When you are considering custom designing your own jewelry it may dawn on you that your creativity level is not up to par. However with the help of an artisan at a specialized jewelry store you would be surprised at the possibilities.
Despite obvious concerns about artistic expertise, it really is not necessary. If you can sit down with an expert and express what feelings you wish to evoke through a piece of jewelry, the design will be successful. People are designing his and hers wedding rings, using various stones with platinum, gold, and silver casings. It is even possible to design your own cuff (bracelet), as an edgy wedding accessory.
Since the jewelry we choose can be a reflection of our personality, it is incumbent on the buyer to fully explain his or her personality or that of the person they plan to design the gift for. Jewelry artisans are experts in the field and will take you step-by-step through the custom design process. From initial sketches to building models to final stages, professional artisans know their stuff. After the final rendering they will ask for final approval leading to a spectacular product.
There are many options available to those who choose to custom design rings, bracelets, necklaces, watches, and earrings. Many people get their inspiration from celebrities, magazines, or the Internet on how they want to design jewelry. Some experts have websites that allow you to design your own jewelry online. Selections available on one site are main gem, accent gem, length, and chain style. Birthstones, diamonds, and other stones can be used as main or accent gems. Inscriptions can even be printed on the clasps of bracelets and necklaces.
Eventually you may become so adept at the design process that you end up deciding to create your own personal designs. There are even websites that allow you to establish a business selling your jewelry designs. Some people scour estate sales, antique shops, and flea markets for vintage jewels that can be remade. Your designs can be transformed from mediocrity to modern vibrancy. Soon you will be showing off your own designs that are fit for the red carpet.
Having problems sleeping lately? You didn’t think much of it at first, but over the past few weeks, your sleep schedule has become more and more erratic. Things at work are going fine, and your personal life is the best that it’s been in years, and so you just couldn’t put a finger on what was causing these issues. That’s when you started thinking laterally- what if your sleep issues weren’t personal, but physical? You started paying attention to your mattress, and noticed that it just wasn’t as comfortable as it used to be. But, short of buying a new mattress altogether, you weren’t sure what to do about it.
Well, if you’re not looking to invest in an entirely new mattress just yet, why not try a mattress topper? It’s better than the alternative, and you may be surprised just how much they add to your sleeping experience. For mattresses that have a year or two of use in them, but aren’t quite old or worn out enough to justify a completely new investment, mattress toppers can offer you a renewed sense of comfort without having to break the bank in the process. They’re super affordable, and come in sizes for every make and model of mattress.
Going with a topper of your style and choice may just be what you need to get your sleep cycle back on schedule. Just think of them like pillows for your mattress. They add support and comfort to a mattress that may have it’s best days behind it, leaving you feeling just as comfortable and relaxed as when you first got your mattress. You’ll notice the difference almost immediately; the first morning using a topper, you’ll feel energized and ready to face the day. When it comes to your health, rest and sleep play vital roles in your physical well being. Don’t cheat yourself from those precious hours that you need to function on a day to day basis.
Sure enough, after you shopped around online and in person, you found just the right mattress topper for you, and placed it on your aging mattress. Laying back on it was like drifting on a cloud, and with in minutes you were out cold. The next morning, you felt like a new person. The topper saved you hundreds of dollars, and gave you the best nights rest you’ve had in a long time.
Sometimes, life in a major metropolitan American city can take it’s toll. Sometimes, what the mind and the body need more than anything is a healing adventure. If you’re looking to get out of Cincinnati for an extended period of time, and are running short on ideas for where to go, look no further. Let’s talk about your options.
Picture this– visibility in the water off Nassau in The Bahamas can reach up to one hundred feet, and that’s why it’s home to the world’s best diving. You can explore the Blue Hole, an immense natural hole that’s full of large schools of fish. Then there’s Trinity and Piece of Cake caves, which both have openings large enough to swim through and are home to some of the biggest lobsters in the world. There are also several shipwrecks that have occurred along the reefs all around the Bahamas that make for some very exciting boat tours and underwater adventures.
