|Crafts & Hobbies Information|
Molding Leather Armor
In order to mould leather armor, soak it in water until it becomes pliable and soft. Then place it in the mould until it dries and hardens.
The application of heat will make the leather harder. If you were making a cover for a shield, for example, or other pieces of leather amour, the leather would be dipped quickly in boiling water before being moulded. This is called 'cuir bouilli', a process employed in making leather armor.
Using vegetable tanned leather with at least a weight of 8 ounces, soak the piece in cold water. This will ensure a uniform absorption when the leather armor is placed in the boiling water. Heat a pot of water to 180 degrees Fahrenheit, then immerse the wet leather for approximately thirty seconds to a minute, until it darkens and begins to curl.
Remove the leather from the water and stretch it around the mould you have prepared, tacking it in place. Allow for shrinkage if you are cutting the leather armor from a pattern. Of course you can water-harden a larger piece of leather, flatten it under a cutting board, and then cut out the individual pieces of leather armor you want, and then mould them to the desired shape. At this stage it will be very stretchy.
The boiling process makes the leather armor thicker and harder, with a degree of shrinkage dependent upon the leather itself and the amount of immersion time. The longer it remains in the water, the more pronounced the effects.
A twenty second immersion can result in a shrinkage of 7/8s, with a thickening of 25%, while a forty second immersion results in a 2/3rds shrinkage and a doubling of the thickness. As in any aspect of leather working, it is best to experiment with scrap pieces of leather first to get the effect you want.
Types of Moulds / Single Mould
Moulds can consist of one or more pieces. Folding the leather around the actual object for which a cover is being made, where the mould is the object, is an option when making a case for a gun, an arm guard in archery, a sheaf for a knife or eye-caps for binoculars. Use tacks to hold it in place while it dries.
A Two-piece Mould
A two-piece mould acts like two slices of bread, with the leather being the sandwich filling. In this way, leather armor shields were made. The leather armor is left in the mould until it dries.
A Three-piece Mould
A three-piece mould allows the creation of items like bags and eyeglass cases without using a gusset. The leather is sewn on three sides. Two pieces of the mould are inserted on either side of the interior of the wet leather, and then a wedge is driven between the middle. The forms are left until the leather is dried.
Tools to Use
* Wooden mould
* Brass or steel tacks
* Make a mould to form the leather to the desired shape
* Wet the leather
* One piece mould: fit the wet leather armor over the mould
* Two piece mould: sandwich the leather between the mould
* Three piece mould: fit the pieces inside the leather
* Leave the leather armor to dry before removing
Hey! Want To Know More About Leather Craft?
Stop Motion Animation Workshop | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Join Crestwood Elementary students and art educator Luke Bassuener for a hands-on tutorial on how to make stop motion animation films using markers, paper, ...
LUNCH & LEARN: Essential Oils 101 | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Essential oils are a safe, natural solution that supports many areas of the body — from headaches, stomachaches and stress to bug bites, sunburn and sleep.
Music & TV Streaming 101 | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Nowadays, many people rely on streaming services to listen to music or watch TV. For others, the world of streaming *content* is completely new. This class will ...
The Art of Crafts avenuenews.com
Trying to find a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special, the perfect accent piece from your home or maybe a unique bauble for yourself? Then be sure to check ...
Infuse Your Booze! + Decanter Etching Workshop | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Maybe you've got a thing for craft cocktails and artisanal ingredients and want to learn how to DIY your own infusions at home. Or maybe you're just looking for ...
Process of Animation Workshop | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Dive into the world of animation in its most basic form with artist-in-residence, Rodney Lambright II. All are welcome to join us in the Bubbler Room for drawing, ...
702WI Cabin Fever Pre-Valentine's Market | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
We're shaking off cabin fever at 702WI with local artists, artisans, hot cocoa and chocolate from Madison Chocolate Company, and an occasional ...
MailChimp eNewsletters | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
MailChimp is a popular, online marketing tool. In this class you'll get a brief introduction to using MailChimp to create email marketing like eNewsletters.
Gilded Agate Coaster Making | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
The gem/mineral/agate trend is going strong and we want to incorporate it into every element of our décor! Drop in and select your desired agate slices to create ...
Filmmaking Class | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Madison Public Library's tradition of promoting education, literacy and community involvement has enriched the City of Madison for more than 137 years.
Tea, Cookies & 10 Minute Tarot | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Sign up for a ten minute reading with Madame Judith. Treat yourself to cookies *fresh* from the oven and a cup of tea. Call 608-558-7070 to schedule a reading ...
