The characteristics of silk are that it's strong but has a soft and luxuriant hand, or feel. It is so elastic that if it's stretched a great deal, it can still return to its original shape. It is lightweight and can be w... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing

Victorian lampshades are recognizable by their ornamental fringe, specialty trims, curved and angular shapes and floral motifs. These decadent lampshades were often made of silk and other fine materials. More » Home & Garden Antiques

Nail art takes a simple manicure and adds various polish colors, beads, flowers, decals, even real gems in some cases, all to make a fashion statement. The finished product can be a simple manicure with contrasting polka... More » Beauty & Fashion Nail Care Nail Polish
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To make a bridal garter, sew lace to silk ribbon, thread elastic between two pieces of ribbon, and stitch the garter closed. Decorate the garter, and add embellishments as desired. More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing

The biggest difference between silk and satin is that silk is a specific material that is used to make fabric, and satin is a fabric weave that can be made using a variety of materials, including silk. Silk is a naturall... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing