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Stuck on earth and looking for a job: My indie artist roommate appears to have grown her hair out
2023.06.02 07:39 girl_from_the_crypt Stuck on earth and looking for a job: My indie artist roommate appears to have grown her hair out
When you don’t see someone for a while, they tend to look kind of different the next time you meet. That’s not because they’ve actually changed, but rather due to your memory being inaccurate. Still, I don’t think my roommate has always had barnacles growing on her.
Kit Sutton did indeed look different. Beautiful, but different.
In the short time we’d been apart, her hair had grown to an impressive length. It trailed after her through the water as she effortlessly hopped from rock to rock before landing in front of us. She was even more scantily clad than usual; in fact, she wasn’t wearing anything at all. Her normally olive skin had adopted a pearlescent sheen, interrupted by the algae, starfish and seashells clinging to her body. Her eyes shone in the light of our torch and she regarded us with an unreadable expression, putting a hand to her hip.
"I can't believe you're actually here." She shook her head, sounding like she wasn't even sure herself what tone to strike. "You… you'd better leave. And fast. I-it's nice to see you, though."
I took a step forward and hugged her. She felt slippery. "I've missed you."
"Yeah. Me too. You should still go now."
"You need to come back," I said. "I'm sorry I ever gave up on you. There has to be a way for you to come back."
She shook her head. "Eva, you saw what my father can do. You saw the wave and you just saw his grotto guard. There's, like, a thousand more where that one came from."
"What are you doing here anyways? Isn't this a kinda way too lonely spot for you to hang out?" Elijah asked. "Doesn't seem very you
"Yeah. It's… not." She rolled her eyes. "I'm basically grounded. My Dad's gonna keep me here for the next two hundred years or so. I'm not allowed to leave until he trusts me again."
"Two hundred years?" Eli echoed.
Kit massaged her temples. "I don't like it either, believe me." Looking up, a hopeful expression crossed her face. "How's Nettie?"
"She misses you," I told her.
"She does? That's, um… nice."
"It's cool, I know about you two."
"Oh. Well. I'm really glad she's thinking about me. Is that mean? Because I don't want her to be unhappy, it just feels good, you know?"
"I can imagine," I answered. "And it only proves my point. We have to get you out of here."
"Dude, I said no. You actually can't beat my father. I wish that was an option, but it's simply not
"It's Chandra." She raised her head to fix me with a stern gaze. So empty, so joyless, so… unlike her. "It was nice being Kit and running around up top and living with you. Those were a good few years, and now here I am, paying the price. There is nothing you can do against my Dad."
Silence descended upon us for a sober couple seconds. I studied her expression, her set jaw and taut shoulders. "And what about you?" I asked. "Can you
Kit snorted. "You've never even seen me use any sort of powers."
"But you have them, don't you?"
"Actually, I do." She casually raised a hand, her wrist slowly describing a circle. Eli and I watched in astonished silence as a trail of water snaked its way up from the lake, arching above her head and trickling back down on the other side of the stepstone. Kit Sutton looked after it disinterestedly, then turned to us with a bored shrug. "I guess I can sorta control water."
Elijah was gaping at her. "Could you do this the whole time?"
"Nope. Only when I'm in my natural habitat. I'm the crown princess
—" she spat out the words in discontent, forming air-quotes around them— "and the heiress to the throne, so I'm, like, ultra connected to my element or whatever. Not like my siblings."
"But as of now, you are
stronger than them?" I queried. "Is there any possibility you could become stronger than your father, too?"
For a moment, she stared at me, her bottom lip caught between her teeth. "Actually, let me show you something." Her naked feet never once slipping on the wet stone, she proceeded towards the nearest platform rock, jumping off with ease and landing gracefully. After trading shrugs with Elijah Carter, we scrambled after her. She led us back a little ways and then down one of the other passages we'd glimpsed before, barely losing a word the whole time. I stopped trying to strike up a conversation, focusing solely on keeping up with her unnaturally sleek, swift steps.
"The olm you saw before was one of my father's guardians," she called out sharply over her shoulder. "The sea breeds giants, as they say. Or rather, Dad does. He keeps creating abominations like that, and he uses them to ward off outsiders in places where they don't belong. They're obviously not stopping me from running away again—you've seen that they'll obey me. But his Majesty has made it quite clear that if I break out, he's going to turn the town into a swamp. I'm not going to be responsible for people's deaths, or the loss of their homes. Especially not… not hers."
She came to a halt, squaring her shoulders. Above her head, I could make out the silhouette of an opening in the tunnel. "We're here. This… this should be enough proof that he'll make good on any threat he's ever uttered." She stepped aside to make way for us.
We hesitantly pushed past her and into the room that lay before us. It was different from all the others we'd seen thus far—it didn't lure one into a false sense of security with its descriptive beauty. In fact, the second the beam of our flashlight illuminated its interior, every last fiber of my being started to cry out to me, telling me to run. My flight instinct kicking in, I tried desperately to stay grounded somehow, to keep control. I couldn't allow myself to panic. This was a horrible time to end up going dimensions. I had to remain in this reality, no matter how difficult the sight before me was rendering the task.
I heard Elijah Carter gag beside me, his stomach revolting at what he saw. His hand abruptly flew to my shoulder, cold, sweat-slick fingers clamping down on my skin, hard enough to bruise. With my own stomach doing kick-flips inside my body, I could understand his reaction far too well. Instead of shrinking away, I reached up to graze his knuckles with my own, a fleeting touch I couldn't find the strength to hold. It was hard to be reassuring given the circumstances.
We were looking at a gallery
of corpses. They lined the walls, the floor, the ceiling, all in different states of wholeness and decay. A viscous, transparent fluid was gluing them to the stone, fixing them in their respective places. In some spots, it looked quite shiny and fresh, while in others, it had hardened, encasing the dead bodies like clear, pale amber. It was an unorganized chaos, the carcasses strewn practically everywhere, some overlapping, some upside down. Some had their eyes still open, their faces eternally frozen in void, empty expressions of terror. Most bodies weren't even complete—arms, legs or heads were missing, pronounced bitemarks marring the aged yet well-preserved flesh.
Elijah and I found ourselves standing rooted to the ground, too terrified to move, too dazed to speak. My friend's dark gaze frantically raced over the walls, flickering across the horrid display, taking in the carnage. My own eyes seemed to be burning. My head was spinning, and I had to hold onto his arm to support myself—it felt as though my legs were about to give way beneath me.
A shimmering light at the center of the room caught my attention. Somehow finding it within me to steady myself, I took a couple faltering steps towards it. Elijah Carter followed suit and Kit Sutton wordlessly trailed after us. Stepping over the dozens and dozens of corpses in my way, I tried hard to keep my wits about me. When I finally reached its source, I was surprised to find it to be a pond, or rather a bottomless hole of water. Another connection to the sea, no doubt. The shine however seemed fine from within it, from down below where there would normally be just darkness. Looking in, the breath was once again stolen from my lungs. It felt rather like peering through a small window into a very large hall. I could only see a fracture of what lay beneath.