Winter Carnival Snowflake Making | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Winter Carnival Just Because It\'s Winter Doesn\'t Mean We Can\'t Play Outside! Bring the beauty of snow indoors! Every snowflake is truly unique - make your ...
Madison Makers Valentine's Market & Pub-Crawl | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
The Madison Makers Valentine's Market & Pub-Crawl is taking place February 9th, 2019! Shop over 60 makers with a drink in hand, while exploring some of ...
Winter Carnival Wanderlust | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Winter Carnival Just Because It\'s Winter Doesn\'t Mean We Can\'t Play Outside! Make your travel dreams come true with Souvenirs magazine! Get dreamy and ...
Ships in a Bottle with Amy Mietzel | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Join artist Amy Mietzel, from Bare Knuckle Arts, and up-cycle plastic bottles or jars and fill them with extraordinary ships made from wood, tape, markers, and ...
Open Media Lab | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video ...
The Basics of Storytelling | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
In this 90 minute workshop, participants will learn how to find and shape stories. You can bring an existing story to shape or find a new story from your life.
Winter Bike Week 2019 | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Winter Bike Week 2019 Celebrates Year Round Biking.
Open Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Rodney Lambright II Madison.com
Stop into the Bubbler Room to learn more about Rodney Lambright II - illustrator, animator, and writer extraordinaire. He will be present to share his work and ...
Cartoons and Comics Workshop - A Very Bubbler Saturday Madison.com
Calling all comic book lovers, graphic novel gurus, aspiring artists, and cartoon enthusiasts! Dive into the world of cartooning and superheroes. Using simple ...
WINTER: This Too Shall Pass | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Winter Carnival Just Because It\'s Winter Doesn\'t Mean We Can\'t Play Outside! Winter can get long- but do not worry, this too shall pass! Join Allen Centennial ...
DaneNet Fix It Clinic for computers/smartphones/tablets Madison.com
Device Fix IT clinics are to repair and support computers and hardware owned by households without the means to fix them. Adults can bring in their devices ...
Students use hobbies to turn profit | Life And Culture The Doane Line
Some students dedicate their time to a hobby and have found their efforts paying off as well.
There's nothing trivial about hobbies The National
Pupils in Dubai will now get to indulge in their favourite pastimes while at school – a step that will help to build the creative and adaptable minds of the future.
Animation Film Study Workshop (w/ co-facilitator David Beasley) Madison.com
This unique workshop led by artist-in-residence, Rodney Lambright II offers the opportunity to watch and explore the planning and creativity behind some of the ...
Planet Fitness coming to Sandy Plaza; Hobby Lobby is potential tenant The Courier-Express
An official from the real estate company, which owns the Sandy Plaza located at Route 255 and Shaffer Road in Sandy Township, has confirmed that a new ...
Letter to the editor: Books aren't only story at library Martinsville Bulletin
Books aren't only story at library. To the editor: My childhood and adulthood have always included visits to the local library to check out books whose *content* ...
Taking up a hobby is actually good for you and this is why image.ie
Taking on a hobby isn't just meant to be fun-it's apparently good for your health and wellbeing. Sophie White explains why.
Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church's Annual Rummage Sale and Bake Sale Madison.com
Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church is continuing its famous Annual Rummage Sale and Bake Sale.
You Don’t Have to Be Good at Art to Benefit from an Artistic Hobby Artsy
Growing up, I had the hobbies of an aspiring arts-and-crafts maven. As a wee kid, I devoted my free time to gleefully drawing cats, cutting up catalogs for ...
The Hobby He Secretly Wishes She Had, Based On His Sign TheTalko
For centuries, the astro signs were used as a guide to predict the outcome of our futures. They also defined a lot of our personality traits based on the sign we ...
The Importance of Distraction for Kids with Juvenile Arthritis Juvenile Arthritis News
Growing up, it wasn't uncommon for my peers to have after-school activities to go to every day. As a child with juvenile arthritis, I couldn't imagine doing ...
A beginner's guide to Big Bad Wolf 2019 ABS-CBN News
While the Mari Kondo way of being minimalist and getting rid of things that “don't bring you joy” seem to be what a lot of people are doing now, it doesn't always ...
Everyone Needs a Hobby, Right? Mine is Collecting Transformers knue.com
There's the saying Everyone needs a hobby which usually involves something that brings you enjoyment or a moment of relaxation. Mine is to show off my ...
