Costume Jewelry Care Tips For Worn Out Costume Jewelry

If you have old, worn out, seen better days costume jewelry just lying around gathering dust don’t throw it out. You can revitalize those dirty, outdated and broken pieces by following a few simple steps:

Worn out gold or silver plating:

Because typical costume jewelry plating is very thin it can eventually rub off from wear or become damaged from the use of harsh chemicals, creams, or perfumes. If this happens there are several options in gold and silver re-plating solutions that can be found online. Some are fairly simple and can be performed without the use of heat or electricity while others are a little more complex. I found one website in particular that offers a very good variety of plating options (e.g. immersion plating, pen plating) and general plating instructions for precious metals including gold, silver, platinum, and rhodium. It is www.shorinternational.com. Click on the contents and search box and then plating gateway. One word of caution: I would recommend buying only cyanide free plating solutions as cyanide is poisonous. For silver lovers there is one product that I have personally used that has worked well for me and it is called Silver Brite. This is an all in one cream that cleans, polishes, and re-plates worn silver on jewelry and other items. It is very easy to use and fairly inexpensive. Just rub the cream on with an applicator sponge or a Q-tip for small items and rub off with the buffing cloth that is included with the kit. The result is a clean, sparking silver finish.

Tarnished or dirty:

Cleaning costume jewelry is simple but choose your cleaner wisely. Only use a jewelry cleaner that specifically states that it is safe for costume jewelry and read the ingredients to make sure that it does not contain alcohol, acids, or ammonia because these can strip the gold or silver plate. Use a children’s soft bristle tooth brush for cleaning around costume jewelry stones. Its probably not be a good idea to immerse rhinestone jewelry because the stones can become unglued.

If your costume jewelry items are only lightly tarnished a good buffing with a soft dry jewelry cloth may do the trick. A good jewelry polish works great in restoring heavily tarnished items.

Loose or missing stones:

If a stone such as a cubic zirconia, plastic, or glass has become loose or fallen out a drop or two of super glue will do the trick. Just be careful not to use too much. You certainly don’t want the glue to leak out and cause the piece to stick to your skin or another object. Most of the time a single drop will suffice unless it is a very large stone in which case you may want to use two drops. If you cannot find the missing stone there are companies online that sell loose cz stones if you have a special chain or ring band you want to salvage. Simply do an internet search for cz stones.

Broken clasp:

If your necklace or bracelet has a broken clasp make sure it is the actual clasp that is broken. Be sure to check the jump ring which is a small metal ring with an open spot where the clasp attaches to the chain. If this is the problem it can be easily fixed. First identify what kind of clasp it is. There are several types (e.g. lobster clasp which is shaped like a lobster claw and has a tiny spring loaded lever, a magnetic clasp which is just as it sounds) then visit your local craft store or do a search online for jewelry clasps and you should find what you need. If the clasp is soldered on you will need to contact a jewelry repair professional.

Outdated:

If you simply want to add a new flair to your old costume jewelry pieces you can simply mix and match. If you have a pendant with sentimental value bring it to life with a more modern chain. Add new charms to your favorite bracelet or re-plate that old silver necklace with a shiny new gold finish. Be creative!

Play the fashion shoes store,enjoy the girls games

Do you like the fashion shoes which can make a girl to be the most charming one?nowdays shoes are not just a tool for people,it is also be treat as a decoration for girls or boys ,which can make them to be much more comfortable and more beautiful,then you will see how interesting it is to wear a wonderful shoes,maybe you can just choose the shoes like that you are in the art shop,just have a look of them,which can give you the feeling of the beauty,you can take it home and wear them.Huh,you will have a different feeling when you try different kinds of shoes.now you can play this fun shoes store girls games,from which you will enjoy it and have fun.

You can see a pretty girl there,she has a important date,so she needs a pair of beautiful shoes for her date and she decides to choose a pair of wonderful shoes from the shoes store,and now you should do your best to help her,for there are so many kinds of shoes there,you should do your best to choose the right one for her,and after that you can also match this pair of shoes with gorgeous hairstyle and dress in the girls games.

The shoes are moving there,you can use your mouse to click it and then you will see so many kinds of shoes there,and then you will have the chance to have a look of the fashion trends then in the funny games for girls.