Hovering within the endless masses of water was the enormous statue of a woman. Her stony pale arms were raised, her hands reaching out almost pleadingly, as if she was hoping for someone to pull her up from her cold, abyssal grave. Her eyes, one of which was about the size of my head, were wide open, her colorless stare holding a wild, unreadable mix of emotions. Her lips were parted in a silent scream. An unearthly, bright glow surrounded her; it seemed to come from within her body rather than anywhere else. It was disturbingly beautiful.
"Her name was Calypso."
Kit's voice pulled me from my trance. When I turned to face her, she pointedly avoided my gaze. An idea took shape in my mind, created by the faint, wavery undertone of mourning in her words. "She was someone special, wasn't she?"
I swallowed, my pulse still thrumming in my ears. Stepping forward, I tentatively grasped my roommate's hand. She let go of a soft breath, the corner of her mouth twitching. "These people here have been rotting away for centuries. It's the worst punishment imaginable, isn't it. The lucky ones are dead before they get glued down, but the ones he's really angry at, he covers in that goo when they're, like, lethally injured. I don't quite know what
this stuff is, but it slows down all those organic processes, the death, the decomposition…" She paused. "With Mom, it was different. He turned her to stone. The same kind that grows from the ground here, you know; that smooth, shiny kinda rock that looks real pretty."
"What did she do to piss off your Dad?"
"What did any of these poor fuckers do? Most of these are failed cult leaders, actually. You'd never guess how many cults the deep ones have dedicated to them. As for my mother, I don't know. I can't even remember her, to be honest." She shrugged with affected carelessness. "You see it now? My father is… just beyond comprehension."
"So are you, though, aren't you? If you think about it."
"Eva, I know
you're trying to boost morale here, but it's not working. Please let me get you out of here. And for heaven's sake, don't come back."
She led us back through the labyrinth of tunnels and corridors, staying well behind when we caught the first glimpse of daylight.
"I promise I'll think of something," I told her. "I'll find a way to get you out."
She merely shook her head. "No, you won't. Just go home and look for a new roommate. Or move back in with Nettie. She'll be glad."
I clenched my teeth, but allowed Eli to press his palm to my back, guiding me towards the exit.
"Actually, just… just wait. Could you tell her I, like, miss her? A lot?" Kit shouted after us, a sudden note of warmth softening her voice.
Elijah turned back to her with a sad smile. "Of course."
We didn't return to the car straight away, instead walking along the shore for a little while. My extra limbs having retracted and Eli's face having returned to a less nauseous color, we didn't bear any outward traces of our experience in the cave. We didn’t talk much, but we almost leaned onto one other with how closely we stuck to each other’s side. Eventually, I gathered the strength to break the silence. “This can’t stand, obviously.”
“You still want to get her out?” He gave me a sidelong glance. “This is more for Nettie’s sake than anything else, isn’t it?”
“I do like Kit Sutton, and I miss her tremendously,” I stated. “But largely, it is.”
Elijah, having nothing else to add, gave a noncommittal grunt.
“Would you mind if I asked you something personal?” I asked.
“Try it and find out.”
“I was wondering about what Mary Markov said about you earlier,” I began. “An incident at a highschool.”
He sighed. Silence fell, and for a minute I thought he wouldn’t respond at all. Then, he slowed down, coming to a halt and turning to look out at the horizon. “So how do we do this, Shirley? You really want me to pour my heart out to you and let you in on my tragic past as we stare at the tossing waves? That’s a bit too romantic for the two of us, if you ask me.”
“But you’d let me in on your tragic past in a less romantic setting?”
“Oh sure, anytime,” he said lightly. “Well, not any
time. I’d be okay talking to you about it, though. See, it doesn’t matter to me if you know or not, the problem is kinda the headspace and getting the words out of my mouth in the first place.”
“I’m glad you feel like you could do that with me.” I regarded his profile, noting how he swallowed and shut his eyes for a moment.
“Let’s go back to the car.”
So we did. Only that it wasn’t quite how we left it. Elijah noticed it first—a low, hissed curse escaped him as he bent down to inspect the damage. The back window had been smashed in. The brown folder Mary Markov had given me was gone. X 1 2: deadbeat roommate 3: creepy crush 4: relocation 5: beach concert 6: First date 7: Temp work 8: roommate talk 9: a dismal worldview 10: warehouse 11: staircase 12: explanation 13: hurt 14: hospital 15: ocean 16: diner 17: government work 18: something in the caves 19: shopping cart 20: olms and Jewels
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2023.06.02 05:06 MaAdele3 What are the Top 10 Best Monitor Light Bars?
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2023.06.02 04:38 barefootess Fast shipping?
I am leaving for a road trip soon and I'm struggling to find this yarn locally. I'm looking for forest/deep green, worsted or bulky weight, soft cotton or wool yarn. Fast shipping, as I leave in about a week. Any ideas?
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2023.06.02 03:25 Capable_Mix_4418 Elevating Bedroom Aesthetics: Latest Furniture Trends for 2023
The world of bedroom furniture is witnessing a revolution in 2023, with designers pushing boundaries and exploring innovative concepts. From fluid and contradictory shapes to nostalgic nods and opulent finishes, this year's trends promise to transform your bedroom into a luxurious sanctuary. In this blog, we will explore the latest bedroom furniture trends for 2023, incorporating keywords such as fluidity, nostalgia, opulence, and fusion of textures and patterns.
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The bedroom furniture trends for 2023 embrace fluidity, contradictory shapes, and opulent finishes. From scalloped skirting to pleated upholstery, designers are pushing boundaries and transforming bedrooms into luxurious sanctuaries. Nostalgic touches, gold detailing, chrome, marble, glass, velvet, and monochromatic schemes bring a sense of opulence and sophistication. Striking tableware and pattern on pattern styling add excitement and personality to the bedroom.
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2023.06.02 01:34 carlyscorner19 My top 10 FAVORITE Monster High Character Designs
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((Starting with 10, going up to 1))
- Jackson Jekyll
I like Jackson’s outfit a lot, even though I’m not a huge fan of yellow. Of the mansters, his design is probably my favorite.
- Honey Swamp
I love her bayou look, and I think she is one of the more creative and interesting ghouls!
- Scarah Screams
I think I like how simple Scarah is. That could be in part because she is mostly a background ghoul, but I feel like she’s sleek and has a wearable element to her.
- Lagoona Blue
I like that Lagoona has more of an athletic aesthetic than most of the other ghouls. I think it fits her well and I may have a soft spot, since she was the first doll I had. I think my attachment to her original design makes her g3 design more disappointing to me.
- Lorna McNessie
I just think Lorna is super cute and I like the way she’s designed. It’s a little on the nose, but I really like it!
- Spectra Vondergeist
I love the ball & chain aspect of her design, like she’s a shackled ghost.
- Rochelle Goyle
I adore Rochelle, character and design. I love gargoyles and I think they made her so pretty and fun.
Draculaura is just precious. I love her gen 1 design, and of the Gen 3 designs, she is probably my favorite. The black and pink and white just works so well.
