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According to the Minerals Zone, a global marketplace for trading industrial minerals, granites, marbles and other stones, "The definition 'jade' is used to define two minerals of similar appearance but different chemical composition: nephrite, a calcium-magnesium silicate, and jadeite, a...
Once you have finished the quilt, a border around the outside edge provides a straight, finished edge. The border can be very plain of only one fabric or a decorative piece of several fabrics. Borders usually are the edge of the total quilt but borders can also surround each quilt block. The border
Homemade pillows and stuffed animals add pizazz to any decor. Just spend a little time with your sewing machine and you can bedeck your couch with colorful birds, spice up the bedroom with heart-shaped cushions or cozy up any room with some functional and elegant pillows. Your creations will also sh
Taxidermy is an involved process that can yield realistic and long-lasting results when done correctly. Each stage is integral for its own reason, such as degreasing. Most animals produce natural oils and fats in order to maintain a smooth coat or shiny skin. These fats and oils are cleaned by the a
Make your own fabric pom poms to use on craft projects, decorate your home and fashion accessories, or add as the finishing touch to a wrapped gift. Fabric pom poms can be made using scraps of fabric left over from previous projects. Use one type of fabric for a solid pom pom or a variety of fabric
Heart-shaped chocolate boxes are synonymous with love, especially on Valentine's Day. Making your own heart-shaped box will be more meaningful for someone you love than if you send a store-bought or send-by-mail box. You can design a chocolate box using paper from your crafting supply box for a cost
For centuries, women have been the subject and inspiration for many pieces of artwork. From paintings to sculpture, there is a wealth of female muses that have influenced the world of art. When it comes to subject matter for photography, women are often the subject. If you are delving into the world
No Chinese meal is complete without the fortune cookie at the end for dessert. These slightly sweet, slightly tangy crispy cookies are always filled with a slip of paper providing your "fortune" in the form of a proverb, lucky lotto numbers or words of wisdom. For a charming arts and crafts project,
Superhero masks are a fun craft project for children, and can be customized by the child or a parent to create a unique superhero. The masks can be made from card stock, cardboard, foam sheets or felt. They can be decorated with markers, paint, or by gluing on shapes cut from paper, foam or felt. Wh
A Cornelius keg is a canister that disperses a beverage. These are commonly used by soda manufacturers. This keg uses a CO2 regulator and tank, beverage setup and gas. The tanks are available to the public now that soda manufacturers have switched to boxed syrup. However, the kegs must be properly c
Bobbin lace pillows are a key part of making bobbin lace. The firm pillow helps you shape the lace into interesting shapes with varying designs. One of the most recognizable bobbin lace pillows is the cookie shaped one. The cookie shaped pillows work well for round bobbin lace patterns such as doili
"Hitman 2: Silent Assassin" is a stealth-based shooting game released for the Sony PlayStation 2 in October 2002. You take on the role of Agent 47, a now-reformed clone previously trained for assassination who lives in a faraway monastery. At the beginning of the game, Father Vittorio leaves a silve
Craft lace is a plastic 1/8-inch wide lace used to make numerous items such as lanyards, key-chains and bracelets. Numerous colors of craft lace are available in hobby and craft stores. The multitude of colors allows individuals to create individualized and unique lanyards for any occasion. Determin
Painted boxes are a crafty way to hold photos, tissues, trinkets, jewelry, coupons, gifts or any other items. To decorate the box yourself, start with recycled cardboard boxes from home, craft paper mache boxes, facial tissue boxes or unpainted wood boxes. Use these creative painting techniques to p
For a Boy Scout, earning merit badges is a vital part of their advancement through the ranks as well as the expansion of what they know as young men. In order to decide on which merit badges they want to pursue and how to fulfill them, Scouts have many resources to draw from.
Video Transcript in the clip I'm going to show you how to make a Valentine's wreath. I've started by tracing two circles on to some cardboard and a larger circle and then a smaller circle on the inside. We're going to cut these out and this is going to be the back of our wreath so it...
Most schoolchildren have likely owned a notebook with lined paper in it at some point. A fair number of those children have created objects from that paper. Paper airplanes are one of the most entertaining objects that can be made with lined paper. You can alter the design to see how it will affect
Knitting is an art that has yielded gifts of blankets, pillows, socks and even dolls. Those who knit say that it's an easy hobby. For those with not so nimble fingers, however, knitting is difficult. The knitting loom is a round or square instrument with pegs designed to make it easy for almost anyo
If your bathtub is tarnished or just doesn't seem to match the rest of the bathroom, you can transform it into something beautiful by refinishing it with the appropriate coating. Before you begin, you should understand some critical points. Since bathtubs are nonporous, they cannot absorb the adhesi