Buying Beads Online

Professional jewelers and those enjoy making jewelry as a hobby may find it convenient to shop at an online retailer that offers a variety of beads, findings and Swarovski elements. Shopping at a retailer that offers many supplies needing for making jewelry can save jewelry makers time. If they spend less time shopping, they have more time to make jewelry. Walter’s Beads is one of these online retailers.

People who want to make jewelry from gemstone beads can buy amethyst, onyx, garnet and peridot beads here.

Beads

Pearls are available in a variety of colors. Shoppers can choose white, black, pink, green or lavender. Coral beads come in red, black, pink or white. Green, pink and brown are some of the colors of tourmaline beads available here. Turquoise beads are available in several shades of blue or green.

Other beads sold here are made from bone, shell, glass and metal. Metal beads include beads made from sterling silver, copper and brass.

Earring posts, crimp beads, links and clasps are a few of the types of findings available here.

Swarovski elements sold by this retailer include pearls, crystal beads and rhinestone chains. White, cream, black and copper are a few of the pearl colors available. Crystal beads are available in pale shades of blue, amethyst and rose. Jewelry makers who want darker colors can buy crystal beads in black, emerald and sapphire.

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Colorful Souvenir Earrings in Turkey

We went to Bergama today and visited few sites like the Acropolis,  it was  a very hot day and luckily we hire a taxi to take us to the sites we want to visit.  When we are done taking photos and looking around in the Acropolis our taxi driver and his car is nowhere to be found so while waiting I decided to look around the souvenir shops and found colorful  handmade asian-style earrings that are good for souvenirs. It was sold for 4TL per piece but the store owner  offer a discount of 10TL for 3 pair of earrings so I decided to buy a set.

Turkey Souvenir Earrings

The earrings are  very attractive and colorful, I am not sure if they are made of copper or aluminium.

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Airsoft Gear Basics

Airsoft has become more than just a hobby for weekend warriors. It’s a subculture that allows civilians to be a part of realistic military simulations that are enjoyable to enact. Airsoft battles also provide practice for active military and law enforcement personnel to sharpen their military strategy and training.

An important element before you even begin to discuss tactics and maneuvers is safety and protection. Learning proper rifle handling is essential, but even the most well-trained combatant can become injured; those little pellets sting exposed skin and can cause permanent damage to eyes.

Eye Wear

The most basic first line of protection is proper eye wear. Sunglasses and prescription glasses aren’t made to withstand the impact of an airsoft bb or a paint pellet. Although they’re non-metallic and non-lethal, airsoft pellets are still fired at high-velocity. Minimally, you should acquire goggles or glasses that are made especially for airsoft battles and that meet ASNI standards and guidelines for safety.

Airsoft Gear

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Head Gear

Basic helmets that are made especially for airsoft play offer head protection and provide a more military look and feel. They’re relatively light and don’t impede vision or head movement. There are also full face masks and helmets that are similar to those worn by motorcyclists for more strenuous action. Some of them also have visors attached that block UV rays and offer clearer vision in direct sunlight. However, they can become a little cumbersome when speed and agility are needed over stealth.

Body Protection

Unless you or your team are training for a specific event, long-sleeved shirts and full-length pants offer adequate protection for limbs, without hampering movement. The clothes should be fitted without being restrictive. Shorts, t-shirts and loose clothing should be avoided. There are also thicker jackets and replica uniforms that look authentic and are created especially for airsoft teams. Gloves are good for protecting your hands and fingers from pellets and from scrapes and cuts in rough terrain.

Military and law enforcement personnel who use airsoft for training purposes can purchase body armor and other accessories that allow them to get use to the bulk and weight of such garments before they need to wear them in a real world scenario.

To top off your team uniform, you can find custom airsoft patches from manufacturers that specialize in producing such items. Accoutrements like customized patches can make your team uniform look more authentic and lend realism to your airsoft play.

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