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Handmade Synthetic Crystal

Handmade Synthetic Crystal

There is nothing quite as romantic as a lace wedding gown. Lace is so feminine and beautiful that it makes any bridal gown even lovelier. Used to trim a veil, lace turns something simple into something spectacular. There are a variety of types of lace, each of which is wonderful in its’ own way.

Some of the finest laces for wedding gowns include Alençon, Chantilly, and Venise. The exquisite workmanship of Belgian lace is also treasured, especially for veils. Needle and bobbin laces are usually made of cotton or rayon, and machine made laces are generally made of synthetic fibers. Lace first became widely used in 16th Century Europe, and it remains just as popular today.

Chantilly and Alençon are French laces which are most frequently designed with a floral motif. Chantilly lace is soft and supple; Alençon lace has a heavier cord re-embroidered over the floral base to give it a substantial feel. Venise is a more three-dimensional style of lace from Italy, which is also frequently seen with floral patterns. Venise lace was especially popular in the 1960s, and on a personal note, it is what I chose for my custom wedding gown (I chose the most beautiful three dimensional roses appliqués, which were handstitched onto silk shantung).

Lace can be used in many ways from traditional to modern, and everywhere in between. A look that is currently in style is to use a continuous piece of lace as fabric (known as “all-over lace”) for a look that is textural and surprisingly subtle. When done with an Alençon lace, the result is a wedding gown that is both gorgeous and forgiving (the weight of the lace helps to hide any lumps or bumps!). Alençon is most commonly seen over a stiffer under-fabric, but I have also seen it done over silk charmeuse with the result being a gown that is substantial but fluid at the same time – incredible!

Another way that lace is often employed is as an appliqué. This technique can be done with a heavy hand or a very sparing one. Venise lace is most commonly used as an appliqué because of its’ stiffness when used as a whole piece. The lace motifs can either be stitched onto a solid background, or over a net for a sheer look (as in a sleeve or a veil).

Appliquéd lace is often embellished with handbeading. This is great, because you can use the beadwork as inspiration for handmade wedding jewelry to coordinate. For instance, if your bridal gown has Swarovski crystal accents, then have your jeweler create unique handmade wedding jewelry using the same crystals. Pearl beading is always classic, and of course, pearl jewelry to coordinate would look perfectly polished.

Lace doesn’t have to be traditional, by the way. One of the most stunning wedding gowns that I ever saw was a slender sheath created from all-over Chantilly lace, heavily beaded with Swarovski crystals. The lightweight lace paired with the heavy crystals created a sensuous curve-hugging effect that was definitely not your grandmother’s lace bridal gown. The variety of laces, and the unique ways in which designers use them means that there is a lace wedding gown perfect for almost every bride.

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Handmade Synthetic Crystal
Handmade Synthetic Crystal
Handmade Synthetic Crystal

Party Wedding Crystal

Party Wedding Crystal

Giving wedding favors to thank one’s guests for attending has become as traditional as baseball and apple pie in this country. The chief idea is to thank the guests with something substantial that lets them know you appreciate their contributions to the perfection of your wedding day better than simply sending out a thank you card after the event could hope to match. Glass/Crystal wedding favors are delicate and fragile, but so beautiful that they make a great way to thank the guests in an elegant fashion.

In addition to thanking the guests, the wedding favors become keepsakes that can be put away as reminders of the beauty of the day as you began your married life together. This is why care must be taken when selecting your wedding favors. You want something that will tie into the theme of the event so that whenever it is seen, it reminds those who were there of the happiness shared with you on your big day.

Glass wedding favors are some of the most beautiful around and are available in a wide choice of items and designs to fit in with any theme chosen for the ceremony and reception. One of the beauties of glass is that it can come in different forms and colors. Spun, flocked, stained, and clear glass varieties are used to make some the most elegant items and shaped to match the chosen thematic elements regardless of functionality. Some glass wedding favors are practical in nature while others are strictly decorative.

Crystal wedding favors are generally all clear, but tend to lend an elegance to the occasion that other substances can not match. Like glass, some are practical and others are ornamental. Crystal wedding favors make perfect additions to any theme. They are especially fitting in more formal and traditional settings.

