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Selecting a Good Bracelet Jewelry Box – For Yourself or Someone Else

If you have - or would like to have - an extensive jewelry collection, a good-quality jewelry box is an absolute must. But a jewelry box that might be suitable for rings, earrings or necklaces, may not be suitable for the storage of your bracelets. Here are a few general recommendations to keep in mind before you go shopping for one --One very important recommendation is this: do not purchase a bracelet jewelry box made of plastic. Why? Because some types of plastics give off small trace amounts of chemicals into the air. If your bracelets are kept inside a plastic container for long periods of time, these vaporized trace chemicals may damage the finish of your bracelet.Another important recommendation is that you try to select a bracelet jewelry box that provides a separate, independent compartments for the storage of each of your bracelets. Some...

Wedding Traditions of Puerto Rico

A wedding is a joyous celebration and that is no different in Puerto Rico. There are a few traditions that are associated with a conventional Puerto Rican marriage. One of these traditions is the offering of the bride and groom a beverage called café con leche and is served in coconut cups.The Bride's BouquetBridal bouquets in Puerto Rico are abundant with the amapola, which is a traditional flower often used at a Puerto Rican wedding. The bouquet may also contain a fan as it is a part of traditional wedding attire in Puerto Rico. The maids of honor also carry bouquets made of amapola flowers whether real or silk, and fans as these things are said to signify good luck for the couple.Traditional Wedding FavorsTypical wedding favors presented to guests at a Puerto Rican wedding are called capias. They are narrow ribbons imprinted with the...

Interesting Ways To Use Your Glass Beads

Beading is a very popular hobby for many people. With the huge variety of beads available today, it is possible to design everything from elegant rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets to playful crafts. Beads have a range of uses and different types can be used to serve different purposes. While you may prefer plastic beads for kid's jewelry and crafting projects, glass beads are more suitable for designing sophisticated jewelry items.I am an avid collector of glass beads. I do use them to design jewelry, but those that remain unused after all my designs are complete become a part of my collection. About two years ago, I had a huge box packed with leftover glass beads and I didn't know what to do with them. So I decided to look for crafting ideas online and put them to good use rather than let them sit in the box unnoticed. I discovered some...
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