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Glitter Signs: A Form of Art

love glitter sign

Why glitter signs? When it comes to making a statement or adding a touch of personality to a space, people often turn to art. However, traditional paintings or sculptures aren’t the only options available. One unique form of art that has been gaining popularity recently is glitter signs. These colourful and eye-catching creations have become a popular way to add a bit of sparkle and fun to any room.

Designed in Ibiza by Victoria for La Galeria Elefante and handmade in India by a small artisan family business we work with, each sign is handmade with love and so styles & sizes vary. Each one has 2 hooks on the back for hanging on the wall. Read more about Victoria’s original glitter signs, now lovingly filling the walls at La Galeria Elefante.

The Beauty of Glitter Signs

Glitter signs are a unique form of art that utilises a combination of colours, textures and materials to create a dazzling display. These signs can be customised to match any style or theme, making them a versatile choice for any space. The use of glitter adds an element of fun and whimsy, while still maintaining a chic and sophisticated aesthetic.

Another benefit of glitter signs is that they are incredibly durable. Unlike traditional paintings or prints, these signs are created with a sturdy wooden backing that can withstand wear and tear. Additionally, the glitter itself is coated in a clear adhesive, ensuring that it stays in place and doesn’t flake off over time.

silver peace glitter sign

The Process of Creating a Glitter Sign

The process of creating a glitter sign is both intricate and time-consuming. First, a design is chosen and sketched onto a piece of wood or another sturdy backing. Then, the design is traced with a clear adhesive and covered with glitter and mosaics. This process is repeated until the entire design is filled in with glitter and mosaics, creating a sparkling and colourful display.

One of the great things about glitter signs is that they suit a number of spaces or occasions. Whether you’re looking for a sign to hang in your home, a wedding or party decoration, or a unique piece of art for your business, glitter signs are a great choice.

Our glitter signs share uplifting messages like LOVE, ELEVATE, PEACE, MAGIC, BE KIND and YES or the mischievous FUCK IT! for when you’re in a playful mood. If the messages are not your cup of tea, why not go for the beautiful angel wings, the Hand of Hamsa or even the Tree of Life.

Fuckit Glitter Sign Silver

The Bottom Line

Glitter signs are a unique and beautiful form of art that adds a touch of personality and sparkle to any space. With their durability, versatility, and customisation options, they are a great choice for anyone looking to add a bit of fun and whimsy to their decor. So why not try incorporating a glitter sign into your home or business and see for yourself the beauty and charm they can bring?

Beautiful Boho Home and Living Interiors

Striped Velvet Cushion


Boho or Bohemian style is all about expressing your individuality and creativity in your home decor. It’s a free-spirited and eclectic style that is influenced by various cultures and periods. The boho interiors are a mix of colours, textures, and patterns. Boho style is perfect for those who want to create a cosy and laid-back vibe in their homes. Here we take a peek at the top three ways to incorporate boho style in your home and living interiors and create a wonderfully Boho-Ibiza feel.

Layered Textures

The first way to achieve a boho look in your home is to incorporate layered textures. Boho style is all about creating a cozy and comfortable space with lots of textures, as you know we love vibrantly coloured velvet scatter cushions to create the look. You can add different textures like chunky knits, woven fabrics and natural materials like jute and rattan. Layering different textures not only adds depth to your space but also creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. You can also add a variety of throw pillows and blankets in different colours and patterns to create a cosy and boho vibe. These fun and vibrant layers will make all the difference to a lovely treehouse or to your outside chill-out area.

Boutique Hotel Can Talaias

Bold Colours

Another way to incorporate boho style in your home is to add bold and vibrant colours. Boho style is all about expressing your personality through colour. You can choose colours like rich jewel tones, earthy hues and bright pops of colours. Mix and match different colours and patterns to create a unique and eclectic look. Adding bold colours not only adds personality to your space but also creates a lively and energetic atmosphere that will in turn create a “happy place” for both you and your guests.

Natural Elements

The third way to achieve a boho look in your home is to add natural elements. Boho style is inspired by nature, so it’s essential to incorporate natural elements in your home decor. You can add plants, flowers and greenery to bring a fresh and organic feel to your space. We love the wonderful aroma of Ibiza pine trees, the fresh zest of lemons and the sweet smell of orange blossom. Freshly picked rosemary is divine, not only for its scent but also for the delicious flavours it adds to many local recipes. You can play with natural materials like wood, rattan and jute to create a warm and earthy atmosphere – keep an eye out for special pieces of driftwood on a long beach walk! Adding natural elements not only adds beauty to your space but also has numerous health benefits, like the very pretty green “Mother in Law’s Tongue” plant, adept at purifying the air at night. We LOVE sage and all its benefits and often burn it to reenergise both our shop and our living spaces. Pop in at any time to see our locally made smudge sticks. Lavender is another favourite of ours for both decor and health benefits and once dried, we use it in many of our pieces for its relaxing properties and amazing aroma; our velvet eye-masks are lavender filled to improve sleep and we use it in our pouches too, which are prefect for scenting your sock drawers.

Boho style is all about expressing your creativity and individuality in your home decor. Incorporating layered textures, bold colours and natural elements are the three best ways to achieve a boho look in your home and living interiors. You can mix and match different elements to create a unique and eclectic look that reflects your personality. Create a cosy and comfortable space that feels like home, keeping that Ibiza vibe with you wherever your adventures may take you.

