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Butterfly Crystal

Butterfly Crystal

To make the wedding successful, every detail of it should be taken into account. The preparation is obviously extreme that is if you want to impress your guests as well as to include your big day in one of those weddings of a lifetime. Very important in any wedding to have a reception, a well-prepared reception. Though building a reception is not as easy as most of us wanted it to be, but giving extra effort anyway can make a great impressive change to the entire celebration. A wedding reception is composed of decors, favors, variety of delightful menus, wines and more. These items aren’t for one purpose only. Wedding Flutes, Table Napkins, Cake Knives and Server were included not only for eating and drinking time but also they too can add accent to the overall appeal of the reception.

Wedding Flutes

Wedding flutes are toasting glasses for the bride and groom. However, if you would like to serve wine for your guests, then you can always use flutes. This accessory come in wide variety of selection, from cheap to classy, elegant expensive ones. If you opt for classy and elegant flute, consider this intricate design of linked silver plated hearts of Open Heart Crystal Toasting Flutes. This flute come in modern, romantic look with heart embellishment. You can also find personalized flutes that are simply amazing, perfect to incorporate with such special occasion. A Personalized Silver Plated Toasting Flutes, an elegant addition to the cutting of the cake. With these classic silver plated champagne glasses, your even will be more memorable….and beautifully photographed too.

Wedding Table Napkins

Table napkins are of course very essential in any food gathering but for weddings, table napkins can be very stylish and elegant. These are items that can accentuate the tables too. Today, there are lots of beautiful selection of table napkins, you can find personalized choices as well. These personalized napkins are of different choices of colors and personalize it with your names and wedding date or a special message.

Cake Knives and Serving Set

Cake knives and serving set comes with variety of beautiful selection to choose from. Just like other accessories, these items are can make a good accent to the table centerpieces. You may opt for more classic or modern type and even personalized ones. Consider this Personalized Butterfly Crystal Cake and Knife Server Set that comes with pearl embellishments on the handles and accents of Flowers and Butterflies. Both knife and server have a serrated edge. Or perhaps, a Personalized Classic Silver Cake Knife & Server Set a classic, elegant that can finish your gathering with its fine detail. Have then personalized by engraving your names, wedding date or personal message.

Other accessories like wedding cake toppers, cake pulls, place card holders and wedding favors are of different selection which can be also made personalize. These are widely available at online stores with different touch of designs, styles and themes. It’s all up to you which one will you choose that suits best on the theme of your celebration.

Janet is an author for a variety of lifestyle issues and topics including weddings. If you’re looking for reception supplies, visit the website Americanbridal.com and get some ideas. Get unique wedding favors to make your wedding extra special!

Butterfly Crystal
Butterfly Crystal
Butterfly Crystal

Crystal Christmas Tree

Crystal Christmas Tree
What cities in Italy have the best Christmas celebrations? (perhaps with ice skating, lights, trees, etc)?

I am going to Berlin which has an amazing Swarovski Crystal Christmas Tree, Ice Skating, Carolers, and Christmas Festival but unfortunately I am leaving for Italy the day before that all begins… I was wondering if there is anything similar in Italy? Thanks!

Hi,

Christmas In ITALY
The popularity of the Nativity scene, one of the most beloved and enduring symbols of the holiday season, originated in Italy. St. Francis of Assisi asked a man named Giovanni Vellita of the village of Greccio to create a manger scene. St. Francis performed mass in front of this early Nativity scene, which inspired awe and devotion in all who saw it. The creation of the figures or pastori became an entire genre of folk art.

In Rome, cannon are fired from Castel St. Angelo of Christmas Eve to announce the beginning of the holiday season. A 24-hour fast ends with an elaborate Christmas feast. Small presents are drawn from the Urn of Fate.

The main exchange of gifts takes place on January 6, the feast of the Epiphany, the celebration in remembrance of the Magi’s visit to the Christ Child. Children anxiously await a visit from La Befana who brings gifts for the good and punishment for the bad. According to legend, the three wise men stopped during their journey and asked an old woman for food and shelter. She refused them and they continued on their way. Within a few hours the woman had a change of heart but the Magi were long gone. La Befana, which means Epiphany, still wonders the earth searching for the Christ Child. She is depicted in various ways: as a fairy queen, a crone, or a witch.

