venerdì 15 giugno 2012

The sixth and the seventh

LEAFY GEM - bobbypin - free shipping!

Lantern Bug loves leaves and flowers and this hairpin is the glamorous tribute to what Nature gift us with.
A three-petal red flower laid on a striped green leaf: 100% handmade with love for crafts and Nature! Make this Leafy Gem yours and wear it proud!

LEAFY GEM - bobbypin - free shipping!

 Leafy Gem testimonia l'amore di Lantern Bug per la Natura: un fiore rosso a tre petali su una verdissima foglia rigata - tutto interamente fatto a mano.
Arricchisci le tue acconciature con questo semplice ma accattivante fermacapelli, non lasciartelo sfuggire!


The plain elegance of piqué fabric is embodied by this graceful creation, MISSISSIPPI BLUES. Its shape, halfway between a handbag and a proper shoulderbag, makes it highly versatile, while the upper sack-like closure confers both functionality and aesthetic value, thanks to the fine geometric decoration of the ivory cotton fabric and the double ribbon bow.

The two differently weaved faces typical of the piquet fabric are here one opposed to each other, balancing the monochromatic body with a subtle chequered pattern played on blue tones. Moreover, angular features embellish and shake the global basket-like line: the double triangle of the folded upper part and the pointy ribbons closed in a knot in the handle.

Recall your open-air lunches and long walks through breathless landscapes, wear Mississippi Blues!


Piquet blu intenso per una linea elegante e composta: MISSISSIPPI BLUES, a metà strada fra due design (shoulderbag e handbag), si rivela una borsa versatile e pratica, grazie anche alla chiusura a sacco, decorata da un fiocco blu e bianco avorio.

La linea è sottilmente movimentata da giochi angolari e tattili: dettagli appuntiti come la piega a bavero nella parte superiore e lo spallaccio annodato muovono il baricentro della struttura a cestino, mentre le due facce del piquet si contrappongono l'un l'altra, contribuendo ad animare la superficie con fini metamorfosi tono su tono.


- Body/Corpo

Height/Altezza                             20,5 cm
Lenght/Lunghezza (bottom/fondo)  12 cm
Lenght/Lunghezza (top/apertura)    19,5 cm
Width/Larghezza                          5 cm

- Handle/Spallaccio

Lenght/Lunghezza                        28 cm

giovedì 7 giugno 2012

Miscellaneous updates

Hi everybody, here's Lantern Bug with some news for you all. 

As you all already know, Emilia region has been devastated by multiple earthquakes in the last two weeks, giving us no peace and a lot of fear and anxiety. 
As a mark of respect for the national mourning, Lantern Bug chose not to list the sixth new item last monday, June 4th. The release of Leafy Gem has been postponed to next monday, together with the already scheduled seventh item.

If you want to show your solidarity for the people involved in the earthquake disaster, Lantern Bug has elected Flora shoulderbag as "solidarity item". This means that the 55% of the item's price (so 20 € out of 36) will go to the Regione Emilia-Romagna earthquake fund
As usual, Paypal will be the only payment method accepted, and as soon as I'll receive it, I'll donate the solidarity quote (20€, which is approximately the 55% of the item's price) to the Region's fund. The item will then be shipped along with the donation receipt, other than the usually provided coupon code for further purchases on Lantern Bug's online store on Etsy.

Please spread the word and support money and food relief for the earthquake areas.

It seems a little of a blasphemy to talk of frivolous things now, but distracting oneself isn't so bad when tv and other media keep on bombarding your brain and retinas with anguish and negative news. So, if I chose to suspend the new collection release for a week, on the other hand I thought that the surprise I had planned for these days shouldn't be withdrawn, so, here it is. 

As you probably know, the European football championship is about to start and Lantern Bug has a little surprise for you all. If you are a huge football fan - or simply if you have a weakness for genuine handmade - don't miss out the Euro2012 giveaway by Lantern Bug!

