011 in Earrings, Jewelry, Silver | 0 comments

Silver-Tone Earrings II

Earrings are a classic way to finish off any outfit, or to dress up casual wear.  Even jeans can become dressy with the right set of earrings! And a silver tone adds a shimmer of cool to the colors you wear. All earrings from Pan-Gaia Designs are made with surgical steel hooks, so most people can enjoy wearing them.  The earrings themselves will contain a variety of materials, all balanced to create something beautiful.

read more

Pictures and a Studio

Posted by on Nov 20, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

I wish I could afford to have a true studio.  It would be the size of a small house, have a ton of different items like tri-pods, and lights, and setups for all kinds of things from people to tiny jewelry.  Instead, as I am trying to make this work, I’ve been learning to do a bunch of stuff myself. One thing that I have learned is to love overcast days.  When a day is overcast, the shadows are bled out, and so pictures are easy. The other thing is a love of the Photo Studio in a...

read more

2011 Oni-Con Report

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

I like to offer a con report, for those who care.  This one is inspired by something that I read a long time ago, about a game. Hopefully, you will see it for what it is – a tongue in cheek perspective of a really awesome convention. Thursday - Rode with Bad Wolf Trading/Those Anime People/ Meauho – Sleeping baby, nice ride, rumble, rumble, rumble – What’s that smell? Eww! Emergency flashers mean we are having issues you idiot in the Lexus! Flat tire on trailer? Crap. Limp, limp, limp.  Off to side and call emergency...

read more

Bracelet – Wrap II

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011 in Bracelets, Jewelry | 0 comments

Bracelet – Wrap II

Wrap bracelets can be fun and funky or smooth and elegant – the choice is yours.  The memory wire holds the bracelet gently but firmly to your wrist, and the multiple layers emulate the look of bangle bracelets.  Finish with a cute dangle and you’re ready for a night on the town!

read more