Polymer Clay Mixed Media Jewelry: Fresh Techniques, Projects by Shirley Rufener

By Shirley Rufener

Polymer clay is among the such a lot flexible craft initiatives out there — you could minimize, carve, stamp, mildew, sculpt and upload texture, all to create individualized jewellery. With easy-to-follow step by step directions, and the author’s “can do” angle, good fortune is a simple task. Shirley Rufener will advisor you thru uncomplicated recommendations and 25 initiatives. become aware of the best way to simulate the glance of glass, the teeth, high-quality porcelain and chalked ceramics, with no using a dear kiln. As an advantage, suggestions contain growing your individual home made, translucent, customized rubber stamps to exploit on clay and for standard rubber-stamping.

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Paper Creations: Under the Sea Origami (Book & Gift Set) by Duy Nguyen

By Duy Nguyen

Is killer whale swimming throughout your bookshelf? Or a hammerhead shark putting out on your institution locker? truly the awesome creatures you’ll locate within Paper Creations: less than the ocean Origami are superb paper-folding tasks that you should simply make. prepare to create your personal origami ocean and fill it with a pleasant dolphin, lovely seahorse, and fierce barracuda with aid from the grasp of origami, Duy Nguyen. together with his simplified recommendations and designated drawings of each fold and minimize, you’ll quickly be crafting a large choice of colourful, superb sea animals.

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The Complete Book of Decorative Knots by Geoffrey Budworth

By Geoffrey Budworth

All knots serve valuable reasons, yet the various extra complex ones additionally create attractive shapes and interwoven textures. Knot tying is not only for these drawn to crusing and different open air objectives many of us locate it as soaking up as fixing a crossword puzzle or examining an exceptional ebook. the full publication of ornamental Knots comprises easy-to-follow specialist guide in howto tie over eighty complex knots, starting from the easy to the extra complex.
The ebook is split into 5 sections of other intricate knots-lanyard knots, button knots and globe knots, Turks heads, mats and hitching, and chains and plaits. each part includes historical past details at the background, lore and accreditation of the knots featured. colour illustrations consultant you step by step throughout the phases of tying every one knot, in addition to being beautiful, the knots featured have a wide selection of functional makes use of, comparable to for hammocks, door mats and bell pulls. an invaluable word list explains the phrases and strategies utilized in the realm of rope and knottying.
An worthy sourcebook for either the amateur knot tyer and people wishing to extend their services, this is often the correct reference if you happen to desire to pursue this gratifying craft.

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The English Country Crafts Collection by Julia Jones

By Julia Jones

This can be a publication for city and state dweller alike. step-by-step, it takes the craftsman or lady via every one room of a rustic cottage, offering feedback and particular directions for growing, personalizing and enhancing furniture with a interval flavour. The crafts lined are many and sundry. There are directions for a Durham-style cover, a needlepoint firescreen, a cross-stitch sampler, a suite of teatime components or even a sundial - but in addition for fast and straightforward goods like a stencilled toilet frieze or a kitchen number of "bouquet garni".

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Scrapbooks on the Go: Collect & Create While You Travel by Jan Bode Smiley

By Jan Bode Smiley

This inspiring and valuable quantity can assist readers create the proper scrapbook - anyplace they're! utilizing simply basic and transportable offers, «Scrapbooks at the pass» is jam-packed with rules on how you can fill in scrapbooks in the course of commute or on vacation. practise for the tasks is quickly and straightforward, and filling within the booklet will merely take a couple of minutes each day. It additionally includes many beneficial tricks and how to customise your scrapbooks, and on even if to print images immediately, or depart areas for them to be extra at domestic.

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Bead Quilled Jewelry: New Beadwork Designs with Square by Kathy King

By Kathy King

I'm extremely joyful with this e-book. i locate the photographs to be first-class representations of what the jewellery particularly feels like and the instructions effortless to stick to. it's very transparent that the thread that indicates is a truly indispensable a part of the layout inspiration that is "Quilling." i used to be lucky to work out the nighttime Blue Necklace in individual on the Bead and Button express in Milwaukee this yr. considering that is what encouraged me to buy the e-book. i like utilizing cylinder beads which i don't contemplate dear in any respect, so i have discovered that i will be able to make a few of the newbie tasks for under $5. What a deal! nice to provide as offers. The extra complex tasks are exciting adequate to maintain me for a very long time. i'm hoping there'll be one other ebook quickly by way of this proficient bead artist!

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Ceramics for Beginners: Hand Building by Shay Amber

By Shay Amber

Ceramics are regularly well liked by crafters, and hand development with low-fire earthenware is a normal position to begin. With its wealth of data and pictures, dependent layout, and time-tested suggestion this pretty new booklet by way of artist Shay Amber will encourage even the main intimidated newbie. simply as in her celebrated workshops, Amber courses would-be ceramists via all of the fundamentals, from choosing the right clay physique to embellishing the outside with really good and beautiful glaze remedies to atmosphere a firing temperature. She teaches the right way to pinch types, create coils, make flat slabs, paintings with uncomplicated molds and armatures, and decoration your piece with stencils, slips, underglazes, terra sigillata, and extra. each one process is specified by easy-to-follow step by step photographs with tasks in development and beautiful gallery photographs. Amber introduces a special, easy-to-follow strategy for developing a gorgeous slab-built piece, and all of the useful templates are integrated. A dozen projects—including a pinched Tea Bowl, coil-built coffee Cup Set, and luminous Lantern exhibit the most important equipment. finished and obtainable, this illustrated creation becomes the traditional at the potter’s bookshelf.

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Making and Manipulating Marionettes by David Currell

By David Currell

Making and Manipulating Marionettes is an excellent consultant to a craft and function artwork that has involved audiences for over 2,000 years. Handsomely illustrated all through, it offers unique directions for the making of marionettes, either for performs and for acts within the style culture. All features of marionette layout, development, and keep an eye on are coated, and there are infrequent insights into really good designs and stringing suggestions. Contents contain an advent to the marionette culture and the foundations and practicalities of marionette layout; recommendation on fabrics and techniques for carving, modeling, and casting puppet components; precise factors for marionette regulate, stringing, and manipulation; step by step directions for the development and jointing of human and animal marionettes; secrets and techniques for reaching quite a lot of particular effects.

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