What you have to do is easy and fun: guess the final match and win! So:
1- Become a fan of Lantern Bug on facebook if you aren't yet
2- Guess the two teams who'll face each other on the final match and write it as a comment on the facebook event page
3- share the link on your wall

Submissions will be accepted till June 25th (8.00 pm, GMT+1) and the winner will be decreed on July 1st. In case of multiple winners, the names will be submitted to a random generator of lists (

Well, you're right, what's up as a prize? The item will be revealed on June 14th..! So, stay tuned and GUESS ;) !

lunedì 28 maggio 2012

New Collection Update and Paper Exploration

From left to (top) right: Purpurin, Dark Forest, Poppy, Chocogranate the bag

 The New Collection release keeps going on Lantern Bug's shop (and if you haven't sign up yet to the facebook event, do it now!). Last monday's set of three bobbypins "Purpurin" has made its spot on the shop, and today's the turn of the colorful pouch "Sunny Stream". 

Sunny Stream - new pouch
100% handmade by Lantern Bug

Catch the glamour of summer days with the joyful colors of Sunny Stream pouch!
Two differently striped faces animate the pearly white cinz body: schocking pink, bright orange and lemon yellow catch your eyes in a summer of love daydream.
The handle is composed of three stripes, drawing on the decorative pattern of both front and back of the handbag. On top, an orange zipper as a closure, while inside a satin white lining welcomes your belongings in.

Height/Altezza       17 cm
Width/Larghezza   23.5 cm

Afferra il fascino dei giorni d'estate con la coloratissima Sunny Stream!
Due pattern a strisce movimentano sia il fronte che il retro della pochette in cinz: rosa shocking, arancione brillante e giallo limone catturano lo sguardo in una spirale dal sapore decisamente estivo.
Il manico è composto da tre fettucce in cotone che riprendono il motivo decorativo del corpo della borsetta; la parte superiore è chiusa da una pratica zip di colore arancione, mentre l'interno è interamente foderato in raso bianco.

Then, after the mysterious picture posted some nights ago, I have to declare my renewed love for paper! It's been my very first love as a child, I used to draw every day and craft with paper whichever thing came up in my mind, from dolls' dresses to origami, puppets, fancy costumes for myself and so on. 

I am currently exploring this material again, and I am trying to turn its light and delicate nature into something more structural and someway "practically livable", always keeping in mind the eco-sustainability issue

Further news and pictures are going to illustrate this new creative path of mine, as it goes on. So, stay tuned if you're curious!

venerdì 25 maggio 2012

2 o'clock in the morning...

...And I'm here, sorting out a new eco-friendly section for Lantern Bug's shop...

What will those pieces of paper become? Any guess?

lunedì 14 maggio 2012

Chocogranate the bag

Chocogranate the Bag

The tenderness of brown chocolate and the soury sweetness of pomegranate all fused in a stylish and practical shoulderbag: Chocogranate.

The front is a Matryoshka-like progression: warm brown velvet for the body, shimmering dark red for the curved pocket and a handmade brown velvet button.

A practical brown zipper closes the top, while the adjustable cotton drawstring stripe balances the red tones. The inside is fully lined.

Handy and classy, Chocogranate can be matched with the homonymous hairpins for a stunningly glamourous Lantern Bug touch!

*** Wanna buy them together? Save money and ask me for the special -10% Chocogranate promo coupon code! ***

Height 20 cm
Width 27.5 cm

Lenght (up to) 116 cm approx.


La tenerezza del cioccolato e l'aspra dolcezza della melagrana si fondono in una pratica borsa dalla linea sinuosa e vagamente retrò: Chocogranate.

Velluto color cioccolato per il corpo, rosso granata per la tasca arrotondata ed un bottone marrone, anch'esso in velluto e rivestito a mano, si rincorrono e bilanciano a vicenda.

La parte superiore presenta una chiusura a zip di colore marrone, e la tracolla regolabile in cordoncino color granata completa la bicromia.

Come in tutte le creazioni Lantern Bug, l'interno della borsa è completamente foderato.

Pratica e ricercata, Chocogranate the bag può essere abbinata alle omonime forcine per un look originale e delicato!

