Jewelry Making and Beading For Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies))

Make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, pins, key chains, and more

Want to make jewelry and gifts from scratch? This new edition of Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies provides the easy-to-understand information that makes it easy.

  • Updated information on getting started and setting up the necessities of a jewelry maker’s workshop
  • New innovative ideas for materials such as making beads from scratch, customizing components like glass pendants, and up-cycling found objects for new creations
  • Updated trends including Victorian, Steampunk, Indian-inspired, and wrap bracelets
  • Advice on how to gain project ideas through websites like Pinterest without infringing on someone’s rights
  • New and updated information on setting up a storefront, turning your hobby into a business, and gaining exposure through, blogs, and social media sites
  • From attaching clasps to working with wire to stringing beads, the companion DVD features watch-and-learn episodes that show you step-by-step how to create one-of-a-kind designs using beads, glass, found objects, special mementos, and more

With hundreds of detailed photos—now featured in full-color—Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies is the ideal resource you’ll turn to again and again to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and assorted gifts.

How to Draw and Sketch

Many of us would like to learn how to draw and “How to Draw and Sketch” is definitely a good starting point in this journey. The book starts with a lengthy introduction, touching subjects of the connection between drawing and emotional state, from a rather philosophical point of view.

It goes on to teach you the basis of outline with a focus on correctness and decision, light and shade techniques, on to the antique drawing and finally tips & tricks for a living model as well as proportion & expression rules and techniques. “How to Draw and Sketch” doesn’t just teach you how to draw, but it gives you a great opportunity to express your artistic side through old-school teachings.

CQ Products Fix It In Foil Cookbook-

Fix It In Foil. Easy prep, great taste, good nutrition, and quick clean-up
– all that is possible with the recipes found in this cookbook! All fifty-one fantastic recipes are made in aluminum foil and instructions are included for cooking in an oven, over a campfire, or on an outdoor grill. Cook with foil and find how much free time you’ll have! Spiral-Bound: 128 pages. Made in USA.

Product Features

  • Manufactured to the Highest Quality Available.
  • Design is stylish and innovative. Satisfaction Ensured.
  • Great Gift Idea.

Wine Barrel Serving Tray – Repurposed Wine Barrel

For all your entertaining pleasures, we’re serving up repurposed oak wine barrels. This 16″ x 6.5″ serving platter for cheese, fruit, appetizers and more has a flat bottom surface.

Because the winemaker can only use the wine barrel for about three to five years, many oak barrels are disposed of every year. We’re able to pick up many of these oak wine barrels with the vintners that we work with.

Wine Barrel Serving Tray

No Feet

All of our wine barrel products are hand-crafted and made to order. Please allow 2-3 week turnaround time. Thank you for understanding.

16″ x 6.5″

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BottleHood’s line of wooden trays and boards are made from repurposed American and French oak wine barrels. We use the tops and bottoms of the barrels as well as the staves to create a unique line of beautiful wooden serving and display trays. We repurpose these wine barrels using local crafts people, turning them into great looking servingware which we sell at farmers’ markets and through local retailers. In the process we create jobs, stimulate neighborhood economies and keep a lot of wood out of the landfill.

It’s simple, BottleHood is good for the neighborhood.

BottleHood’s wood products are finished with mineral oil. Boards should be wiped clean and should never be submerged in water. You should periodically oil boards with either olive oil or grape seed oil.

DISCLAIMER: The repurposed products sold by BottleHood are neither endorsed nor sponsored by the manufacturers and/or distributors of the products in their original form. Our products are handcrafted by BottleHood. The materials used were obtained by reclaiming empty, discarded bottles and repurposing the glass bottles into new products. If at any time our product becomes defective, please refrain from continued use to prevent injury.

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  • wine barrel winebarrel serving tray cheese tray
  • environmentally friendly bottlehood board
  • alcohol wine sustainable reuse green liquor
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This blog is about upcycling all kinds of materials such as plastic bags to cardboard to make all kinds of arts as and craft materials as well as items for the home.

