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  • Jewelry Making | Art Of Crafts
    introduce yourself and tell us a little about where you are based Hello my name is Federico Vargas and this is my wife as well as business partner Adriana Sblandino We re from Costa Rica and Read more Two Jewelry Making Books Up For Grabs in the Giveaway July 16 2015 by Alison Wood 11 Comments This giveaway is now closed thanks to all those who entered The lucky winners drawn by random number generator are Compendium of Beading Techniques Crissy Shaw Paracord Jewelry Jacqui du Rocher I will be emailing you to get your prizes out to you both and many congratulations August is baking month on the blog so watch for a giveaway coming soon Read more WiReD Boutique Beautiful Handmade Jewelry February 28 2015 by Guest Author 1 Comment Today we have a guest post from Pam Millershaski who tells us all about the handmade jewelry she creates for her store WiReD Boutique WiReD Boutique came about because I really wanted to do something cool for you that I happened to love too It all started in January of 2013 when I opened my jewelry shop on Etsy I had previously opened a cross stitch shop Read more DIY Jewelry Get Started Making Your Own Wire Wrapped Pendants February 21 2014 by Alison Wood Leave a Comment Wire is a versatile material for a wide range of jewelry projects whether you re creating a showpiece or you want a simple bangle to wear around the house One particularly spectacular application of wire is wire wrapped pendants A basic wire wrapped pendant can use a variety of materials as the focal piece such as a stone found object or charm The wire is wrapped around Read more Colorful Glass Paper Pendants Tutorial February 5 2014 by Jessica Barst

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  • Kids’ Crafts | Art Of Crafts
    makes a great unexpected gift Materials You Will Need teacup saucer assorted moss from the garden or any floral supplier small scoop of soil waterproof miniatures optional fairy garden bunting 1 Choose a cute porcelain tea cup and saucer for your Read more Vegging Out Valentines Tutorial February 5 2015 by Ashley Lucas Leave a Comment These cute little valentines are the perfect way to send something a little different to friends and family this February Get as creative as you can with the sayings on the back and the recipient will be tickled Materials you will need heart cookie cutter s watercolor paper fancy patterned paper wrapping paper will do paints a Read more Halloween Cat Shelf Sitters October 13 2014 by Ashley Lucas 3 Comments These adorable miniature paper cats are sure to add something special to your Halloween display this fall I ve been visiting my family in Pennsylvania this fall and am quite taken with primitive and folk artwork which are the styles that inspired these cute felines This tutorial is a bit different than my usual craft ideas because all you need to do is download Read more Benefits of Teaching Children to Paint with Acrylics March 24 2014 by Guest Author Leave a Comment Painting with acrylics is much different than painting with water colors oil based paints or other mediums Although it can be considerably messier than other mediums it can also be quite beneficial when teaching children how to develop an image In fact the different techniques involved in painting with acrylics can help children discover their inner artist 1 Color Read more Easter Arts and Crafts Ideas March 1 2014 by Guest Author Leave a Comment Easter is definitely one of the more crafty holidays celebrated each year Candy Easter baskets

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  • Paper Crafts | Art Of Crafts
    and other holiday mementos make excellent pieces for a Christmas scrapbook Keep a homemade scrapbook for yourself to reflect on the holidays past Read more Three Top Gift Wrapping Tips For The Christmas Season November 18 2013 by Guest Author 2 Comments Christmas is a very exciting time for everybody For arts and crafts enthusiasts it s the perfect time to put their skills to use Making the actual gifts yourself is just one part of the DIY Christmas equation however You still need to wrap them afterwards Here are a few tips that should help make the task of gift wrapping an easier one during this busy season Wrap As Read more Why Paper Is The Ideal Introduction To Art Craft For Children October 24 2013 by Sarah Hewitt 2 Comments In modern schooling not enough emphasis is put on the creative aspect of learning Children are taught Maths English and the Sciences thoroughly but they aren t really encouraged from a young age to express their creative side and perhaps pursue a career in the arts Often if you are lucky there will be one lesson of art a week in which you can get a reasonable all round Read more How to Create That Special Greetings Card September 30 2013 by Guest Author Leave a Comment The cost of a greetings card ranges from a slight inconvenience to a small fortune Making your own can save time effort and money But more importantly a personalised touch can pull on the heart strings of any would be special occasion card recipient Choose your format Christmas cards to Valentine s Day cards a greeting can be sent for many different reasons It is Read more Paper Punch Nursery Art Tutorial August 21 2013 by Ashley Lucas 1 Comment One

