Monthly Archives: April 2016

5 Cool Ways to Recycle your Old Badge Lanyards

Naturally, when choosing a type of material to work with for a craft project, there are  three things that you have to consider. First is how cost-effective it is to work with this  material. Second is the material’s versatility; that is, whether there are a lot of various  end-products that can be made from the same material. Lastly, you have to look at the
aesthetic appeal that the materials provide to increase the craft value.

Badge lanyards are not the most popular materials used in various crafts, but they satisfy  all of the above factors. It is very economical (not to mention, environmental-friendly) to recycle old materials that will otherwise just be thrown away, instead of choosing a craft  that will require you to buy a lot of new materials.

Versatility is also not a problem because there are numerous things that you can make from these old lanyards. Using a seemingly boring material that you had only used for work, you’d also be surprised to see how attractive your projects will turn out with just a bit of tweaking.

Repurposed Lanyard

Cord lanyardPerhaps, the most obvious way to re-use your old badge lanyards is to still use them as a lanyard, only this time to hold other items. All you have to do is to detach your old ID badge from its lanyard, then attach the item/s that you want to use the lanyard for. You can use it to hold mobile phones, keys or key chains, or even a new ID. If your old badge lanyard is customized with your old company’s design, covering it up with some color pens, glitters or glitter glue, paint, buttons, laces, and other decorative materials can do the trick.

Water Bottle Holder

For Badge Lanyards that will no longer be used as written above, a practical way to reuse them would be to make a bottle holder. Aside from your old lanyards, you only need a plastic ring—can be bought from a craft store or substituted with any old rings—that fits around your water bottle. A basic design is to attach two strands of lanyard to the ring, then fit the bottle into the ring, and work the strands into a loop around the neck to hold it in place. The loose ends of the strands can then be tied onto your bag or bicycle.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks are practically easy to do. You simply have to get a plastic canvas or cardboard. Cut the canvas or board to your desired shape. Pierce a hole through one end of the canvas or board then place the lanyard through the hole, preferably weaving it up and down then
tying it off at the end so it won’t unravel. You may decorate the canvas or board as desired, or use different-colored lanyards to create a pattern.

Religious Craft

For the creative and faithful, it is possible to use old badge lanyards to create ornaments that show one’s faith. Depending on your religion, all you have to do is grab a few craft sticks and glue them together to form your desired shape (God’s Eye, Star of David, Catholic Crucifix, etc.). Once the sticks are held properly in place, wrap the lanyards around them to produce the desired color. Use the remaining loose ends to hang up the ornament.

Jewelry

Some creative crafters are able to use old lanyards for jewelry making. The lanyard may be used as a necklace, especially after embellishing them with some colored beads and other jewelry items. The hooks at the end of the lanyards can also help create a personalized pendant. Old lanyards are also popular in making friendship bracelets and earrings.So if you don’t want to spend too much on a new craft and you’re in the mood to put your creativity to the test, old badge lanyards are the perfect materials to use.

How Long Island Web Design Help your Business?

Have you ever wondered what makes a website attractive? Have you tried visiting a website and noticed the number of visitors they’re getting daily? If you’re going to ask some of their representatives, they would say they owe it to the web design company. So, why do we need a company specializing in Long Island Web Design? What work do they have to do? The answer is simple: to bring services to the people.

In order to satisfy their client, they need to understand first what the company needs and then divide the job among their employees. After the job is done, that’s the time they will show the finished product to their client. If the client is satisfied with their work, it will be the beginning of a long-term working relationship between the company and the client.

How reliable are Long Island Web Design services?

Web DesignWe often hear people ask: why do we need a website? The answer is simple. You need a website to boost your company, to increase sales and services. Each web design company has their own strengths and weaknesses.

Well, learning about those highlights the need to read reviews. In doing that, there are some things that you need to focus on to find out if a certain Long Island Web Design company can really be relied on – and is not merely being advertised.

First, make sure that the one who wrote the review has authority regarding the subject. Also, try to learn something about his authority on the subject matter, which in this case is web design. Second, try to find out which organization he belongs to. Third, is there any evidence that the author had been biased? For example, is he promoting any particular company or has an odd point of view regarding a certain issue. Fourth, is he currently working on a new project? Try to check if the work he’s been doing is current or that project has long been delayed.

If you’re just starting out your company in Long Island and you still do not have a web page, you needed the services of a Long Island Web Design company. Almost everyone nowadays searches the internet for new information, particularly on new developments in the business industry and the latest trends, as well as on how one copes with the ever-increasing competition. This is the reason why having a website is a must for everyone.

How can web design help your company?

designThere was a time when nobody even knows what a website is. Small and large businesses alike rely on advertisements and the yellow pages to gain and increase in the number of clients. But with the rise of technology and new concepts, it is a must for everyone to create a web site that will help boost their company. Imagine what a website can do to your company.

In the old times, people will be calling to inquire about a product or service. If their question is not still answered, they will be asking more questions until they are satisfied. What if none of the staff can answer their question or they are too busy to deal with just one phone call. Today, when a person visits your webpage, they just read all the information written. They do not have to bother anyone for their questions. Everything is already there on the web page. After reading the information, if they are satisfied and convinced what you are offering, they may even end up buying your product.

So if you’re starting your own company, we suggest that it is time for you to create your own web site and see what it can do for you.