Free Pattern: “9 Clubs” Tatted Bracelet

by C5

I’ve been wanting to tat a bracelet that has no need for any additional clasp to lock it except that it comes from the thread in use. I’ve had a couple of tests and finally, this version has made it to the finals: the creation of the pattern.

Working on the #free #pattern for this #tatted #bracelet which I will blog about soon. #tattersofinstagram #freepattern #tatting

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Give the Sound of More than One Guitar Using One Guitar

Have you ever tried to listen intently to a guitar piece trying to figure out how many are playing? In classical guitar, it is common that there are duos and trios, but certain pieces are composed to sound like more than one guitar is playing.

In electric guitar playing, however, you can play most pieces you already know and make it sound like at least two are playing at the same time. Yes, first time I heard of it, too. With a 12-string guitar, that is how it sounds.

12-string Gretsch guitar

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How to Make Your Own Real Pure Homemade Virgin Coconut Oil (Cold Press)

by C5 (ceefive.com)

You have probably learned about the benefits of taking virgin coconut oil on a regular basis. If not, you can do your search. This post’s focus is on making your own pure homemade VCO. The best VCO you can have.

The first time I learned how to make my own real pure virgin coconut oil in 2000, it was as if I did not want to do it again. So little yield and so tiring. That is primarily because I hand-squeezed the coconut, which is really what anyone would do without the presser.

Then, I also tried to make it crystal clear by going through layers of cotton. It became quite clear but it takes so long. Besides, the yellowish color may have some of the antioxidants (I’m not sure about that but I was taught that the real VCO is yellowish in color.

I use cold press. That is what makes it virgin. Though minimal heat will not harm the healing properties of the oil, the antioxidants disappear with heat.  Why let that happen? Commercial VCOs need longer shelf life. Heating removes the moisture content which gives off a stale odor in a month or so.  That is why I only make my own and not sell (except for once when someone requested me to). So now, I’m teaching you to make your own so you can have the best.

Final harvest before I transfered to a glass pitcher.

So now, I’m going to teach you how you can make your own pure real VCO.

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