Fashion Jewelry Tools

Excerpt from The Encyclopedia of jewelry making techniques by Jinks McGrath
When you are first beginning to work with jewelry you will need only a few jewelry tools and pieces of equipment. Buy tools only as you need them. There is no need acquire the full range when you are beginning.

Although it is possible to work in the kitchen, you should, if possible, try to have a special working area that can be either closed off or secured in some way, because some of the jewelry tools and pickles you will use could be dangerous in the wrong hands.

There is no need to buy sophisticated work bench. An old table will suffice, as long as it is reasonably sturdy and does not wobble. Make sure that the table is a comfortable height. When you are working your elbows should be able to rest easily on the surface of the table is a comfortable height. When you are working your elbows should be able to rest easily on the surface of the table, but try to keep your back straight while you work.

The wooden bench pin, which is the central working point, can be attached to the table with a C-clamp. Try to arrange the bench and working area so that the jewelry tools you use most often � pliers, snips and jeweler�s saw, for example are easily accessible. A hook or rack near to the bench in is a neat and convenient method of keeping them near at hand. A small vise, which has numerous uses, can be screwed to the edge of the table.

Make sure that you work under a good light. An adjustable table lamp is ideal because the light can be directed to shine onto your work so that no shadows are cast. Bear in mind that when you are soldering and annealing you need to be able to turn off the light, so make sure the switch is within easy reach. Protect the area of your jewelry bench or table that you use soldering with a metal plate of some kind � an old roasting pan would be ideal and stand the soldering block or charcoal block on the metal so that the surface of the bench is not damaged by the flame of the torch. Small soldering jobs can be done with a portable gas cylinder torch, but for everyday use, you will probably find a blow torch that uses propane gas and your own breath more than adequate.

Most jewelry polishing can be done by hand, especially at first. If and when you acquire a polishing motor, make sure that is has its own housing or that has an integral dust extraction system. The dust created by jewelry polishing is dirty and gets everywhere. The following jewelry tools and equipment are those you will need to get started. Buy other items as you need them so that you gradually acquire a fully equipped workshop.

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Indian Rajasthani net sarees

Rajasthan is known for land of kings. Rajasthan is a well known place for its traditional painting and printing techniques. Rajasthani net sarees are very famous for Bridal occasions. These net sarees are more fashionable with more decorative items like Kundhans, moftis, Beads, Thread work and embroideries etc,
Rajasthani net sarees are available in various fabric combinations like georgette, crepe, tissue, banarasi and chiffon. The exquisite designs and patterns are awesome in net sarees. These sarees are very light and comfortable in nature compare to other sarees. Latest designer net sarees are available in half and half style with different multicolors. College girls and corporate women are lovely in Rajasthan net sarees and these sarees available in different multiple colors. These are apt to wear on college parties, wedding, bridal occasions and festivals.

Rajasthani Net Sarees are made from a blend of silk and cotton in different proportions. Popular amongst all sections of society, for their fine transparent weave, attractive designs and beautiful borders, these sarees give that captivating, womanly look that the wearer desires. Bewitching block prints of geometrical shapes and batik floral designs adorn the saree beautifully. Hand-made designs on the saree also make it look very appealing. The Rajasthani Net sarees are light, airy, comfortable and very colourful.

Rajasthani Net Sarees are made from a blend of silk and cotton in different proportions. Popular amongst all sections of society, for their fine transparent weave, attractive designs and beautiful borders, these sarees give that captivating, womanly look that the wearer desires. Bewitching block prints of geometrical shapes and batik floral designs adorn the saree beautifully. Hand-made designs on the saree also make it look very appealing. The Rajasthani Net sarees are light, airy, comfortable and very colourful.

The extremely soothing green colour Rajasthani Net saree has floral patola weaving in green and zari all over. There are plain yellow and maroon with design borders running parallel to an outer broad golden border. The pallu has a banrasi patch border with designer patola weaving on it. A grand saree it would be apt for weddings and parties. The maroon and green pure net saree has a half green net with floral thread work butti and a half maroon georgette with self colour block prints. It has a fancy embroidery patch work border all over. This extremely gorgeous piece would be very suitable for fashion wear for any important occasion like weddings, parties, social occasions.

Unnati has unique fusion creation both in retail and wholesale. Unnati silks, the largest ethnic Indian online shop offers exquisite designer Rajasthani net sarees with matching blouse for online sale. Our Online shopping store has a very wide range of ethnic Indian Sarees and Salwar Kameez. At Unnati Silks, you can buy unique, exclusive collection of Rajasthani net sarees at affordable prices. Unnati Silks, has trendy designs, attractive patterns, in pleasing colours and combinations in its wide collection of banarasi Sarees, at very reasonable prices.