When shopping for glass/crystal wedding favors, it is important to consider the type of favors wanted. Different items, such as place card holders, picture frames, champagne flutes, and many other choices are available. Couples should shop together and decide if the favors chosen should something guests will have a use for or if something to put up strictly as a keepsake is the better choice. Examining the theme for the event will also help to narrow down the choices.

Glass/crystal wedding favors should be ordered well in advance of the event. These items are delicate and some are easily broken. Most online shops that sell such items are extremely careful when packaging these items to avoid breakage. Still, there are times when one or more may be broken during shipment. When this occurs, you will want to have plenty time to obtain replacements.

Your guests will be amazed at how beautiful everything is when you choose glass/crystal wedding favors. These items will be the hit of the party in most cases and will definitely thank your guests in a solid manner while providing them with a memento of the occasion that will remind them of your wedding in a beautiful if delicate manner.

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Party Wedding Crystal
Party Wedding Crystal
Party Wedding Crystal

Electric Guitar Crystal

Electric Guitar Crystal

Certainly, if presented with an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar, most people can identify which is which. After all, while the acoustic instrument has a large hole in the middle, the body of the electric instrument is smooth and apparently solid. (Some electric guitars are solid core, some are hollow and some are a combination of both, but that is beside the point in this instance). At any rate, acoustic and electric are easy to tell apart on sight. And of course, the sound of the electric guitar and the manner in which it is produced is equally characteristic. Yet what are all the little parts and pieces that allow that this instrument to do what it does? There are quite a few, and one of the most essential is the pickup.

A pickup is a transducer, or a device that converts one type of energy into another. On an electric guitar, pickups are used to detect string vibrations and convert those vibrations electrical energy. This results in an electrical signal, which can then be electronically amplified. Most pickups for electric guitars are electromagnetic in design. They contain magnets that are tightly wrapped in a coil, or coils, of copper wire. Such pickups are usually located right underneath the guitar strings. The vibration of the strings causes a small voltage to be created in the coils surrounding the magnets; this signal voltage is later amplified.

Traditional electromagnetic pickups are either single-coil or double-coil. Single coil pickups are susceptible to noise induced from exterior electric fields. Fortunately, in the mid-1950s, the introduction of the humbucker put an end to this problem. This pickup has two magnets wrapped in copper wire. The magnets are of reversed polarity and the wire is wound in opposite directions, and the result is that they are all but unaffected by interfering electric fields.

Piezoelectric, or piezo, pickups represent another category of pickup. These employ piezoelectricity, which is the ability of some materials (such as crystals, ceramics and bone) to generate electric potential in response to applied mechanical stress. Piezos are popular in hybrid electro-acoustic guitars. A crystal is located under each string, usually in the saddle. When the string vibrates, the shape of the crystal is distorted, and the stresses associated with this change produce tiny voltages across the crystal that can be amplified and manipulated.

Some guitarists use hexaphonic pickups, which can be used in conjunction with piezo pickups. In a hexaphonic pickup setup, each guitar string has a separate piezo that obtains a separate output. These outputs, of which there are six, are then fed into the hexaphonic pickup. Such an arrangement allows the final signal to be easily modified. With modern on-board modeling technology, an electric guitar’s signal can be manipulated to attain a variety of different sounds, and a hexaphonic pickup makes this easier.

The type and model of pickup or pickups used can greatly affect the tone of the guitar. Typically, humbuckers are associated with a heavier sound, while single coil pickups are used by to create a brighter, twangier sound with greater dynamic range. And as mentioned, hexaphonic pickups are useful in enabling the guitarists to produce a variety of sounds.

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Electric Guitar Crystal
Electric Guitar Crystal
Electric Guitar Crystal

Cell Phone Rhinestones

Cell Phone Rhinestones
Is it okay to use super glue for cell phone bling/rhinestones?

Does it stay, and when you take them off does it leave ugly spots you can’t get off? What about fake nail glue??? And what store should I get them at (the bling/rhinestones)?

hmmmmmm i think you should use fake nail glue and i think micheals would have some rhinestones you can use

Cell Phone Rhinestones
Cell Phone Rhinestones
Cell Phone Rhinestones

Wedding Star Crystal

Wedding Star Crystal
I’m having a star themed wedding in June! Songs and CREATIVE ideas please.?