And you can also do your best to make them to be the wonderful one,just try them on for the girl,and choose any one of them for the pretty girl there,who is preparing for her date.

Enjoy this funny girls games,maybe you can find out the right shoes that you want to own.and then you can also do your best to make them to be the most shining one.

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Tips For Buying Wholesale Mexican Silver Jewelry

Copyright 2006 Ricardo Ortiz

There are 3 cities in Mexico where silver jewelry is manufacturered: Mexico City, Guadalajara and Taxco. One of them is known as “The World Capital of Silver Jewelry”: Taxco.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TAXCO SILVER JEWELRY AND THE ONE FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD?

1. Compared to the jewelry of countries like India, China or Thailand the quality is better becuase of two reasons:
a) The silver quality is better. Mexico is the biggest silver producer in the world so it is very easy to obtain pure silver in the other hand it is well know some asian businesses sometimes cheat on this aspect. It is very common to find .800 silver instead of 925 silver jewelry or non jewelry pieces marked as sterling jewelry.
b) The finished is better. This is because it is hand finished and looks shinier and more regular.
2. Taxco has hundreds of internationally recognized silversmiths. This tradition comes since in 1929 an american arquitech and designer, William Spratling, arrived to Taxco and founded the first silver jewelry workshop “Las Delicias”, with the time Spratlings silversmiths started their own workshops. Today there are hundreds of workshops producing all kind of desings.
3. All the silver jewelry is handmade.
4. The desings are different from the rest of the world.
5. Excellent prices.
6. In one small town you will find more than 1,000 silver jewelry businesses.

WHERE IS TAXCO?

Taxco is located to north of the state of Guerrero, two hours away from Mexico City by car. Taxco is one of the most beatiful colonial towns in Mexico. Excellent weather. A good choice either for pleasure or business.

WHERE TO BUY WHOLESALE MEXICAN SILVER JEWELRY IN TAXCO?

1. Wholesale Business. These are well stablished stores, generally located downtown.
2. Silver Street Market. This is a street market kown as “Tianguis” where all saturdays people take out a table to the street and offer what they usually make at home.

WHOLESALE BUSINESS

Advantages
1.Taxco has more than 1,000 small and medium size wholesale businesses. You can find for fure in one small town good silver jewelry suppliers.
2.The quality of the silver is always .925 (Sterling).
3.Good prices.
4.You can select a wide variety of beautiful desings.

Disadvantages
1. Not all the businesses are formal and well organized so this give you some problems with the production and export orders.

SILVER STREET MARKET

Advantages
1. In one market there are a lot of small suppliers.
2. Good prices.

Disadvantages
1. Every one of the businesses is specialized in a few designs, you will need to have lots of suppliers to have a good collection.
2. The quality of the silver is NOT always .925 (Sterling) in some cases.
3. They dont make international orders.

FINDING A SILVER JEWELRY SUPPLIER TIPS

1. Look for suppliers with good designs and quality.
2. Look for suppliers with good prices but never sacrifice design and quality for price, always sells more a good design with reasonable price than bad design with “good price”.
3. Look for serious suppliers and well organized. It is not very useful if you find a supplier in Taxco which is not going to satisfied all your needs when you get back home. This is a key point.
4. Look for suppliers with a capacity of having new designs often if they dont have it sooner or later you will have to find new suppliers.
5. If you want mexican silver jewelry plan a first trip to Taxco and then Look for suppliers with an excellent online catalog. This will help a lot.

Kibio Cosmetics Packaging In Hd Photos By Packshotcreator

Purchasing cosmetics or skin care creams are more an emotive purchase. That is why, the packaging of these products needs to be very attractive and attention-grabbing. Packaging plays an important role in the product presentation.

Kibio the cosmetic skin care specialist caters for the best eco-friendly packaging. Kibio packaging photo was taken by the digital PackshotCreator photo studio. This innovative photo studio delivers unbeatable performance in terms of accuracy and sharpness, as well as for color and texture rendering. With its high quality image, this cosmetic HD photo will definitely be attention-grabbing. This shot has given more life to Kibio. This very realistic visual display of this cosmetic care product will not only improve the online viewing experience but also Kibios reputation worldwide. As such, customers will be prompted to purchase online this cosmetic cream after having seen the cosmetics photos. There will no longer the hassle of moving to the shops to purchase your skin care creams.