Unnati is one of the largest Indian ethnic online websites with over 300 varieties of traditional sarees and salwar kameez. Dispatch is within 24 hours of order. Free delivery & COD is provided for retail.Worldwide express shipping caters to almost all countries across the world. Contact: UNNATI SILK PRINTS PVT. LTD, #3-4-360, Vajra Complex, General Bazar (Tobacco Bazar), M.G.Road, Hyderabad-500003.AP,India. 040-64555251 or 97000 57744.

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Indian online gicha sarees

Gicha or Ghicha is silken yarn obtained from cocoons which do not get included in the routine process of reeling in of Tussar silk directly from the cocoon. This could be due to the cocoon being pierced, cut or damaged in some sort of way which prevents natural reeling in. The cocoons are segregated and separately dealt with by pulling out threads slowly by hand and reeling onto earthen pots. This when spun gives a coarser to fine variety of fabric yarn though inferior to the Tussar Silk yarn. Gicha yarn is generally used as blend material with pure silk or Katia silk or cotton. Some sources mention Ghicha as the portions which are unintentionally not dyed when Tussar silk is processed for the same.

The pure organic cream coloured Tussar Khadi Gicha Silk saree has multicolour tribal dancing women with floral painting borders on either side. The Pallu is a grand affair. It has different scenes from Krishnavtara, such as wedding of Vasudev and Devaki, Krishna�s birth despite Kansa who planned to kill him before he was born, childhood scenes of Krishna including heroic feats of killing asuras and other incidents from Krishna�s life. All this is tribal hand painted. An exquisite offering, this saree would be apt for weddings, corporate functions, social events, festivals, traditional gatherings and parties. The stunning Ram Darbar wedding cream Gicha Jute pure Kadhi Tussar Silk Chattisgarh tribal art saree. It has a cream setting with small dancing dolls encircled and all over. The Pallu is again a very grand affair with very many scenes from Lord Ram�s life such as he and his three brothers, the sage Viswamitra imparting training to all four, Sita Swayamvar, scenes during the 14 year Vanvaas, Killing of Raavan, Return to Ayodhya etc. all round the central picture of Ram�s wedding with Sita. A tribal art masterpiece totally handpainted, it is a saree for grand occasions like weddings, parties, inaugural events, festivals and exclusive meets.

Gicha is a town in Laghouat Province, Algeria. New gicha matka cotton saree of gold printed mango booties and double printed border with an elegant pallu is gracious wear to corporate office, college professors and traditional occasions. Designer half and half gicha silk sari of embroidery booties having patola border is spectacular. These can be worn on festivals, family get together and friend�s parties. Pure gicha cotton sarees with multi color printed stripes and booties on border are yet fashion and suits for formal wear. This is obtained mostly from pierced, cut, flimsy, insect damaged and double cocoons. The cooking process for the production of gicha yarn is the same as for the reeled yarn produced from good cocoons. Cooked tassar cocoons which are unreelable owing to opening of the peduncle end or a hard shell are also used to produce the hand-drawn coarse yarn called �ghicha�. Here a bunch of thread is pulled out by hand from one or two cocoons at a time and reeled on an earthen pot. This gives a coarse variety of untwisted thread of 4s to 6s. Finer ghicha as high as 30s can also be spun. Ghicha yarn is used as weft for the production of various union fabrics in combination with reeled silk or Katia or even with cotton. Jungle Ghicha silk and Kosa silk (mainly produced in Chattisgarh from a worm similar to silk worm) are sales gimmicks. Ghicha or Khewa are the names given to yarns that are not dyed when Tussar silk is reeled.

Unnati has unique fusion creation both in retail and wholesale. Unnati silks, the largest ethnic Indian online shop offers exquisite designer Gicha Sarees with matching blouse for online sale. Our Online shopping store has a very wide range of ethnic Indian Sarees and Salwar Kameez. At Unnati Silks, you can buy unique, exclusive collection of Gicha Sarees at affordable prices. Unnati Silks, has trendy designs, attractive patterns, in pleasing colours and combinations in its wide collection of Gicha Sarees, at very reasonable prices.

Unnati is one of the largest Indian ethnic online websites with over 300 varieties of traditional sarees and salwar kameez. Dispatch is within 24 hours of order. Free delivery & COD is provided for retail.Worldwide express shipping caters to almost all countries across the world. Contact: UNNATI SILK PRINTS PVT. LTD, #3-4-360, Vajra Complex, General Bazar (Tobacco Bazar), M.G.Road, Hyderabad-500003.AP,India. 040-64555251 or 97000 57744.