- Wydowna Spider
What an underrated ghoul. I love her design. I think she’s one of the coolest characters and dolls.
- Abbey Bominable
I love both Gen 1 and Gen 3 Abbey. They are both some of the prettiest dolls Monster High has ever produced.
You may have noticed these are primarily the earlier characters and doll. I feel like after a certain point, the creators started using colors that felt “tacky” and didn’t fit the characters they were going for. I think I’ll probably do a “Top 10 Least Favorites” next, as I have some thoughts on some of the characters.
Are any of these in your top 10? Who would you have put on this list?
2023.06.02 01:22 backwoodzbeautyqueen Looking for Specific yarn
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I started a blanket in November, ended up moving cross country and I am just now starting again. I unfortunately underbought as this is the biggest project I’ve attempted (blanket) and didn’t realize how much I would need.
If anyone has some they’re looking to get rid of, I’m willing to buy! Or if anyone knows good resources for discontinued yard please let me know.
2023.06.01 21:40 Xzenergy Cube [Chapter 4]
Sleep was a respite only in the way it separated the past from the new. A fresh start each day meant something different. You had survived and were still providing, still waking up everyday, optical lens’ able to catch the light of whatever star you labored underneath.
Gareth knew something was being lost. A call from the chambers of his sleeping physical brain, the hidden gods and their infinite creativity caged behind a synthetic wash of sedatives, used to keep the outer realms of consciousness at bay.
He was thinking of lost dreams, trying to remember the night terrors he had as an adolescent, shrieking to the dark wind at something he now couldn’t picture.
“Are you hearing me? They want you to absorb thirty-five percent of losses, covering just the gloves alone. What the fuck were you thinking Gareth?” Eris tapped elegant mechanical hands folded upon the jet black steel table between them.
Gareth looked up, “I was thinking about the narrative. I was trying to find the time.”
“Oh bullshit,” Eris scoffed, “Triarch will be coming through those doors in twelve minutes and thirty-seven seconds, they left me unbriefed.”
Gareth’s glove was still as he sat and tried to ignore Eris. If they wanted him off the restoration sector, then fine. By all means. He would be happy to operate anywhere else. Even containment and corrections were beginning to look bright.
Silence descended between them as they waited for their superiors to arrive, worry twisting their stomachs. Eris was tapping a weathered spot on the back of his right hand, something he always did when he was nervous. Gareth had worked with him for over a century and it was a habit that had never changed. The sound resonated with some part of his stimulant addled brain.
“What was in it, anyways?” Eris finally asked.
Gareth shook his head, “I don’t know, it’s sitting in my laboratory. Mostly data from the airbase we’re passing over.”
Gareth wondered if the LIDAR scans had been completed. There was also the secured safe, which was sitting in his lab. Awaiting his dissection.
Eris shook his head and huffed, “so all this for pretty much–nothing? Fantastic.”
The entrance chimed and Eris stood to attention as a team of deadly looking security gloves guided a smaller administration official into the wide, low chamber.
The one called the Triarch.
The security team dispersed to the corners and entrances of the room and the affluent looking Triarch took his seat. The glove he wore was refined and set him apart from the others, just as it was intended to do. Hand pitted copper inlays and traces of gold glinted in the low lighting of the meeting chamber.
“Eris, please.” Triarch motioned towards the middle edge of the table, where a seat had already manifested from the floor.
“Of course, thank you.” Eris sat, the small nervous tapping of his hand just under the awareness of the rest.
Triarch’s optics focused on Gareth, “this isn’t the first time we’ve met.”
“It is not.” Gareth replied.
“I believe our last meeting was in regards to workplace safety. It feels as if we’re repeating ourselves. Eating our own tail.” Triarch placed both hands flat on top of the table.
“The added layer of chemical security was unexpected, the first time I’ve ever encountered such a modification. Tetrahyrdolytic-M88, a substance used in arc fusion reactors to keep the inside of the reactor free from molecular impurities. This is the first time I’ve seen it used outside of its intended application, if I’m to be honest.”
Triarch’s head twitched to the side, “this is something that would have been discovered, had the proper safety protocols been followed.”
Gareth had no reply. It was unambiguous, he was right as right could be. If they had tapped the outer seal, it would have registered and they could have proceeded in a different manner. Trigam’s way.
A safer way.
“You’ve been behaving as if our resources are infinite,” Triarch began, spreading his hands, “thirteen engineers, the cost of refacing and repairing the research bay, and the resignation of another one of your assistants. All for some comparable data. Where does it end?”
Gareth looked up, meeting Triarch’s opticals, “research requires sacrifice. The advances towards the narrative demand risks and I feel I’ve uncovered a relevant datagem from the airfield we are currently moving through.”
Triarch shook their head, “there are few datagems in our work worth the cost of the damage done today. The war here has already been lost, Yok Theron doesn’t care for the corpuscant he leaves behind. We are in a war, Gareth, that’s the reason we’re out here. To rebuild that which was lost, because we can’t afford to lose more. You’ve been through a lot of gloves, but younger inexperienced workers don’t have the same luxury. There’s a psychological impact, as well as monetary.”
Gareth conceded, “you’re right. I understand, my lack of discipline has been bothering me lately. Eris has given me direction and I will seek further counsel.”
The many lenses on Triarch’s face seemed to focus, “see that it’s done, archeotech. Your debt to the guard is beginning to cast a shadow.”
Triarch stood without warning and collapsed into the middle of his security, as they folded out of the dark door and were out of sight and mind. All meetings were like this, simple and as fast as possible.
“God almighty-,” Eris gasped.
Gareth sat, motionless.
Eris moved from the side of the table to the seat across, as he had been sitting before, “are you in this room? Did you hear what he just said?”
“I’m at the end of my rod, I heard him.”
Eris folded his hands, screeching metal sounding, “as your liaison, I need you to listen to me very carefully, Gareth. You need to focus, for fuck’s sake. Please, I beg of you.”
Gareth glanced down at the orange plastic covering his arms, sleek and dense. He could feel the anger flush through him, his actual skin rippling with heat and potential. So far away, but instant all the same.
“Leave me to my work, I’ll stay down. I promise.”
“Stay in your lab, at least for the next forty-eight hours. As soon as things calm, we can re-task and discuss where we’re at. Does that sound simple and doable, at all, to you?” Eris stood.
“Simple, totally doable.”
“Thank you-,” Eris moved to leave the meeting chamber, walking as if he were surrounded by broken glass, “I’ll catch back up with you in two days.”
Eris turned and exited the opposite door, a wave of air rushing out and away as it whooshed closed.
Gareth sat there for a while, unmoving. There was a small silver fleck of imperfection on the surface of the table and he was focused on it, his mind far away in a place where the pressures of life fell away like a cocoon, the blossom of worry and pain distant and stale.
“Sample D-1 seated and currently awaiting instruction.” Rube’s voice ripped him from the depths he was falling into.
“Initial analyses?” Gareth asked, standing and leaving the dim chamber.
“Grade composition of container: Pb, heavy lead shielding. Weight: 77kg-”.
