Monday, December 11, 2017

Sling Braiding Traditions and Techniques: From Peru, Bolivia, and Around the World by Rodrick Owen and Terry Newhouse Flynn

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The Sling Braiding Traditions and Techniques by Rodrick Owen and Terry Newhouse Flynn is quite a great kit and has many excellent designs to be created inside. I love that the guide is a perfect one for beginners with everything you need to get started is included. However, even experts can find this as a fun guide to create some new and unique designed slings that will catch a ton of attention. Also, the book doesn't just cover a few parts of the world, but a mix of many places around with all sorts of designs. 

The best part is that this isn't just a book but the braiding card is included and comes in handy to create these beautiful slings. Plus, when done they can be a used as a great addition to other objects. Also, this book is a great reference to learn how these sling braids were used during the past, in history. How they have been used as weapons in many different periods of time. However, I see them more as a fashionable piece of art that would be a nifty cool item to use as a jewelry, toy or maybe a secret weapon if needed.
Now for the projects and steps, well each is labeled with a beautiful image of the final project. The designs that you want to create or placed on the first part of the page with the title. Afterwards, you have the steps that follow.  The steps are images of using the included board and are easy to follow and yet some can be a bit challenging. This is when it comes to the many more strands you need to use and steps, but other than that it's not bad at all. As mentioned before it's perfect for beginners and can get challenging when you begin adding more strands of colors that can be hard to keep an eye on when braiding. So it will become a bit tedious and harder, though the final sling braids, which there are so many beautiful designs, is well worth the extra steps and strands once completed! 

Finally, the book has everything you need, with the tools, history of these brilliant braids used as weapons and all the techniques used to create them. This is not a small book, but a guide that has so much insight into the wonderful uses and designs of sling braids. So with all that said, I really love the entire kit and can't wait to start braiding!
About The Author:
Rodrick Owen's passion for studying the mysteries of Andean braids has influenced his creative work and writing. He is the author of two other books on Andean and Japanese braiding and the coauthor, with textile artist and art educator Terry Newhouse Flynn, of Andean Sling Braids: New Techniques for Textile Artists.

Book Information:

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer; 1 edition (November 28, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764354302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764354304
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Friday, December 8, 2017

Ranch Concert Ukulele Starter Ukelele 23 Inch Bundle Aquila String Gig Bag Tuner Pack Kits - Beginner Ukulele Concert Ukele Small Guitar with Solid Sapele Body & Rosewood Bridge Fingerboard, Mahogany Neck

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The Ukulele is my favorite instrument! It's fun for both, children and adults of all ages. Plus, it's known to be easier to learn for those who are just beginning to learn and play an instrument or who want to branch off to a guitar by practicing with a similar instrument. When I normally just play mine it's to take a break from reality and relax. In my opinion, it's quite a wonderful way to relax and enjoy some music that you create yourself and gives me a new challenge in learning and create new sounds and tunes. 

Now finding a good one can be difficult, especially if you're trying to avoid paying too much and yet, want the best quality in sound and product. That is why I am very excited to share this wonderful new product I just got in from Amazon known as the Ranch Concert UkuleleThis is actually a perfect beginner kit, with everything you need to begin. What makes it so cute is that it's similar to the guitar, and yet it's smaller in size, 23" and has fewer strings, only four to pluck. The size even is perfect for a child to hold and isn't very heavy. 
A few features I love about the Ranch Concert Ukulele is it's natural and beautiful, wood design. Plus, the sound of the concert ukulele makes such a beautiful sound when played together. The bonuses in this set make the price worth paying, since buying accessories that will help you can become a bit pricey. Therefore, with this ukulele kit, you do get a nice and strong case with a lovely soft grey color with black zippered edges and handle. This one is perfect to help keep the ukulele safe for traveling and keep it dust free when you're not playing. The kit also includes extra Aquila strings, cleaning microfiber cloth, digital tuner, and a strap. These additional items really help those starting out, so it can make a great gift right from the box! 

