The back view of the Poppy Gate. The lower flower heads were turned around to add interest.  Hand forged by Nottinghamshire based Artist by roslyn
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roslyn The back view of the Poppy Gate. The lower flower heads were turned around to add interest. Hand forged by Nottinghamshire based Artist
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Poppy Gate - Back View by Adrian The Smith at Trinity Forge, via Flickr by pearl
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pearl Poppy Gate - Back View by Adrian The Smith at Trinity Forge, via Flickr
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Wrought Iron Gate - "Tree of Knowledge"    This wrought iron gate is made of hand forged steel with a painted graphite finish. The apple and seed pods were hand raised from soft brass - a technique used to cold form objects using repeated blows with specialized hammers and stakes. The serpent was hot forged from 1" solid copper bar and finished with a Verde patina. by tiquis-miquis
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tiquis-miquis Wrought Iron Gate - "Tree of Knowledge" This wrought iron gate is made of hand forged steel with a painted graphite finish. The apple and seed pods were hand raised from soft brass - a technique used to cold form objects using repeated blows with specialized hammers and stakes. The serpent was hot forged from 1" solid copper bar and finished with a Verde patina.
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Silk chiffon maxi gown with intricate black bead embellishment on front and around waist. Low scoop back with cutout opening at lower back. Zips up left side of dress. Fully lined. Top layer of skirt portion has two tall slits on the front. A dramatic and gorgeous piece made to turn heads. By Mara Hoffman $1,254.00 by Free People
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Free People Silk chiffon maxi gown with intricate black bead embellishment on front and around waist. Low scoop back with cutout opening at lower back. Zips up left side of dress. Fully lined. Top layer of skirt portion has two tall slits on the front. A dramatic and gorgeous piece made to turn heads. By Mara Hoffman $1,254.00
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Silk chiffon maxi gown with intricate black bead embellishment on front and around waist. Low scoop back with cutout opening at lower back. Zips up left side of dress. Fully lined. Top layer of skirt portion has two tall slits on the front. A dramatic and gorgeous piece made to turn heads. By Mara Hoffman $1,254.00 by Free People
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Free People Silk chiffon maxi gown with intricate black bead embellishment on front and around waist. Low scoop back with cutout opening at lower back. Zips up left side of dress. Fully lined. Top layer of skirt portion has two tall slits on the front. A dramatic and gorgeous piece made to turn heads. By Mara Hoffman $1,254.00
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Gauzy sleeveless tuxedo-style top with sequin and ruffled fabric detailing at front of chest. Button opening at front. Slit at lower back. 100% Rayon Hand Wash Cold Import Measurements for Size Small: Length: 29 3/8 Bust (all around): 35 1/2 Armhole Drop: 10 $98.00 by Free People
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Free People Gauzy sleeveless tuxedo-style top with sequin and ruffled fabric detailing at front of chest. Button opening at front. Slit at lower back. 100% Rayon Hand Wash Cold Import Measurements for Size Small: Length: 29 3/8 Bust (all around): 35 1/2 Armhole Drop: 10 $98.00
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1895 -1905 Deep Royal Blue womans jacket   The outside of the coat is decorated with black cotton passementerie braid at the front lapels, around the collar edge, down center front, around the hem to the back. Center back has a large motif as well as do the lower edges of sleeve hems. There are two hand finished button holes 1 1/4" wide with a set of four mother of pearl buttons that close the double breast. by natalia
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natalia 1895 -1905 Deep Royal Blue womans jacket The outside of the coat is decorated with black cotton passementerie braid at the front lapels, around the collar edge, down center front, around the hem to the back. Center back has a large motif as well as do the lower edges of sleeve hems. There are two hand finished button holes 1 1/4" wide with a set of four mother of pearl buttons that close the double breast.
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Distressed leather tall boot with darker edges. Brown leather straps wrapped multiple times around the ankle with buckle detailing. Studded metal plate at the back of each heel. Leather sole. By A.S.98. The designer is based in Verona Italy. All materials are sourced in Italy with all Italian leathers that are of the highest quality and hand burnished to give them a beautiful rich finish that is unique to each pair. Each boot contains rugged by Free People
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Free People Distressed leather tall boot with darker edges. Brown leather straps wrapped multiple times around the ankle with buckle detailing. Studded metal plate at the back of each heel. Leather sole. By A.S.98. The designer is based in Verona Italy. All materials are sourced in Italy with all Italian leathers that are of the highest quality and hand burnished to give them a beautiful rich finish that is unique to each pair. Each boot contains rugged
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DIY boutonnières.   Supplies: fake flowers, floral wire, floral tape, ribbon, hot glue gun, and wire cutters.   Cut the flower down to preferred size, remove the leaves, hot glue leaves to liking on back of flower (or around), wrap stem with wire (to allow pin to slide through stem easily) followed by floral tape. Hot glue ribbon and DONE! Cheap and easy. Add the pin and ready for wedding day!  A little time consuming but totally cost efficient and worth it! by gladys
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gladys DIY boutonnières. Supplies: fake flowers, floral wire, floral tape, ribbon, hot glue gun, and wire cutters. Cut the flower down to preferred size, remove the leaves, hot glue leaves to liking on back of flower (or around), wrap stem with wire (to allow pin to slide through stem easily) followed by floral tape. Hot glue ribbon and DONE! Cheap and easy. Add the pin and ready for wedding day! A little time consuming but totally cost efficient and worth it!
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A fit and flare Chalk dress cut from structured neoprene has a futuristic feel with a wide elastic band curving around the cutout sides and over the racer back. Deep pleats add volume to the skirt, and raised banding accents the bodice. Exposed plastic back zip. Unlined. Fabric: Neoprene. Shell: 96% polyester/4% spandex. Hand wash. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 32.75in / 83cm, from shoulder Measurements from size 4. Available sizes: by ShopBop
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ShopBop A fit and flare Chalk dress cut from structured neoprene has a futuristic feel with a wide elastic band curving around the cutout sides and over the racer back. Deep pleats add volume to the skirt, and raised banding accents the bodice. Exposed plastic back zip. Unlined. Fabric: Neoprene. Shell: 96% polyester/4% spandex. Hand wash. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 32.75in / 83cm, from shoulder Measurements from size 4. Available sizes:
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The Whale… If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same. by Paki Maui
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Paki Maui The Whale… If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
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1. Part your hair, wherever your part happens to fall naturally.