Ref : http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/italy.html

Crystal Christmas Tree
Crystal Christmas Tree
Crystal Christmas Tree

Crystal Heart

Crystal Heart

Wine stopper favors make an excellent addition to any cocktail hour. There are many different wine stoppers that you can choose from the possibilities are endless. The bottle stoppers will add an upscale feel to your event. You can set the bottle stoppers next to all of your bottles of wine and have your guests pick up their stopper favors on way out.

Below on going to outline many different stopper favors that you can choose from that will make an excellent addition to your cocktail hour.

Crystal heart bottle stopper favor:

This heart-shaped bottle stopper is carved in an excellent pattern that will reflect the light in a sparkling detail. This is one of the most upscale bottle stopper favors I have ever seen. It comes excellently displayed in a silver box with satin inside with organza bow and matching thank you tag.

Bride and groom bottle stoppers:

This is a truly unique to reside it wine bottle stopper. The bride is on one side and groom is on the other side. It has a hand-painted heart-shaped top base designed with a brides dress on one side of the stopper and groom’s tux on the other side. It is beautifully displayed in a clear box with a black bottom, allowing for full view of this unique bottle stopper. It has a organza bow and a designer, heart-shaped thank you tag.

Crystal Ball bottle stopper:

This is one of the most I can team bottle stopper favors that will make an excellent addition in to almost any of it. The favorite features in acrylic, Crystal Ball ornament tapered on top of the chrome bottle stoppers to him. Each bottle stopper is displayed in a clear box with a black top, allowing for a full view of this unique bottle stopper favor. It is topped off with a white organza bow and a heart-shaped thank you tag that is attached to the favor. This is one of the most unique and elegant upscale bottle stopper favors I have personally laid eyes on.

These are just a few of the many bottle stopper favors that you can choose from to add a bit of upscale, elegant feel to your occasion. The stopper favors are great for the cocktail hour.

If you are looking for some wine stopper favors we got you covered. We have many to choose from. We have a nice crystal ball bottle stopper, chrome heart shaped stoppers, crystal heart shaped wine stoppers and many more.

We also have many different wedding favors such as beach themed, candle favors, silver wedding favors and many more favors that will be perfect for your event.

Crystal Heart
Crystal Heart
Crystal Heart

Martha Stewart Glitter

Martha Stewart Glitter
Glitter is used a great deal in crafts & schools. Is glitter harmful to the lungs as asbestos is?

Martha Stewart has a new book GLITTER. When she decorates with glitter, she never wears a mask. I want to know if any research has been done to see if GLITTER can damage the lungs–especially of children.

I saw on her April Fools Day show that she glittered an entire chair! Wow! But most glitter is plastic, so it probably won’t harm you. alot of Martha’s glitter, however, is German glass glitter, and no, you really shouldn’t breathe it. Ordinary store bought glitter shouldn’t be a real problem, even for kids.

Martha Stewart Glitter
Martha Stewart Glitter
Martha Stewart Glitter

Heart Crystal

Heart Crystal
How do you make a crystal beaded heart?

It kinda looks like this:

http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/images/newimage/crystalheart.gif

I want to make it out of fishing line though and that one in the picture is made with wires and I have two colors I’m using. The beads I have are rounded. The directions from how that picture is made is different from how my friend showed me, and I want to continue with how my friend taught me.

I don’t know

Heart Crystal
Heart Crystal
Heart Crystal

Natural Diamond Solitaire

Natural Diamond Solitaire

The spectrum of colors is as big as your imagination. Choosing whatÂ’s right for you can be overwhelming in todayÂ’s diamond market. This article will address a few important factors to consider when buying a fancy colored diamond for yourself or a loved one. Most important is knowing the differences between colored diamonds that are formed naturally and ones that are man-made.

Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds

Diamonds colored naturally are very rare and fetch very high prices. There are three ways in which colored diamonds are formed by nature. The first method is when a foreign element is introduced to the carbon material that a diamond is made from. For example, nitrogen can cause a diamond to have yellow or orange hues while boron can make it blue. The second method is when pressure compresses the carbon and creates a red, pink or purple hue. Lastly, natural radiation deep in the earth generates diamonds with colors of green or blue. Green, red and purple diamonds are considered very rare and command high prices. Indeed, there are only six naturally formed red diamonds currently in the market. One can only imagine the prices these stones will fetch. Natural fancy colored diamonds are so rare that there exist at least 10,000 colorless stones for each colored stone.