Many kits don't' include all of what I just mentioned. Plus, you pay the same price. However, this kit really is perfect starter kit. Even with these added bonuses for the kit, you do have an excellent quality ukulele, made with those nice Aquila strings that provide a smooth and a clear sound. The real smooth, Sapele and Mahogany wood that creates the ukulele, a beautiful tattooed design around the sound hole, and metal turners on top. Every part is very nicely created. Now the only thing you need to do once it does arrive is started by tuning the ukulele with the tuner. The digital tuner makes it easy to get each string tuned without having to play by ear, which can be hard for beginners and take a bit of time. It's quite easy and the helpful guidance makes it easy for anyone to do so!

Finally, the entire Ranch Concert Ukulele set is a great gift anyone interested in learning would love to receive! It's something that doesn't end with one song. It's also a perfect way to learn something new and bring entertainment to everyone around. 
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Product Information:


  • COMPLETE CONCERT UKULELE SET - Do you want to learn to play Ukulele? This starter Ukulele kit gets you started! Comes with: 1x Ranch UK-23 Concert Ukulele (Aquila String Installed), 1x 10mm Gig Bag, 1x Digital Tuner with Battery, 1x Extra Set 4 Aquila Ukulele Strings, 1x Strap, 1x Polishing Cloth. Try it today RISK-FREE with our 30 days Money Back Guarantee
  • ✓ TOP QUALITY MATERIALS - Our Concert Ukulele top, back, and sides are made of the elegant Sapele wood. An acoustic instrument body fashioned from Sapele exhibits a pleasingly warmer and darker tone than that produced by a more conventional wood combination
  • ✓ CLEAN AMAZING SOUND - When you are shopping for a Ukulele instrument don't shop by price, cheap beginners ukulele can be bad quality and the sound from it same. Our Concert Ukulele sounds almost like a pricey professional Ukulele. After you jammed your first minutes you will understand what we are talking about
  • ✓ GREAT GIFT FOR BEGINNERS - Do you anyone that likes playing guitar or someone that just loves music? This could be an awesome gift for them. Great for birthdays, Christmas, graduation, housewarming and much more. Perfect for younger people who are just getting started with Ukulele
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dynomighty Unisex Mighty Stash Pack - Fuchsia Lunch, Beach, and Travel Bag

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Here I have a portable and new creative lunch bag that can hold many different foods and products with its insulated lining design. However, it's not going to weigh you down or be an extra bulky product to bring home after finishing the contents inside. The company known as Dynomighty has come out with this terrific product known as the Mighty Stash Pack. The inventor and owner of the company, Terrence Kellerman has re-invented the lunch bag by making it an everyday bag for more than just lunch. 

The product has been created to be strong for all the weight of food and items you place inside. Therefore, you can take this anyplace like instead of just going to school or work, this can be used to go to the beach,  on vacation or pretty much anywhere you travel.  There are also a few other colors to choose from like Cobalt, Aqua, Orange, Skyblue, and Fuchsia as I have here, a pretty pink. A color I do love and it's very bold, not dull in any way!
I must say that the one feature I find to be my favorite about the Mighty Stash Pack is that it's able to clean it completely inside. The zipper opens the bag wide and allows you to get every part of the bag, from corner to corner. Also, you can clip it to many different products, like a bike. The entire product is very strong and so is the durable silver clip that is attached to it. I feel anyone will love the very unique style of this bag. It's quite like a triangle when sipped up and flattens down to a rectangle. No matter, I feel this is such a wonderful product and very stylish for any child or adult to use. 

Finally, this is an awesome new stylish product for lunch or accessories that you want to carry. It keeps liquids and other products cool and at the perfect temperature, while not weighing you down. Plus, it's style is very different and not that typical square or rectangular bag. So maybe for a special gift to someone who always travels with there lunch or anywhere, this could be a nice one to give!
Product Information:

  • Insulated Lining
  • Durable Vinyl Polyurethane (PU) coating
  • Storage area for a removable ice pack (not included)
  • Comes with a sturdy carabiner
  • BPA Free
  • Non-toxic
  • Paraben Free
  • 10.75" l x 5"w x .5"d (flat)
  • 5oz
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