“Please move the test article to hazard bay 443, I’ll be up shortly.”
Gareth walked through the massive inner structure of the Cube, making his way towards the MOL-44 printers. There would be a printer in the back left, just finishing a small ceramic urn full of ashes. He plucked the perfect white urn from the printing plate and left the upper sectors, making his way down to the bottom of the Cube.
It took two levicors and a small escalating platform, the journey to the usual outer seal he used was long and winding, taking him through the inner bays in a zig-zag pattern. The more random his habits, the more control he felt over his life. When everything was synchronized, unplanned deviation gave a sort of rush. A rush that washed away the sour taste of the meeting he had just sat through.
“Your debts are beginning to cast a shadow.”
Shadows were the result of light and he felt no brightness within. It was all darkness, no definition any longer to navigate.
Focus on the narrative, he thought to himself.
The pain he endured paled in comparison to what these people must have experienced in their final days or hours. The sky ablaze, nuclear death raining down, more bodies than flies. Oceans boiled, the atmosphere sheared off.
The echoes of his wails were nothing against the hurricane.
Gareth had finally reached the bottom level and could see the outer access door still a ways away, lit by a blue runner from above. He glanced down at the small ivory urn, making sure it was still intact. When he looked back up, there was someone standing in front of him, silhouetted in the dark.
Trigam’s voice called out through the cloud, “what do you do out there?”
He was a couple meters away, optics glinting in the low blue light.
Gareth stopped, his heart rate spiking, “what are you doing down here?”
Trigam spread his dark metallic hands and sauntered forward, “making sure you don’t wander off and have an accident. What else?”
Gareth tried to ping Rube, but his local gateway was blocked.
“What’s so important outside, that you would throw away a MK-V research glove? Like it’s scrap.”
Gareth started backing up and bumped into a solid plate of metal. He had walked past two gloves pressed against the walls like waiting vipers uncoiled, both wearing Atlas exoframes normally used in mining and heavy labor. They grabbed him by his arms and legs and raised him up, so that his feet were just off the floor. The sound of squealing and crunching metal and plastic echoed down the dark walkway.
“c15,000, c20,000? What is it? It’s more than MK-III engineers, I know that much.”
Gareth strained against the hold he was in, his small white urn shattering under the struggle. Ash and ceramic shards fell to the floor unnoticed.
“So what is it? Why do you walk out there?” Trigam asked, the angular build of his glove’s face inches away from Gareth’s.
Trigam didn’t allow him to answer, instead he rammed a charged copper spike into the side of Gareth’s neural controller, just inside his breastplate, sending waves of pressurized spasms through his glove and into his body, back in the seed tank billions of miles away. Gareth screamed, but his agony was scattered by the network jammer currently enveloping the small group.
“Everyone said you were brilliant, eccentric. Working with you was something like rediscovering yourself,” Trigam laughed, “I was your slave for eight months and now I’m considering joining Yok.”
Trigam depressed a small switch and the pain spike went dead.
Gareth gasped for air through the feeling of being unwinded, his head spinning and his rage turned ashen and to despair.
“We can’t afford our own debt and we won’t take on yours.”
A short silence fell between them, before Gareth’s legs and right arm were pulled and ripped away from his body. Sparks and caustic hydraulic fluid sprayed in a wide arc, covering the shifting metal of the interior walls.
“Loss is part of the process,” Gareth sighed, “but I wouldn’t expect you to understand that. You never were very good at understanding that.”
Trigam smeared the clear oil along Gareth’s cheek, “you would be the expert of loss as well. Your bitch died and now you try to follow her, but Aetherguard will never let you die. You’re too special to them.”
The Atlas exosuits chomped down into the floor as the two holding Gareth started forward and hauled him towards the access door.
“It’s ten hours until sunrise, I hope you enjoy the little bit of leisure time we’ve bought you.” Trigam said, the access door whooshing open next to him and revealing the pitch dark howling night.
Gareth was tossed, like a dead battery, out into the ivory sand, tumbling end over end as he fell thirteen meters to the ground. The impact jittered his sensor core and his optics began an automatic reset, showing him the massive shifting wall of the Cube upon coming back online. He would give anything to close his eyes, but the pitch black was as close as he would get.
Every actuating joint and stabilizing core was damaged in the assault and now his entire glove vibrated in a kind of mechanical desynchronization. He hoped it would shake itself to pieces before he had to wait the agonizing hours for the star to rise over Kine’s horizon and cook him. The sooner he could get back and report this to Eris, the better his rage would be soothed.
Or so he hoped.
He still had slight control of the right arm they had left him and so he used it to push himself onto his back, face up and exposed to the sky above. His infrared lens gave the cosmos an ethereal shade, so much more to witness when looking outside the normal range. The sight of it all turned his awe to bitterness and guilt at the reminder of the casting away of his physical flesh. Not so much a loss, but a disconnection, controlled and bound by the numbers sworn fealty to as a neophyte. The end result was a sight so magnificent and so replicated it morphed into remorse.
No answer came, they had damaged his communication module as well it seemed. He was on his own in the desert. He could already see the small search drones, their thermals scanning the glowing sand, looking for an imperfection in a backdrop of white.
When he looked down, the sand tinkled and blazed with the same astigmatism as in the small desk art piece, in Eris’ office. He looked and realized the sand wasn’t crushed silicate, but tiny individual diatomaceous shells, heaped by the trillions. He magnified and marveled at the radiating mass grave of microscopic animals. There was something about this last rape in the environmental brief, but the fact seemed to have slipped away, lost in a trillion other details of calamity.
North was a ridgeline rising out of the dunes, he could try to climb that and then throw himself off when he reached a sufficient height. Perhaps he could cut a few hours off of the current timeline, get back to the Cube and wring necks. The plastics and soft materials of his glove had all already sloughed off, leaving him a mechanical shell crawling across the wasteland, one arm dragging himself along.
Perhaps this was what it felt like, a fraction of the narrative’s suffering.
His neural core was pulsing, the flash of agony on the back of his subconscious reminding him he could feel at all.
He knew it would only be a fraction of what Trigam and his thugs would endure.
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2023.06.01 21:19 kasyaw Shade matching is a struggle but yall knew that
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natural/cloudy with and without flash
which one is best🧐🧐🧐
- nyx born to glow foundation 6,5
- urban decay stay naked foundation 30cg
- nyx tinted skin veil vanilla nude
- sheglam powder foundation bamboo
- maybelline fit me concealer 16
- nyx serum concealer light
- nyx serum concealer vanilla
- sleek makeup in your tone concealer 2w
- shade match: perfect for summer, formula: top tier
- shade match: slightly pink/peach but fine, formula: the type that is watery but almost sets itself dry and kinda sits in my pores if that makes sense? never had that happen before
- shade match: perfect for winter, formula: top tier (born to glow's lighter coverage cousin)
- shade match: slightly dark but fine, formula: soft and good coverage
- shade match: very yellow (positive) idk how to explain this but it just works for me always and forever tried and true, formula: not too slippery not too thick
- shade match: not, formula: on the slippery side and easy to spread
- same as 6
- shade match: looks like it would be perfect but it is a lie (it's very very dull pinky grey and I'm more of a dull lime green yellow), formula: not too slippery not too thick and spreads nicely
2023.06.01 21:00 Kouunno What material would you recommend for an heirloom blanket?
