Cleaning Silk Bouquets In 3 Simple StepsWritten by Peta D'Silva
A Silk bouquet can last a lot longer than a bouquet made of real flowers, but it will still droop, and get dusty, over time. Fortunately a little bit of preventive care can go a long way towards keeping your bouquet looking like new.
It doesn't take long either. 5 minutes spent caring for your bouquet every 3-6 months will keep your bouquet looking as good as it did they day you bought it.
Read on to discover 3 simple steps to keeping your silk bouquet in pristine condition. You'll also discover one thing you should NEVER do to clean your bouquet. Make this mistake, and you might ruin your bouquet forever!
Step 1: Rice Cleaning
Place your bouquet in a plastic shopping bag, along with half a cup of white rice. Twist bag closed, and then shake bag for about 60 seconds.
The rice in plastic bag will get statically charged, and dust will be attracted to rice. In past, people used salt instead of rice, but salt was found to be too hard, and would scratch flowers. White rice is softer, so it won't damage flowers at all.
Step 2: Fluffing
Once you have cleaned your silk flowers, hold bouquet by handle and then turn it upside down and give it two or three good hard shakes, dropping rice back into bag. This should loosen any rice caught in flowers and also clear away any left over dust. It will also "fluff" flowers, and give them back their original shape.
How To Swing A Metal Detector For Success Written by Dean Novosat
When swinging a metal detector, proper technique is essential. if you hold coil too high above ground depth is lost. If you swing coil to quickly, you may miss a valuable target. And if you walk too quickly, you may pass over a target.
I like to think of coil as a paint roller. Pretend that your coil is loaded with paint, and that you're trying to paint ground that you're walking across. As you slowly sweep coil back-and-forth across ground imagine paint being applied. You're trying to paint entire area you were trying to cover. If you can imagine paint, you should be able to cover entire area without missing a single spot.
As far as height above ground goes, you want to hold coil as close to ground as possible. Obviously, if you're working in tall grass you're maybe 3 or 4 in. above ground. On other hand, on a smooth flat beach surface, you can easily skim coil right over sand. Remember, higher coil is above surface more depth you will lose. If they've got a old coin that is 6 in. below surface, and your detector can detect 8 in., and coil is 3 in. above ground, you will miss that target. If coil had been directly upon ground you would be able to detect that target.