Beaded Clothes and Accessories – Elegant and Sophisticated For Thousands of Years

April 29, 2017

People have been making beaded clothes for thousands of years. The first beads were probably made of small bones strung together or sewn onto garments for decoration. Eventually ancient craftsmen started carving the bones into spheres or cylinders and boring a hole into them. These were attached to fabric and used to make the first beaded clothes.Today beads are made from dozens of different materials including glass, metal and plastic. They come in sizes from tiny seed beads through the giants that are usually featured surrounded by smaller but no less spectacular beads.

In modern times beads have usually been reserved as decoration for formal attire, such as evening or wedding gowns. One notable exception is the cashmere cardigan sweater which features a beaded design surrounding the collar and/or the front and back yokes. These were wildly popular in the 1940′s and 1950′s and have again become fashionable in recent years.An accessory that has always had beaded versions is the woman’s handbag, particularly smaller styles for evening use. Some of these bags are leather or cloth which are decorated with beads and others are completely covered with beads. Either style brings simple elegance to an accessory every woman should have for formal occasions.Today beads are showing up in daytime wear and accessories. Novelty shirts and blouses use beads as enhancements to the printed or embroidered decoration or pattern. This use of beads is a subtle way to jazz up daytime clothes and is usually very charming and tasteful.

Along with beaded clothing and handbags, beads are showing up on other accessories, such as hats, belts, shoes, hair jewelry and even sunglasses. Use these expensive designs to inspire your own creations and add beads to ready made clothing either with needle and thread or glue. Beads are very forgiving when used this way. Unless you’re entering your creation into a contest, small irregularities or variations in pattern are welcome and add individuality to your beaded clothes and accessories.

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3 Tips on Choosing Christian Financial Services

April 28, 2017

Christian financial services can range from investment help to credit counseling to budgeting and debt relief. However the common factor between all of these is that they must be based on Biblical principles. As Believers in Christ Jesus, each of us must be a solid reflection of what God desires for our lives. Everything from our actions to our finances is affected by our choice to follow Christ. How you choose to handle your finances will directly impact your relationship with God. Therefore, it is crucial that you choose the correct guidance and coaching to help you make informed decisions that will open up the rich abundance God has promised to us all as followers of His teaching. Having debt in your life is a poor reflection of a proper relationship with God. Debt reflects the opposite of a giving heart, instead proving that there is a seed of greed. It is choosing to make a sacrifice of the future for present wants. Tithing is one way to help balance the money in your life, but there is much more to Godly finances than giving back to God what is rightly His. Simply take a look at how much Jesus taught on finances. In God’s economy, He is the central figure, it is our duty to Him to learn to properly manage the tools He’s given us for success in every area of our lives. Did you know that there are over 2,300 verses directly relating to finances in the Bible? That’ a big number compared to less than 500 on faith! We can gauge our commitment to solid, Biblical finances by how fervently the Bible focuses on them. Don’t allow other things to steal away your focus on what God desires for you. What sort of things are taking away your time to really get a grip on your financial situation?

As previously mentioned, Christian financial services abound. There are many people who do not have your best interests at heart who are trying to take advantage of honest hardworking folks because of their belief in God. As Christians, we are an easy target. The Bible tells us to be wary, as we will be persecuted for our beliefs. Don’t assume this doesn’t happen in the financial arena as well. Whether you are searching for a Christian finance coach or help getting out of debt, here are some simple tips that will help you to stay on the straight and narrow.1. Make sure whomever you seek advisement from is a properly educated, certified and qualified professional who shares your beliefs and core concepts. First and foremost, be certain you are dealing with a mature Believer who can help you obtain your financial goals while respecting and agreeing with your Christian faith. Experience, reputation and qualification are of the utmost importance.2. Shop around and try to find a company or individual who can meet all of your financial needs. Be prepared for great success as God promises us, and go with someone who can follow you and guide you through your financial growth.

3. Plan ahead. Knowing what you want out of a situation before you enter into it is a great way to find success. Determining what your financial commitments and priorities are before you meet with your advisor or seek services will insure that you are getting the most for your money. Knowing what your goals are financially, will help you to get a head start on success. Allocation is a very important part of financial abundance.There are many Christian financial services, tools and resources available to us as Believers in the Lord. Remember, God desires each of us as His followers to have full and limitless abundance, if only we will be good stewards of what He’s provided. Make sure and pair up with like-minded individuals who are supportive and creative when determining what is right for you and your family concerning finances. After all, our goal should be to hear God’s words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:21