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Dirty Jewels should be considered a collection of thoughts from creative individuals who are attempting to help other like-minded creatives by introducing each other to their techniques.  Having said this, realize that we are not claiming that techniques displayed here are the sole and only way to do things.  If you have a better suggestion of how to do things, we encourage you to include this in the comments.  We also encourage you to send questions you want discussed to us via our contact form.