The Beader's Bible: A comprehensive guide to beading techniques

By Dorothy Wood

This crucial advisor to beads and beading thoughts, provides crucial beading information including a variety of inspirational tasks, assistance and ideas. every one bankruptcy specializes in a special beading approach, guiding readers via simple talents, instruments and fabrics, ahead of relocating directly to over thirty step by step initiatives, starting from attractive luggage and jewellery to classy scarves and components.

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Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects Into Stuff You Love

By Blair Stocker

Wise Craft is a advisor to the selfmade lifestyles, turning outdated issues into targeted new gadgets that improve the house. in line with the preferred web publication of an identical identify, this advisor makes a speciality of making a selfmade surroundings that displays your loved ones, with out spending a fortune. rather than throwing away previous shirts and dull dishes, or passing up thrift shop unearths that are not fairly correct, writer Blair Stocker teaches the right way to remake, including particular touches to cause them to paintings for her home—and yours . The e-book is split into 4 seasonal chapters, with designs that replicate assorted vacations and the altering seasons, permitting you to replace your house in response to the elements outdoor. Many tasks are moveable or excellent to do in the course of a kin motion picture evening, making the Wise Craft way of life a simple one to attain.

Sixty initiatives comprise might Day cones and recycled floral replicate frames—perfect for a teenager’s room—plus throw pillow updates, a picnic blanket made up of a pile of men’s shirts, spooky Halloween dishes, introduction calendars, and recycled reward jars. appealing images and illustrations make every one venture a snap, irrespective of your crafting background.

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50 Ways to Paint Furniture: The Easy, Step-by-Step Way to Decorator Looks

By Elise Kinkead

50 effortless ornamental furniture-painting projects.

Most ornamental portray books out there are orientated towards the crafter instead of the house adorning fanatic. This booklet is designed to attract the house development viewers besides. The technique for every undertaking isn't to create paintings on furnishings, yet to create ornamental furnishings for the house and doesn't require the creative ability and daunting fabrics that extra craft-oriented furnishings portray recommendations require. whole, step by step images for fifty special and simple ornamental paint strategies, fake finishes, and floor elaborations make this the main finished reference to be had for the DIY-inclined decorator. suggestions are illustrated on a number of different types of universal furnishings together with chests, chairs, cabinets and tables in addition to unfinished furnishings, flea-market unearths and the cheap furnishings now bought in mass-market shops, craft shops, and residential development facilities. With 50 particular innovations, this e-book bargains whatever for everyone. Painted furnishings can glance rustic or dependent, whimsical or refined. offers options to make new furnishings appear like a wonderful old, and strategies to make well-used furnishings glance higher than new. All tasks use instruments and paints in general to be had and offered in home-improvement shops in addition to gildings and fabrics bought in craft shops. there'll be an in depth fundamentals part approximately portray furnishings together with kinds of paint, portray instruments, getting ready the furnishings, and uncomplicated portray and staining.

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Mixed Media Revolution: Creative Ideas for Reusing Your Art

By Darlene Olivia McElroy, Sandra Duran Wilson

Recycle, Reuse, Reinvent!

With Mixed Media Revolution, you are going to leverage your artwork and take your work and transfers to the following level!

Leftovers, little bits and scraps, items of artwork that did not end up rather right...we all have them. And it hurts to need to throw them away. yet what if a person might recommend in a different way? in a different way, might be, to get another use out of that transparency. Or chop up a bit of artwork and positioned it again jointly in a different way. Or use leftover paint to create different transfers? Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson, of their groundbreaking 3rd e-book, will assist you to do all these issues and more!

Inside you will Find:

  • 10 themed chapters
  • More than 50 absolutely stepped-out, photographic combined media techniques
  • More than eighty extra speedy and simple techniques
  • Dozens of troubleshooting suggestions and variations
  • More than 70 giant, attractive entire items of paintings illustrating the techniques
  • Links to on-line bonus content

you can find whatever new and fascinating on each page--add Mixed Media Revolution on your artistic toolbox and extend your inventive horizons today!

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Simply Modern Lace: 20 Knit Projects (Interweave Favorites)

Handpicked knitting initiatives have a good time a favourite subject for knitters--lace!

Lace is a perennial favourite for knitters. Now the newest e-book from the Interweave Favorites sequence deals knitters a cornucopia of lace designs. conscientiously selected via Interweave editors, those standout initiatives featured in Simply smooth Lace will entice a extensive variety of knitters, from professional lace fanatics to these desirous to attempt a lace venture for the 1st time.

