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Riverstone Tealight Candle Holder – New Style

March 11, 2009

With the use of river stone material , we created new syle tealight candle holder with a unique combination of motif and design or appropriate order.

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501 SM CR 101
Riverstone Bridge Shape – 1 Hole
Tealight Candle Holder
501 MD GY 101
Riverstone Bridge Shape – 2 Hole
Tealight Candle Holder
501 LG GY 101
Riverstone Bridge Shape – 3 Hole
Tealight Candle Holder
     
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501 SM GY 102
Standing Riverstone – 1Hole
Tealight Holder with polished curve & Engraving
501 MD GY 102
Standing Riverstone – 2Hole
Tealight Holder with Polished Curve & Engraving
501 LG GY 102
Standing Riverstone – 3Hole
Tealight Holder with Polished Curve & Engraving
     
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501 SM CR 103
Standing Riverstone – 1Hole
Tealight Holder with Engraving
501 SM GY 104
Standing Riverstone 1 Hole
Tealight Holder with Center Hole
501 SM GY 105
Riverstone L Shape – 1 Hole
Tealight Holder with Engraving
     
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501 RG GR 106
Riverstone Polished Curva
-Tealight Holder
501 RG GY 106
Riverstone Polished Curva
-Tealight Holder
 
     
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705 Game – Nine Men Morris

February 28, 2009

Introduction
This game has also been known as : Merlles, Merrills, Merreles, Merrels, Merrelus, Marels, Marelles, Marrills, Muhle, Muller, Morell, Morelles, Molenspel, Mills, Mylla, Mlynek, Mylta and Morris. It is simple board game for two players and is probably one of the oldest games still played today.
Boards have been found in and on many historic buildings throughout the world. Traces occur on objects from the first city of Troy and another from a bronze age burial site in Ireland. The earliest one that can be dated was found on the Gokstad Viking hip burial of B70 AD.
A board of this type has been found cut into the temple Kurna, Egypt in – 1440 BC although this may well have been done some time later. According to Thomas Hyde in 1908, the Chinese also played the game circa 500 BC.
A couple of centuries on, Ovid mentions the game in “Ars Amatoria”. Roman boards were usually made of wood or stone although the rich occasionally had boards made of more exotic materials. Trimalchio had one of turpentine tree and Martial speaks of an ivory board. The game was widely played in England in 1300 AD and visitors to the cathedrals of Norwich, Canterbury, Gloucester, Salisbury and Westminster Abbey can see boards cut into the cloister seats by monks.

Equipment
The board consists of three nested squares connected by a line through ach of the four sides. Pieces are placed at he corners of the squares and the intersections on the sides. Nine pieces are needed for each player, for a total of eighteen pieces.
The key concept of the game is the mill; a straight line of three pieces of the same color along line on the board.

The Game
When a player forms a mill. that player can remove any one of their opponent’s pieces that is not also part of a mill. If all of the opponent’s pieces are in mills, then any piece may be removed.
There are two ways to win Nine Mens Morris; Reduce the number of your opponent’ pieces to two, or block all of your opponent’s pieces so they cannot move.

The Play
The game begins with an empty board. Randomly select a player to go first – possibly toss a coin. Game play proceeds in three phases. If a player forms a mill during any of the phases, that player immediately removes one piece belonging to their opponent. In the opening phase, the players alternate moving one of their pieces into an adjacent, unoccupied space. Pieces must move along a line on the board, and may never jump another piece. The ending phase begins when one player has been reduced to only three pieces. At that point, the player with three pieces may jump a piece to any position on the board.
The game ends when the winner reduces his opponent to two pieces – thus can no longer form mills, or blocks all of his opponents pieces from movement.