Next up, a Costa Rica vacation offers nothing but pure beauty, exotic wildlife and countless avenues of adventure and relaxation. You can take hikes through rain forests, climb a volcano, traverse the jungle on a zip line, or simply stay in doors and relax in the comfort of your hotel. Whatever way you go, you’ll find beauty in Costa Rica. Central Costa Rica offers proximity to San Jose, as well as a unique mix of museums, cultural touch stones, and an exotic eco-system. Located in Costa Rica’s famed North Pacific Coast, Guanacaste attracts travelers thanks to pristine beaches, tropical rain forests, and luxury resorts as far as the eye can see.
And of course, it doesn’t matter which one of the Hawaiian Islands you visit, or if you visit all of them- as long as you go and see for yourself that each one offers a tropical paradise with beaches and palms, that’s all that matters. Hawaii is a singular, life changing experience. Those visiting who prefer a fast pace will head to Oahu or Maui, while more those hoping for just pure rest and relaxation will prefer the Big Island of Hawaii, Lanai or Kauai. All of the locales offer a taste of local culture, and if you’re cut out for it, you can even hike around craters and active volcanoes.
And last but not least, the wet tropics of Queensland, which can be found along Australia’s northeast coast, are a great find for those who love the outdoors. Although it is not the easiest trip from Cincinnati, once you get there, you will not want to leave.
There are forty-one national parks; rain forests holding butterflies, birds, marsupials, frogs, and tree-kangaroos, along with countless flowering plants. Wallaman Falls holds the record for the longest single drop off of any waterfall in Australia, and you can explore nearly two hundred trails that allow for self guided tours. For those who prefer or need a local guide, there are plenty of eco-tour guides ready to show you the sights. And of course, you can’t forget all the wonder that is the Great Barrier Reef. The truth is, there’s so much to do and see, your first trip will most likely just whet your appetite for several return visits over the years to come.
Next time you see the sign, Caution-Slow Street Sweeper Ahead, think about your sleep deprived state, due to snoring. Each day you wake up fatigued and your family complains of you shaking the house nightly with bear sounds. You meant to set an appointment with your doctor, but have put it off. When you almost get into a car accident from dosing off, you know it is time to act.
There is no doubt that you have gotten tired of the snoring jokes from you family. You have been researching the causes and remedies for chronic snoring problems and now you are finally ready to face it head on. Many people fool themselves into thinking they don’t suffer from sleep apnea, but eventually all the telltale signs are there. You have not awakened refreshed in months, maybe even a year. At work you constantly nod off and are irritable. It is time to face your doctor and admit you need help.
Your otolaryngologist thoroughly examines you and realizes you are a perfect candidate for an overnight sleep study. Once there, the specialist attaches you to several monitors and observes your sleep patterns. When awakened, you have the same fatigued feeling as usual. On your return visit to discuss the results, your fears are confirmed. You definitely have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Now all you and the doctor have to decide is which treatment is best.
Some treatments for sleep apnea are cumbersome to say the least. However, when faced with the possibility of good sleep, people don’t mind the sacrifice. Most commonly remedy requires the patient to wear a CPAP nasal mask while sleeping. It is designed to open the airway with a modest amount of pressure. After a specified period of time your doctor will evaluate how you feel. If this does not help, other remedies are possible. One procedure, uvulpalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), is a surgery that removes any extra soft palate tissue and fully opens the airway. Any tissue that remains will harden during the healing process. This effectively reduces vibration.
Another surgery, thermal ablation, reduces bulk tissue in the soft palate, tongue, and nasal turbinates. The doctor can perform this procedure in the operating room or office using laser, bipolar cautery, or radiofrequency methods. Dentists, otolaryngologists, or oral surgeons may be called in to custom-fit an oral device that can move the lower jaw position forward.
These and other treatments will not only help you stop snoring and sleep better, but also ensure you make better decisions at work and home. After all, being well rested enables good decision-making.