This Guy Broke A Piece Of Wood In Half And Made Seriously Gorgeous Rings

I’ve always wanted really unique jewelry that would make everyone jealous.

That may be a little petty of me to say, but you have to admit that you’ve probably had the same desire at some point. There are some pretty stunning pieces out there, like secret wood rings, but that’s not a price I’m willing to pay. This is precisely why I love the amazing replicas one crafter just made.

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Redditor Peterb77 decided to create similar accessories himself by splitting a piece of wood. The result is so beautiful that he could probably sell his own set.

Using a few blocks of wood to break it in the right place, he split the plank with a vise.

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After cutting the wood to fit snugly inside this mold, he taped it down to keep it flat.

To mimic the night sky look of the rings, he mixed up some epoxy resin and added a few drops of blue pigment.

Then he got to pouring.

He started working on the pattern during the second pour.

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A day later, it was dry and already looking incredible.

Next, the crafter added holes for the rings. He made sure to drill them right at the edges where the splinters and epoxy met.

Then he sawed out the rough shape of the rings.

His belt sander helped him smooth things out quickly.

After sanding all sides, they started looking really cool.

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But he wasn’t done just yet. He used micro mesh polishing pads to make those babies shine.

The crafter could have left them like this, but he wanted to make them look even better.

So he dabbed some plastic polish on his Dremel tool’s buffing wheel.

And he was left with some gorgeous rings.

I’ve never been a fan of wooden jewelry, but I want one of these so badly.

If you’re dying to replicate these beauties like I am, you can find the full instructions here or check out the video below.

Be careful, though. The rings are so beautiful that they might leave you feeling a little possessive.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/secret-wood-rings/

No One Wanted This Cat Because Of How He Looked…Until A Kind Man Gave Him A Forever Home

Looking different can be difficult, even for cats. In 2013, a man in Denmark was looking for a shelter cat to adopt when he stumbled across one that nobody seemed to want.

The cat, known as Monty, has a chromosomal abnormality and was born without a nasal bridge. In addition to his flat-faced appearance, he has a weak bladder and is known to wet himself while sleeping. For three years, he’d been languishing in an animal shelter. No one expected him to ever be adopted.

The young man, Michael, was unfazed by Monty’s uniqueness. What he saw was a gentle, loving cat who needed a forever home. He adopted Monty and brought him back to his house in Copenhagen.

Because Monty is missing his nasal bridge, he looks a bit different from other cats. He’s also prone to sneezing and has some breathing issues.

Michael didn’t care about any of that. Soon after adopting Monty, he began to share pictures of him on Facebook with the message, “Looking different doesn’t mean you can’t be fantastic!”

Michael and Monty’s positivity has attracted fans from all over the globe. Now, Monty has his own t-shirts, jewelry, and even calendars!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/monty-cat/

This Guy Took Eight Different Kinds Of Wood And Built One Gorgeous Desk

Desks are definitely my favorite pieces of furniture.

I am an organization freak, so it’s no surprise that I love the type of furniture that helps further my obsession. While I’d love to invest in a quality piece, unfortunately, I use a cheap Walmart desk made out of particleboard (that will probably fall apart any day now). Nothing’s necessarily wrong with particleboard, but you can’t beat a desk crafted from real wood.

Redditor jdovew must agree with me, because he built a gorgeous edge-grain desk using eight (that’s right) different kinds of wood. And when you see the result, you’ll definitely want to start collecting enough wood to make one for yourself.

Because his dad is a contractor, he had a lot of scrap wood to choose from.

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He smoothed out all the pieces by running them through a planer.

After sawing the wood into smaller strips and stacking them, he began laying out the tabletop.

The pattern was already looking beautiful.

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Then it was time to begin gluing small sections together.

He ended up with three sections that would make the table.

Nobody wants an uneven tabletop, so he ran each section through the planer.

After that, they were looking super smooth.

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The last major step was to glue those bad boys together.

And after coating it with three layers of polyurethane finish, the only thing left was to add the legs.

It’s so classy and unique!

If I didn’t know better, I would think he paid thousands of dollars for it at an upscale furniture store.

This really puts my pathetic desk to shame — excuse me while I go slink off in humiliation. If you’d like to upgrade your desk like I clearly need to, you can find the full instructions for this project here.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/edge-grain-desk/

When You See My Real-Life Pinocchio, This Is What I Wish Youd Say

“Once, a woman told me I should never have given birth to him. I nearly burst into tears.”