We are producing unique and specially game nine men morris with black gift box, good for gift and collection.
Material : natural stone, river stone, glass, cast stone, slate stone and other.
Detail information, pelase click http://www.aurabalicraft.com/705.htm

705
RG FR 001
Nine Men Morris – Glass Board – with Gift Box
 
705
RG CR 001
Nine Men Morris – Palimanan Board – with Gift Box
 
 

704 Game – Chess

February 28, 2009

Learn How to Play Chess: Rules and Basic Strategies

History of Chess
The origins of chess are not exactly clear, though most believe it evolved from earlier chess-like games played in India almost two thousand years ago. The game of chess we know today has been around since the 15th century where it became popular in Europe.

The Goal of Chess
Chess is a game played between two opponents on opposite sides of a board containing 64 squares of alternating colors. Each player has 16 pieces: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 rooks, 2 bishops, 2 knights, and 8 pawns. The goal of the game is to checkmate the other king. Checkmate happens when the king is in a position to be captured (in check) and cannot escape from capture.

Starting a Game
At the beginning of the game the chessboard is laid out so that each player has the white (or light) color square in the bottom right-hand side. The chess pieces are then arranged the same way each time. The second row (or rank) is filled with pawns. The rooks go in the corners, then the knights next to them, followed by the bishops, and finally the queen, who always goes on her own matching color (white queen on white, black queen on black), and the king on the remaining square.

The player with the white pieces always moves first. Therefore, players generally decide who will get to be white by chance or luck such as flipping a coin or having one player guess the color of the hidden pawn in the other player’s hand. White then makes a move, followed by black, then white again, then black and so on until the end of the game.

How the Chess Pieces Move
Each of the 6 different kinds of pieces moves differently. Pieces cannot move through other pieces (though the knight can jump over other pieces), and can never move onto a square with one of their own pieces. However, they can be moved to take the place of an opponent’s piece which is then captured. Pieces are generally moved into positions where they can capture other pieces (by landing on their square and then replacing them), defend their own pieces in case of capture, or control important squares in the game.

The King
The king is the most important piece, but is one of the weakest. The king can only move one square in any direction – up, down, to the sides, and diagonally. Click on the “>” button in the diagram below to see how the king can move around the board. The king may never move himself into check (where he could be captured).

The Queen
The queen is the most powerful piece. If moved she can move in any one straight direction – forward, backward, sideways, or diagonally – as far as possible as long as she does not move through any or her own pieces. And, like with all pieces, if the queen captures an opponent’s piece her move is over. Click through the diagram below to see how the queens move. Notice how the white queen captures the black queen and then the black king is forced to move.

The Rook
The rook may move as far as it wants, but only forward, backward, and to the sides. The rooks are particularly powerful pieces when they are protecting each other and working together!

The Bishop
The bishop may move as far as it wants, but only diagonally. Each bishop starts on one color (light or dark) and must always stay on that color. Bishops work well together because they cover up each other’s weaknesses.

The Knight
Knights move in a very different way from the other pieces – going two squares in one direction, and then one more move at a 90 degree angle, just like the shape of an “L”. Knights are also the only pieces that can move over other pieces.

The Pawn
Pawns are unusual because they move and capture in different ways: they move forward, but capture diagonally. Pawns can only move forward one square at a time, except for their very first move where they can move forward two squares. Pawns can only capture one square diagonally in front of them. They can never move or capture backwards. If there is another piece directly in front of a pawn he cannot move past or capture that piece.

Pawns have another special ability and that is that if a pawn reaches the other side of the board it can become any other chess piece (called promotion). A pawn may be promoted to any piece. [NOTE: A common misconception is that pawns may only be exchanged for a piece that has been captured. That is NOT true.] A pawn is usually promoted to a queen. Only pawns may be promoted.

En Passant
The last rule about pawns is called “en passant,” which is French basically means “in passing”. If a pawn moves out two squares on its first move, and by doing so lands to the side of an opponent’s pawn (effectively jumping past the other pawn’s ability to capture it), that other pawn has the option of capturing the first pawn as it passes by. This special move must be done immediately after the first pawn has moved past, otherwise the option to capture it is no longer available. Click through the example below to better understand this odd, but important rule.

