Tips for choosing the right wedding cake

Written by Sher Matsen

The job of choosingrepparttar right wedding cake style isrepparttar 143284 responsibility of bothrepparttar 143285 future bride and groom. The style of cake you’ll choose will largely depend onrepparttar 143286 wedding theme andrepparttar 143287 size ofrepparttar 143288 wedding. You’ll want to be sure your cake is large enough for all attending guests to receive a piece. If you’re having a super large wedding you can always have two cakes. In fact, a new trend is for there to be a bride cake and a grooms cake. It can actually be quite a fun event where you can let a little bit of creativity flow. The solution to a "no stress" cake selection is simply knowing what you need and doing your research before hand. The information below will assist you in making sure you've got your icing covered! The wedding cake is usually cut into small slices, packaged and tied with a ribbon for your guests to take home. You can also serve your cake for dessert. A cake large enough to serve all your guests may cost more but byrepparttar 143289 same token you eliminaterepparttar 143290 cost of dessert from your catering budget. Choose a cake that you both enjoy. The size ofrepparttar 143291 cake is directly related torepparttar 143292 size of your wedding and your budget.. If your budget for your wedding is low or you just do not wish to pay very much for your cake. If your budget is small, check around with friends and family – there may be someone who hasrepparttar 143293 expertise to do your wedding cake for a fraction ofrepparttar 143294 cost. Friends, family, magazines, your local bakery, andrepparttar 143295 internet are all great places to get ideas aboutrepparttar 143296 types of cakes available. Or go crazy and getrepparttar 143297 cake you’ve always dreamed of having. Types of Wedding Cakes There are many types of wedding cakes you can choose for your wedding depending on your budget and size of your wedding. Here are just a choices Small or large round cake Small or large sheet cake Single level wedding cake Multi level wedding cake Themed wedding cake – for example for a beach wedding you might tie seashells into your cake, or have a sandy textured icing. Fresh flowers on your wedding cake Icing flowers on your wedding cake Silk flowers on your wedding cake

The History of Bracelets

Written by Sher Matsen

Bracelet popularity dates back torepparttar Roman times and continues today. Roman bracelets shared many ofrepparttar 143283 design patterns of necklaces and earrings from that era. The ever popular ball earrings from that era were nicely matched with a ball style bracelet. Engraved bangles and snake bracelets were very popular during Roman times. Bracelets made of twisted coil with lion head ends were common place, as wererepparttar 143284 two part bracelets ending with a pair of lion heads. The Heracles knot bracelet is recognized as a Roman era piece. The Roman’s were very creative inrepparttar 143285 designing of their jewelry. However they still borrowed from Greek motifs. Palmettos, fleeing dogs and acanthus leaves, all of Greek origin, were often seen inrepparttar 143286 designing of Roman jewelry.

Stones and glass were often used in Roman bracelets. . Gem stones were commonly found set in eyes. Open bands were cut to represent a row of ivy and entwined with pearls. Many ofrepparttar 143287 leaf and berry bracelets were heavily adorned with decorative glass. The wealthier women could be seen wearing bracelets layered in bezel set emeralds.

Duringrepparttar 143288 Gerogiian times bracelets remained popular. Paris jewelers were known for their gold bracelets set with pearl edging. Afterrepparttar 143289 1820s coral becamerepparttar 143290 “in” fashion statement, so bracelets and other jewelry were heavily set with coral.

Duringrepparttar 143291 Gerogiian time it was very fashionable to wear many bracelets at once, including wide ribbon gold mesh bracelets, and silk ribbon bracelets. Gem and Diamond bracelets were designed in geometric patterns. Gold was heavily used during this era.

The Victorian era brought changes torepparttar 143292 fashions of women, including jewelry styles. Earrings grew long and dangled, bracelets became rigid and were normally worn in pairs. The buckle bracelet became very fashionable.

The jewelry ofrepparttar 143293 Victorian era expressed sentiment, and bracelets were no exception. Bracelets would contain lockets or charms with pictures or hair of a loved one, and engravings were common

Early Victorian jewelry enjoyed some mystic with hidden meanings being popular. The acrostic bracelets whererepparttar 143294 first letter of each gemstone spelled a word of friendship were very popular. For example a bracelet set with Lapis, Opal, Vermeil [hessonite garnet] and Emerald would spell Love.

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