2. We’re starting with the weave-braid-ish thing at the top. Grab a chunk of hair from either side of your head, I took mine from the vicinity of around/right above my ear. Give each chunk a couple of twists, maybe spritz with a little water or product if your hair is especially slippery, and then cross them, right over left, in the back of your head.

3. Grab two more chunks, this time from lower–I did behind/below the ear. These will make the second/lower weave and basically hold your ponytail in place. Twist them a time or two (i find twisting them–but not supertight, just once or twice–gives the braid a little definition.) and spritz. Cross these over the same way you did the first ones, with right side on top of left side, and then combine them with the first two chunks. You should now be holding a piece of hair in your right hand, a piece of hair in your left hand, and still have a lot flowing free at the nape of your neck.

4. Now we’re going to make the ponytail. You can do it two ways: use a ponytail holder, whihc will be covered up by the crossed-over pieces, or just use your hair has the ponytail holder. If you are using a ponytail holder, gather the remaining hair and make it into a low ponytail, below the crossed-over stuff we did before. (Probably easiest to have a friend do this while you hold your crosses in place still.) Then, wrap the ends of your crossed-over-pieces around the ponytail holder by crossing the one on the leftside, underneath the ponytail and then across the top, and then cross the right side underneath and then back over top. Cross them both under again, combine them, and use a bobby pin or two to hold them under the ponytail. (TO do this, put the hair in the bobbypin and then push the bobbypin upwards, or upside down, into the ponytail holder. by aniellabrooke
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aniellabrooke 1. Part your hair, wherever your part happens to fall naturally. 2. We’re starting with the weave-braid-ish thing at the top. Grab a chunk of hair from either side of your head, I took mine from the vicinity of around/right above my ear. Give each chunk a couple of twists, maybe spritz with a little water or product if your hair is especially slippery, and then cross them, right over left, in the back of your head. 3. Grab two more chunks, this time from lower–I did behind/below the ear. These will make the second/lower weave and basically hold your ponytail in place. Twist them a time or two (i find twisting them–but not supertight, just once or twice–gives the braid a little definition.) and spritz. Cross these over the same way you did the first ones, with right side on top of left side, and then combine them with the first two chunks. You should now be holding a piece of hair in your right hand, a piece of hair in your left hand, and still have a lot flowing free at the nape of your neck. 4. Now we’re going to make the ponytail. You can do it two ways: use a ponytail holder, whihc will be covered up by the crossed-over pieces, or just use your hair has the ponytail holder. If you are using a ponytail holder, gather the remaining hair and make it into a low ponytail, below the crossed-over stuff we did before. (Probably easiest to have a friend do this while you hold your crosses in place still.) Then, wrap the ends of your crossed-over-pieces around the ponytail holder by crossing the one on the leftside, underneath the ponytail and then across the top, and then cross the right side underneath and then back over top. Cross them both under again, combine them, and use a bobby pin or two to hold them under the ponytail. (TO do this, put the hair in the bobbypin and then push the bobbypin upwards, or upside down, into the ponytail holder.
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