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  • Ceramics/Pottery | Art Of Crafts
    keeps hair or bits of food from escaping into the drain thus preventing clogging Another type of extruder disc is that which is attached to the front of an extractor fan This fine Read more May s Craft And A Beautiful Giveaway Pottery May 15 2013 by Alison Wood 14 Comments This giveaway is now closed thanks to all those who entered The lucky winner drawn by random number generator is Veronika Jordan Many congrats Veronika I know you are going to love this beautiful necklace Inspired by our recent interviews with ceramicists Lelsey McShea and Jo Lucksted I have chosen pottery as our craft for this month I have to admit that I Read more Art of Crafts Interview Ceramic Artist Jo Lucksted March 12 2013 by Alison Wood 4 Comments For today s interview please welcome ceramic artist Jo Lucksted 1 Firstly please introduce yourself and tell us a little about where you are based for example in which country and part of that country Hello my name is Jo Lucksted and I have an open studio shop on the High Street of a small market town in Somerset England 2 Please tell us a little about the Read more Some Things to Remember When Throwing Pots June 5 2010 by Guest Author 1 Comment 1 Patience What goes around comes around This holds especially true for pottery Move slowly and wait for the clay to come to you never chase the clay See number 3 2 Even pressure In order to create consistent surfaces apply even pressure on the clay and make sure that the clay completes one rotation before you move your fingers This is especially important Read more Seven Steps to Throwing a Pot on the Potter s Wheel May 23 2010 by Guest Author

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  • Seasonal Crafts | Art Of Crafts
    for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations and your guests will not be disappointed In fact they would make a great party favor to take home Materials you will need Bright green Read more St Patrick s Day Ladybug Card Tutorial March 11 2016 by Ashley Lucas Leave a Comment Easter being so early this year takes a little thunder away from St Patrick s Day on March 17 but here s a quick and easy craft you can make to celebrate the jolly Irish holiday It s a super simple idea that s great to make with kids Adult crafters could combine this concept with scrap booking techniques for a more challenging project Materials You Will Read more Valentine Cookie Cutter Décor Craft Tutorial February 9 2016 by Ashley Lucas Leave a Comment Some of my best memories of childhood are making valentines with my mom while it snowed outside We used doilies stickers old clip art and just about anything else you can think of This year I m lucky enough to have snow outside and a brand new craft material to play with called Moosgummi here in Austria Moosgummi is just a fancy word for foam sheets which are Read more Year of the Monkey Bookmark Craft Tutorial January 30 2016 by Ashley Lucas Leave a Comment This cute little monkey bookmark is the perfect craft to make this year in preparation for Chinese New Year February 8 in order to celebrate 2016 The Year of the Monkey While teaching art to children in Chinatown during college Chinese New Year was always my favorite time of year Red and gold filled every store and restaurant clementines were exchanged by students and Read more Groundhog Day Illustration Tutorial January 20 2016 by Ashley Lucas Leave a Comment Groundhog Day

