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Soldering Tips & Tricks for Jewelry

Soldering Tips & Tricks for Jewelry

It is easy to solder jewelry using wire solder and a soldering iron.soldering image by Bube from Fotolia.comSoldering is a useful technique for joining two pieces of metal, common in the plumbing, electronics, and jewelry-making industries. Solder is a soft metal alloy that bonds well to.........[Read More]
How to Make a Tulle Tutu for a 1-Year-Old

How to Make a Tulle Tutu for a 1-Year-Old

Little girls love to dress up as princesses, ballerinas and fairies. You can get the look of all of these characters with one simple costume; a tutu. Even if your child is too young to play dress up or even know what a ballerina is, she still can have fun and look cute while wearing a tutu. A tulle ......[Read More]
Good Ideas for Christmas Crafts

Good Ideas for Christmas Crafts

Crafting not only serves as a creative outlet, but when done with others, it can serve as a bonding activity. During the Christmas season, creating holiday-themed crafts will help get you in a festive mood, serve as a bonding activity for you and your loved ones and the finished products can be used......[Read More]
Guide to Making Hemp Bracelets

Guide to Making Hemp Bracelets

Hemp is a durable and renewable fiber often used to make different fabrics and textiles, like twine. You can even make crafts out of hemp that may be more durable than a counterpart that uses a different type of fiber. For example; make bracelets that use hemp twine as the base, instead of cotton. O......[Read More]
How to Sew a Ribbon to Tube Socks

How to Sew a Ribbon to Tube Socks

Ribbon socks make a fun and unique project easily completed by anyone who can sew a straight stitch on a sewing machine. The decoration placed on the top edge of a tube sock with ribbon is individualized by the color, texture and width of the ribbon. Change it up a little and replace the ribbon with......[Read More]
Knifty Crafts

Knifty Crafts

Knifty Knitters are products made by Provo Craft, the manufacturer that also makes Cricut, Gypsy and other popular craft products. Knifty Knitters are peg looms that come in round, long and rectangular shapes, and can be used to make a wide variety of knitted items. There are also three specialty lo......[Read More]
Paper Snow Globe Crafts for Kids

Paper Snow Globe Crafts for Kids

Forget the traditional glass or plastic snow globes that easily break when dropped. Younger children can enjoy the magic of a snow globe without the risk of a shattered mess on the floor. Simply help them construct a snow globe using less fragile products such as paper plates and contact paper. Then......[Read More]
How to Make Wire-Wrapped Beaded Earrings

How to Make Wire-Wrapped Beaded Earrings

Wire-wrapping is the jewelry-making technique whereby a wire is inserted into a side-drilled bead and twisted above the bead to form a loop. A side-drilled bead has a hole that runs from one side to the other, rather than from the top to the bottom. Wire-wrapping allows the bead to be utilized in a ......[Read More]
How to Perforate Leather

How to Perforate Leather

If you are frequently gaining and losing weight, you may often face the necessity of tightening or loosening belts. it is frustrating to find that you need a hole either in between two existing ones or at the end or beginning of the belt because of your shrinking or expanding waistline. You may beli......[Read More]
How to Make Butterfly Pupa's for a Kids Project

How to Make Butterfly Pupa's for a Kids Project

Teach children about a butterfly's metamorphosis or life cycle by making a pupa project for kids. The four stages of a butterfly's life cycle are egg, caterpillar, pupa and then adult butterfly. The pupa is also known as the chrysalis or cocoon, inside which the caterpillar transforms into an adult.......[Read More]
How to Macrame Knots

How to Macrame Knots

Tying macrame knots is a step-by-step process. The two basic macrame knots are the half-knot and the square knot. Each knot creates a distinctive macrame effect. As you quickly grasp the art of macrame, you may find yourself experimenting with knots, combining them for unique patterns. With four cor......[Read More]
How to Charge Kindle 1 With USB

How to Charge Kindle 1 With USB

The original Amazon Kindle e-book reader utilizes a separate mini-USB connector and power connector, unlike its newer hardware versions. Although the device is able to trickle charge through the mini-USB port, it takes approximately six hours to achieve a half-full battery and is unlikely to reach i......[Read More]
How to Make Hard Plastic Jewelry

How to Make Hard Plastic Jewelry

There are many different types of jewelry making, from traditional metalsmithing to retro Bakelite techniques to liquid casting. If hard plastic jewelry is your goal, you will need to use casting techniques to form resin in a jewelry mold. Resin, often also used in making toys, models and props, is ......[Read More]
Homemade Blacklight Paint

Homemade Blacklight Paint

Blacklight paint is available ready-made at Halloween and party stores, but you can make your own blacklight paint at home, which will allow you to use a wider variety of colors. Adding a blacklight reflective material to the paint will cause it to glow under a blacklight while the paint will have a......[Read More]
Homemade Holiday Gift Tags

Homemade Holiday Gift Tags

Whether you are low on money or just want a festive Christmas activity for the children, consider making your own homemade holiday gift tags (just don't use them on the Santa presents). Use leftover ribbons, card stock, and decorating supplies you have around the house, such as Christmas stamps, co......[Read More]
How do I Add an Elastic Gusset in Leather Boots?

How do I Add an Elastic Gusset in Leather Boots?

When your leather boots are too tight on your calves, you can add an elastic gusset to make them more comfortable. You can get away with using any color elastic if you wear your pant legs over your boots, but use elastic in a color that matches the boot leather if you wear your boots outside your pa......[Read More]
Independence Day Crafts for Kids

Independence Day Crafts for Kids

Independence Day inspires many craft ideas.A 4th of July tablesetting with cups, napkins, flags, silverware image by David Smith from Fotolia.comKids love to make crafts, and the 4th of July holiday offers a wonderful opportunity for children to get crafty. Being home from school gives.........[Read More]
How to Make Potpourri Oil

How to Make Potpourri Oil

Making your own potpourri is a relatively easy process an an ideal craft project for most skill levels. Not only will you be saving lots of money, when you compare what most potpourri oils can cost in specialty stores, but you'll be able to customize your own oil to exactly your tastes. Plus, if you......[Read More]
Do it Yourself Candle Motif

Do it Yourself Candle Motif

The gentle yellow-orange glow from a candle adds a becoming light for any face and a welcoming mood to a room. However, large candles, especially ones with patterns or motifs on them, can be expensive to purchase. Creating your own at home is not only a cost effective alternative but also can be a m......[Read More]