Castling
One other special rule is called castling. This move allows you to do two important things all in one move: get your king to safety (hopefully), and get your rook out of the corner and into the game. On a player’s turn he may move his king two squares over to one side and then move the rook from that side’s corner to right next to the king on the opposite side. (See the example below.) In order to castle, however, it must meet the following conditions:
* it must be that king’s very first move
* it must be that rook’s very first move
* there cannot be any pieces between the king and rook to move
* the king may not be in check or pass through check
Notice that when you castle one direction the king is closer to the side of the board. That is called kingside. Castling to the other side, through where the queen sat, is called castling queenside. Regardless of which side, the king always moves only two squares when castling.

Check and Checkmate
As stated before, the purpose of the game is to checkmate the opponent’s king. This happens when the king is put into check and cannot get out of check. There are only three ways a king can get out of check: move out of the way (though he cannot castle!), block the check with another piece, or capture the piece threatening the king. If a king cannot escape checkmate then the game is over. Customarily the king is not captured or removed from the board, the game is simply declared over.

Draws
Occasionally chess games do not end with a winner, but with a draw. There are 5 reasons why a chess game may end in a draw:

1. The position reaches a stalemate where it is one player’s turn to move, but his king is NOT in check and yet he does not have another legal move
2. The players may simply agree to a draw and stop playing
3. There are not enough pieces on the board to force a checkmate (example: a king and a bishop vs. a king)
4. A player declares a draw if the same exact position is repeated three times (though not necessarily three times in a row)
5. Fifty consecutive moves have been played where neither player has moved a pawn or captured a piece.

Some Tournament Rules
Many tournaments follow a set of common, similar rules. These rules do not necessarily apply to play at home or online.

Touch-move
If a player touches one of their own pieces they must move that piece as long as it is a legal move. If a player touches an opponent’s piece, they must capture that piece. A player who wishes to touch a piece only to adjust it on the board must first announce the intention, usually by saying “adjust”.

Introduction to Clocks and Timers
Most tournaments use timers to regulate the time spent on each game, not on each move. Each player gets the same amount of time to use for their entire game and can decide how to spend that time. Once a player makes a move they then touch a button or hit a lever to start the opponent’s clock. If a player runs out of time and the opponent calls the time, then the player who ran out of time loses the game (unless the opponent does not have enough pieces to checkmate, in which case it is a draw). Click here to watch two players quickly playing a timed game of chess!

Basic Strategy
There are four simple things that every chess player should know:

#1 Protect your king
Get your king to the corner of the board where he is usually safer. Don’t put off castling. You should usually castle as quickly as possible. Remember, it doesn’t matter how close you are to checkmating your opponent if your own king is checkmated first!

#2 Don’t give pieces away
Don’t carelessly lose your pieces! Each piece is valuable and you can’t win a game without pieces to checkmate. There is an easy system that most players use to keep track of the relative value of each chess piece:
* A pawn is worth 1
* A knight is worth 3
* A bishop is worth 3
* A rook is worth 5
* A queen is worth 9
* The king is infinitely valuable

At the end of the game these points don’t mean anything – it is simply a system you can use to make decisions while playing, helping you know when to capture, exchange, or make other moves.

#3 Control the center
You should try and control the center of the board with your pieces and pawns. If you control the center, you will have more room to move your pieces and will make it harder for your opponent to find good squares for his pieces. In the example below white makes good moves to control the center while black plays bad moves.

#4 Use all of your pieces
In the example above white got all of his pieces in the game! Your pieces don’t do any good when they are sitting back on the first row. Try and develop all of your pieces so that you have more to use when you attack the king. Using one or two pieces to attack will not work against any decent opponent.

Getting Better at Chess
Knowing the rules and basic strategies is only the beginning – there is so much to learn in chess that you can never learn it all in a lifetime! To improve you need to do three things:

#1 – Play
Just keep playing! Play as much as possible. You should learn from each game – those you win and those you lose.

#2 – Study
If you really want to improve quickly then pick up a [recommended chess book]. There are also many resources on Chess.com to help you study and improve.