Hobby Lobby to open store in Marshall | News, Sports, Jobs Marshall Independent
MARSHALL — Marshall area residents asked for a Hobby Lobby store and their wish has been granted. Hobby Lobby is set to share retail space with Ashley ...
Maryville’s ‘Discovery Sunday Series’ tackles self-defense The Edwardsville Intelligencer
MARYVILLE — Maryville Parks and Recreation is again offering four new topics in their “Discovery Sunday Series” at Maryville Community Center, located at ...
Old crafts enjoying new life, all instore The West Australian
Elsie Gray's is proving that quilting, sewing and crocheting are not hobbies reserved for the over- 60s.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have started making some old-school crafts with mum Kate - goodtoknow
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have started making some old-school crafts with mum Kate goodtoknow
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have been learning some fun new crafts with mum Kate and it seems they're as messy as all children!
Green Valley Arts & Crafts Assn | Arts & Cultural Charitable & Non-profit Organizations | GREEN VALLEY, AZ | tucson.com - Arizona Daily Star
Green Valley Arts & Crafts Assn | Arts & Cultural Charitable & Non-profit Organizations | GREEN VALLEY, AZ | tucson.com Arizona Daily Star
Arts and Crafts GVR Artisans' Shop Primary Contact: Diane West (520) 625-4488Phone: (520) 625-3141Purpose: To sell handmade creations designed by GVR ...
Arts and Crafts Festival At Lahore – The Cultural Hub! StreetBuzz
I am really looking forward to buying something that is not available in the malls so abundantly and here is why I love Arts and Craft Festival!
5 Simple Hobbies That Women Find Attractive Boss Hunting
Here's a figurative slap in the face that a lot of you need. We've compiled 5 simple hobbies that women find attractive.
Woman turns into a shopaholic from Parkinson's drug IOL
A doctor's wife went on wild spending sprees after the powerful drugs she was prescribed to fight Parkinson's disease turned her into a shopaholic, a court heard ...
Local News: RHS Alumni Game Sunday (2/21/19) Clay County Times Democrat
The annual Rector High School alumni basketball game will be held at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 24, at RHS. The public is invited to attend, and during the ...
Rhody Fest Coronation rescheduled for Feb. 16 Port Townsend Leader
The 2019 Rhododendron Festival Coronation has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Chimacum High School auditorium. It was postponed from its ...
Creative Impulse Award 2019: top award for the best innovations in the sector Craft Business
The prizes were awarded for the 14th time to the best innovations of the year. The formal awards ceremony was held at Creativeworld, the leading international ...
Community Calendar | News, Sports, Jobs Evening Observer
THURSDAY, FEB. 7 Literacy Volunteer book sale, 21 E. Second St., Dunkirk, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit adult literacy programs. Kiwainis Club of West.
Millennials Are Ready For Crafting, But Is The $36B Crafting Industry Ready For Them? Forbes Now
Millennials are adopting crafting as a way to personalize things and express creativity. The largest segment of crafters is between the ages of 18-and-34 yrs.
Hobbies shared in public craft store in Elyria The Morning Journal
J&L Handmade Crafts in Elyria is a new store selling hand-crafted home and outdoor goods. The craft store, 116 4th St., shares a building, but is not attached, ...
Craft trends for 2018 – Craft ideas – Hobby craft – Arts and crafts Ideal Home
2018 will see the rise of new more specialist crafts becoming main stream as the nation gets more adventurous, but what craft trends are falling?
Art & Craft Fair | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Get a head start on your holiday shopping with over 100 vendors at American Family's annual Art & Craft Fair! This event is free and open to the public. There.
Knitting at the Library | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.
Watercolor Calligraphy Workshop | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Watercolor prints, brush lettering, and pretty quotes are so on trend right now! Join us and artist Molly Petri from The Crafty Peach for a fun afternoon of learning ...
#MustRead: Our Top 5 stories in January AVLtoday
From cheap eats to your favorite salons + barbershops, here are the stories you loved the most from last month in Asheville.
Community Calendar Sentinel & Enterprise
Sunday, Feb. 17. Sunday Volunteer Day: 1-4 p.m.; Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. Learn about nature as you assist with ...
Drop-In Basic Computer Help | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.
5 Business Ideas for Stay at Home Moms Times Square Chronicles
As a mom, it can be difficult to balance your work life as well as your responsibilities as a mother. But by starting a business from home, you are always around ...
Humanities, crafts aren’t ‘hobbies’ Pune Mirror
They are food for the soul and can put food on your table, too. After decades of favouring technical academic subjects over the humanities, in fact pushing and ...
