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What You Need to Know About Lead in Swarovski Crystals

You've all heard that certain types of crystal objects and beads are made of lead crystal, but have you ever stopped to think about whether or not the lead in those crystal beads are harmful? The lead used in the making of lead crystal is indeed the same lead you read about poisoning children. Swarovski crystal beads contain about 32% lead or lead oxide which is used to maximize the way the light refracts through the crystal and gives them an almost diamond-like quality! This isn't unique to one company, either. Any lead crystal product actually contains lead to some degree, though there are European standards which dictate that there must be 30% or more lead contained within the crystal to be called lead crystal.The lead in lead crystal beads is generally considered safe to touch and work with, but not safe for drinking or eating. This is why you don't find glasses made out of lead crystal, but you can buy jewelry beads made out of lead crystal. Most lead crystal companies claim that because the lead is...

 


The Winter Is Coming - Organize Your Closet

The seasons are changing and it will soon be winter. With winter comes all of the winter clothing, including the hat, scarf, gloves, coat and boots. With all of the winter gear comes all of the mess as well. Now would be a good time to consider a strategy to keep all of that gear organized so that you can easily find it when it is needed.It is important to treat that new coat in way that will allow it to be around for more than just this winter. One way to take care of that new coat is to use a wooden hanger to hang it up in the coat closet. By using a wooden hanger you will be able to keep the coats separated enough to give them breathing space as well as making that coat closet look nice. People who use wooden coat hangers in their front closet recognize the aesthetic value that they add to the closet as well. This is particularly important in the winter time when that coat closet is likely to be open when someone just stops by. For those who have children and have been embarrassed in years past when this h...

 


6 Concepts For A Jewelry Stand

A jewelry stand is a necessary piece of furnishing. It helps unclutter your jewelry and trinkets, making a well-organized room. You can display your collection of trinkets and baubles on it to make it easy for you to choose which ones to wear with a certain outfit. With a jewelry stand, you don't have to take precious time searching for jewelry to wear. Everything is displayed right where you can easily get them. Making a jewelry stand is also pretty simple and you can use the following 6 common articles to create a beautiful jewelry stand for your jewelry.Foam Head While they are basically used to display wigs, foam heads can be turned into lovely jewelry stands. All you need is to cover a foam head with a heavy fabric, secure it with pins and you can have a jewelry stand in just a few minutes. You can now have something to display your rings and bracelets on.Board A piece of plywood can be made into a jewelry stand that you can attach to the wall of your room. Paint it and place hooks on it to hold your bra...

 


Vintage Style Evening Dresses

Donning your glad rags and heading out for an evening's fun is something that a lot of ladies like to do. If you fancy finding yourself an evening dress that is slightly different then vintage styling can be a great option. Many modern pieces play on vintage styles and if you know what suits your body shape then finding the perfect dress should be an easy feat. Whether you are heading out to a family function, birthday bash or dinner date, there should be an evening dress to match the occasion. The empire line is a classic vintage shape and suits anyone with a pear shape or thick waist because the material skims over the bottom half, cunningly concealing any bits you would rather keep hidden. Popular throughout the 70s, an empire cut dress has a high waistline which usually begins just beneath the bust and a long, full skirt that flows straight from this waistline. The empire style is also handy for creating an illusion of height for short or petite figures. A ball gown is another well known eveni...

 


Fine Leather Briefcases

When it comes to finding the best accessory for your professional and business life, it is hard to outdo the leather briefcase as the perfect complement to your business wardrobe. Fine leather briefcases are made to complement your suit and tie, and you will find that having an elegant briefcase can be the perfect way to look as respectable and professional as possible. Fine leather briefcases are one of the best presents that you can give your son or husband, and it is important to know what to look for when choosing the leather briefcase.The first thing to consider is the color of the briefcase. Black is the standard color for leather briefcases, but is not the only color that is acceptable in the business world. Navy or very dark blue is a fashion statement that sets the tone for your negotiations, and brown leather briefcases can be as elegant and professional as a black one. The important thing to remember is the type of outfits that your man has, as you want to find a briefcase that will complement his ...

 


Tips on What Shoes to Wear to a Job Interview

When you have the opportunity to interview for a new job, it is important to look your best and dress in a way that shows you are a professional. Having shoes that tie your outfit together and make the right impression is as important as anything else you can wear. Though workplaces are getting more relaxed in their dress code, a job interview is no time to dress down. In this guide, you will find tips for choosing the right dress shoes to wear to land that interview and start your new job. It is important that your interview footwear is professional. Overly high heels, flashy colors and prints, and even open toed shoes can make your appearance more casual and can send the wrong message to your prospective boss. A professional, close toed, neutral colored flat or low heeled shoe is going to be the most appropriate option. A nice flat or pump can be a great option; or even a stylish boot can be a great choice if it is not too high. Sneakers of any kind are a big no-no. Professional dress shoes that are simple,...