Synthetic or Treated Fancy Colored Diamonds

Fancy colored diamonds can also be man-made in labs. There are a variety of methods used to color diamonds. Some of these stones are purely synthetic, meaning they were totally created in a lab to simulate the properties of a real diamond. They are formed from carbon just like the real thing. However, these stones can be formed in a matter of weeks where as it takes thousands of years for natural diamonds to be formed. These type of synthetic diamonds are so similar to the real thing that only high tech equipment can detect subtle differences in the crystal formations within the stone to know they are fake.

Another man-made method to produce fancy colored diamonds involves irradiating a natural diamond that possesses an unattractive color. Irradiation is a process in which a diamond is exposed to a source of radiation that changes the position of atoms within the stone thus causing its color to change.

Treated or synthetic diamonds may look very appealing to the consumer because of the price and uniformity of color; however, these diamonds have no value to the serious buyer and have little resale value. Therefore, if you are purchasing a colored diamond for investment it is vital to obtain certification from the diamond seller. The certificate should come from a reputable laboratory and contain the origin of the stone and the natural origin of the stoneÂ’s color.

Diamond Certification and the Four CÂ’s of Diamond Buying

Grading colored diamonds presents another set of unique issues for the buyer. Colorless diamonds are graded on the four CÂ’s: Cut, Carat, Clarity and Color. Colored diamonds are also valued based upon the four CÂ’s but another factor weighs most heavily on the value of a fancy colored diamond. This factor is based upon the hue and rarity of the color. Indeed a rare fancy color will garner a much higher price than a colorless diamond of many more carats. Colored diamonds have three characteristics by which they are graded. These are hue, tone and saturation. Hue refers to the dominant color of the stone, tone refers to the light within the stone and saturation refers to the intensity of the hue. Be sure to look for these factors on the diamond certificate.

Having knowledge about the differences between natural and synthetic colored diamonds will help you to choose the diamond thatÂ’s right for you. One thing is certain, in todayÂ’s marketplace jewelry designers are using fancy colored diamonds to create beautiful and unique designs that consumers want to own.

Jill Renee is the president of Danforth Diamond, an online seller of diamond engagement rings and jewelry. Learn more about buying a diamond engagement ring at: http://www.danforthdiamond.com/

Natural Diamond Solitaire
Natural Diamond Solitaire
Natural Diamond Solitaire

Ladies Diamond Necklace

Ladies Diamond Necklace
Poll 7, (Exclusively for ladies : Diamond necklace) – Which one will you choose?

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2) http://www.diamond-ocean.com/pcat-gifs/categories/MGN000022.jpg

3) http://www.dargate.com/245_auction/245_images/1015.jpg

4) http://engagementrings.lovetoknow.com/wiki/images/EngagementRings/6/64/Titanic1.jpg

5) http://www.cascadestar.com/ImageServlet?imageName=192_MNO527-Close-up_large.jpg

Thanks for your kind response :)

no 3…its elegant..stylish..nd we can wear it wid any outfit..

Ladies Diamond Necklace
Ladies Diamond Necklace
Ladies Diamond Necklace

Crystal Floral Butterfly

Crystal Floral Butterfly

Now that it’s spring season, garden and flower favors are perfect for an enchanted wedding. You’ll feel like a princess in your gorgeous wedding gown, and your guests will savor the elegance of beautiful floral wedding favors. You might find the perfect favor for your guests in the following flower and garden-themed wedding favors:

Calla Lily Pen Favors – Whether your guests are sitting down to write in their journals or jotting down a heartfelt thank you note, these lovely floral pens will always remind them of your thoughtfulness and exquisite taste. This floral pen is displayed in a chocolate-brown gift box, finished with a sheer white organza ribbon and bow and a sleek chocolate-brown “Thank You” tag adorned with a lovely calla lily. You can also add a personal touch with personalized tags, available in a variety of colors to coordinate with your wedding or bridal shower.