North Delta happening: week of Feb. 21 Surrey Now-Leader
... • Open Mic Night: Feb. 22, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre, 11760 88th Ave.; Singers, musicians, actors, poets and dancers are ...
Free Mending | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Get help to mend anything you need, including clothing, coats, and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to ...
The Highlands Is Getting a New Hobby — The Hobby Lobby, That Is Wheeling Intelligencer
TRIADELPHIA — Quilters, crafters and home decorators, ready those handpainted shopping bags: Hobby Lobby is coming to The Highlands. The Oklahoma ...
Rebel Folk Studio Celebrates Grand Opening of Makerspace in South Orange, Feb 2 The Village Green
Rebel Folk Studio is a new makerspace in South Orange, just above Bunny's Sports Bar. “It's the perfect creative environment where you can make a mess,” said ...
Stress Less: 3 ways to meet new friends | CU Boulder Today CU Boulder Today
No matter where you are in your academic journey, here are three ways to get involved and meet new people this semester.
Bike Traffic Skills | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Free class taught by UW Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator Chuck Strawser. Learn the basics of vehicular cycling and keep yourself safe and comfortable while ...
Good Day Market Holiday Edition | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Good Day Market is a highly curated shopping event featuring well-made handmade home & lifestyle goods and the people that make them. This year we'll have ...
Recreation Specialist (Wellness Coordinator) Job in Tomah, Wisconsin - Department of Veterans Affairs - LemonWire
Recreation Specialist (Wellness Coordinator) Job in Tomah, Wisconsin - Department of Veterans Affairs LemonWire
The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in ...
Craft & Hobby Market provides crafting variety Columbus Telegram
For several years, Schuyler resident Laura Vanek has been a regular patron at CHI Health Schuyler Auxiliary's Craft & Hobby Market. She has admired the crafts ...
I like crafting Newsday
Hobbies I enjoy are piano, writing, math, and swimming, but my favorite thing to do is crafts. I like to make miniature places like mini campsites out of paper, glue, ...
Hobby Lobby grows across America: photos, review Business Insider
Hobby Lobby, the privately owned arts-and-crafts store chain, currently operates 800 stores across 47 states. It plans to open 60 more stores and hire 2,500 new ...
Pinterest fans rejoice! Craft studio opens in Raleigh that's perfect for pinners WTVD-TV
Knack: DIY Craft Studio opened at 1131 Falls River Avenue in Raleigh. The store allows people to pop in and get crafty.
Meet Zoran Nikolic, Photographer and Lover of Wooden Boats Total Montenegro News
Zoran Nikolic from Prčanj is one of the most famous Bokelian photographers whose landscapes of Boka Bay stop the breath of the audience from all meridians.
Maltese Crafts And Hobbies You Should Totally Get Immersed In This Summer Lovin Malta
Malta is a land riddled with mesmerising beauty. When tourists come here, they fall in love with our country, and for very good reasons too.
Got a hobby? How personal interests can enrich your life WXYZ Detroit
What are your hobbies? Yeah, I know. I can almost hear the groans, "Who has time for a hobby?!" But whether it's arts and crafts or collecting classic cars you ...
Finding Gear for Teens to Try Out Hobbies The New York Times
Wirecutter has recommendations for helping tweens and teens explore their creativity.
Trainfest- America's Largest Operating Model Railroad Show | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Join 20000 families and model train hobbyists for enormous fun and endless discovery at Trainfest®, America's largest operating model railroad show. Spend ...
5 craft hobbies to try BT.com
Looking for a new hobby? Here are five great crafts you can try for yourself.
Holiday Craft Fair | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
The annual St. Albert the Great Holiday Craft Fair will be held November 17, 2018 in Sun Prairie. This popular area craft fair features artists, crafters, vendors and ...
Make money doing the things you love- your hobbies! Cash in on your passion! ABC15 Arizona
Cash in on your passion! You can get paid for your hobbies!
Meghan Markle's Surprising Hobby Is Becoming More And More Popular HuffPost
Meghan Markle has a particular hobby that's recently experienced an increase in popularity ― and it might be one you've looked up on Pinterest, too.
Hobby Lobby to open Dec. 31 | News Watauga Democrat
BOONE — After renovating over the majority of 2018, the craft and home decor store Hobby Lobby will cut the ribbon on its 50000-plus-square-foot Boone ...
Winter Carnival Lakeshore Photowalk | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Winter Carnival Just Because It\'s Winter Doesn\'t Mean We Can\'t Play Outside! Take captivating photos around the frozen lake! WUD Art Committee will ...
