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Use the Colours and Gemstones Linked to Your Birth Date for a Unique Glass Bead Bracelet

Gemstones can come in more colours than the ones they are typically associated with and using their relationship to a birth sign can provide a theme for putting together a unique Murano glass bead bracelet.

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Bead Jewellery Designs for the Fall

When it comes to wearing beads around your neck, there are rules for color and type just like for any fashion accessory. Just like you simply can't wear white after Labor Day, there are certain colors and types of jewelry to stay away from for the fall!

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Fair Trade Gifts the Recycled Way

Consumers are encouraged to recycle just about anything possible including the packaging by-products of our weekly food shop such as tins, bottles, plastic containers and foil. Local councils provide some of us with a confusing range of coloured bins for an array of household refuse and most supermarkets have recycling centres for glass, foil and paper to cloths, plastic bottles, tin cans and cardboard.

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Fathers Day the Ethical Way: 5 Fair Trade Gift Ideas

If you wanted to give your dad a gift a little more personal, a little more ethical or even quirky, then delving into the fair trade giftware range may give you some ideas for this year. The range is full of original little gems handmade by skilled people from India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

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The Origins and History of Charm Bracelets

Wearing charms and charm bracelets to please the gods, ward off evil spirits or gain entry into the afterlife is a custom that goes back to very ancient history. Carrying charms to protect against evil goes back to Neolithic times when hunters would carry interesting stones and trinkets for good luck.

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Fair Trade Beads, a 300 Year Old Concept

300 years ago, women in a small African county called Mauritania wanted to replicate the intricate designs of hand crafted glass beads made in Italy and often traded in the African countries. What they came up with has been called the Kiffa bead, a work of art so brilliant in its use of color and intricate designs that it can scarcely be imitated today.

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Fair Trade Jewellery Ideas For Summer

Although jewellery is worn all the year round, summer is a time I can go out on a hot summers day or evening wearing cool cotton sleeveless tops and dresses. Without accessorising my summer attire, my sleeveless arms and exposed neck makes me feel as if I'm underdressed, as if I am missing something.

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Discovering Fair Trade Jewellery

I was amazed on my recent shopping trip to Windsor at the amount of floorspace dedicated to jewellery displays. In one store it was quite overwhelming since there were racks and racks of free standing display units draped with all the colours, shapes and styles under the sun to suit all wardrobes and personalities.

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Ethical Cosmetics: Aspects of Ethical and Natural Cosmetic Products

When most people read about ethical and natural cosmetic products, they generally tend to wonder what ethical cosmetics are, and never really consider how it affects them. If that is their view, then they have a problem - if not now, then they will have in the future, because an increasing number of harmful chemicals are being used in a large number of cosmetic products to meet the needs of big business.

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