#3 Have fun
Don’t get discouraged if you don’t win all of your games right away. Everyone loses – even world champions. As long as you continue to have fun and learn from the games you lose then you can enjoy chess forever!

We are producing unique and specialy game chess with black gift box, good for gift and collection.
Material : natural stone, river stone, glass, cast stone, slate stone and other.
Detail information, pelase click http://www.aurabalicraft.com/704.htm

704
RG FR 001
Chess Regular – Glass Board – with Gift Box
30 x 30 x 2 cm
 
704
RG CR 001
ChessRegular – Palimanan Board – with Gift Box
30 x 30 x 2 cm
 
704
MN CR 001
Chess Mini – Palimanan Board – with Gift Box
17.5 x 17.5 x 2 cm
 
704
LG FR 001
Giant Chess – Glass Board
60 x 60 cm

702 Game – Tic Tac Toe

February 27, 2009

History
No one is sure where Tic-Tac-To exactly originated from, but what is known is that it has underwent several changes before becoming the modern version today. Originally known as Three Mens Morris, it’s name varies depending on where you are in the world. In England – Nought and Cross. In Japan – Renju, although not actually created by the Japanese, but rather by the Chinese. This game date back to more than 4.000 years ago. Around 270 BC. Chinese migrants arrived with this game, and the popularity of it soon spread. However, recent studies have brought about another theory, this one originating in ancient Egypt.

It is claimed that diagram for three-in-a-row games were child into the roof slabs of the temple to the egyptian pharaoh Seti I about the year 1300 BC.

‘’Linea’ and ‘Tabula’ have been the known names for this game in France and Italy, respectively; In German it is called Muhle, and besides the term Three Men’s Morris, England also had a secondary term, Mill. Both Mill and Morris have the possibility of the being a lingustic adaption of the word ‘Moor’, which is the name of the Egyptians thought to have introduced this game into Europe during the times of the Middle Ages.
Without a doubt, it scarcely matters where this game has originated, for its a relatively simpler game than most others.

The Play
Select a stone colour and who’s to start first.
A player simply puts a stone on one of the nine squares.
A player may only place a stone on one square per turn, and only in their chosen colour.
Once all the above conditions are met, the turn ends. the turn then passes to the other player, and he will undergo the same process. it is not allowed to pass or skip your turn in this game.

The Objective
The main objective in this game is to have a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row of 3 stones that belong to you. No enemy stones can be in the way, and the 3 stones MUST be in three different squares. Notice that there are three different ways to get 3 in a row for horizontal and vertical rows, but only 2 for diagonal. Once you meet this goal, you win the game. the other person, obviously, loses.
In the event that all the squares have been filled up and no person has gotten three of their symbols in a row, the game is a draw, often referred to as a ‘cats game’.

We are producing unique and specialy game tic tac toe with black gift box, good for gift and collection.
Material : natural stone, river stone, glass, cast stone, slate stone and other.
Detail information, pelase click http://www.aurabalicraft.com/702.htm

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702
RG FR 001
Tic Tac Toe – Glass Board – with Gift Box
 
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702
RG CR 002
Tic Tac Toe – Palimanan Board – with Gift Box
 
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702
RG GY 003
Tic Tac Toe – Slate Ambon – with Gift Box
 

701 Game – Dominoes

February 27, 2009

Origin
The game of dominoes traces its roots back to both China and Europe. The European, or Western, game probably originated in Italy and later gained widespread Popularity across Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. A western set contains 28 dominoes: 21 tiles representing all combination’s of a pair of dice, six tiles containing blanks – zero and one tile with two blanks – double zero. Many variations of dominoes are played around the world. These instructions outline one of the more basic Western games called Draw.

Object
Dominoes is a game of calculation and strategy played by two, three or four players. The object of the game of Draw is to Bethe first player to play all his dominoes and score points. The first player to reach 100 points wins the game.

