I very briefly mentioned this tip at the very end of a tutorial for faux robin's eggs back in March, but it bears repeating especially as we start heading for fall and people start decorating with fruit, pumpkins and other natural materials.
At the moment, my apothecary jars are filled with shells and all kinds of "beachy" items, but even with those materials moisture can build up inside of the jars. Put a lid on the jar and have it displayed in a sunny spot and you've created a little greenhouse... whether you wanted to or not. Have you ever seen what happens to those cute baby pumpkins and little gourds that have been left in an apothecary jar turned greenhouse? Can you say "mushy" and "moldy"? ew.
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I just had a reader contact me and say that there is a possible link between silica dust and Scleroderma, and that it is not a good idea to remove the silica from its specially designed packet. Henceforth, I will be playing it safe and leaving the beads in the packets.
I will just make sure to carefully conceal the packet.
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