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|Book Review- Kumihimo Basics and Beyond|
Shala Kerrigan, BellaOnline's Beadwork Editor
A review of Rebecca Ann Combs book Kumihimo Basics and Beyond : 25 braided and beaded jewelry projects on the kumihimo disk.
|Is Gold A Great Buy?|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Coin Collecting Editor
Gold and silver prices are down for the time being. Is this a good time to buy gold or silver. Many coin dealers would state that it is. Are they right or wrong. That all depends on how you look at it and what your needs are. For the foreseeable future precious metals prices are likely to stay down.
|Food Halloween Costumes|
Launa Stout, BellaOnline's Crafts for Kids Editor
There are lots of creative ways one can dress up for Halloween. Here are some ideas for food related costumes.
|Corner to Corner Crochet Stitch|
Melissa Rodriguez, BellaOnline's Crochet Editor
Here is a step-by-step instructional on how to crochet the corner to corner crochet stitch, also called C2C crochet and the diagonal crazy box stitch.
|Preserving Doll Patterns|
Helen B. Wharton, BellaOnline's Doll Making Editor
Here is an idea for making sturdier patterns that last longer and a great way to store them.
|Couching and Laid Work|
Megan McConnell, BellaOnline's Embroidery Editor
Couching, whilst also being a description of where many of us sit to embroider, is also a technique going back over a thousand years and can produce works of stunning intricacy, as well as simple bold designs.
|Secrets to Increase Sales|
Susan Mendenhall, BellaOnline's Jewelry Making Editor
You can Increase your sales. The devil is in the details. Knowing and paying attention to those details will improve your sales and your whole outlook on selling at shows!
|Review of Lovely Knitted Lace|
Lisa Linnell-Olsen, BellaOnline's Knitting Editor
Brooke Nico's book of 16 different wearable lace garments for adult women. Lace knitters will find basic shapes with lace motifs turned into simple and complex looking garrments.
|Painting on Metal|
Christine Sharbrough, BellaOnline's Painting Editor
This week's article is in response to a question received about painting on metal surfaces.
|Off-Camera Flash Jargon Explained|
Ewa Sapinska, BellaOnline's Photography Editor
Do the words 'rear-curtain synch' make you come out in a cold sweat? Do you know your flash compensation from your TTL? This article will demystify some of those complicated sounding words and bring you closer to the exciting world of flash.
Judie Bellingham, BellaOnline's Quilting Editor
There are lots of techniques being practiced and taught to create wonderful needleturn applique. My technique is something I've developed over years of trial and error. This article describes my journey with needleturn applique and how I developed my current technique.
|Stronghold Builder's Guidebook Review|
Leif Sutter, BellaOnline's Role Playing Games Editor
Perusing the shelves for Dungeons and Dragons Third Edition books? If you've come across the Stronghold Builder's Guidebook, I've got some advice before you buy it. Especially if your group isn't hardcore into that system.
|Photo Challenge for December|
Kathleen Rensel, BellaOnline's Scrapbooking Editor
Challenge yourself with this photo-a-day challenge in December! Then create an album with the photos and the stories.
|How to Sew Burlap|
Tamara Bostwick, BellaOnline's Sewing Editor
Burlap is a coarsely woven fabric made from jute, a vegetable fiber. Burlap is different from most other fabrics and requires some special handling. This article presents some basic information on stabilizing burlap fabric.
|A Use for Dirty Wool|
Laun Dunn, BellaOnline's Spinning Editor
Using otherwise ruined wool to line wire baskets and planters.
|Circus Sheet Stamps Controversy|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Stamps Editor
The USPS is issuing a set of stamps to commemorate the Circus. The problem is that you can only get this souvenir set by purchasing the “2014 Stamp Yearbook” from the Postal Service. The Circus three-stamp set is only available in this collection.
|NH Youngburg Pattern #19|
Georgia Seitz, BellaOnline's Tatting Editor
Forty Original Designs in Tatting By Nellie Hall Youngburg Novel and Unique Designs with Complete Instructions for Every Pattern Designed and Executed by Nellie Hall Youngburg Rose Medallion #19
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Make Clothes for 18 Inch Dolls
With this book you can make a complete wardrobe for 18 inch dolls; including dresses, pants, jewelry, a bag and a crocheted outfit.
Digitizing Made Easy
This is a great book for those embroiderers who want to learn to digitize their own designs ready for use on an embroidery machine.
Over 50 projects to embellish your home with embroidery. Templates, patters, and stitch guides. Great illustrations and fun to do!