Setup for the Draw Game
Dominoes is played on any table or flat surface, both indoors and outdoors. Because these dominoes are made from cast marble we recommend playing on a scratch- resistant surface.

Instructions – Draw game

Shuffle the dominoes, keeping them face down and mixing well.

Players draw their dominoes from the pile, keeping them hidden from all opponents. Iftwo players are competing, each player receives seven dominoes. If three or four are competing. each player receives five dominoes. The remaining dominoes stay in the middle and become the stock or “boneyard”.

The player with the highest double – 6:6, etc. starts a round. This can be determined by asking all opponents, “does anyone have a double six and so on. In the event that no player has a double, plyaers shuffle and draw again.

After the player with the highest double places his domino, the turn rotates clockwise. The next player tries to play a domino by matching a number to the double. He places his domino perpendicluar to the center domino. if a playr cannot play a domino, he draw from the boneyard until he can play. If the boneyard is empty, he posses’s.

Players continue to take turns clockwise in the some maner asdescribe above. Each domino is played to an open end and must match numbers. A layout always has two open ends, sprouting from the center domino. Dominoes are placed lengwise, except double which are placed crosswise.

The round ends when a player dominoes plays all his dominoes. He scores points for the spots on his opponents remaining dominoes. Around also can end if all players pass in a trun. In this case the players with the least spots wins and scores points for all the spots on his opponents remaining dominoes.

The first player to reach 100 points wins the game.

Stone Dominoes
We are producing unique and specialy stone dominoes with black gift box, good for gift and collection.
Material : natural stone and river stone.
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701
RG GY 001
Dominoes – Oval Grey – with gift box
 
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701
RG WH 001
Dominoes – Oval White – with gift box – set
 
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701
RG GY 002
Dominoes – Square Grey – with gift box – set
 
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701
RG WH 002
Dominoes – Square White – with gift box – set

616 Flower Vase

February 27, 2009

We are producing many kind of unique or custom flower for home, room, interior, decor, hotel, villa, resort & spa, with any motif, word, logo, design, corporate, made to order.

Material options : riverstone, stone, marble, granite, cast stone, glass, and other material

Detail information, please click http://www.aurabalicraft.com/616.htm

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616 RG GY 001
Flower Vase – Riverstone Cave
616 RG CR 002
Flower Vase – Twin Hole with 2 Chinese Inspirations
   
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616 RG CR 003
Flower Vase – Round with 4 Chinese Inspirations
616 RG CR 004
Flower Vase – Round with 4 Chinese Godwish
   
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616 RG CR 005
Flower Vase – Yin Yang
616 RG CR 006
Flower Vase – Ovale with 1 Chinese Inpirations
   
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616 RG CR 007
Flower Vase – Square with 2 Chinese Inpirations
616 RG CR 008
Flower Vase – Petabuhan
   
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Flower Vase – 4 Donut
 

609 Coaster and Kitchen Accessories

February 26, 2009

We are producing many kind of unique or custom coaster and kitchen accessories.

Material options : glass, riverstone, stone, resin, marble, cast stone, granit, coconut, shell & wooden

Please visit our website http://www.aurabalicraft.com/609.htm

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609 RG GY 001
Glass Coaster – Round Set of 4 – Grey Cast Stone
Mix Motif, made to order
609 RG WH 001
Glass Coaster – Round Set of 4 – White Cast Stone
Mix Motif, made to order
   
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609 RG GY 002
Glass Coaster – Square Set of 4 – Grey Cast Stone
Mix Motif, made to order
609 RG WH 002
Glass Coaster – Square Set of 4 – White Cast Stone
Mix Motif, made to order
   
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609 RG CL 100
Glass Coaster – Double Glass with Aluminum Frame
Mix Motif, made to order
 

607 Soap Holder and Bathroom Accessories

February 24, 2009

We are producing many kind of unique or custom soap holder, soap dish and bathroom accessories for home, room, hotel, villa, resort and spa, with any motif, word, logo, design, corporate, made to order.