Kelley sisters, Plum Bazaar are Emporia mainstays | Area News Emporia Gazette
The Kelley sisters are no strangers to meeting the arts and crafts needs of Emporia's downtown shoppers.
Giving away yarn can be fun MyCentralJersey.com
It appears now that I don't have any of that smokey yarn from Sarah left, people from knitting groups are finally...
30 hobbies to try in 2019 in Asheville AVLtoday
Whenever we ask you (our readers) what you love about WNC, one of the biggest responses we hear is the range of things to do. From hiking + rock climbing to ...
Pop-Up: Stamped Pendant Jewelry at Don't Ask Why Madison.com
Join us for an exclusive after-hours pop-up event at Don't Ask Why, one of State Street's trendiest boutiques. The event will run from 6-8pm on Sunday, ...
Works from local artists showcased at new arts and crafts storefront in Highland - Belleville News-Democrat
Works from local artists showcased at new arts and crafts storefront in Highland Belleville News-Democrat
Business news: information about the grand opening of Highland Arts and Crafts, an art supply and consignment store located in Highland, IL in southern Illinois, ...
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Alicia Ashman Library hosts the Darn Yarn Club for crocheters, knitters, and other fiber-crafters. This group meets twice a month, on first and third Wednesdays ...
20 New Hobbies to Fall In Love With This Winter CafeMom
Learn something new and banish cabin fever with these unique indoor hobbies for adults.
A Valpo Life In The Spotlight: Cheryl Short ValpoLife.com
Love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life. Find a hobby that is equally as fulfilling as your career, and you're headed for true bliss.
Why are 'feminine' crafts like basket weaving disparaged by politicians? The Conversation AU
Basket weaving and knitting are used pejoratively to make a point but not 'manly' pursuits such as metalcrafts or woodwork.
'Making It' review: Amy Poehler craft show is a charming reminder that we are in the grips of a cutesiness epidemic - Chicago Tribune
'Making It' review: Amy Poehler craft show is a charming reminder that we are in the grips of a cutesiness epidemic Chicago Tribune
"Making It," a crafting competition show on NBC, is so genuinely good-hearted and adorably inventive that it's darn near impossible to criticize.
Hobby Lobby secrets | Everyday Cheapskate The Star Democrat
I was late to the party but somehow managed to catch up quickly. Up until about three years ago, I'd never stepped foot into one of the national chain's 800-plus.
Bernadine Watts-Wiberg Taylor Greybullstandard
Dec. 18, 1945 – Jan. 26, 2019. Bernadine Watts-Wiberg Taylor died at home Jan. 26, 2019. She was reunited with her husband and God. She was born in Lovell ...
North Brunswick welcomes Hobby Lobby, Nothing Bundt Cakes to Route 1 MyCentralJersey.com
Hobby Lobby and Nothing Bundt Cakes recently opened in the township.
Hobby Lobby closes Depew store Buffalo News
The Hobby Lobby store at 2090 George Urban Blvd in Depew has closed. Hobby Lobby has remaining stores at 6743 Transit Road in Lancaster, 3701 McKinley ...
10 Hobbies You Can Turn Into a Side Hustle The Motley Fool
If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. It's an old truism repeated often for a reason. The average person spends around 90,000 hours at ...
9 Hobbies for Men to Try in 2019 The Manual
We've put together a list of potential manly hobbies for your consideration in the coming new year. Some are sports-oriented, others artistic, while still others ...
Lost faith in the web? Restore it with a hobby Channel NewsAsia
In an online hobbyist community, you can glimpse a healthier relationship with your digital devices.
What's New at the “Q?” After-school activities Muskogee Daily Phoenix
Now that kids are back in school, Thursday after-school activities are back on track as well.
Hobby Lobby officially opens Boone location | Main Street Watauga Democrat
BOONE — With a snip of the ribbon by store manager Bruce Matter and surrounded by more than 20 employees, the High Country's first Hobby Lobby location ...
Hobby Lobby holding Grand Opening for Machesney Park store MyStateline.com
Hobby Lobby will be hosting a Grand Opening for their new store on Rt. 173 in Machesney Park.
Mini Rc Cars
Did your heart ever palpitate for fast driving? Did you ever imagine your hands controlling an extremely speedy car? I f so, then you should definitely experience the gravity and true charm of mini RC cars.Mini RC cars have climbed up to the top position in the chartbusters of favorite pastimes or hobbies.
