Lantern Bug

Cagliari, Italy 8 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Lantern Bug

Cagliari, Italy | 8 Sales

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Chiara D.

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Chiara D.


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About LanternBug

Sales 8
On Etsy since 2010

Lantern Bug: from textiles to paper

When I was a little girl, I used to stare at my grandmother Erminia while she was sewing. With contempling and learning eyes, I suddenly fell in love with the needlecraft world.

Large fabrics, a meter, some skillful and precise soapstone strokes, and then a dress, a jacket, a blouse, a coat - almost magic. I learnt that all kind of things can be produced with our very own hands, and creating clothing, accessories and other objects rapidly seemed to me - and still seems! - the most beautiful thing on Earth.

I was a tiny five-years-old kid and already had my darning-needle and coloured cotton and nylon threads, ready to create a new whole wardrobe for my dolls..or dolls themselves! Later, my big love for bags and accessories, and the Lantern Bug experience.

I started to work with textile materials, expanding their textural potential by means of ribbons insertions and appliques. Then I recently moved to more experimental grounds, trying to approach paper materials under an uncommon perspective. Indeed, while paper is generally thought as a mere support for written or visual ideas, I rather find it challenging and fascinating to think of it as a structural material.
Moreover, within this very same line of research, the upcycle issue comes in: the creative re-use of waste materials can effectively be an important tool for us to do our part in keeping our planet healthy...and have a lot of fun at the same time!

Shop members

  • Chiara Deriu

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I grew up in Sardinia, in the beautiful city of Cagliari; in '08 I moved to Ravenna to study Sciences applied to artistic materials, hoping to become a researcher in the future. Read the shop story to learn more about me and the Lantern Bug project!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 30, 2013
Lantern Bug means fun and love for making crafts.
Every single item is designed and crafted by myself, Chiara, with a lot of care and passion to reach the best quality possible.
Transparency and genuineness are the most important things for Lantern Bug, so don't hesitate to ask me any questions about my crafts, I'll be glad to answer them all.

Accepted payment methods

  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
***I am not responsible for damages incurred during shipping.***
***Refunds are not provided***, so be sure of your choice before completing your purchase.
I accept PayPal payments only.
Payment must be done within THREE days from the order.

***Remember that you can pay with PayPal even if you are not a registered PayPal user!***
If you don't own a PayPal account you can still pay by credit card: once you've checked out on Etsy and submitted your order, click the "Pay now" button and look at the bottom of the PayPal page for more information.

Read more about it at:
***I will ship items within five days from your purchase***, so the faster you complete your payment, the faster you'll get your item!

***Shipping is charges forward.***
This includes taxes on imported goods, if provided for by your Country's law.

A default method is always applied (registered mail - price adapted to the specific weight of the item), but if you prefer to select yourself the one which suits you the best, please write me a convo or email ( ***before*** you submit your order.

How long will it take your shipping?
Once you choose your shipping method, I send you an email or convo with full details of the shipping, deadlines included.

The default option "registered mail" is generally a safe one. It is possible though to choose an additional insurace. Please let me know via convo or email ( ***before*** you submit your order.

It's my duty to make a safe package for my items.
Packaging costs are not charges forward.
Please note that ***I am not responsible for damages incurred during shipping.***
Packaging, as well as the other steps of the shipping, will be notified, so that you'll be able to follow your item's way to your location.

***I am not responsible for any damage incurred during shipping.***

For further information on shipping, please visit (only Italian language, sorry)
Feel free to contact me whenever you want!
Additional policies and FAQs
A thank you discount coupon will be send for every purchase at Lantern Bug's!


I can always accept custom orders for:

- Librorecchini earring series
- Poppies earring series
- Poppy bobby pins

[the list will be constantly keep up to the date in relation to my free time]

For what concerns ***BAGS***, custom orders are subjected to evaluation and will be taken in charge mainly in relation to my free time...and location! I live in two different Countries and it is not always possible for me to gather all the materials I need.

***In general, I won't be able to accept orders with too close deadlines***, so I highly reccomend you to contact me at least a month earlier, especially if you're looking for a special gift! :)