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THE LADIES' BOOK OF USEFUL INFORMATION. Preface
CONTENTS
PERSONAL BEAUTY-1
PERSONAL BEAUTY-2
PERSONAL BEAUTY-3
PERSONAL BEAUTY-4
PERSONAL BEAUTY-5
PERSONAL BEAUTY-6
PERSONAL BEAUTY-7
TREATING OF MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS-1
MARRIAGE-1
MARRIAGE-2
MARRIAGE-3
LOVE AND MARRIAGE-1
WHEN TO MARRY-HOW TO SELECT A PARTNER ON RIGHT PRINCIPLES
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE-ITS LAWS AND CONDITIONS-ITS USE AND ABUSE
MARRIAGE
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-1
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-2
MENSTRUATION
COLLECTION OF VALUABLE MEDICAL COMPOUNDS
THINGS FOR THE SICK ROOM
THINGS CURIOUS AND USEFUL
HOME DECORATION
FLORAL
HOW TO DO YOUR OWN STAMPING AND MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNS. BRONZE WORK
CHAPTER 18
INDEX
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES. INTRODUCTION
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-1
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-2
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-3
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-4
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-5
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-6
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-7
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-8

the back of each letter as it is set in its relative position, 

pressing it gently against the velvet with the palm of the hand. The 

letters should be set an inch apart, and when all on the frame should 

be set away until the glue is thoroughly dry and the waxen letters 

adhere firmly to the velvet, then they are ready for ornamenting. This 

is done in various ways, and all depends on the artist's taste, but a 

few suggestions may not be amiss. 

 

Take a two-inch fern-cutter and cut the ferns out of double sheet wax; 

then bronze them as directed on both sides, either with gold or silver 

bronze. Begin with draping the letter W. Take the stem end of the fern 

leaf and with the bead end of the curling-pin fasten it to the lower 

side of the letter; then turn it over and fasten it down in the 

middle, letting the point turn outward. Set the ferns on the letters 

in such a way as not to obscure their form, _i. e._, the form of the 

letters. If the motto is made in white wax it should be frosted with 

diamond dust. 

 

A pretty style of motto is clasped hands in the center, of pure white 

wax, surrounded with sprays of fine flowers and buds, finished in fire 

bronze. 

 

Another style of motto is a vase in the center, from which vines in 

different colors of bronze run. Green, fire, and copper bronzing 

should have a light background; silver and gold bronzing should have a 

dark background. 

 

 

THE ART OF MAKING A FLORAL BASKET IN BRONZE. 

 

Take a medium-sized basket (chip or any solid substance), brush it 

with glue on the inside, fill it with moss, and set it away to dry 

till the moss is stuck to the basket. The moss should be raised in the 

center in the form of a mound. Have the wax sheeted in carmine. Make 

the center of the basket in roses, rosebuds, and carnations, as they 

are the most durable. Mold the petals over the embossed muslin petals 

and bronze them with fire bronze--Nos. 4000 and 6000--as previously 

directed. Drape the basket and the handle in smilax, having the wax 

for the smilax sheeted in chrome green; then mold over the embossed 

muslin leaves, bronze in green bronze, and drape loosely. Such a 

basket makes a pretty table ornament. 

 

 

DIRECTIONS FOR BRONZING. 

 

All kinds of ornaments may be made in bronze--small animals, fish, 

shells, birds, statuary, etc. The mixture for casts should be the same 

shade as the bronze used. 

 

Fish may be bronzed in silver, gold, and copper bronze; shells in 

silver, copper, gold, and some may be tinted with fire bronze on the 

exterior of the shell, but the interior of almost all shells must be 

tinted with paint; dogs in zinc, silver, and copper; birds in almost 

any shade. 

 

 

GREEN BRONZE STATUARY. 

 

Prepare the mixture in chrome green No. 1. A little rosin may be added 

and a thick sprinkling of cut wire. Trim the object and rub with 


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