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Vintage Style Light Sapphire Blue Czech Glass Dangle Earrings, Baby Blue Sparkling Earrings, Gifts for Her, Mothers DayVintage style earrings featuring sparkling, faceted Czech glass rondelles in the gorgeous shade of light sapphire blue. Multiple antiqued brass bead caps set the beads off in spectacular fashion. Earrings dangle approximately 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) from the tops of the lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

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Industrial Chic Hex Nut Necklace from jewelrybyNaLa on Etsy

Mens Accessories, Antiqued Copper Vintage Style Industrial Chic Hex Nut Necklace, Gifts for Him, Humorous Gifts for Men, Funny JewelryThis industrial chic necklace features a steel hex nut with the words "Slip Through This!" printed on distressed paper. The nut is freely strung on an antiqued copper chain. The inside measurement of the hexagon nut is 12 mm. The rugged antiqued copper twisted curb chain is approximately 20 inches long (50.8 cm). My hex nuts and papers are hand painted and distressed, and shade variations are deliberate, so your necklace will be unique and may vary slightly from the photographs in the listing. Not recommended for extended use in water.

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How to Make French Press coffee without the French Press

Any French Press coffee fans out there? Well, most French Press Coffee Makers often contain thin, brittle glass, and if you're anything like me, you've broken 1 or 3 or 4. So here's a great way to get French press coffee without having to buy (or keep replacing) an actual French Press. 

All you need is a 2 cup glass measuring cup, a coffee mug and a plastic coffee filter (one that has the plastic up about 1 inch all the way around the bottom). 

1. Microwave water in a microwave safe coffee mug (approx. 2-3 minutes, depending on the size of your mug)
2. Pour a scoop of ground coffee (more or less according to taste) into the measuring cup 
3. Pour the hot water from your mug into the measuring cup and stir well. Let the coffee brew the same amount of time you would with your French Press, (around 5-10 minutes depending on how strong you like it) 
4. Place the filter over your coffee mug and strain the brewed coffee through it 

That's it! There's no need to "press" anything, because the press is merely used to keep the coffee grounds out of the coffee, not to actually brew the coffee.

Trust me, this method will make great coffee every time--and I've yet to break a measuring cup ... a nice plus!  ;) 

Buttercup Yellow Vintage Style Pendant Necklace from jewelrybyNaLa

Buttercup Yellow Vintage Style Pendant Necklace, Floral Vintage Style Necklace, Flower JewelryVintage style pendant necklace featuring an 18 mm two-toned Lucite lily flower that fades soft buttercup yellow to white. Tucked inside the lily is a pale yellow daisy flower and a sparkling, faceted jonquil Swarovski crystal bicone. Dual antiqued brass leaf bead caps and a jonquil Swarovski bicone finishes the floral design. The flower dangles from a 30 mm antiqued bronze filigree flower pendant. Dotting the antiqued brass chain along one side are Swarovski crystals in jonquil and citrine and Czech glass rounds in shimmering white pearl. Necklace is approximately 20.5 inches (52.1 cm) long and closes in back with a lovely floral antiqued brass toggle clasp.

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