We love each other so much, this is the real deal. We have a small budget and want creative Ideas that will make it a night to remember for everyone- not just us. Colors are saphire and silver. Thinking of flowers looking like a fallen star/ comet. My dress has star like crystals.
Thank you for the wonderful ideas already. our friends little girl will be the star dust girl instead of the flower girl, i’m even going to get the pianist to mix in a little twinkle twinkle while she walks. Any Ideas for non alchoholic drinkss to fit the theme?
Your ideas are awesome, some I had already thought of but lots of new THANK YOU :) keep em coming

For wedding reception, you could get some big boards (foam, cardboard, whatever) and paint them black. then poke holes large enough for twinkle light size bulbs to go in. then get twinkle lights and stick the lights through the holes. (also the ones that blink would be even better) you can line a few boards up along the walls and you can also take twinkle lights and string them along the ceiling. for tables and stuff get little star shaped candles and also they have star lamps that hang from the ceiling too http://store.divine-planet.com/

have a good holiday season and best wishes for your wedding!

Wedding Star Crystal
Wedding Star Crystal
Wedding Star Crystal

Crystal Music Musical

Crystal Music Musical
Which, if any, of the DJ musical artists give good concerts?

Went to a Crystal Method concert not too long ago. Like their music, but their concert was boring. Is Moby good in concert? Fatboy Slim? Paul Oakenfold? Girl Talk? What do they do to make it a good live show? Thanks.

DJ Krush
DJ Shadow

Crystal Music Musical
Crystal Music Musical
Crystal Music Musical

Crystal Music

Crystal Music

The LG GD900 Crystal is a phone brought by LG to compete the high end technologically advanced phones brought about by other manufacturers like the Nokia brought the Nokia 6600 slide. Innovative features, to make our tasks easier and quicker, have been added in this phone. Coming in dimensions of 105 x 52.5 x 13.5 mm, it has not of much weight as it stands at just 127 gm. It is a slider phone where the closed slide shows a large TFT capacitive touchscreen of size 3.0 inches and resolution 400 x 800 pixels. The slider opens to reveal a very beautiful transparent keypad which makes the phone even more attractive. The phone also has a handwriting recognition feature which is used to recognize the alphabet you want to write on the touchscreen and makes you writing task a lot easier.

1.5 GB of internal memory which is expandable to 16 GB is available in the phone and gives enough memory available for storage of different forms of stuffs. 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution is very good when we consider a camera phone. This camera will always be with you and help you catch snaps anywhere and everywhere. Autofocus feature is able to aid in getting focussed image without much difficulty. Again, there is the LED Flash which can enable you to get snaps in dim light or even in dark. And don’t panic as these snaps are also crystal clear. You can have not only the snaps with the LG GD900 Crystal but also the videos at the rate of 3 fps. In addition to these, there is another camera which can help you with video calling. Video calling is a way through which callers on both the sides can enjoy videos of each other together with the enjoyment through talking. These videos are live and so you can see what the other one is doing right then together with talking.

The latest mobile phones has a web browser so that we can browse through the internet with ease and with entertaining experience. WiFi of the phone makes wireless connections a very easy possibility here. Data can also be sent to desktops and other such devices through the bluetooth or the USB present in this phone. Any time internet browsing is made possible with the GPRS support given by the device. Document viewer helps you to see or edit documents on the way to home or office giving you an extra time to be with your family. Games available in the phone are all very interesting and more can be downloaded from the internet.

Battery of the LG phone gives a talktime of around 6 hours and a standby time of 300 hours. FM is the best entertainment of this mobile phone. So many features are required by you or not is only for you to decide and then if it is required go for the LG GD900 Crystal.

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Crystal Music
Crystal Music
Crystal Music

Blue Crystal Metal

Blue Crystal Metal
I have yellow/light brown stains around the waterline of my inground vinyl pool.?

They are also around the waterline of the (fiberglass) steps in my pool.

I took a water sample to a local pool store to test for metals and they say there is a very small trace amount of metals in my water, so that should not be the cause of the stains.

I’ve tried scrubbing the waterline with a firm brush and tried to vacuum over the stains, but no luck.