I love to crochet but I'm pretty broke; the most expensive yarn I've ever purchased was a 50% off skein of Cotton Kings Sultan for like $10 (and it's so pretty I'm kind of afraid to touch it lol). My stash is mostly acrylic and acrylic blends with some cotton and polyester mixed in and a few hanks of clearance non-superwash merino I bought because my mom wanted a winter scarf and won't wear acrylics.
I really want to make a real, genuine heirloom blanket for my in-laws because they have done so, so much for me and I love them intensely. I want to create something that will last for many years and can be passed down through generations and all that. So I want to use something nicer than I usually use, but I'm not sure what material would be best suited for being long-lasting, soft and beautiful. Most of the nice hand-dyed yarns I've seen online are superwash merinos, is that my best bet? It seems like things like silks and alpaca only come in fingering or lace weight and I don't think I've quite reached the point of insanity of making a lace-weight blanket.
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2023.06.01 21:00 catjojo975 Found this sub in the middle of the night, headed down the rabbit hole, learned all about banana flavors, and hit up a convenience store on the way home from work today.
2023.06.01 20:47 2Not5A6Bot Burt's Bees Calming Serum [Review]
So I wanted to drop in here and recommend the Burt's Bees Calming Serum for minimizing redness and softening skin.
I initially purchased this product a month or two ago when I foolishly forgot to apply sunscreen to my face (this almost never happens in my adulthood - just happened to have one of those days...). I was looking for anything in my local drugstore that would help and wasn't full of chemicals and it seemed the aloe available was a bit sus. I saw this product and decided to give it a shot as it was light and didn't have any ingredients that concerned me. It was so so for the sunburn, but I continued using after, and my skin is so soft and supple lately.
I was using The Ordinary Niacinamide and Buffet with Copper Peptides prior to the sunburn, but I've had better results with just this serum and moisturizer (Weleda Sheer Hydration/Cerave Night Moisturizer) and occasionally some salicylic acid when I have a few pimples pop up. The biggest downside to this product, imo, is the smell. It's honestly terrible, but it goes away pretty quickly after application, but it's pretty gnarly.
Anyway, just wanted to share my experience for any of y'all looking to try a new and inexpensive product!
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2023.06.01 17:32 bathroom17531 The Art Of Cleansing: Best Bath Washcloths For A Gentle And Effective Clean
Imagine stepping out of a warm and relaxing bath or shower, only to be greeted by scratchy and uncomfortable washcloths. That's why having high-quality bath washcloths is so important. Not only do they provide a comfortable and gentle cleansing experience, but they can also help to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin. At Best Vintage Bathroom, we understand the importance of finding the best bath washcloths for your needs, and that's why we've curated a list of the top picks on the market.
- Best Overall: Utopia Towels Cotton Washcloths
- Best Budget: Amazon Basics Cotton Washcloths
- Best Luxury: Chakir Turkish Linen Washcloths
- Best Organic: Burt's Bees Baby Washcloths
- Best eco-friendly: Gryeer Bamboo Washcloths
- Material: Look for high-quality materials like organic cotton, bamboo, or microfiber for softness and durability.
- Texture: Consider the texture that suits your preference, whether you prefer plush and fluffy or slightly rougher for gentle exfoliation.
- Absorbency: Choose washcloths with high absorbency to ensure efficient drying.
- Size and Pack: Select the size and pack quantity that suits your needs, whether you prefer larger washcloths or value packs.
- Brand Reputation: Research and choose reputable brands known for producing high-quality bath washcloths.
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2023.06.01 17:21 adilahmadbaba Pashmina Shawls: The Epitome of Elegance and Luxury
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In the world of fashion, few accessories rival the timeless allure and opulence of a Pashmina shawls
. Renowned for its exceptional softness, exquisite craftsmanship, and rich cultural heritage, the Pashmina shawl has captivated hearts and adorned shoulders for centuries. Originating from the majestic landscapes of Kashmir, this fine textile has transcended geographical boundaries to become a coveted symbol of sophistication and luxury. In this article, we delve into the intricacies of Pashmina, its origins, manufacturing process, and enduring popularity.
The Origins of Pashmina
The word "Pashmina
" is derived from the Persian word "Pashm," which means "soft gold." It refers to the fine cashmere wool obtained from the underbelly of the Himalayan mountain goat, Capra hircus. The harsh climate and extreme temperatures of the region force the goats to develop an incredibly soft and warm fleece, which acts as nature's armor against the frigid cold. Pashmina Shawls
The production of a Pashmina shawls
is an intricate and labor-intensive process, involving the dedicated hands of skilled artisans. It begins with the careful combing and collection of the softest and finest Pashm fibers from the underbelly of the mountain goats. Due to its scarcity and limited availability, Pashmina is considered one of the most expensive natural fibers in the world.
Once the raw Pashm is obtained, it undergoes a meticulous sorting process to remove impurities and separate the coarser fibers. The remaining fine fibers are then spun by hand, using traditional spinning wheels, to create the delicate yarn that forms the foundation of a Pashmina shawls
. These fine threads are meticulously woven by expert weavers, who employ traditional looms and techniques passed down through generations.
The Making of a Masterpiece
What sets Pashmina shawls
apart is the skillful artistry and attention to detail that goes into their creation. The shawls are renowned for their intricate and ornate designs, often featuring delicate embroidery, intricate patterns, and vibrant colors. Traditional motifs inspired by nature, such as flowers, paisleys, and vines, are painstakingly hand-embroidered onto the fabric, elevating the shawl to a work of art.
The Ethereal Charm and Versatility Pashmina shawls
are treasured for their unmatched softness, lightweight feel, and exceptional warmth. The fine fibers of Pashmina lend a luxurious drape and a delicate touch to the fabric, making it incredibly comfortable to wear. Despite its lightweight nature, Pashmina possesses excellent insulation properties, providing warmth during chilly winters and coolness during warmer months.
Beyond its functionality, a Pashmina shawl is a versatile accessory that can effortlessly enhance any ensemble. Whether draped over the shoulders, elegantly wrapped around the neck, or used as a stylish headscarf, the timeless charm of Pashmina adds an aura of elegance and sophistication to any outfit.
Preserving a Cultural Legacy
The art of Pashmina shawl-making
is not merely a craft; it is a cultural legacy that has been passed down through generations. The skilled artisans who create these exquisite pieces of art are custodians of a rich heritage that connects us to the ancient traditions and stories of the region. It is essential to appreciate and support the preservation of this craftsmanship by embracing authentic Pashmina shawls and supporting fair trade practices.
Visit Pashmina Vogue
to buy authentic pashmina online.
2023.06.01 16:29 DisciplineThen6709 I made this frog toy for a friend's new baby!
2023.06.01 14:16 serithipithy Is this really a dk weight yarn?
