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Hi. I'm Dr. Anne Helmenstine, scientist, author, and mom. I write and edit About.com's Chemistry Website, which covers general chemistry, science projects, crystals, elements, and other aspects of chemistry.

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  • Make a Beaded Necklace
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    Make a Beaded Necklace

    4 years ago

    This beaded necklace looks intricate, but it is extremely easy to make. Although it looks luxe, the necklace is also inexpensive to make, since all you need are seed beads, thread and a beading needle. It is beaded...

  • Tuxedo Cat Names
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    Tuxedo Cat Names

    16 months ago

    Tuxedo cats or black & white cats are very majestic cats. They are one of the most popular cats and one of the most beautiful. Picking a name for such an elegant cat can be tough. Here is a list of very nice names. ...

  • Eskimo and Inuit Names for Huskies and Other Dog Breeds
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    Eskimo and Inuit Names for Huskies and Other Dog Breeds

    17 months ago

    Husky dogs are intelligent, friendly, affectionate, and athletic. Find a name that reflects your dog's personality and its breed's heritage. You'll find a wealth of names and their meanings here.

  • Russian Beaded Earrings
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    Russian Beaded Earrings

    7 years ago

    These beaded earrings are made using a stitch I first encountered in Russian and Ukrainian beading. The stitch itself is flat, but when you pull the beadwork together you get an elegant curved three-dimensional shape...

  • Make Pearl Earrings
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    Make Pearl Earrings

    6 years ago

    Pearl earstuds are a classic fashion accessory, jewelry store staple, and a great gift idea. High quality materials and careful attention to technique will make the difference between heirloom treasures and earstuds...

  • Set a Heart Gemstone in a Prong Setting
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    Set a Heart Gemstone in a Prong Setting

    6 years ago

    Do you have the perfect heart-shaped gemstone? If you have a setting you may want to set the stone yourself. If you are giving the heart as a gift, setting it yourself gives it a personal touch, plus it can save you a...

  • Make a Hemp Macrame and Bead Choker
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    Make a Hemp Macrame and Bead Choker

    6 years ago

    Although the finished look of this hemp and bead choker is very intricate, the fishbone pattern is really quite simple to create. If you can tie a square knot, you can make this look. If you don't know how to tie a...

  • Make Your Own Hair Conditioner
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    Make Your Own Hair Conditioner

    7 years ago

    I bet you have the ingredients for a great hair conditioner in your home right this minute! There are many natural products that can give your hair body and shine, detangle it, and help protect it from damage. The big...

  • Make Beaded Earrings Using the Coraling Technique
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    Make Beaded Earrings Using the Coraling Technique

    6 years ago

    These lacy earrings look like coral or frost. The branched fringe or coraling beading technique is easy to do and yields stunning results. Once you master the stitch you can use it to make necklaces or to adorn...

  • Portuguese Man of War Sting First Aid
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    Portuguese Man of War Sting First Aid

    6 years ago

    Where I live there are two main types of jellyfish. There is a jellyfish we call a jellyball or cabbagehead jellyfish, which can't sting, so you could actually play catch with it. Then there is the Portuguese Man of War...

  • How to Tell Real and Fake Pearls Apart
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    How to Tell Real and Fake Pearls Apart

    11 months ago

    There are a lot of fake pearls on the market. This article helps you know which pearls are real and avoid getting cheated.

  • Grow Your Own Crystal Geodes
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    Grow Your Own Crystal Geodes

    6 years ago

    Natural geodes are hollow rock formations that are filled with crystals. They occur in sedimentary and volcanic rocks. Though you may not be lucky enough to live or visit a place where you can find your own geodes, you...

  • Head Lice Treatments That Really Work
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    Head Lice Treatments That Really Work

    6 years ago

    Your kids (and you) can get head lice no matter how often they wash and comb their hair. Once one family member has them, it's very easy for the whole family get infested. Chances are, your child will be barred from...

  • Top Crystals You Can Grow
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    Top Crystals You Can Grow

    6 years ago

    It's fun to grow your own crystals. However, some crystals are easier and safer to grow than others. Here's my list of the top crystal growing projects, based on how easy and quick the crystals are to grow, how safe the...

  • How to Grow Crystals
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    How to Grow Crystals

    5 years ago

    Anyone can grow their own crystals. It's fun, easy, and educational. You don't need to buy a kit or any unusual chemicals to grow great crystals. The only materials you need are ones you probably already have at home....

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