Little Ollie Trezise isn’t even 2 years old, but he’s already been subject to more criticism than many of usexperience in a lifetime. At just 21 months, Ollie’s not old enough to know what’s going on, but the whispers, gawking stares, and cruel remarks have at times brought his mom Amy to tears.

Amyaffectionately refers to her lil’ guy as her “real-life Pinoccho,” and all she wants is to raise awareness about Ollie’scondition and for people to see thebig heart thatlies behind the big nose that people point at as they call him “ugly.”

The UK Daily Mail reports that one stranger even remarked to Amy that he ‘should never have been born.’

“It’s absolutely heart-breaking,” said the 22-year-oldmother. “Once, a woman told me I should never have given birth to him. I nearly burst into tears.
To me, Ollie is perfect. He is my little real-life Pinocchio and I couldn’t be prouder of him,” she said.

She just wants the world to know the happy, courageous boy that he is inside.

Olliehas had to undergo various painful operations due to complications with his nasal passages, but her baby boycouldn’t have been braver about it.

After the operation, Ollie had a huge zig-zag scar across his head. He must have been in so much pain, but he just kept smiling and laughing, she said. His positivity made it so much easier for me.

Ollie was born with a rare condition called encephalocele, which caused his brain to seep through a crack in his skull and grow out into his nose. Doctors noticed the growth at Amy’s 20-week ultrasound, but she still wasn’t quite prepared for what she saw when he came out.


When they gave me Ollie to hold, I was so surprised that I almost couldnt speak, shetold the Daily Mail. He was so tiny, but there was this enormous golf-ball sized lump on his nose.At first I wasnt sure how I would cope. But I knew that I would love him no matter what he looked like.

And now, she wants others to do the same.

So here’sthisheartbroken mother’s humble plea for those who see her son:

Id much prefer if people asked me why Ollie looks the way he does, rather than just telling me is ugly or pointing and staring, says Amy.

She doesn’t mind the questions. She wants to educate people. She just doesn’t want the judgment, the criticism, and the hate. And what mother wouldn’t want to protect her son from that?

If you think about it, though his condition is rare, Ollie is quite representative of many other “unique-looking” people in this world who we often stare at or make under-the-breath comments about. If you think those people don’t hear it, they do. So instead of whispering, let’s start a conversation.

His story is such a powerful reminder of what it means to love people for who they are, as Jesus loves us.

God bless her little “Pinocchio,” for he is certainly precious in His sight.

SHARE Ollie’sinspiring story to help his mama spread awareness about her brave and beautiful son, and to help others who are like him.

If you liked Ollie’s story, you’ll also love this:This Is What I Wish You Would Say When Your Child Points at My Daughter

Read more: http://www.faithit.com/when-you-see-her-real-life-pinocchio-this-is-what-she-wishes-youd-say-inspirational/

One Direction Justin Bieber Mash Up ‘Sang’ With Just Laughter

In this video, Aussie cover band  performs a very special and unique mash up cover of One Direction and Justin Bieber. They ‘sang’ What Makes You Beautiful and Baby with just laughter. As in only with ‘haha’s and ‘hoho’s. Somehow, they pull it off beautifully. 

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/02/26/one-direction-justin-bieber-mash-up-sang-in-just-laughter/

When Waves Crash Upon This Boardwalk, Something Absolutely Magical Happens

Traveling to the Adriatic Sea and walking along its beautiful waters is already a majestic experience on its own. The blissful scenery makes for a perfect stroll. However, of all the coasts you can enjoy the view from, we suggest this one in Zadar, Croatia, where you’ll be in for an even more magical treat.

A series of small holes and tubes in the boardwalk create a gorgeous melody with each ebb and flow of the waves. It’s a truly unique tourist experience.

It’s amazing how you’ll never hear the same tune twice. All the more reason to visit more than once!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/musical-waves/

Singing 26 Music Genres In One Song Part 2

Singing 26 Music Genres In One Song Part 2

Back in 2013, singer Andrew Huang went viral with his song where he packed 26 music genres into one performance. That music video has over 2.2 million hits! Now, Andrew is back with Dave from Boy In A Band to try again with 26 new music genres in one song. Impressive. 

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/11/20/singing-26-music-genres-in-one-song-part-2/