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2023.06.01 12:19 Hot-Point2675 Types of Chandeliers for Different Parts of Your Home
Ah, the delightful world of chandeliers! These elegant light fixtures have been illuminating homes for centuries, adding a touch of glamour and sophistication to any space. Whether you're looking to jazz up your living room, bedroom, or drawing room, we've got you covered with the trendiest chandelier styles. So, let's dive into the world of chandeliers
and discover the perfect fit for each part of your home. What is a chandelier?
What is a chandelier, you ask? Well, my friend, it's not just any old light fixture. A chandelier is a statement piece that hangs from the ceiling, typically adorned with multiple branches or arms, and decked out with beautiful crystals, glass, or other decorative elements. It's the epitome of elegance and opulence, instantly transforming any room into a stunning visual delight. Trending chandelier styles for your living room
Now, let's start with the heart of the home, the living room. This is where you entertain guests and spend quality time with your loved ones. For a modern twist, consider a sleek and contemporary chandelier with clean lines and minimalistic design. If you're feeling fancy, go for a crystal chandelier that exudes luxury and creates a mesmerizing play of light. Remember, the living room is all about making a statement, so don't be afraid to let your chandelier shine bright. Trending chandelier styles for your bedroom
Moving on to the bedroom, where you rest and rejuvenate, you'll want a chandelier that sets a soothing and relaxing ambiance. Opt for a soft, romantic style with delicate crystal droplets or a whimsical design that adds a touch of enchantment. Dimmable lights will allow you to create the perfect atmosphere, whether you're reading a book or enjoying a cozy evening in. Let your chandelier be the dreamy centerpiece of your personal sanctuary. Trending chandelier styles for your drawing room
Now, let's not forget the drawing room, the place where you showcase your impeccable taste to your guests. A grand, statement chandelier with cascading crystals will instantly elevate the elegance of the room. Or go for a more contemporary approach with an abstract, sculptural chandelier that becomes the focal point of conversation. Remember, the drawing room is your artistic canvas, so choose a chandelier that reflects your unique style and personality. Conclusion
In conclusion, chandeliers are more than just lighting fixtures. They are the crowning jewels of your home, adding charm, glamour, and a touch of magic to every space. From the living room to the bedroom to the drawing room, there's a chandelier style for every part of your home. So, go ahead and light up your life with the perfect chandelier that complements your style and creates an ambiance you'll love.
And hey, if a chandelier doesn't quite fit your vibe, don't fret! You can always consider a fabulous floor lamp
to add a touch of whimsy and functionality to any room. But that's a story for another day. Until then, happy chandelier hunting!
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2023.06.01 12:13 shyla-schmiddt Hairstyles to Rock with Deep Wave
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Stylish Deep Wave Weave
If you're a fan of voluminous, bouncy, and glamorous locks, then deep wave hair is the perfect choice for you. Deep Wave
is a popular texture that features defined waves with plenty of body and movement. Whether you have naturally deep wave hair or you're planning to install deep wave hair extensions, this guide will provide you with hairstyle inspiration.
Deep wave hair offers a versatile canvas for creating stunning hairstyles suitable for various occasions, from casual outings to special events. In this blog, explore a range of hairstyle options that complement deep wave hair, including updos, half-up half-down styles, braids, ponytails, and more. We'll also provide step-by-step instructions and styling tips to help you achieve these hairstyles with ease.
Trending Hairstyles to Rock with Deep Wave Hair Extensions Hairstyles to Rock with Deep Wave Hair Extensions
Create stunning voluminous curls by using a curling wand or hot rollers on your deep wave hair extensions. This glamorous hairstyle adds bounce and body to your look.
Take a section of your deep wave closure
from the crown area and gather it into a high bun. Leave the rest of the hair down to showcase the beautiful waves, creating a trendy half-up half-down style.
- Side Swept Fishtail Braid
Sweep your deep wave hair extensions to one side and create a fishtail braid. This intricate and stylish braid showcases the texture of the waves while adding an elegant touch to your overall look.
Achieve a carefree and bohemian-inspired style by loosely braiding your deep wave hair extensions. Leave a few strands loose for a messy and effortless look.
Gather your deep wave hair extensions into a sleek and low ponytail. Smooth down any flyaways and wrap to elevate the style.
- Twisted Half-Up Hairstyle
Take two sections of your deep wave hair extensions from the front and twist them backward, securing them with bobby pins. Leave the remaining waves flowing for a romantic and feminine look.
- Side Swept Hollywood Waves
Create glamorous Old Hollywood-inspired waves with your deep wave hair extensions. Use a wide-barrel curling iron to curl sections and brush them out to achieve soft and elegant waves.
Gather your deep wave hair extensions into a high, messy bun. Pull out a few face-framing strands and allow some waves to cascade down, creating a chic and effortless updo.
- Pinned Back Half-Up Hairstyle
Take small sections of your deep wave hair extensions from the sides and pin them back to create a half-up hairstyle. This adds a touch of sophistication while still showcasing the waves.
Braid two sections of your deep wave hair extensions, starting from behind each ear. Bring the braids up and secure them a beautiful braided crown updo.
How to Care for Your Deep Wave Hairstyles Caring for Deep Wave Hairstyles
Taking care of your deep wave lace front wig
is essential to maintain their beauty and longevity. Here are six tips to help you properly care for your deep wave hair:
When combing or brushing your deep wave hair, to prevent excessive pulling and tugging. Use a wide-toothed comb or a detangling brush specifically designed for curly hair to avoid causing damage or frizz.
Deep wave hair tends to be drier compared to straight hair, so moisturizing is crucial. Use a hydrating leave-in conditioner or hair oil to keep your hair well-nourished and prevent it from becoming dry and brittle. Focus on the mid-lengths to ends of your hair.
While deep wave hair can be styled with heat tools, excessive heat can lead to damage and alter the wave pattern. When necessary, use a heat protectant spray to shield your hair from the heat. Embrace air drying or try heatless styling methods to maintain the natural texture of your deep waves.
Deep wave hair doesn't require frequent washing like straight hair, using sulfate-free shampoos and hydrating conditioners to keep your waves defined and nourished.
Protect your deep wave hair while you sleep to prevent tangles and frizz. Before bed, loosely braid your hair or gather it in a loose bun to minimize friction and maintain the wave pattern. Wrapping your hair in a silk scarf to reduce friction and preserve your hairstyle.
- Regular Deep Conditioning Treatments
Treat your deep wave hair to regular deep conditioning treatments to keep it hydrated and maintain its softness and elasticity. Apply a deep conditioning mask or treatment.
Where to Buy Quality Deep Wave? Buying Quality Deep Wave Hair
It is important to buy quality extensions to achieve the desired hairstyle, as low quality products. And therefore, it becomes important to buy hair pieces from well-known, trust-worthy brands. Check out Indique Hair, as the brand offers. From deep wave wigs to deep wave sew ins, they have it all!
