Dollhouses are not only popular among young girls but also among adults who are into building and collecting these miniature homes. Vintage dollhouses are most favored by hobbyists because of their exquisite craftsmanship, history and rarity. Some of these antique miniature dwellings, that come complete with furniture and accessories one would see in regular-sized homes, can fetch for thousands of dollars.
Traditional dollhouses are usually hand-crafted from wood and features either an open back or a fancy front facade that opens to reveal the rooms. Furniture and accessories are loose and can be re-arranged as the owner pleases. Old dollhouses can also get quite massive to feature as many rooms as possible. Read more →
Freshwater shrimps and inverts are the latest craze among aquarium hobbyists. These exotic pets are fast becoming popular additions to aquariums setups. They come in a variety of sizes and fascinating colors that will surely add interest in any fish tank. Aside from their lovely appearance, these creatures are also known to be efficient scavengers and can thereby help an aquarium clean and the water quality high.
Just like when transporting other live aquatic animals, proper precautions in packaging must be observed when shipping aquarium shrimps. They should be packaged in an environment that will minimize the stresses involved in transporting live animals. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship aquarium shrimps that will help assure that these fascinating creatures survive the rough shipping process. Read more →
Many of us may equate using canes and walking sticks with old age but during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, these elongated objects are considered more as status symbols and fashion accessories than walking aides. During those times, well-heeled gentlemen and ladies, do not leave their homes without an exquisite walking stick at hand. Canes during those days are finely crafted from the best hardwoods with handles heavily decorated with ornate carvings, precious metals, jewels and other luxury materials such as ivory and amber. Some are even equipped with hidden daggers and other weapons, creatively concealed within its length.
Today, the walking stick is experiencing an extraordinary resurgence among individuals who have become fascinated with the history, workmanship and hidden treasures found in antique canes. Vintage walking stick and cane collectors are in constant search for items to add to their growing collections. Read more →
The cost of a pair of high-quality leather dress shoes can get ridiculously high. But that’s the price of good quality and excellent craftsmanship. You are actually not getting value for your money when you buy cheap shoes that are made from low-grade materials.
Because of their value, leather shoes must be well packaged and protected when being shipped to avoid damages such as scratches and nicks on the leather as well as getting deformed. Here are some important tips on how to properly pack and ship leather shoes to keep them in good condition and help them survive the rough environment they will go through during the entire shipping process. Read more →
Commercially-available dog treats are usually made from fillers and synthetic products that may do more harm than good to dogs. More often than not, these treats are laden with preservatives to prolong their shelf life but could pose health hazards to animals. These are some of reasons why an increasing number of dog lovers are preferring to make their own dog treats for their pets made from natural, nutritious and preservative free products.
If you are one of the many pet lovers who have ventured into making homemade dog treats a profitable business, here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship homemade dog treats so they arrive fresh and in good condition. Read more →
A RAM stick or random-access memory stick is a part of a computer where the operating system, application programs, and data in current use are kept so that they can be quickly reached by the computer’s processor. It usually comes in stick modules that can be easily installed in a personal computer.
While they are small enough to be easily boxed and shipped, RAM sticks are very fragile and must be properly packaged to avoid getting physically damaged. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship RAM sticks and other computer parts to ensure that they arrive in excellent condition. Read more →
Every shipper wants to send his or her items safely without spending a lot of money. One way to cut on costs is to use alternative packing materials that are cheaper or even free. Below are some suggestions on what other items you can use as alternative packing materials and save a few bucks when shipping.
Newspapers, magazines and other publications that you no longer need and are headed to the garbage bin are great packing materials. You can use these paper products to wrap items or crumple them to provide cushion. You can also run them into a shredder.Just be reminded that the ink from these printed matter can stain your items so wrap them first in newsprint, Kraft paper or used plastic bags to protect them. Read more →
Beads continue to be one of the most popular fashion accessories today, more than 100,000 years after the first known jewelry (a pair of beads made from Nassarius sea snail shells) was discovered. Bead-working, or the art of crafting decorative items using beads is not only a popular hobby for many individuals but also a lucrative business.
Beads can be made from a variety of materials such as wood, plastic, glass, ceramic, metal and stone. Depending on the kind of beads and materials used, a bead jewelry can either be relatively cheap or extremely high-valued. For example, bead accessories made from crystal, ivory or semi-precious stones can cost more than their counterparts made from plastic, wood or even paper beads! Read more →