Flower Bottle Stopper Favors – Top off a perfect springtime bridal shower with a favor your guests will truly enjoy! Cheerful Flower Bottle Stopper Favors are great for adding a burst of color to a favorite wine bottle and they’ll look tantalizing on your tables too! The flower is placed in a pretty, little lavender pot inside a clear display gift box. To complete the presentation, it has a white organza ribbon and bow and matching, flower-shaped “For You” tag on it.

Butterfly Cookie Cutter Favors – These cute kitchen favors are adorable, practical and affordable… a perfect way to thank your guests. Each metal butterfly cookie cutter is packaged in a clear plastic box with a colorful background illustrated with butterflies! The box is elegantly finished with a silver elastic bow and a butterfly-shaped “thank you” tag. Your guests will remember your bridal shower every time they make a delicious batch of cookies with this clever butterfly cookie cutter!

Crystal Heart Design Flower Pot Favors – This pure crystal heart makes a great keepsake gift for your wedding guests. Also designed to serve as bridal shower favors, gifts, prizes or rewards for fun bridal shower games, Crystal Heart Design Flower Pot Favors are as delightful as a bouquet of flowers. They look as if they were just picked from a shimmering crystal garden, beautiful enough to keep in a china cabinet. They are so exquisitely gift wrapped, you can attractively group and arrange them on a silver serving platter on a side table or on your wedding cake table.

Cheerful Magnetic Butterfly Memo Clip Favors – The butterfly is one of nature’s gifts that is a joy to behold. These eye- catching memo holder magnet favors really capture the spirit of the butterfly while providing a practical memento for guests to take home! A wonderful way to thank your bridal shower guests, these pretty butterfly memo clips are adorable, endearing, and also quite affordable. It features a delightful, rhinestone-embellished pewter resin butterfly charm fastened to a chrome magnetic clip and an attached memo pad. Each memo holder is packed in a deluxe black bottomed box with a clear top, finished with a white organza ribbon, ready to delight your guests!

Enchanting Butterfly Candle Holder Wedding Favors – For a springtime wedding reception or engagement party, these lovely Enchanting Butterfly Candle Holder Wedding Favors are a delightful gift for your guests! These adorable butterfly tea lights lend a soft glow to any occasion, and is perfect to be used as party decor. It also has a clear glass tea light holder with a poured candle inside. An artistically rendered butterfly with clear sparkling rhinestones, is perched on the side. Each butterfly candle wedding favor comes packaged in a white gift box to complete the presentation.

Long Stem Rose Candle Favor – These long stemmed rose candles will look great and romantic at each place setting or on a table at the reception. Each rose candle comes complete with green fabric leaves and stem and they are available in colors red, white or pink. The candle comes individually boxed in long clear showcase cylinder box complete with pearlized lattice decorative strip and sheer organza ribbon.

The author is an independent writer and has written articles about wedding favors. She believes that the right kind of resources, with some unique and elegant wedding guest gifts, will make a memorable wedding.

Crystal Floral Butterfly
Crystal Floral Butterfly
Crystal Floral Butterfly

Austrian Crystal Gold

Austrian Crystal Gold
How do i achieve a modern day grecian goddess makeup look without using gold? helpp!!?

i know, its weird- not using gold. but the dress i am wearing is a grecian style dress- and is down to the floor white silk. with silver/ austrian crystal sequins on the straps that flow down the back because the dress is also backless. my hairstyle is also grecian. if it helps any. i have blonde hair. deep brown eyes. and a fairly light skin complexion. if you have any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. thankss so muchh!

Use a foundation that is not matte . I am not sure of your skin type but using cream foundation tends to give a dewy look. You can also look dewy from applying moisturizer and mixing it with your fountaion using a sponge.
I like adding this product other companies make simular ones its like a bronzer
in champagne

http://www.beautyofasite.com/product-3931.html

I would try some pinks and browns for the shadow on your eyes like the pallette here called bliss but whatever brand you use will do

http://www.beautyofasite.com/product-133.html

then lipstick in a color like glam or playful
a quick trick I learned to look like a glowing goddess is to use lipstick or cream blush.
Good luck

Austrian Crystal Gold
Austrian Crystal Gold
Austrian Crystal Gold