Deep wave hair is a versatile and stunning texture that offers endless possibilities for hairstyling
. Whether you have naturally deep wave hair or you're using deep wave hair extensions, there are numerous hairstyles you can rock to showcase its beauty. From loose waves to intricate braids, from elegant updos to effortless beachy styles, deep wave hair allows you to embrace your personal style and make a statement.
By following the tips and trying out the hairstyles mentioned in this blog post, you can confidently rock your deep wave hair for any occasion. Remember to take proper care of your deep wave hair to maintain its health, moisture, and beautiful texture. With the right techniques and a touch of creativity, you can unleash the full potential of your deep wave hair and turn heads wherever you go.
Get the best quality deep wave weaves and hair extensions at Indique Hair, as they offer the texture in 100% Indian Remy human hair. Visit their website to grab your favorite hair pieces at the best prices. Get 10% off on first purchase on your Deep Wave Hair
. Enjoy the deal today!
2023.06.01 12:12 BetterPetsLife 🐭 Discover the Delightful World of Pet Mice! 🐭
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Pet mice make charming and low-maintenance companions, delighting both children and adults alike. These small and intelligent creatures come in various breeds, each with its own unique characteristics. Let's explore some popular mouse breeds that people often keep as pets:
- Fancy Mouse (Mus musculus domesticus): The Fancy Mouse is the most common breed kept as a pet. They are known for their wide variety of coat colors, patterns, and textures, making each one a tiny work of art. Fancy mice are friendly, social, and relatively easy to handle, making them ideal for beginners.
- Long-Haired Mouse: Long-haired mice, also known as "fuzzies" or "teddy bear mice," have luscious, flowing coats that require regular grooming. These mice have an endearing appearance and gentle temperament, making them a popular choice for mouse enthusiasts looking for a unique and cuddly pet.
- Hairless Mouse: Hairless mice, as the name suggests, lack fur due to a genetic mutation. Their smooth, wrinkled skin and large ears give them an unusual appearance. Hairless mice require special care to maintain their body temperature, but they make fascinating and interactive pets for those seeking an extraordinary companion.
- Satin Mouse: Satin mice have a glossy and lustrous coat due to a genetic variation that affects the structure of their hair. Their sleek appearance and friendly demeanor make them a favorite among mouse enthusiasts. Satin mice come in various colors, adding vibrancy to any mouse collection.
- Siamese Mouse: Siamese mice display a beautiful color-point pattern similar to Siamese cats. They have a pale body with darker points on their ears, nose, paws, and tail. Siamese mice are known for their inquisitive and outgoing nature, making them entertaining pets that enjoy interacting with their owners.
- Rex Mouse: Rex mice possess a curly or wavy coat caused by a genetic mutation. Their soft and velvety fur gives them a distinct appearance and a delightful texture to touch. Rex mice are known for their friendly and playful personalities, making them a popular choice for mouse enthusiasts seeking a cuddly companion.
It's important to note that regardless of the breed, pet mice require appropriate housing, a balanced diet, and mental stimulation to thrive. They are social animals and enjoy the company of their own kind, so consider keeping them in same-sex pairs or small groups.
Always ensure the well-being of your pet mice by providing a clean and enriched environment, regular veterinary care, and proper socialization. With proper care and attention, these tiny creatures can bring immense joy and companionship to your life.
So, why not embark on an adventure into the captivating world of pet mice? These adorable and charismatic companions will undoubtedly add a touch of joy and warmth to your home! 🐭❤️
2023.06.01 09:18 shanmugasurya1998 what is soft silk ?
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Introduction Soft silk
also referred to as pure silk or mulberry silk, is a natural fiber derived from the cocoon of silkworms. It is considered one of the finest and most sought-after types of silk due to its exceptional quality. Soft silk has a distinct shimmer and luster, giving it an elegant and luxurious appeal. Its popularity extends beyond clothing, with soft silk being used for various purposes such as home furnishings, accessories, and even art.
Properties Soft silk
possesses several notable characteristics that set it apart from other fabrics. Firstly, it is incredibly smooth and soft to the touch, offering a delightful sensation against the skin.Soft silk is also known for its breathability, which allows air circulation and helps regulate body temperature. Furthermore, it has excellent moisture-wicking properties, keeping the wearer comfortable in different climates.
The process of producing soft silk
involves careful cultivation and extraction of silk fibers from silkworm cocoons. Silkworms, primarily of the Bombyx mori species, are reared under controlled conditions, ensuring the highest quality silk. The cocoons are carefully unraveled to obtain long continuous threads, which are then spun into yarn. Skilled artisans weave this yarn into beautiful soft silk fabric, often incorporating intricate patterns and designs.
Soft silk production is concentrated in regions known for their expertise in sericulture, such as China, India, and Thailand. These areas offer the optimal climate and environment for cultivating silkworms and producing high-quality silk. The rich history and cultural significance of silk in these regions contribute to the exceptional craftsmanship and artistry associated with soft silk.
Types Soft silk
comes in a variety of types, each with its own unique characteristics. Some common types include Charmeuse silk, Chiffon silk, Crepe de Chine silk, and Satin silk. Each type has variations in texture, weight, and appearance, making them suitable for different purposes. Soft silk fabrics can feature a range of patterns, including floral motifs, geometric designs, and traditional motifs inspired by the region's cultural heritage.
Wearing soft silk offers numerous benefits beyond its aesthetic appeal. Firstly, the fabric is incredibly comfortable, allowing the skin to breathe and preventing irritation or allergies. Soft silk's moisture-wicking properties make it an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin or those living in humid climates. Additionally, soft silk is hypoallergenic, resistant to dust mites, and naturally temperature-regulating.
Soft silk also offers health benefits. It is believed to be beneficial for the skin, reducing the occurrence of wrinkles and promoting hydration. The fabric's smooth texture minimizes friction, preventing hair breakage and frizz. Soft silk is also known for its gentle and non-abrasive nature, making it suitable for individuals with delicate or damaged hair.
Caring for soft silk
garments requires special attention to ensure their longevity and appearance. It is recommended to hand wash soft silk using a mild detergent and cold water to maintain its delicate structure. Avoid twisting or wringing the fabric and gently squeeze out excess water before laying it flat to dry. When ironing, use the lowest heat setting and place a cloth between the iron and the fabric to prevent damage.
To store soft silk garments, fold them carefully and place them in a clean, dry place. Avoid exposing the fabric to direct sunlight or harsh chemicals, as they may cause discoloration or damage. It is advisable to store soft silk separately from other garments to prevent snagging or friction.
Soft silk plays a significant role in the fashion industry, with designers and fashion enthusiasts embracing its elegance and versatility. Soft silk sarees, dresses, and blouses are popular choices for weddings, formal events, and festive occasions. The fabric's drape and sheen add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Renowned designers and celebrities often incorporate soft silk in their collections, further amplifying its appeal and desirability.
