Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue?

  The Tradition   Every bride has heard the “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe” line — probably chimed at her by a wedding planner or a parent as the bride tries to decide what she’s going to wear on her wedding day.   …

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Bakelite Jewelry or Not?

Bakelite, the first completely synthetic plastic, was patented in 1907 by Leo Bakeland and was originally meant to be an insulator for electricity.  The real value of Bakelite however, was the ease with which it could be carved into intricate shapes.  Bakelite was applied on a variety of products such …

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