 


High Sierra Luggage

High Sierra Luggage A special inbuilt high density foam make up is what makes the High Sierra Luggage one of the best lightweight luggage available in the market today. The structure helps in maintaining the bag's structure and the same time minimizing the weight of the luggage. It has a moulded foot that allows the duffel to stand upright as well as act as a handle which facilitates easy lifting. The drop bottom compartment has hold down straps which makes it perfect for bulky gear or even shoes.It also has a zipper panel that divides the upper and lower compartments and can also be rolled up to create one secure large compartment. The High Sierra Luggage also has some inline skate style wheels that are mounted in a protective corner with a distinctive bridge that keeps the bag rolling. The kick plate that is located between the wheels housing gives the bag protection from any kind of abrasion. The High Sierra Luggage has a sure grip handle that will tuck down flat when you are not using it. It also has some...

 


Buying Glasses: What You Need to Know

One of the first things that you need to know before you even start looking for a new pair of eyeglasses is that you'll need to have your eyes checked first. Even though you might have a pair of prescription eyeglasses that is only one or two years old, you need to be careful before you go to fill them again because prescriptions often change quickly--especially as you get older. It's not uncommon for a person in their forties to need to get a pair once every two or three years.So once you know that it's time to get your eyes tested, you need to make another decision specifically about how you're going to do just that. While many people think that just getting a pair of inexpensive reading glasses from the drugstore will be good enough, there are some reasons why you need to visit your eye doctor on a regular basis.For one, while these drugstore glasses work for some people, it's impossible to catch some of the more dangerous eye diseases unless you get a regular checkup. As well, if you've got a different pr...

 


The Secrets of Wholesale Colored Diamonds

Colored diamonds have always been the diamond trade's little secret. There have always been colored diamonds especially on the wholesale market, but now they are becoming more and more popular with the retail jewelry market. The reason that many people have never heard of colored diamonds is the fact that they are rarer than clear diamonds and come in an irregular supply. Most people do not want to promote colored diamonds because of the possibility of a higher demand and no supply. But since the word is spreading about colored diamonds, they are becoming more available for the jewelry market than ever before. There is a whole spectrum of colors that can be available in colored diamonds. You can get colors such as a light lavender pink, to a yellow, coffee brown or orange brown. Some are even a very smoky gray blue. These are some of the most common colors. There are also available rarer colors such as deep pink and green. Most wholesalers will have to source these upon request. This can cost you quite a bit ...

 


The Benefits of Sandals

Womens sandals are one of the most popular and diverse footwear on the market today. Sandals offer your feet the comfort and fashion they desire. Sandals can take you from the beach, around your city, even to the mountains, or out on the town at night in comfort and style. They come in a variety of styles and materials to fit every personal preference. Sandals are comfortable and easy to wear, plus they welcome summer and sunshine. Below are a few common and popular types of sandals.High Heeled sandals- these womens sandals are great for making a statement on a night out or a summer party. These can be flirty and fun and come in a wide variety of heel heights so you are sure to find one that fits your comfort level. They look great with jeans, short, skirts and dresses and are made with many materials including cork, wood, leather, plastic, nylon, and more. Flip flops- flip flop sandals are a classic sandal for the beach or lake. They are simple, comfortable and easy to pack for a vacation. It is not uncommon...

 


Men's top tips for buying the perfect suit

Whether you want to look good at the office, shine at a job interview or have the edge when you hit the town in the evening, for every man there is a simple solution: the suit. Probably one of the longest lasting men's fashion staples, having been around since the regency period, a simple suit has the power to transform a man's look for almost any occasion, but it needs to be chosen wisely. Coming from the French 'suite', which means 'the following', as the jacket and trousers must follow each other in terms of cut, colour and cloth, knowing what to look for in a good suit can be a nightmare. Here are some marks of quality to look for whenever you're ready to buy a new suit. First thing to consider is budget, as generally the more expensive the suit the better quality it is likely to be, however, many suits are occasional items, so don't think you need to aim for the top price brackets to look sharp for colleagues. Today a budget suit is generally anything up to about £250 and a mid range suit can cos...

 


Jeans: A Wardrobe Staple

While there are plenty of fashion items and styles that are restricted to a certain type of person, there are some items that will find a home in any wardrobe. Perhaps the best example of clothes that are popular with people from all different tastes and backgrounds are jeans. Since they first hit popular culture back in the 1950s, jeans have been through many incarnations and have become a firm favourite with people all over the world. Sometimes people call other trousers that are cut in a similar style to popular jeans by the same name, but real jeans are only ever made of denim. However, denim is a very flexible fabric and there are many different thicknesses and textures that mean it lends itself to many designs. What's more, denim comes in all types of colours these days. It used to be that all jeans were blue, but dyes and bleaching processes ensure that you can now buy jeans in pretty much any colour of the rainbow. The real key to the enduring success of jeans is their extreme versatility, from ...

 




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