Posts in category: Crafts
By Donna Kato
One thousand and one principles for making attractive polymer clay millefiori. In Venetian glassmaking, slim rods of molten glass are formed, then minimize to bare amazingly exact styles: plants, geometric shapes, dancing shades. those slices are known as millefiori, "thousand flowers," simply because they shape a carpet of vegetation whilst put facet through part. Now superstar writer Donna Kato indicates crafters precisely how one can re-create those tricky, interesting designs in polymer clay. The artwork of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques finds the complete method: how one can paintings with the polymer clay, the fundamentals of making plans and making a cane, and utilizing colour successfully. Dozens of canes, from basic to easily lovely, are integrated, and every thing is obviously defined and illustrated with full-color photographs, the Donna Kato method. in the course of the e-book, examples of gorgeous paintings by means of such millefiori artists as Kathy Amt, Pier Voulkos, and Kathleen Dustin supply idea. There needs to be one thousand how you can make attractive millefiori... discover all of them in The artwork of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques.
By Jennifer Chin
The artwork of soldering—permanently becoming a member of steel elements with a torch and solder—can open up a brand new global of artistic percentages for jewellery makers.
In Hot Connections Jewelry, award-winning jewellery clothier Jennifer Chin publications you thru each step, from deciding on a torch to uncomplicated strategies like sawing, submitting, and riveting, in addition to extra complicated thoughts like developing floor textures, environment stones, and utilizing inlay.
With 23 in-depth classes and 15 wonderful initiatives, in addition to inspiring examples from contributing artists, Hot Connections Jewelry is your crucial consultant to unleashing your creativity and self belief in jewellery making.
By Lindsey Philpott
The last word publication of Knots is an grand source of either useful and decorative knots - flat knots, braids, plaits, webbing, woven knots, knob knots, stable knots, netting and Turk's head knots in all their types. ornamental knotting is an beautiful craft, dedicated to growing beautiful styles and interwoven textures for specific ornamental impact, in addition to adorned sensible goods of their personal correct - however it calls for specific abilities. the final word booklet of ornamental Knots is exclusive in its comprehensiveness and step by step photographic guideline, and should be the total sourcebook for beginners who're simply commencing to test with the straightforward pleasures of knot and ropework in addition to more matured knotters who're seeking to extend their repertoire and need to profit from the easiest.
By Editors of Creative Publishing
Written with absolutely the newbie in brain, this e-book teaches all of the fundamentals for computer stitching with step by step directions and images. stitching abilities are discovered through engaged on initiatives, starting with anything really easy and getting more and more tough because the reader works throughout the ebook. New abilities are explored intensive as they're brought. The initiatives are divided into sections: garment stitching and residential decor/accessory stitching, making this the main finished beginner's ebook to be had.
By Dana LaRue, Astrid Mueller
For funds brides, together with enthusiasts of TheBrokeAssBride.com, it is a definitive consultant to saving cash and making each buck count number in the course of marriage ceremony making plans, from the engagement social gathering to the large day, with out sacrificing variety or personality.
Brides-to-be, do you dream of rocking a marriage jam-packed with character, pizzazz, and magnificence, with no compromising your goals or kissing your finances see you later? good, bust out your chuffed dance simply because at the present time is your fortunate day...you're retaining the main on your newly-betrothed arms!
In the pages of this witty guide, Dana LaRue, writer of thebrokeassbride.com, shares hundreds and hundreds of advice and anecdotes for buying the main bang in your dollar, celebrating your character as a pair, and making marriage ceremony making plans enjoyable. She includes:
· the pinnacle 14 money-saving ideas for selecting your situation, gown, menu, and music—and most crucial of all, having fun with the day
· Engagement occasion and practice session dinner rules that won’t holiday the bank
· four counsel for locating your dream theme
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· Her own road-tested suggestion for turning into a negotiation ninja
· 7 how one can maintain your booze finances below control
· DIY décor initiatives and recipes you can also make with out risking a bridezilla meltdown
· on-line making plans shortcuts, instruments to discover discounts, and precious web pages for association and magnificence inspiration
From the alternate Paperback edition.
By Christy Meisner Doramus
The 1st advisor exhibiting you the way TO CRAFT those WILDLY well known, WHIMSICAL, AND GLAMOROUS HAIR add-ons AT HOME
Whether you're at a marriage, going out in town or partying at a musical competition, the flower crowns during this e-book will make your outfit standout for any celebration. With step by step directions and photographs, counsel for selecting vegetation and tricks on colour combos, this can be the final word advisor to making lovely crowns, together with:
ROSEBUD & DAISY
LEAVES & LAVENDER
TULIP & DELPHINIUM
MARDI GRAS fake FLOWER
By Helen Hiebert
Discover the realm of paper crafts with this inspiring publication! This advisor starts with a piece that covers every thing approximately paper, together with cool instruments, folding and slicing fundamentals, and fasteners and glues. the following part is full of 20 fun-filled initiatives, including:
- One-sheet books
- scorching air balloons
You’ll additionally locate an in depth gallery of artists whose paintings pertains to and expands upon every one project.
Take a web page from this artistic consultant and begin fidgeting with Paper!
By Terri Smitheen
If you need to get monetary savings on physique lotions or are focused on chemical substances in shop manufacturers, it's particularly effortless to make your individual natural formulation. parts equivalent to aloe and beeswax will retain your pores and skin soft and fit. you can even pick out your individual smell by means of including crucial oils. we have now amassed the main clean and rejuvenating physique lotions from world wide. Enjoy!
By Cy Tymony
Ingenuity has met its fit and his identify is Cy Tymony. In his e-book, Sneaky eco-friendly makes use of for daily Things, Cy combines the sneaky enjoyable of his Sneaky makes use of sequence with the starting to be curiosity in eco-friendly residing. the result's an easy-to-practice handbook for keeping energy.
The ebook contains forty tasks utilizing eco-friendly thoughts with step by step directions, in addition to illustrations and instructions for an Earth-friendly lifestyles. initiatives are stress-free for children and likewise attractive for adults.
* made up of one hundred pc usable info that actually does preserve strength and increase the way in which we live.
* includes sneaky issues we will be able to do to head eco-friendly and incorporates a worthwhile strength relief part that's filled with information and assets, making power conservation easy.
* "I stumbled on Cy Tymony...There, amid the pages of hand-drawn illustrations, have been the categories of initiatives I hadn't visible in years...Thank you, Cy, for reinvigorating these inventive juices [and] commencing up the realm of tinkering and creativity to an entire new new release of hobbyists trying to get their fingers soiled with new and interesting projects." --Ira Flatow, host of NPR's Science Friday
By Elizabeth Hartman
Bored with stitching the usual blocks? Here’s what you’ve been expecting: a bonanza of seventy five smooth cover blocks from best-selling sleek fashion designer Elizabeth Hartman. You’ll love those clean angular designs encouraged via urban existence, and the mix-and-match chances are unending! Elizabeth will get you begun with 6 whole sampler quilts to stitch. every one block is proven in three diversified cloth palettes. The booklet comprises easy-to-follow slicing charts and directions for each block. a few have enormous freezer-paper templates. swap up blocks, sizes, or materials to embark on a unlimited exploration of recent kind.