Candle Making Soy Wax Manufacturers

Candles had been made from tallow for centuries. Beeswax candles were also available, but the beeswax was much more expensive. Paraffin wax was patented in 1876. It wasn’t until the late 20th century, however, that wax was made from soybean oil. At present, there are a limited number of soy wax primary manufacturers. This article…

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Shag Pile Rugs – Pros and Cons

If you are thinking of purchasing shag pile rugs to go somewhere in your home they can make for an extremely nice feel and can also look great in a variety of styles. However, as with any other type, there are also some disadvantages when compared to a rug made from other varieties of piles.…

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Different Types of Body Art

These are the different types of body art: Jewelry is the most common type. This is a temporary type which almost everybody wears (sometimes) like a ring or necklace. Tattoos are a type of body art which is permanent. Tattoos are created by colored materials inserted beneath the skins surface. The most common reasons to…

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Differences Between Engineer Grade, High Intensity Prismatic, and Diamond Grade Reflective Sheeting

Question: What is the difference between Standard Reflective (Engineer Grade or Type I), and High Intensity (Type III) and Diamond Grade (Type XI) reflective sign material? Answer: Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting typically meets ASTM D4956 Type 1 standards and is an enclosed film or lens using glass beads or prismatic optical technology. This material is…

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How to Repair Costume Jewelry

Whether you buy costume jewelry for your own collection, for investment or for resale, it’s important to know when to repair a piece that has damage or missing stones, and when to walk away. Whether you intend to wear it, or plan to sell it “as is” will determine the wisdom of repairing it. If…

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