Sustainability Soft silk
production has also seen a shift towards more sustainable practices. Many silk producers are embracing eco-friendly techniques, such as organic farming and natural dyeing processes. These initiatives aim to reduce the environmental impact of silk production and promote sustainable and ethical practices. Consumers can choose to support brands that prioritize sustainability and contribute to the preservation of our planet while enjoying the beauty of soft silk. Conclusion Soft silk
is a remarkable fabric that combines elegance, comfort, and versatility. Its luxurious appeal, coupled with its numerous benefits and sustainable production practices, makes it a sought-after choice for fashion enthusiasts and conscious consumers alike. Whether you're wearing a soft silk saree for a special occasion or enjoying the comfort of soft silk bedding, this fabric is sure to enhance your experience and leave you feeling exquisite. FAQs 1. What are the different types of soft silk?
Soft silk comes in various types such as Charmeuse silk, Chiffon silk, Crepe de Chine silk, and Satin silk, each with its own unique characteristics and uses. 2. Can soft silk be worn in all seasons? Soft silk's
breathable and moisture-wicking properties make it suitable for wearing in different seasons. It provides comfort and regulates body temperature, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. 3. How do I care for my soft silk garments?
It is best to hand wash soft silk garments using a mild detergent and cold water. Avoid twisting or wringing the fabric and dry it flat. When ironing, use low heat and place a cloth between the iron and the fabric. 4. Is soft silk more expensive than other fabrics?
Soft silk is generally considered a luxury fabric, and its price can be higher compared to other fabrics. However, the quality, comfort, and durability it offers make it a valuable investment. 5. Can soft silk be machine-washed?
It is recommended to hand wash soft silk to maintain its delicate structure. Machine washing can potentially damage the fabric or cause it to lose its luster and texture.
2023.06.01 07:37 The_Mend_Packaging The Ultimate Guide to Jewellery Packaging: Choosing the Perfect Box for Your Precious Gems
When it comes to presenting and storing jewellery, the right packaging can make a world of difference. Jewellery holds immense value, both sentimental and monetary, and it deserves to be showcased in a box that reflects its elegance and allure. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the world of jewellery packaging and help you understand the importance of selecting the perfect box for your precious gems. From understanding the different types of boxes
available to exploring design considerations and the impact on your brand, get ready to embark on a journey to elevate your jewellery packaging to new heights. 1. The Significance of Jewellery Packaging
Jewellery packaging serves multiple purposes beyond simply housing your precious pieces. It acts as the first point of contact with your customer, creating a lasting impression and setting the tone for the overall jewellery-buying experience. A well-designed and thoughtfully crafted jewellery box not only enhances the perceived value of the jewellery but also provides protection, convenience, and a touch of luxury. It adds that extra element of surprise and delight when the recipient opens the box, making the unwrapping experience truly memorable. 2. Types of Boxes for Jewellery Packaging
There is a wide range of jewellery boxes available in the market, each catering to different styles, materials, and price points. Let's explore some of the popular types of boxes commonly used for jewellery package 2.1 Cardboard Jewellery Boxes
Cardboard jewellery boxes are a versatile and cost-effective option. They come in various sizes, colours, and designs, making them suitable for a wide range of jewellery pieces. These boxes are lightweight, easy to customize with branding or logos, and offer adequate protection for most types of jewellery. However, they may not be suitable for high-end or delicate pieces that require extra protection. 2.2 Velvet or Suede Boxes
Velvet or suede boxes exude elegance and sophistication. These boxes are often used for fine jewellery or luxury brands, as they provide a luxurious feel and enhance the overall presentation of the jewellery. Velvet or suede-lined interiors protect delicate gemstones and metals from scratches or damage. These boxes are available in various shapes, sizes, and colours, allowing for customization and personalization. 2.3 Wooden Jewellery Boxes
Wooden jewellery boxes are known for their timeless appeal and durability. They are often handcrafted and intricately designed, adding a touch of artisanal craftsmanship to the packaging. Wooden boxes offer excellent protection, especially for high-end jewellery pieces. They can be customized with engravings, carvings, or personalized messages, making them a popular choice for heirloom jewellery or special occasions. 2.4 Acrylic or Plastic Boxes
Acrylic or plastic boxes are a modern and sleek option for jewellery packaging. They provide a transparent display that allows the jewellery to take centre stage. These boxes are lightweight, durable, and often stackable, making them convenient for storage and transportation. Acrylic or plastic boxes are commonly used for fashion jewellery or trendy pieces, where the focus is on showcasing the designs rather than luxurious packaging. 3. Design Considerations for Jewellery Boxes
When selecting a box for jewellery packaging, it's essential to consider the design elements that align with your brand and target audience. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind: 3.1 Branding and Customization
Your jewellery box is an opportunity to showcase your brand identity and create a cohesive brand experience. Consider incorporating your logo, brand colours, or unique design elements that align with your brand aesthetics. Customization can elevate the perceived value of the jewellery and leave a lasting impression on the recipient. 3.2 Size and Compartments
Choose a box size that accommodates your jewellery
Pieces comfortably. If you offer a range of jewellery sizes, consider having boxes with different compartments or inserts to keep the pieces organized and prevent tangling or scratching. Customizable inserts or dividers can be added to ensure a snug fit for each piece. 3.3 Materials and Finishes
The choice of materials and finishes for your jewellery box can significantly impact its overall aesthetic appeal. Consider materials such as velvet, silk, satin, or leather for a luxurious touch. Finishes like embossing, foil stamping, or glossy coatings can add a premium feel to the box. 4. The Impact on Your Brand
Jewellery packaging plays a vital role in shaping your brand image and customer perception. A well-designed and thoughtfully crafted box reinforces the quality, value, and attention to detail associated with your brand. It enhances the overall unboxing experience and creates a sense of anticipation and excitement. Investing in high-quality packaging communicates your brand's commitment to excellence and leaves a lasting impression on customers. 5. Conclusion:
Selecting the perfect box for jewellery packaging
is a critical decision that can elevate your brand and delight your customers. Consider the type of jewellery you offer, your target audience, and your brand aesthetic when choosing a box. Remember, the packaging is an extension of your jewellery and the experience you want to create for your customers. By investing in high-quality and thoughtfully designed jewellery boxes, you can enhance the perceived value of your jewellery, create a memorable unboxing experience, and strengthen your brand image. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- How do I choose the right size of jewellery box? Choosing the right size of a jewellery box depends on the dimensions and types of jewellery pieces you offer. Consider the size of the largest piece and select a box that provides enough space to comfortably accommodate it.
- Can I customize jewellery boxes with my brand logo? Yes, many packaging suppliers offer customization options, including printing your brand logo, tagline, or other design elements on the jewellery boxes.
- Are wooden jewellery boxes suitable for all types of jewellery? Wooden jewellery boxes are suitable for various types of jewellery, especially high-end pieces. However, for delicate or extremely valuable jewellery, it's recommended to include additional protective measures within the box.
- What are some eco-friendly options for jewellery packaging? If sustainability is a priority, consider eco-friendly packaging materials such as recycled cardboard or biodegradable options. Many suppliers now offer environmentally friendly packaging solutions.
- How can I ensure the jewellery box provides adequate protection? Opt for boxes with soft interior linings like velvet or suede. Additionally, you can use foam inserts or individual compartments to secure and protect each piece of jewellery within the box.
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