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THE COMEBACK OF PINS

Pins are the NEW comeback kid.  You can adorn it on pretty much ANYTHING.  It is unisex, so guys and gals and wear them.  It is an affordable way to personalize any fashion piece and accessory.  And it is non committable.  You can change it up as often as you like. It takes no time at all to get them attached to any piece of fashion.  **All images are from google.  And the image owners retains the rights to them.  I only embedded the original image url. So that the images will still direct back to the content owners for credits.           

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ECO FRIENDLY FAUX SOLDER CABOCHONS & PENDANTS

I have always loved Solder Glass Pendants pieces.  But because the process to make these are so time consuming and the materials used are so pricey that I can never find solder glass pendant pieces that are affordable.  In addition to that, working with soldering materials can be toxic.  Many of the materials that are required to make soldered jewelry have toxins in them and they do give off toxic fumes when working with them.  I am very sensitive to chemicals so traditional materials and processes are not an option for me...there has to be a better way I thought to myself. So it took many years of researching, practicing, making many mistakes, and failures...I've finally perfected a process that...

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HOW TO CLEAN OLD JEWELRY- SUPER EASY METHOD!

<https://www.facebook.com/buzzfeednifty/videos/1747664808821577/> I was trying to embed the video to my blog so you guys can conveniently view it.  But for some reason it can't be loaded so I have provided the above link to the video and the written instructions below are from the same web article.  Credits are given to buzzfeed and nifty (no other authors was mentioned in the original article).   bit.ly What you need: · Bowl or dish· Aluminium foil· 1 tablespoon baking soda· 1 tablespoon salt· Spoon, for stirring· 1 cup hot water · Clean rag, for buffing Instructions: 1. Cover a bowl with aluminum foil. 2. Add the baking soda, salt and hot water. Stir until dissolved. 3. Add jewelry to the mixture and...

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BOTTLECAP EARRINGS & BUTTONS

Picture and project courtesy of kathrynblackmun.etsy.com These are Buttons 1 inch flatbacks inserted into bottlecap settings.  COLLECTIONS:  HEROINE 1 & COMIC 1 WOMAN Look how beautiful they turned out.  She meant to purchase the bottlecap cameos (which are low dome resin cameos) to use with these bottlecaps but accidently purchased the buttons version instead.  And whoa-la, what a happy little accident.  The bottlecap cameos are 25mm in measurement.  And the 1 inch buttons are a little bit smaller (about 1 to 2 mm smaller). Even though they are known standard in the industry as 1 inch.  1 inch is about 23-24mm.  Kathryn Blackmun is a ceramics artist for many years.  Check out her shop on Etsy.  She mostly sells in galleries...

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