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Evolution The New Beauty

The trends forum has been a great success over the years. It offers carefully selected samples from exhibitors and manufacturers presenting trends for Autumn/Winter 2013-2014. They are representative samples of the major colors set to drive the season’s key looks. At the same time, it gives the head buyers and designers a clear overview of the new trends, colors and fabrics for the upcoming seasons. The themes of the trends forum are also extracts of the latest Evolution Guide 19 Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Trends which was released for the first time at Interfili�re Hong Kong.

Structured:

Inspired by modernism in 20s, 50s and 60s, this trend is about the growing need for humility with regards to resources. The focus is on using modern technology for inspiration. Not only for comfort and construction, but also as an imaginary source. Pixels, fractals and the onslaught of 3D technology boggles the mind. Technology is translated into a new direction of beauty.

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Headband Styles

A Headband is a fashion accessory made up of cloth, metal, plastic or a combination of these materials. Sports headbands are worn on the forehead and generally used to prevent hair from falling on a person�s face or sweat going into their eyes. Fashion Headbands are worn on the top of a person�s head and used to hold hair back while looking fashionable. Fashion Headbands are more stylish and trend conscious. For example, a Burberry Style Headband takes a current fashion trend in Burberry and creates a fashionable headband. A Burberry Headband can cost upwards of $150, whereas a fashion headband made of the same design costs below $15.

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HOW TO SELL JEWELRY SECURELY AT BUSY SALES SEASONS

When your jewelry store experiences big sales rushes — like the holiday gift season or Valentine’s Day — the increased jewelry inventory, extended business hours, and busy store traffic may lead to increase in theft. In fact, the holiday shopping season is when robberies, sneak thefts, and grab-and-run thefts are at their highest. Because selling with security is more important than ever at these times, remind your staff of these key tips from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company to make your workplaces safer.

Meet and Greet: By greeting each customer and making immediate eye contact, you will help your legitimate customers feel valued, while making would-be thieves feel uncomfortable, thus abandoning their plans. Additionally, it�s important to keep watching your customers. Don�t turn your back at any time to give them the opportunity to grab an item and run or perform a sneak theft.
One-on-One: Keeping your focus on one customer at a time helps avoid theft by reducing the opportunity. It can be challenging during busy jewelry sales periods with so many customers, but it is important for service and security.
One Item at a Time: Show only one jewelry item to a customer at a time to reduce the risk of grab-and-run thefts. Be especially careful if a customer wants to see only the highest-priced jewelry pieces or seems preoccupied.
Turn the Key: Make it a habit to lock your jewelry showcases after removing or returning items, and never leave open showcases unattended. Never set down your showcase keys, and consider using wrist holders to avoid costly mistakes.
Safety First: Following security tips can reduce your risk of jewelry robberies, but there is no surefire way to prevent them completely. Instill in your employees that the safety of your customers and staff is the top priority. Instruct employees not to panic, not to resist and to follow the criminal�s orders as quickly as possible.

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Indian brands seek joint venture with foreign labels

Indian brands with foreign labels like ‘Munich Polo’ make name for themselves:

Pick the odd one out: Zara, Tommy Hilfiger, Munich Polo, Skechers and Pavers. Answer: Munich Polo. Reason: It’s the only Indian brand amongst the lot of global labels.

As the rush of single brands into the country-including those that have applied for approvals-peaks, a number of home-grown, international sounding brands are melding themselves into the retailing landscape.

“The trend will gather momentum,” says Piyush Kumar Sinha, professor in retailing and marketing at IIM, Ahmedabad. Indian brands will try to look and sound foreign to make the most of rising aspirations of foreign-label fascinated Indians, he adds.

Munich Polo, which has positioned itself as a German brand and recently rolled out its premium kidswear stores in New Delhi, is the latest addition to the serpentine list of home-grown brands flaunting foreign tags. These include Da Milano, Franco Leone, La Opala and Monte Carlo.

Munich Polo uses the German language and depicts Munich’s rich cultural history on its website. It draws inspiration from Munich’s heritage for its apparel designs, and uses fair-skinned child models to give the brand a German look and feel. When contacted, a Munich Polo spokesperson did not comment on why the brand has appropriated a German name and positioning.

Another local brand Da Milano, a high-end leather accessory label, is widely perceived to be of Italian origin. Company officials refused to comment on the brand’s local origin.

Franco Leone, a Delhi-based premium footwear brand, has an explanation for its Italian-sounding name. “My father bought the brand from two Italian designers called Franco and Leone,” says Vikram Bhamri, director of Franco Leone.

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