Crafts

  • Picture Frame Craft Kits
    Gone are the days of plain black picture frames, unless your intent is to emphasize certificates of achievement or licenses, rather than what contains them. They always did seem austere. Yet near-ugly....
  • Semi-precious Beads
    The world of semi-precious beads and gemstones is vast and very confusing. Diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire are considered to be precious gems. Any other mineral, rock, or petrified organic mater....
  • Needlepoint Patterns
    Needlepoint patterns have been around since Biblical times. Needlepoint was created by the ancient Egyptians, spreading to Europe from there. Tapestries and needlework were very popular in Europe du....
  • Scrapbooking Stickers
    When you need to get your book done quickly, but you want it to be nice, scrapbooking stickers can be lifesavers. Stickers have made some serious advances since I was little. Some of them are so int....
  • Scrapbooking Books
    Every avid scrapbooker wants his or her scrapbooking books or guides to be unique, clever and creative. If we didn't care about those things, we wouldn't obsess about searching out new layout ideas! ....
  • Beads Stores
    Consider this fair warning: you can get lost for hours wandering through the colorful delights offered by online bead stores. Marvel at the precision and the astonishing range of colors and finishes ....
  • African Crafts
    Various important holidays, unique to the African community, are celebrated in addition to other national holidays. These include Kwanzaa, which lasts from December 26 to January 1 and in no way subst....
  • Crystal Beads
    Did you ever wonder why crystal sparkles and reflect colors so much more than plain glass? It's because crystal adds lead oxide, which allows the glass to refract light. It also makes crystal heavie....
  • Lacing Crafts
    By the time children get to preschool, they’ve probably had lacing toys to play with at home. Oversize toy boots and lacing board designs teach hand and eye coordination, eliciting their share ....
  • Silver Wire
    There are three factors to consider when choosing silver wire for your beading project. These factors are hardness, shape and size. Here is a simple guide to help you choose the best wire for your n....