I had to treat my pool for algae in the last two weeks, my pool was starting to turn a light clear green, but I shocked the pool and added algaecide and that took care of it and for the last few weeks the water has been crystal blue.

Any suggestions?

You should also have the pool store check for bacteria/other (black) algae and describe to them just what it looks like -try to find their most experienced person. As weather gets hotter, all kinds of pool problems can grow rapidly. There are various kinds of algae and specific products for each. My first 2 years with an in-ground concrete pool were a learning experience. Good luck!

Blue Crystal Metal
Blue Crystal Metal
Blue Crystal Metal

Crystal Musical Music

Crystal Musical Music
why do you support rap music????

It is a huge scene, and a terrible one. Why do we glorify these gangsta rappers? I’m 23 and disgusted by rap music, I think most people just think it is cool to hear someone rap about guns and hoes and money. Its absolute garbage for the ignorant, and I don’t know why its called music either? You actually think that any of the artists have musical talent. Its a bunch of ignorant savages, that have no talent, making ridiculous amounts of money off of chumps like you. Then they use that money to fight pit bulls, and by crystal, ya know, things that help save the world.

Im 14, I absoluteley, 100% hate (C)rap

Crystal Musical Music
Crystal Musical Music
Crystal Musical Music

Diamond Open Heart

Diamond Open Heart

A wedding is definitely a joyous moment in one’s life. It’s also an exhaustive event. Aside from the basics like searching for a marriage venue, the wedding dress and the reception, another important thing that needs to be done is to find a prefect diamond wedding ring for your sweetheart.

Usually, most couples prefer a diamond wedding ring set because diamond is the only thing that complements love brilliantly. For those who are much into rings, a diamond wedding set is perfect for you because it can serve as an engagement ring and the wedding ring all at the same. If you have enough money, you can gift your special someone diamond engagement ring and diamond wedding ring separately to show your love.

Tradition of Diamond Rings

Diamond is forever and so is the love. The word “diamond” has been derived from the Greek word “adamas”, meaning “unconquerable”. The importance of giving your loved one a diamond ring dates back to the 15th Century and since that time in history it is a tradition that has continued to the present day. Exactly what is given depends on a variety of things; the type of ceremony, the religion, the culture to name a few. To be honest, anything can be given and the wedding can take just about any form as it is up to those getting married who decide on how the wedding goes. But it’s better to give diamond engagement rings and diamond wedding rings as diamond symbolizes love brilliantly. In traditional UK weddings, the best man is normally the person to give the ring to the groom, for example in David and Victoria Beckham’s wedding, David Beckhams’ then team mate Gary Neville gave David the ring. Nowadays, both bride and groom exchange wedding rings on their wedding day.

Ways to find perfect diamond wedding ring

Searching for that unique diamond wedding ring can be stressful and strenuous because there are so many things to consider such as the beauty, shape, size, and cost. The best thing you can do is to trim down these options based on your personal preference and taste. Always remember, diamond wedding rings sets can be expensive but you can always keep an eye for those special deals available at various online jewelry stores.

Here are some tips that can help you in searching for that dream diamond wedding ring set. First, you have to choose a diamond wedding ring set that suits your taste and of your fiancé. Nowadays, it has become very common for the woman to accompany the man in the purchase of an engagement ring. This is a great idea, because then you know she’ll be happy with whatever ring she picks out. It takes all the pressure off you! You will not be blamed for anything. You can relax and chill without worrying about anything. You have other options also; you can know her choice from her parents. You can also take her friend to buy perfect diamond wedding ring for your special someone. Before purchasing diamond engagement ring and diamond wedding ring, you should be well aware of 4Cs: clarity, color, cut, and carat. For common man like us, these are the only clues we have for knowing whether we’re getting ripped off or not. So read and memorize the shortcuts for each C that will make you a good buyer. After all, the amount of money you will invest is your hard earned money.

Open your window of heart for your special someone, gift her one of the most precious diamond wedding rings and enjoy the glow on her face.

The author is a renowned expert on diamond wedding rings and engagement rings, has ten years of experience in writing articles on Engagement Rings.

Diamond Open Heart
Diamond Open Heart
Diamond Open Heart