Moreover, every single detail and information available on its packaging is visible to the customers. Its packaging reflects the values, uniqueness and positioning of Kibio brand. It shows the label Eco-Cert and BIO. As soon as the customers see the Label Bio on this cosmetic packaging, they will immediately understand that this is an organic skin care product which is chemical free. Its ingredients proportion include less than 95% natural ingredients or natural origin on the total ingredients (including water), a minimum of 95% certified organic ingredients on the total plant ingredients and at least 10% ingredients Total Certified organic ingredients.

In addition, Kibio makes the use of paperboard packaging as the latter is biodegradable, that is, they can be easily recycled. The packaging with its rigidness and thickness, can be seen to position the product (Kibio skin gel) well. This provides excellent protection of the cream.
In the packaging, the branding and logo of Kibio are highly noticeable. Branding helps all customers to recognize Kibio skin care products on the shelves.

In this high resolution photo, it can clearly be seen the logo of Kibio which is Ki correlates with Kibio. The logo is appealing to consumers. Parallel to it, there are the words active nature and vital energy which both characterize this cosmetic as an organic skin care specialist that provides people with vital energy and well-being after its use.

KIBIO Bio – Intemporelle Absolute Cream is made up of white Japanese pine, butterfly buddleia and Rowan tree buds. It is safe, natural, vegetal, effective and genuine. The white Japanese pine is rich in omega-6 and 9. As such, it nourishes, soothes and strengthens the skin. Buddleia extract, a powerful antioxidant protects our skin against free radicals. Rowan tree buds stimulates the circulation and brightens the glare of our skin. Another cosmetic product of Kibio is the relaxing leg gel. The latter is a treatment gel as it relaxes and relieves all the tiredness amassed in your swollen legs.

Thanks to the digital PackshotCreator photo studio, customers can now easily choose their cosmetics via high definition cosmetics photos!

A Critique of Debi Pearl’s book, Created To Be His Help Meet

For several years an article has circulated on the Internet entitled among other things, -Slave Labor.- The list was purported to be an extract from a high school Home Economics textbook from 1954. In summary, the girls were taught to be good housewives by preparing their homes, their supper meal, and their children for the arrival of their hard working husbands. -Try to make your home a place of peace and order where you husband can relax,- is the final point. Treat him like a king, and view yourself as his servant, it was saying.

Women who agree that this sounds like slave labor would NOT appreciate the instruction Debi Pearl presents in her book, Created to Be His Help Meet. Indeed, the author was aware that some of the material would not be welcomed in today’s western culture and was tempted to leave it out. Michael, her husband told her, -If God thought it was important enough to inspire it as part of His Word to us, then you should include it-.

Herein is the first and great quality of this book. It is based on Scripture without fear of man, or other women, or of being called -old fashioned’. Debi did a thorough study of the role of women in the Bible to prepare for this book. It is based on the design principle, that God created woman unique with an important role in society. The role for married women is to do all she can to make her husband a success. Attempting to take on the man’s role will result in damage to her marriage, her children, and herself.

About this book the author states, -It took four years, thousands of hours, many tears, revisions and distractions, but I finally finished my book. I had no idea God had so much to say to us ladies until I began going through God’s Word verse by verse, writing the different sections of Created to Be His Help Meet-.

In a nutshell, the book says, wives, stop trying to change your husband into what you want and start letting God change you into the woman He wants. The result will often be, surprisingly, that God will use you to change him. In other words, if you treat him as a king, he may well treat you as his queen. However, this dare not be her reason for wanting to respond correctly.

Every troubled wife feels she is the exception to the principles presented in such a fundamental book. The author does not ignore these and gives many illustrations and answers questions from various difficult marriage situations. She also deals with the difficult subject of sex in a clear but discrete way.

The fact that, at this writing, the book is in its 8th printing in four years is a strong endorsement. Though some churches have even banned it (!), the letters to the Pearls’ No Greater Joy Ministry telling of marriages that have been transformed as a result of reading and applying this book, speak volumes about its genuineness as a tool for women to see themselves as God designed them, not as inferior or superior, but as unique.

Debi Pearl is the author of multiple best sellers including Created to Be His Help Meet and Listen To My Dream. You can find out more on her website.