*** Vuoi acquistare entrambi gli articoli? Con Lantern Bug risparmi! Chiedimi lo speciale sconto del 10% sulla linea Chocogranate! ***

Altezza 20 cm
Larghezza 27.5 cm

Lunghezza (max) 116 cm ca.

lunedì 7 maggio 2012

Poppy - a set of three super-Spring bobby pins

POPPY, a set of three super-Spring bobby pins

Golden corn fields and red poppy flowers: Lantern Bug catches their very essence in these stunningly simple bobby pins

Nylon bold red petals, black beads as seeds and golden brown pins, the spirit of Spring is synthesized to a touch of colorful freshness for your hairstyle.

Campi dorati punteggiati da papaveri rossi: Lantern Bug coglie l'essenza di Maggio e la distilla in originali e delicati fermagli per capelli

Petali rossi di leggero nylon, perline nere come piccoli semi e forcine dorate: lo spirito della Primavera si può posare ora su di te e arricchire le tue acconciature!

sabato 5 maggio 2012

Dark Forest - the velvet retro pouch

(It's time to make a proper post on this beautiful pouch!)

DARK FOREST, the velvet retro pouch

Glistening green paths in pitch-black, Dark Forest is the perfect handbag for your glamorous nights.

The black velvet body and wavy front pocket are embellished with a rouche made of bright green cady, which mirrors the soft and practical wrist handler on one side.

The top is closed by a black zip fastener and the inner body is fully layered with a very delicate and smooth flowered black lining.


Sentieri verdi e luminosi immersi nel buio più profondo, Dark Forest è la pochette perfetta per le serate più glamour.

Il corpo in velluto nero e la tasca ondulata sul davanti sono impreziositi da una rouche in cady verde smeraldo, ripresa nei colori e nel materiale dal morbido e pratico laccio laterale.

La parte superiore è chiusa da una cerniera lampo di colore nero e l'interno è totalmente rivestito con una fodera nera con decorazione floreale tono su tono.

mercoledì 2 maggio 2012

New projects on the go!

Hi there! Here's your favorite crafty bug full of exciting news!

First, Lantern Bug's new collection is finally out: new bags, new pouches, new hair accessories - all 100% genuinely handmade, of course! 

If you want to make sure you don't miss anything out, take part to the facebook event: a new item will be released each every monday and you'll be right up-to-date!

(In the picture you can notice Dark Forest pouch, the 1st item off this new collection!)

Then, Lantern Bug's building a fully new website, with lots of pictures, news&scoops and all you need to be up to date with Lantern Bug's world. Stay stitched to see what is yet to come!

lunedì 16 gennaio 2012

MIIT Treasury Game - Candy Cane Dreams

It seems it's all about treasury lists lately...but that's it! Lantern Bug is the curator of this monday's MIIT Treasury Game selection, take a look to the amazing crafts I spotted browsing thru MIIT members' shops and share this sugary red and white striped collection all over the world! 

Curator: Lantern Bug

domenica 15 gennaio 2012

Belly The Whale featured on 'The Mariner's Revenge' T list!

Do you remember Belly The WhaleRadmegan's glanced her thru the deep high blue seas and call her to be featured on her "The Mariner's Revenge" treasury list, an original (Take a look to her crafts...!) and engaging selection of sea and pirate's inspired Etsy items.

The Mariner's Revenge

sabato 14 gennaio 2012

lunedì 9 gennaio 2012

MIIT Treasury Game - A Strange Love...

Hey ya all! MIIT Treasury Game has started! Wanna play? Just click on the link and browse Made in Italy Team's crafts and other Etsyans' ones. Lantern Bug's Chocogranate's been featured! Come on, join the game! 

domenica 8 gennaio 2012

Chocogranate - handmade bobby pins

Chocogranate - handmade velvet bobby pins, set of three

I told you so: New Year, New Items! So...

Handmade round velvet buttons on practical bobby pins for a stunning hairstyle look: this is Chocogranate. Be the most original, wear the tenderness of brown chocolate and the soury sweetness of pomegranate...or gift your loved one with this one-of-a-kind present.

Chocogranate comes in a set of three bobby pins and it's one of a kind.
Valentine's Day gift? Ask Lantern Bug for a free gift wrap! ;)


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