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Top Winning Competition Tips!

Hey there, One of the things that has surprised me the most about running competitions is the quality of handwriting I’ve come across. So many people put themselves instantly out of the race by how they write their details down. If the competition managers can’t read the handwriting then the name and contact details are […]

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Quality Glass Making Regions

Hey there, The Bohemians of the Czech Republic have carved a niche in many glass making markets and have had local competition for centuries – from Venice, near by German, Poland glassmaking regions and Austria. This local competition has inspired the finest innovations in quality and techniques. The benefactors of centuries of close competition are you and […]

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Encased Glass Lampwork Beaded Jewelry Cottage Industry

Hey there, Encased Glass Lampwork Bead making has traditionally been a cottage based industry in the Bohemian region of the Czech Republic where knowledge and skills were handed down through the family, from generation to generation. Even in the age of factories work is still handed out to families for the tradition skills and benefits […]

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The Difference Between Bohemian and Czech Glass Beads

Hey there, So what is the difference between Bohemian and Czech glass beads? None at all. It all comes down to the history of the region and how the region’s name changed after WWI. Bohemian beads are Czech beads. Before 1918 the area now known as the Czech Republic was called Bohemia. Now days the […]

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The Story Behind Handmade Lampwork Beads

Hey there, The heritage of Creatively Belle handmade lampwork beads is really the heritage of Bohemia. For 300 years the world’s greatest makers of costume jewelry have hidden, anonymously, in the heart of Europe; Gablonz, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). Bohemian glass dynasties lasted for centuries, until the middle of the 20th century, when the entire community of […]

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Captivating Charm Bracelets

Hey there, So what’s so captivating about charm bracelets? Is it the jingle jangle of the charms? Or the magic of discovering every little charm? I think it is this and a whole heap more. I love the charms bracelets and gathering the charms to the bracelets. I create themed sterling silver charm bracelets and […]

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Free Earrings Competition

Hey there, Creatively Belle Blog Free Pair of Earrings Competition! I’ve exciting news! I’ve launched a new blog competition for a free pair of earrings! I’ve kept it really simple because that makes it easier in life. 🙂 Five pairs of earrings are up for grabs so go for it! Winners are announced each month […]

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Get weather details by the hour for your city

Hey there, One of the things I find really challenging sometimes doing markets is having a decent idea of what the weather is going to do. I check out the radar but their forecasting details has a lot to be desired. So when another market friend shared his secret weather website with me I was […]

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What to Do with The Family Pet this Holidays

Hey there, Holidays are great and sharing your life with another species is great but often the two don’t mix and it can be tricky. So what to do? Don’t go on holidays, put the pet in a kennel or see if the neighbours will look after the little darling? How about taking your beloved pet on holidays with you?  […]

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Exploring Personality Tests

Hey there, Some of the conversations over the weekend were about what personalities does it take to do certain things like building a successful business, being a scientist and researcher, what makes a journalist tick (a quality one, not a hack), what works best for raising children and makes relationships work. So I’ve been exploring […]

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The Meaning of Crystals and Gemstones – Tigers Eye

Hey there, I love working with gemstones and crystals and thought I’d share some of the meanings of them. Tiger’s Eye Tiger’s Eye is a quartz with a fibrous structure. It is black, with an iron oxide staining that creates the yellow and golden brown stripes. It is used as a physical healing crystal to […]

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Best Cheesecake Recipes

Hey there, With the last few cool days thoughts of cooking are springing to mind and it seems the Yahoo Buzz has the same ideas. So I thought I’d share their favorite cheesecake recipes. So here we go: Pumpkin Cheesecake New York Cheesecake Chocolate Cheesecake Strawberry Cheesecake Oreo Cheesecake White Chocolate Cheesecake Sopapilla Cheesecake Vanilla […]

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