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"Creative Hands" newsletter for June 2002


Creative Hands
Ruby Lane's monthly newsletter celebrating the Arts & Crafts
community
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Welcome to Creative Hands!

IN THIS ISSUE:
o Quick Tips for Jewelry Care
o Show Sampler: Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Shows
o Share Creative Hands With A Friend

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QUICK TIPS FOR JEWELRY CARE

Whether you're wearing hand-made beads or precious metals,
proper care of your jewelry will bring you many years of
satisfactory ownership. The following are some brief and easy
care tips:

-Clean your periodically using water and a non-detergent soap.
Use a soft brush to help remove dirt on larger prongs. Avoid
wearing jewelry while tending to household chores.

-Gold - Did you know that cosmetics, moisture and chemicals can
significantly affect its appearance? Avoid substances
containing chlorine and of course, don't wear in the swimming
pool.

-Silver - Special silver jewelry cleaning solutions abound these
days. Avoid extended exposure to air and bright light, as well
as substances containing chlorine.

-Platinum - This is extremely durable and maintains its polished
look very well. You can use the same cleaning methods as for
other metals.

-Pearls - Always remove traces of cosmetics and wrap properly
before storing. Cultured pearls are vulnerable to damage from
metal and other materials. Avoid wearing a lot of perfume in an
area where you'll be wearing pearls. Hairspray can damage
pearls, as well.

-Diamonds - Ammonia and water work well as do many commercial
jewelry cleaners. Avoid substances containing chlorine.

Store your jewelry so that the pieces do not come in contact
with each other. Wrap individual pieces or put them in separate
compartments in your jewelry box. Jewelry often comes in a
special wrap or box. Keep these to use as they are often the
best means for storing and protecting your jewelry from damage
and dirt. Consult your jeweler for repair of scratches or other
damage.

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SHOW SAMPLER: FINE ARTS AND FINE CRAFTS SHOWS

Here's a list of what's coming up in the U.S.:

6/28/02-6/30/02 Fleet Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival Columbus
Circle Downtown Syracuse, NY

7/3/02-7/6/02 Black Hills Heritage Festival & Arts Show Memorial
Park on the Civic Center Grounds Rapid City, SD

7/6/02 Nuts About Art 2002 John Dixon Park Dixon, IL

7/5/02-7/7/02 Berkshires Summer Arts Festival Butternut Ski
Resort Great Barrington, MA

7/6/02-7/7/02 Naples July 4th Weekend Craft Fair 5th Avenue
South Naples, FL

7/12/02-7/13/02 2002 July Fest Downtown Streets Binghamton, NY

7/13/02-7/14/02 Sugar Creek Arts Festival "Downtown" Normal, IL

7/13/02-7/14/02 Wickford Art Festival Wickford, RI

7/20/02 Art in the Park Galesburg, IL

7/27/02-7/29/02 Artscape Baltimore, MD

7/28/02 Lititz Fine Art Festival Lititz, PA

8/2/02-8/4/02 Southern Vermont Art & Craft Festival Hildene
Meadows Manchester, VT

8/9/02-8/11/02 Shadyside Art Festival Pittsburgh, PA

8/10/02-8/11/02 Art in the Park Summer Festival Main Street Park
Rutland, VT

8/16/02-8/17/02 Elburn Days Craft Sale "Downtown" Elburn, IL

SHARE CREATIVE HANDS WITH A FRIEND

Did you enjoy this issue of Creative Hands? Do you know others
who would enjoy receiving it? We invite you to forward this
issue to those you know who also appreciate and enjoy arts &
crafts.

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ABOUT RUBY LANE

We are one of the largest Internet sites for collectors, with an
active community of hundreds of shops from all over the world
offering antiques, fine art, arts & crafts, and collectibles.
Ruby Lane displays quality inventory in over 2,000 categories.
Visit us at www.rubylane.com

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If you have a suggestion on how Ruby Lane can better serve you,
or if you have an article you would like to submit or a subject
you would like us to cover in an upcoming issue, contact us at
newsletter-artsncrafts@rubylane.com Creative Hands is a strictly
opt-in email newsletter with verified subscribers. Advertising
inquiries
are welcome!

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