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|Choosing a bead store|
Shala Kerrigan, BellaOnline's Beadwork Editor
It's hard to choose between buying beads in a brick and mortar store or online- here are some thoughts about it.
|Coin Grading Inflation|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Coin Collecting Editor
By now most of us have heard of the Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Easing gambit. Whether you realize it or not this is simply a program to overly expand our money supply to supposedly stimulate the economy. In reality QE-? does nothing more than devalue the dollar and enrich the banking elite behin
|Crochet Gauge or Tension Swatch FAQ|
Melissa Rodriguez, BellaOnline's Crochet Editor
Frequently asked questions for understanding the meaning of gauge and the importance of tension as it relates to crochet and correct sizing of finished projects.
|Old Doll Clothes as Patterns|
Helen B. Wharton, BellaOnline's Doll Making Editor
I'm always looking for ideas to use in making doll clothes and, while I've used old clothes to use as patterns to make new ones for myself, I've never done it for my dolls, until now!
|Getting Children Involved in your Embroidery|
Megan McConnell, BellaOnline's Embroidery Editor
Involving your children in your hobbies can be rewarding and you can end up looking at what you do in an entirely different way.
|Torch or Kiln?|
Susan Mendenhall, BellaOnline's Jewelry Making Editor
Are you ready to work with fire? When artist are taking this next step many are confused with choices in torches and kilns. This article. Will explain the differences and help you make the best decision for you.
|Diagonal Ridge Lace Dishcloth|
Lisa Linnell-Olsen, BellaOnline's Knitting Editor
A pretty and textured dishcloth knit with diagonal ridges separated by open yarn over spaces.
|Introduction to Shutter Speed in DSLR Cameras|
Ewa Sapinska, BellaOnline's Photography Editor
Knowing about shutter speed is one of best ways to add creativity to your photography. This introduction to shutter speed for DSLR cameras will explain what shutter speed is and how to use it confidently to create better images.
|Batik Quilts - Fons & Porter|
Judie Bellingham, BellaOnline's Quilting Editor
Batik Quilts by Leisure Arts and Fons & Porter is a stunning publication with the most fantastic vibrant photographs of what can be achieved with Batik fabrics.
|Descriptive and Narrative Fight Scenes|
Leif Sutter, BellaOnline's Role Playing Games Editor
Does “the kobold cleaves into your biceps with the blade of his spear” appeal to you more than “they hit you?” Odds are it's more appetizing for both you and the rest of your group. During long combat hauls, interesting narration can be difficult to maintain. Here's how to keep the spice in.
|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.
|Sewing Gathered Fabric|
Tamara Bostwick, BellaOnline's Sewing Editor
This article is a continuation of the discussion of different gathering methods and includes tips for attaching gathered fabric to another piece of fabric as well as comparing the results of the different gathering methods.
|A Use for Dirty Wool|
Laun Dunn, BellaOnline's Spinning Editor
Using otherwise ruined wool to line wire baskets and planters.
|Stamp Distribution System Mess|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Stamps Editor
The Inspector General of the U.S. Post Office says that the post office’s stamp distribution is a mess. Commemorative stamps are failing to reach many of the post offices in a timely manner for distribution after the series is issued. The report states that “Significant Improvements” will be require
|Tatting Lace - CreAtor6|
Georgia Seitz, BellaOnline's Tatting Editor
Tatting Lace by CreAtor 6 (sic) is a collaboration of ten tatting designers. It is large in size, 9" x 11.5" or 23 x 30 cm and fully half an inch thick! The 88 pages are all high quality heavy stock paper. Half the book is in full color showcasing the patterns while the other half has black and whit
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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.
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.