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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.
|Silver 1855 Trime|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Coin Collecting Editor
There are a number of lesser known and oftentimes scarce coins that are interesting in their own right. The 1855 three-cent piece can be considered to be one of these specimens. The silver three-cent piece was an unusual creation for an unusual time. The story begins in the California gold fields in
|How to Make Bath Salts|
Launa Stout, BellaOnline's Crafts for Kids Editor
National Grandparents Day is celebrated in the United States on the first Sunday after Labor Day.
|Back To School Crochet Projects|
Melissa Rodriguez, BellaOnline's Crochet Editor
Everyone wants to return to school in style. Why not hit them with some cool crochet fashions? Here are some great ideas for back to school crochet projects.
|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.
|Review of Happy Feet|
Lisa Linnell-Olsen, BellaOnline's Knitting Editor
Cathy Carron's fourth pattern book of knitted accessories includes all kinds of footwear.
|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.
|The Complete Photo Guide to Paper Crafts |
Mia C. Goloy, BellaOnline's Paper Crafts Editor
With more than 700 full color photos illustrating some 15 paper craft techniques in more than 60 projects, The Complete Photo Guide to Paper Crafts could very well be "the ultimate step-by-step reference for crafting with paper". But is it?
|Model Releases and Why You Need One|
Ewa Sapinska, BellaOnline's Photography Editor
What is a model release? If you don't know the answer to that question, then read on to find out what it is and why you should always get your model to sign one.
|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.
|First Day Covers Grace Period|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Stamps Editor
A first-day cover is supposed to be cancelled on its first day of being issued. The chances are great that any modern first-day cover you have in your collection may not have been cancelled on the first day of its issuance. Why is this you may ask?
|NH Youngburg Pattern #3|
Georgia Seitz, BellaOnline's Tatting Editor
Tatted Edging No.3 Pg. 1 New tatted model by Phyllis Schmidt from Nellie Hall Youngburg's "40 Original Designs in Tatting" 1921
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
Learn To Knit, Love to Knit
Young adults and teens will find great projects to learn to knit. This book has projects for those who have never knit or would like to try out some intermediate level techniques.
Dream Sewing Spaces: Design & Organization
Tired of moving piles of stuff around in your sewing area? This book will show you new ways to organize all of your sewing supplies so that you can sew more efficiently.
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.