Material options : riverstone, stone, marble, granite, cast stone, glass, bottle and other material.

Production Capacity : 7,000 pcs / month

Please visit our website http://www.aurabalicraft.com/607.htm

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607 LG GY 001
Riverstone Cutting Soap Holder –
Labyrinth Motif
L -12 cm, W – 9 cm, H – 2.5 cm
607 LG GY 002
Riverstone Cutting Soap Holder –
Cross Line Motif
L -12 cm, W – 9 cm, H – 2.5 cm 
607 LG GY 003
Riverstone Cutting Soap Holder –
Dot Round Motif
L -12 cm, W – 9 cm, H – 2.5 cm
     
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607 LG CR 001
Riverstone Cutting Soap Holder –
Labyrinth Motif
L -12 cm, W – 9 cm, H – 2.5 cm 
607 LG GR 001
Riverstone Cutting Soap Holder –
Labyrinth Motif
L -12 cm, W – 9 cm, H – 2.5 cm
607 LG PK 001
Riverstone Cutting Soap Holder –
Labyrinth Motif
L -12 cm, W – 9 cm, H – 2.5 cm
     
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607 LG FR 004
Glass Oval Soap Holder –
Cross Line & Frangipani Motif
L -12 cm, W – 8 cm, H – 1.2 cm
607 LG FR 005
Glass Rectangle Soap Holder #1 –
Cross Line & Frangipani Motif
L -12 cm, W – 8 cm, H – 1.2 cm
607 LG FR 006
Glass Rectangle Soap Holder #2 –
Cross Line & Frangipani Motif
L -15 cm, W – 8 cm, H – 1.2 cm
     
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607 RG MX 101
Bathroom Set – Bottle 130 ml &
Soap Holder- with Sand Stone Base
607 RG FR 102
Bathroom Set – 2 Bottle 250 ml
with Glass Base
607 RG MX 103
Bathroom Set – 2 Bottle 130 ml
with Riverstone Base
     
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607 RG GY 200
Bathroom Set – Stone Polish
 

606. Lamp Lighting – Stone Table Lamp

February 21, 2009

We are producing unique, nature and custom table lamp for collection, gift souvernir, home, room, hotel, villa, resort and spa, with any motif, word, logo, design, corporate, made to order.

Material options : riverstone, stone, marble, cast stone, granite, and other.

Please detail click http://www.aurabalicraft.com/606.htm

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606 RG GY 001
Table Lamp – Pyramid
D 25 cm , H 50 cm
Stone Color Options : gray & white
 
606 RG GY 002
Table Lamp – Standing Riverstone – Cutting
with any motif, made to order
D 25 cm , H 50 cm
   
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606 RG GY 003
Table Lamp – Standing Riverstone
with any motif.
D 25 cm , H 50 cm

606 RG WH 004
Table Lamp – Standing 2 Stage – Riverstone
D 25 cm , H 50 cm
Stone Color Options : gray, white & green

   
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606 RG GY 005
Table Lamp – Pillar – Riverstone
D 25 cm , H 50 cm
Stone Color Options : gray, white & green
606 RG GY 006
Table Lamp – Stone Square Zigzag
D 25 cm , H 50 cm
Stone Color Options : gray & white
   

605 Card, Post It and Pen Holder

February 20, 2009

We are producing many kind of unique and custom card holder, post it, pen holder for collection, gift souvernir, home, room, hotel, villa, resort and spa, with any motif, word, logo, design, corporate, made to order.

Material options : riverstone, stone, marble, cast stone, granite, wooden, and other.

Please click here to detail
information

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605 MD MX 100
Card Holder – Riverstone
Custom motif, made to order

river stone card holder

605 MD WH 200
Card Holder – Standing Riverstone
Custom motif, made to order

river stone card holder

605 SM GY 300
Placard Holder – Riverstone
Custom motif, made to order

river stone post it  and pen holder

605 LG GY 300
Post-IT and Pen Holder
Slate Riverstone
Custom motif, made to order