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  • Sewing Crafts | Art Of Crafts
    be the first to know about our next giveaway then please sign up to my free newsletter at this link thank you In honour of The Great British Bake Off Read more Free Online Sewing Classes June 17 2015 by Alison Wood Leave a Comment As this is sewing month on the blog I thought I would bring you some free sewing classes today from Craftsy Craftsy offers a range of online courses in all sorts of subjects and even their free classes offer a lot of value Check out the ones below and just click the image to be taken through to the Craftsy site for some more information on the class Read more Sew Fun Scan Bunny Tutorial June 10 2015 by Ashley Lucas Leave a Comment Maybe it was my trip to IKEA last night but lately I am so inspired by Scandinavian design I love the idea of using red thread with other bright colors and I hope you enjoy making this Scan bunny as much as I enjoyed designing it Materials you will need Yellow Felt Red Embroidery Floss Embroidery Needle Cotton 3 Toothpicks Sewing Regular Read more Six Sewing Books Up for Grabs In Our Giveaway June 2 2015 by Alison Wood 21 Comments The giveaway is now closed and a big thank you to all those who entered If you would like to be kept in the loop of all the new giveaways then please do sign up for my newsletter plus pick up 2 free digital books The winners are below and I will be contacting you soon for your addresses Congrats all and I hope you enjoy the books Stylish Home Sewing Kathryn Read more Quilting from Glenroy Designs March 30 2015 by Alison Wood Leave a Comment Well our March

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  • Tutorials | Art Of Crafts
    cuties for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations and your guests will not be disappointed In fact they would make a great party favor to take home Materials you will need Bright green Read more How to Make a Teacup Fairy Garden March 14 2016 by Ashley Lucas 2 Comments Here s a fun and fresh little craft to make around Easter time for your dining table It also makes a great unexpected gift Materials You Will Need teacup saucer assorted moss from the garden or any floral supplier small scoop of soil waterproof miniatures optional fairy garden bunting 1 Choose a cute porcelain tea cup and saucer for your Read more St Patrick s Day Ladybug Card Tutorial March 11 2016 by Ashley Lucas Leave a Comment Easter being so early this year takes a little thunder away from St Patrick s Day on March 17 but here s a quick and easy craft you can make to celebrate the jolly Irish holiday It s a super simple idea that s great to make with kids Adult crafters could combine this concept with scrap booking techniques for a more challenging project Materials You Will Read more Valentine Cookie Cutter Décor Craft Tutorial February 9 2016 by Ashley Lucas Leave a Comment Some of my best memories of childhood are making valentines with my mom while it snowed outside We used doilies stickers old clip art and just about anything else you can think of This year I m lucky enough to have snow outside and a brand new craft material to play with called Moosgummi here in Austria Moosgummi is just a fancy word for foam sheets which are Read more Year of the Monkey Bookmark Craft Tutorial January 30 2016 by Ashley Lucas Leave a Comment This cute little

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  • Yarn Crafts | Art Of Crafts
    and if you would like to stay up to date on all our latest giveaways why not sign up from my free newsletter October is crochet Read more Before We Leave Knitting Month April 28 2015 by Alison Wood Leave a Comment Before we leave knitting month behind us today I just wanted to share the beautiful work of Pat Collingwood who has been knitting for a long time and who finds joy in the craft Over to you Pat I have been knitting for over 40 years I retired 4 years ago and have used the extra time to learn new skills First I started painting and drawing then began to learn new Read more You Can Have Fun Trying a New Craft April 17 2015 by Alison Wood Leave a Comment I expect many of you know the very talented Lucy from Button Fayre who creates stunning designs in gorgeous fabrics and super cute buttons However Lucy is here today to share with us a craft that she is still a beginner at and to say that if you fancy doing something you should just try it out Over to you Lucy I thought this might be another perspective from a Read more Knitting Month We Start With a Giveaway April 5 2015 by Alison Wood 12 Comments This giveaway is now closed and the lucky winner is Anne Greenhalgh Many thanks to all those who took the time to enter and congrats Anne I will be emailing you shortly Last month our theme was quilting and we saw a range of beautiful quilts from our readers plus we had a very cool giveaway This month we are turning our attention to knitting and to start the ball Read more Christmas Gifts For Crafters November 7 2013 by

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