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Jewelry – Making DIY Basics – What is a Headpin?

Find the right jewelry findings quicker and talk with other industrial professionals intelligently and enhance your jewelry making credibility by using correct terminology for the jewelry making supplies you need.Definition of Jewelry Findings In jewelry making, "jewelry findings" are components of jewelry less than a finished piece. Definition of Headpin A headpin is a long, thin piece of wire with a "head" - a flattened piece of metal bigger than the diameter of the wire that acts as a stop to beads on the wire.  The opposite end of the headpin is flush cut, not sharp as with straight pins used in sewing. Fancy headpins may have round beads, granulated silver patterns, crystals or other embellishment instead of a simple flattened head.How are Headpins Used? Designers use headpins to create links or dangles with charms or beads wire...

Spell Casting in History

'Magic', in its simplest form, has been used by ancient cultures to control the elements, and bend forces of nature to the will of the user. The Prehistoric man was very much in tune with how they were placed in nature, and often felt they must give up sacrifices and offerings to their Gods in order to keep them happy. These rituals are the earliest forms of spellcasting, as their power of giving thanks helped them in their tasks of farming or gathering food.African and Native American cultures had their wise men and women to perform their spells for similar reasons. They used wands and crystals to aid them in their spell casting, and offered gifts of thanks for the spiritual powers. They focused more on charms and trinkets, or dolls to be carried around, and could perform spells wherever they were needed. Those who performed the spells were...

5 Types of Matching Mother-Daughter Gifts

Are you ever too old to outgrow matching gifts with your mother or with your daughter? I guess it depends on if you are the mother or the daughter.With Mother's Day just around the corner, I thought this would be a good time to highlight my top 5 matching mother daughter gifts, in order of age appropriateness (more or less). Aprons: All girls love to bake with their mom, but for very young girls, looking like mom, while they're baking, is out of this world. Giving them matching aprons, makes that moment even more special. You can find identical matched aprons, or different style with same pattern like a full apron for mom and a half apron for daughter. There are also personalized aprons that you can find with phrases like "Chef" and "Sous Chef" Pajamas: Mommy and Me pajamas are great for Saturday nights with mommy and her little girl(s),...

Cures For Sciatica – 5 Little-Known Natural Food Supplements That Work Like a Charm!

Cures for sciatica are commonly touted in almost every nook and cranny (or corner) of the internet, but how many of these "touters" really know what they are talking about?I am not here to blow any trumpets, but the fact is this; there are many cures for sciatica out there but knowing which is right for you is the issue. While your body type may react well to over the counter medication, Sarah's body type may be more inclined to go with stretching and strengthening exercises.The good news is that whether you are more into over the counter medication or more into Sarah's physical therapy techniques, natural food supplements are cures for sciatica that work like a charm (just as the title says eh?).Allow me to add another swift fact here before we proceed; if you can adhere to a balanced diet and constant vitamins and food supplements, you won't...

How to Overcome Loneliness – 15 Techniques That Work Like a Charm

Everyone feels lonely at one time or another. And it can be hard to make new friends in today's troubled and unpredictable world. The friends and acquaintances we have may be so busy and preoccupied they don't even notice how lonely we are. We may not tell them how we feel because we don't want to bother anyone. So . . . we suffer in silence.What's a person to do?Well, if you find yourself sitting at home - alone - and feeling sorry for yourself, simply try a few of these 15 tricks to decrease loneliness and make new friends. They have worked for many of my clients, and they will work for you.15 Sure-Fire Techniques1. Look through your address book or think of old relationships which you might revive. Even if you've lost your job, you can contact a few of your previous co-workers and arrange to meet them for lunch or a social outing. Stay in touch...

Italian Wedding Customs

There is just something so romantic about Italy. It is the wine, the food, the ambience, and above all, the warmth and passion of the Italians. Having a destination wedding in Italy would be truly incredible. But even if you cannot transport your wedding to the Tuscan countryside, you can bring some of the exuberant spirit of an Italian wedding home.Weddings are a very big deal in Italy. They are about more than just the marriage of one man and one woman; weddings are also the union of two families and all of their friends. This is a cause for great celebration! Italian weddings often start with a Nuptial Mass in the morning, followed by feasting, drinking, and dancing that can last well into the next day. (Tip: if you are having a full Catholic Nuptial Mass, it should be indicated on your invitations.)Speaking of feasting, food is of paramount...

Ten Tips to Use the Law of Attraction to Win at Casino Gambling

The Law of Attraction is the Law of the Universe that states that what you think about and focus on is what you will physically draw into your life to experience.But what if you wanted to create more money for yourself by winning at gambling. Will the Law work for you then? The answer is Absolutely! -- as long as you are vibrating in the right place mentally while you are doing it.You see, I know this for a fact because I have been both studying the Law of Attraction for 20 years as well as enjoyed gambling for approximately the same amount of time; and I can tell you without a doubt that as my studying and learning has progressed, so has my winnings and jackpots!While this article will mostly be focused on winning at Video Poker games in casinos (because it is personally my favorite to play and I know the most about it) I am sure you will find a...

Wicker Furniture: Enhance the Charm of Outdoor Living

Wicker furniture is classic, elegant and adds personality to any room or space of a house they are placed in. You can have them stained or painted to match your other home decors. Raw materials used are rattan cane, sea grass, water hyacinth, natural wicker, aluminum, banana, and wood. Indonesia's wicker furniture is purely handmade because there is uniqueness in every part of the furniture. You can boost the charm of outdoor living with this type of furniture which is made to be weather resistant. Manufacturers provide the best and most beautiful in resin and plastic weaves with the benefit of minimal care. Rattan and solid teak are also incorporated in many pieces. These hardy materials are intended to be timeless. It's easy to arrange your living space to patios and poolside with any of this stylish and elegant furniture.This type of furniture...

How To Make Your Own Good Luck Charm Or Talisman

So you would like to know how to make your own lucky talisman/charm? The process can take awhile but it can bring wonderful results. I'll explain to you, step by step, how to make your very own.1. Decide what to use as the "physical base". It can be a piece of jewelry that you plan on wearing for good luck, a rabbit's foot, a four leaf clover that you will carry around, a gemstone, etc.. Pieces of meteorites work wonders considering that you would be carrying something that really is "from another world". It would be considered from "another world" both physically and magickally (after you charge it). Whatever you choose for your "physical base", make sure that it's something that you have a connection with and that would be easy for you to carry around.2. After you choose the physical base for your charm, spend a few minutes meditating and/or...

The Charm School by Nelson DeMille – Book Review

The Charm School by Nelson DeMille is another epic novel based in Russia and dealing with the intricacies of the American/ Soviet spy culture. I have been a DeMille fan for many years and always find myself drawn into his exciting world of intrigue and suspense. Does Charm School live up to his other novels?Plot: Greg Fisher is travelling through Russia on the road to Moscow, when he makes an unscheduled stop and meets an English-speaking stranger. He turns out to be a fellow American who has been missing for over a decade. When Gregory agrees to help this stranger is life is put in jeopardy.Gregory travels to Moscow and contacts the US Embassy to tell him his story. Before he can meet Sam Hollis, the American Intelligence Officer, Gregory Fisher disappears. Sam teams up with the embassy press attache, Lisa Rhodes, in order to unravel the events...
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