Friday, April 17, 2009

From Holland With Love

From Holland With Love Necklace available at, Etsy & DaWanda

I finally found the time to continue the tranlastion of into Dutch. I started it months ago, but so many things came up (changes to be made to the English version of the site, new products, etc), that I never got around to finishing it. I am making great progress now though, which needs to be celebrated by showing you a nice typically Dutch item: My "From Holland With Love Necklace"!

From Holland With Love Necklace available at, Etsy & DaWanda

The necklace is made with a ceramic delft blue wooden shoe, a windmill charm, czech glass flower beads and a lucite striped disc bead. All in red, white and blue of course, the colors of the Dutch flag.

If anyone is wondering why the Dutch soccer team (or any other Dutch sports team for that matter) and their supporters always dress in orange, when our flag is red, white and blue, the explanation is simple: Our royal family's last name is "Van Oranje", which means "of Orange".


  1. Wow.. Is all I can say!

    Just found you thru a comment you left on my site and holy moly! I love your site, love your etsy stores.. I think I need to order soon!

  2. Wow, the windmill is fabulous:)! This is a very wonderful necklace, my congrats:)! Why don't you make other necklaces based on flags and symbols of nations (perhaps ItalyXD)?

    I didn't knew which was the Dutch flag, but I knew about the orange story because I studied it at high school with my professor of history. How many colours you have:)!

  3. The necklace is soo cute! Lovely work.


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