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http://www.etsy.com/shop/qilixiang
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qilixiang, {pronounced chee-lee-shyäng}, is the english romanization of the three chinese characters 七里香. literally translating to "seven mile fragrance," it is also the mandarin name for common orange jasmine. i first heard this word from my favorite taiwanese singer-songwriter who had a song of the same name, and the beauty of the word struck me. the sweet, nostalgic air of "qilixiang" inspires the concept of my shop.

i wanted to focus on earrings for the non-pierced, because i just lahhhv earrings. but myself and a number of friends have yet to take the piercing plunge! (nerves, horror stories, keloids, etc.) whatever the reason, you will find a number of options here, with designs befitting anyone from the working woman…

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  • Joined June 22, 2007

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glass, pearl, gemstone, cloth, lace, vintage

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qilixiang :: 七里香 :: 7milefragrance

About

http://www.etsy.com/shop/qilixiang
http://emilie-who.blogspot.com
http://pinterest.com/emiliewho

qilixiang, {pronounced chee-lee-shyäng}, is the english romanization of the three chinese characters 七里香. literally translating to "seven mile fragrance," it is also the mandarin name for common orange jasmine. i first heard this word from my favorite taiwanese singer-songwriter who had a song of the same name, and the beauty of the word struck me. the sweet, nostalgic air of "qilixiang" inspires the concept of my shop.

i wanted to focus on earrings for the non-pierced, because i just lahhhv earrings. but myself and a number of friends have yet to take the piercing plunge! (nerves, horror stories, keloids, etc.) whatever the reason, you will find a number of options here, with designs befitting anyone from the working woman to the littlest lady.
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for the songs that inspired my shop, you can easily find videos for 七里香 and 晴天 online. the latter, "qing tian," means {clear sky} or {sunny day}. lyrics/translations can be found on the music blog, www.songprints.wordpress.com

you may find qilixiang abbreviated to the acronym 7lx every now and then. this is taken from qi (七), which means seven, and the first letters of li (里) and xiang (香).

p.p.s. taiwanese-american, i'm proud of my heritage and think everyone should visit taiwan, if only for the unbeatable food! if you want to learn more about this little island, you can visit here -> http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/ <-

nice to greet you, hope to meet you, wish your etsy dreams come true!

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