Velvet Butterfly & Bug Cushion Pink

Travelling to India and Kenya: Victoria’s latest adventure

Elephants In Kenya
Travelling To India And Kenya: Victorias Latest Adventure

You have returned from incredible looking travels, can you tell us where you went first?
I went to Delhi first, working with the artisans and NGO (SEWA) for the first 5 days, and then on to Jaipur to work with artisans on hand block prints and also some recycling.
You donated food to a Leper Colony, can you tell us more about the experience and why you choose to do this?
Very sadly and suddenly I heard the news that my brother died on my arriving to India and so I decided to go to the Monkey temple to do a blessing for him as I wasn’t going to be able to get back for his funeral. I wanted to give something in his honour and the leper colony is something close to my heart so I bought provisions for them and they were so grateful and happy – it was deeply touching… and so sad these people still suffer with leprosy.
When shopping in India, what are you looking for? 
Fabrics, interesting crafts, beautiful textiles with lovely hand block prints, paper crafts, jewellery and the makers of all beautiful things!! The world of artisans in India is extraordinary and so inspiring and beautiful to see.
What new items can we expect to see in La Galeria Elefante from this trip? 
A beautiful collection of cotton and silk dresses made from recycled saris in some of our signature styles. More paper scrolls in different prints, lovely jewellery and some amazing ponchos made with a patchwork of mixed wool shawls!
What do you love most about India and why? 
Artisans – creativity and the inspiration that one absorbs daily! Plus all the colourful things you see everywhere… and then a washing line full of white saris in the middle of the road behind the Jain temple – the Jain nuns only wear white – round every corner is a treat for the eyes – there is always something!
Your next stop was Kenya, what made you choose this destination? 
For a holiday – sun/sea and then safari… always been attracted to seeing and feeling a large space where animals roam in freedom in the wild. I hadn’t done such a safari before and will definitely repeat this. Also, we did a tree planting ceremony at my wonderful friend Carolyn Roumeguere’s place, to honour my brothers life and his love for Kenya.
The accommodation looked wonderful, can you tell us more about it? 
Fuzz´s camp is situated in Borana near Nanyuki and Lewa in Laikipia. The camp is small and private, owned by Fuzz Dyer and his wife Bimbi. It has a lovely comfortable sitting room-lounge, an outside bar and a large dining mess tent. There are 5 luxurious tents with private bathrooms and terrace areas and super comfy beds!
The large fire pit is lit at night and early morning and the day starts with a very healthy and hearty breakfast and plans for the day ahead. There are a few options – to go riding with Bimbi (Fuzz’s wife) – she has 24 horses and can take you on amazing rides with 2 rangers in case of lions and explore the land on horseback, or go for walks and trekking with Fuzz – or otherwise sit in his comfortable open Land Rover and drive around the large open space – where Fuzz points out all the wild animals, especially the various different types of antelope, and there are always giraffes, elephants (many babies), baboons, zebras, rhinos, buffalo, gazelles, eilans, kudus, and many more antelope and the fabulous amount of beautiful and amazing birds – including the tawny eagle and the marshal eagle – which literally made my mouth drop and spent most of the day looking more goofy than usual!
The land itself is where Disney came and had the inspiration for the movie:  Lion King and you can see the famous “Pride rock” and the incredible rocky area and river that is also in the movie. It is also where David Attenborough has made documentaries on several occasions. The land is simply vast and so spacious and full of wild animals.
Fuzz is a director and conservation specialist and established the first black rhino sanctuary in Lewa, the property next door. The camp is a way for him to fund his conservation programmes and also help schools in the local villages. And it is worth every penny.
We loved it and plan to return!

Finally did you buy anything new for La Galeria Elefante in Kenya? 

More Masai pieces, beaded bracelets, baskets and kikoys (the cotton sarongs) as well as glass engraved bottles – plus a potential project with amazing artists that used to work with Peter Beard in Nairobi.

Travelling To India And Kenya: Victorias Latest Adventure

The LOVE interview with Victoria Durrer-Gasse

The Love Interview With Victoria Durrer Gasse

LOVE means many things to many people, what does love mean to you? 

Love – it’s important to learn to love yourself and learn to forgive yourself for past mistakes. Being present in the now. Being kind and compassionate – reading in between the lines and understanding the layers we all have.

You have been with your husband François for 37 years, what would be your secret to keeping love in a long term relationship? 

Same sense of humour is essential and to share the same morals. Recognition when the other needs space. Supporting and encouraging each other when needed. To be able to truly listen and to also be heard!

The Love Interview With Victoria Durrer Gasse

Your home is a treasure trove of belongings collected from all over the world –  if you could select 3 things you love the most what would they be? 

A small stone angel my grandmother gave me dating around the 15th century, my Zi bead we bought 36 years ago in Bhutan and a wooden statue we have in our bedroom of a couple from the Dogon tribe Mali.

La Galeria Elefante is brimming with absolutely beautiful items. Which do you love the most and why? 

I love so many things in there – all of which I would have in my house – if I had room! I think the pieces I favour the most at the moment are the vintage Rajasthani textile cushions mixed with fabulous trims and ribbons.

What do you love most about Ibiza? 

Pretty old fincas, (nothing over renovated or looking too Miami!) the beautiful blue skies and the clear light (especially in the winter), the colour of the sea and the wonderful variety of people you meet here!

If you were to gift one item from the store for Valentine’s Day, what would it be? 

I think the best gift is the lavender hand made silk velvet multi coloured nap cushion with eye mask, perfect for traveling and perfect for both boys and girls!