Gold-Plated Vs. Gold-Filled: What You Need To Know

19 March 2020
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Precious metals are often considered good investments because their value tends to remain steady on the market. Gold is one of the most precious metals, and collectors will typically look for scrap gold items that they can sell to a gold buyer for a profit. You will probably come across a couple of identifiers as you scour the jewelry case at your local pawn shop or thrift store for scrap gold. Read More 

Three Kinds Of Unfinished Wooden Cutouts And Some Ideas On How To Use Them

24 May 2016
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Wooden cutouts are available at most craft stores, but you can make your own if you have a jigsaw and a router. You may even special order some wooden cutouts from a professional carpenter if you have some unique design ideas you cannot find anywhere else. Here are three kinds of wooden cutouts and some ideas on how to use them. Positive Relief Cutouts Positive relief refers to the fact that your wooden cutouts are two-dimensional, full-bodied shapes. Read More 

2 Easy Gifts You Can Make Using Stirrups

15 March 2016
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Finding the perfect gift for that special someone can be a challenge. If your loved one has an affinity for horses and western-themed decor, you can easily incorporate stirrups into your gift-giving ideas. Here are two ideas that feature stirrups in their design that you can consider when it comes to making a gift for the western lover in your life. 1. Create a picture frame using a stirrup. Many people have pictures they would like to display in their home, and you can help your loved one carry his or her western decor into their picture display by creating a flip frame using a stirrup. Read More 

What To Look For In A Butterfly Knife

13 March 2016
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Butterfly knives, aka fan knives, have a certain allure because of the action required to expose the blade. Manipulating a butterfly knife as you swing the handles around is always fun, even if you have no practical use for the blade. But, many people actually carry butterfly knives around as a form of protection. Of course, in some states, it is illegal to carry a concealed knife. In some states it is perfectly legal. Read More 

Tips For The Successful Application Of Chalkboard Paint

8 January 2016
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Chalkboard paint isn't just for the classroom anymore. It now comes in a variety of colors instead of plain black. You can use it to create an accent wall in a child's room, a place to take notes in an office, or you can add it to the back of a door for a quickie bulletin board. The trick to a great-looking wall or accent with chalkboard paint is all in the application. Read More