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ScrapSMART – Butterflies & Flowers CD Collection – Jpeg & PDF Files [Download]

Relive the beauty of the glorious past. The charm of the delicate butterflies and flowers in this collection takes you back in time. Each illustration in this CD has the unique, rare, Victorian charm of the early 1900’s. Our creative team took these original vintage designs and carefully restored and repaired the fragile images to their original splendor. – – Print these treasured designs on any type of 8 ½” x 11” paper or printable fabric. With just the click of a mouse, it is easier than ever to create lovingly handcrafted cards, gift tags, labels, sewing projects, holiday decor, artist trading cards, scrapbook pages and crafts. Create totes, fashions, pillows, table runners and more. – – No more wasting valuable time dashing around, trying to find coordinated designs for projects. We made it easy for you to add those artistic and personal touches that will make treasured scrapbook pages or gifts for those you love. This CD is a wonderful addition to your creative library. In addition, ScrapSMART has over 175 CDs with vintage or original illustration designs. – – Each CD contains high-resolution Jpeg and PDF files in four easy-to-use sizes. Jpegs are resizable to customize projects. All designs print on any type of 8 1/2” x 11″ paper or fabric sheets. Resize designs with the FREE Picasa program from ScrapSMART’s website. 14 Vintage Butterflies & Flowers Designs in four ready-to-print sizes: 4″ x 4″, 6″ x 6″, 8″ x 8″, and 8 1/2” x 11”; 3 Overall Pattern Designs; 2 Label / Gift Tag Designs in three sizes; Handy package shows each design; For ages 7 & up – – Easy to Use in PC & MAC – For personal use only. Contact us for commercial use. Windows 98/2000/NT/Me/XP/Vista/Windows7. Macintosh 8.x-9.x or OS X. Microsoft Word 97 or higher.

Product Features

  • Contains Jpeg and PDF high-resolution files that work with a PC and MAC
  • Comes with a full selection of images to create crafts, scrapbook pages, cards, sewing & quilting projects, and more
  • With the click of your mouse, save time and money and be creative 24/8
  • Prints on any 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper or fabric sheet
  • The designs can be resized with FREE Picasa Software

KEEN Women’s Whisper Sandal,Dark Shadow/Ceramic,6.5 M US

Comfort and function merge in the feminine KEEN Whisper sandal. The synthetic webbing upper features straps designed to fit anatomically with your foot; a quick-draw elastic cord lacing system lends a snug fit. The hydrophobic mesh lining provides water resistance, while the antimicrobial Aegis Microbe ShieldTM treatment fights odor to maintain a fresh interior. A metatomical EVA footbed offers long-lasting comfort. The textured rubber outsole of the KEEN Whisper sandal provides traction on a variety of surfaces. Fit tip: This sandal runs true to size and narrower than the classic KEEN fit.

Product Features

  • AEGIS Microbe Shield treated lining
  • Compression-molded EVA midsole
  • Metatomical EVA footbed
  • Non-marking outsole

Beadalon Slim Round Nose Pliers for Jewelry Making

The Slim Round Nose Pliers are essential for shaping and looping Artistic Wire or other types of wire. Features a thinner width than standard tools for precision work. Stay-open tips are always ready. Box joint, double shoulder spring construction. 5.75 Inch (14.6 cm).

Product Features

  • Lengthened Stainless Steel handles allow for greater control
  • Thinner tool width than standard tools for precision work
  • Cushion-comfort handles

Geneva Watch Face for Beading LWF85

Geneva watch face for beading. This is a square silver plated watch face with loops. This has a mother of pearl dial, Japan movement, heavy silver plating and is water resistant. The loops can be removed easily with pliers to beading directly to the watch face. Not including the loops, this watch face measures 1 1/4″ in length and about 1 1/8″ in width. Stems have been pulled to save battery life.

Product Features

  • Geneva Watch Face for Beading
  • Silver Plated
  • Loops on ends to attach clasps (these can be removed)
  • Mother of Pearl Dial
  • Japan Movement