There are effortless introductions to lace within the kind of uncomplicated scarves, shawls, and hats. Readers may possibly choose from effortless shawls with only a border of lace or ones the place lace takes middle degree. Lace serves as an easy accessory on female cardigans and pullovers or as an all-over layout for actual lace-lovers. a quick primer on knitting lace, info on designated cast-ons and bind-offs, and a dialogue of ways to address shaping around out the publication, making it greater than simply one other "pretty lace." Simply glossy Lace celebrates a much-beloved process, and readers will simply see why the featured knitting initiatives are certainly favorites at Interweave.

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Brazing and Soldering (Crowood Metalworking Guides)

By Richard Lofting

A practical advisor to the most brazing and soldering types: soft soldering, silver soldering, and brazing—perfect for domestic metalworkers, engineers, and workshop mechanics
Brazing and soldering are crucial steel becoming a member of strategies for a number of jobs within the workshop. This new useful advisor will introduce readers to the tools, and convey the right way to increase those abilities adequately and successfully, with step by step images all through. incorporated is recommendation on apparatus and the way to construct a brazing fireplace. there's additionally an outline of alloys, fluxes, lead loading, physique and electric soldering, and pickling and cleansing. All of this can be set alongside a diversity of case reports to teach sensible approach applications.

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Book Art Studio Handbook: Techniques and Methods for Binding Books, Creating Albums, Making Boxes and Enclosures, and More (Studio Handbook Series)

By Stacie Dolin, Amy Lapidow

The way to Make Books, Albums, Slipcases, and More
There’s not anything like making your personal sketchbook, or wrapping a favourite e-book within the excellent home made slipcase. and you may create all of it your self! decide on the instruments and fabrics you’ll want, grasp easy book-binding concepts, and perform your new talents on 12 attention-grabbing tasks. Then discover the gallery of adaptations for extra proposal to make each one ebook shape your individual. even if you’re an skilled e-book binder or new to the art, Book artwork Studio Handbook will assist you take your books to the following level. With Book artwork Studio Handbook, you’ll find out how to: - Set up your workspace or studio- Choose the best board, paper, ebook textile, and different provides to your project- Fold a textblock, make a stitching template, glue a canopy, and perform different crucial techniques- Create albums: think your pictures in an Accordion Album with Frames, for instance-  Create books: How a few versatile Tacketed ebook to customize?- Create enclosures: From Slipcase to French Box- Challenge your self: try out your hand at a sophisticated undertaking, comparable to a shuttle magazine

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The Woodworker's Studio Handbook: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for the Home Woodworking Shop (Studio Handbook Series)

By Jim Whitman

Celebrate the fun of operating with wooden on your own residence studio or wooden shop.

The Woodworker’s Studio Handbook is a complete consultant to the artistry, layout, and talents all woodworkers have to propel their pastime to the subsequent level.

Master woodworker Jim Whitman walks you thru making plans your paintings house, is helping you decide instruments and the ideal wooden for the best initiatives, and will get you ok with your instruments so that you suppose comfy within the studio and able to experiment…all with mild guideline and reassuring humor. His 20 educating initiatives make you're feeling like a professional craftsman from the first step, despite your event level.

Learn in regards to the value of right making plans, measuring two times so that you simply need to lower as soon as, and the way to utilize your wooden. notably, prepare to get your palms soiled: woodworking is ready play simply up to precision!

The Woodworker’s Studio Handbook:

- Teaches joinery, lamination, routing, turning, carving, and finishing—core woodworking talents in full-color images, and entire with illustrated instrument guides.

- Illustrates the stairs for 20 attractive instructing tasks for all ability degrees, together with an image body, a small cupboard, a carved pendant, grew to become bowls, and more.

- Engages your creativity with reclaiming recycled wooden, utilizing eco-friendly wooden, or utilizing a sketchbook and drafting instruments to layout unique work.

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Pretty Little Things: Collage Jewelry, Trinkets and Keepsakes

By Sally Jean Alexander

Whimsical and chic initiatives from recognized college Artist Sally Jean Alexander

With Pretty Little Things, readers will locate college initiatives that show a playful air and a feeling of magic. The 27 tasks and 30 diversifications characteristic classic ephemera soldered inside glass, for accomplished works that inform a romantic or whimsical tale. All show Sally Jean Alexander’s signature kind - a method that brings new lifestyles to vintage papers, classic images, chanced on initiatives, scavenged textual content, and more.

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