Making Your Own Bird Feeder
There is estimated to be over 100 billion individual wild birds on earth, and each one needs to eat certain amounts of food on a daily basis in order to survive. That's where we come in! Birdfeeders are fun to make and are essential in order for birds to live.
Woodworking Tools: Right Selection And Care Will Save You Money, Part 6
Woodworking: Tools Of The Trade, Part 6 - Finishing EquipmentA civilization's maturity and intelligence is judged, in part, by the diversity and sophistication of its tools. When it comes to woodworking, the human race is quite advanced.
World Skills & Learning About Old World Skills
There was once a time when almost everyone acquired, or knew how to do a practical skill of some kind, they were special skills, which most people used throughout life. They just became second nature.
Invitation Envelopes - Make or Break Your Party
What will separate your party from all the other events of the season? Of all the planning that goes into your special occasion, there is no excuse to forget about specialty envelopes. Your invitation is the first impression that you and your party will have.
Why Do You Need to Have Your Tools Blade Sharpen After Work
If you like to do wood carving or making sculpture as your hobby, you surely need tools to make your creation. If you just starting this hobby, knowing your tools and how to treat your carving tools probably the best way to make everything easier for you, thus make efficient time when doing your work.
Personally, I have become fascinated with gemstones (precious and semi-precious stones). I am amazed at the array of colors and properties of these little treasures found in the earth.
Creative Soap Crafts
Soap is a craft that is fun and easy to make. It's a great project to do with your kids.
The ABCs of Ceramics
Ceramics can be delicate and decorative or unrefined and utilitarian. Bone china, porcelain, stoneware and earthenware - this month we'll review them all.
Sewing A Button On By Hand
I have so many people come into my shop saying something like - I can't even sew on a button. How sad it is that a whole generation has lost out on learning how to do just the basic skills of sewing.
Airbrushing Does Not Have to be All Disappointment, Heartache, and Bloody Hard Work!
A smart, but irritating man once told me that Airbrushing did not have to be all blood, sweat and tears. If only I had someone guiding me back in those hard, frustrating and sick in the stomach days of airbrushing, I wouldn't have wasted all that time and money!So here you are.
Comic Book Collecting, Oh What An Enjoyable Past Time It Is!
Have you ever read a comic book before? I imagine just about everyone, at some time in their life, has read at least one comic book. But do your interests and enjoyment level go beyond that? You may have said to yourself, at sometime or another, I would like to start a comic book collection some day.
How To Make Your Own Gift Baskets
Haven't you always wanted to give someone a beautiful gift basket, but didn't have a clue how to put one together? Gift baskets are such a wonderful gift and can be given for any occasion. Let me tell you how to make such an amazing gift basket even you won't believe you've made it!First, start with your "basket".
Mixed Media Collage - Make The Pieces of Your Life Sing!
According to the dictionary, collage art is an artistic composition made of various materials (as paper, cloth or wood) glued on a surface. The word comes from the French word "coller," meaning to glue or to paste.
It is Possible to Create All Kinds of Items with Hobby Metal Casting
Hobby Metal Casting enables the home metal craft worker to create useful products to use around the: -HOME-WORKSHOP-GARDEN or WORKPLACE- Or turn your skills into cash.Yes,you could also make your own unique products for next to nothing to sell at markets, direct mail, or on the internet etc for big profits.
Green Thumb Not Required
Ah, the sweet smell of fresh flowers, herbs and fruit. But what if you don't have room for a flower garden or a fruit tree? What about if you always over or under water your herb garden? What happens when your house just doesn't get a lot of sun? And what about when you try and try but you just don't have that coveted green thumb? Sigh.
Scrapbooking Teen Memories
By the time your teen is in high school, you probably aren't taking as many pictures of them as you used to. I have to keep reminding myself that I only have a couple of years left and no time to waste trying to capture fleeing teenage memories.
Origami is a fantastic art form that guarantees hours of fun and enjoyment, not to mention a great way to challenge yourself and build your creativity. However many beginners come across trouble in 2 main areas:1.
Choose From A Wide Variety Of Off Road RC Trucks To Play In The Dirt
Are you tired of driving your cars only on the road? Are you looking to get a little bit dirty? Or even a lot dirty? If you need a change from RC street racing, it is time to go off-road with the extreme off-road RC trucks. With a large variety of RC trucks to choose from, there is something for everybody, and every skill level.
How Could Your Hobby be the Key to Financial Success?
Virtually everyone has the knowledge they need to make a fortune. Everyone has an interest, hobby or has knowledge about a particular subject.
|home | site map | Shell Art|