Category Archives: Crafts

The Secret Life of Socks: Gordana Rakulj Radovanovic’s Dollmaking

The Secret Life of Socks: Gordana Rakulj Radovanovic’s Dollmaking

“The secret life of socks” is the place where socks lives their own magic life. This new life give them  Gordana Rakulj Radovanovic, sculptor and applied artist. Gordana  came across the many pictures, tutorials and books about dollmaking, and she got an idea to make her own dolls. She tried to do something else and new.

How to Make a Lavander Bag

How to Make a Lavander Bag

It is lovely to make a unique lavander bag from antique and vintage fabrics. Once you get started, you can produce a satisfying stack in a short time. You can use even modern fabrics, with interesting prints, as well as various embellishments – ribbons, buttons, lace…. The perfumed millet or wheat grains make the bags heavy and lovely to handle.

Esther Coombs: Recycling by Design

Esther Coombs: Recycling by Design

Esther Coombs describes herself as an artist “who believes that life is a story and that narrative is best told with drawings.” A gifted illustrator, she has found a perfect canvas for her storytelling; old china and fabric. Through her upcycling of vintage ceramics and textiles she creates unique pieces, drawing by hand onto the surface of each item. The juxtaposition of her modern, somewhat minimalist line drawings with the floral and elaborate designs of the vintage china and fabric creates an unusual, somehow provocative look.

Ed and Kate Coleman’s Ceramics

Ed and Kate Coleman’s Ceramics

Is it possible to look at the ceramic vase or a small cup, and have a feeling of pure joy? Is it possible to look at the ceramic bowl with apples and imagine it dances? Can you hear the music watching Ed and Kate Coleman’s ceramic creations? I could, and I can tell you it is a cheerful, energetic music that makes this world a better place to live. Ed and Kate are a husband and wife artistic team who create amazing ceramic vases, bowls, tumblers, mugs, and clocks.

How to Open a Small Craft Business?

How to Open a Small Craft Business?

If you have been making crafts for a while and selling occasional items to friends and family, it is not unusual to start considering whether setting up a small craft business might be possible. There is a limit to how many items you can make by yourself, give away as a gifts or sell to friends, and making some money on your crafts can help recoup what you have spent out on materials and give you a profit.

Unique Jewelry Design by Kyoko Hashimoto

Unique Jewelry Design by Kyoko Hashimoto

Kyoko Hashimoto is a Japanese born, Australian raised jewelry designer. After graduating from the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Kyoko went on to exhibit at Sydney’s most influential galleries including Object, Quadrivium and Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 2005 she moved to Tokyo where the lure of the city’s vibrant underground fashion and music scene inspired her to start a new jewelry label.

The Life and Work of Eva Zeisel

The Life and Work of Eva Zeisel

Eva Zeisel, a ceramic artist whose elegant, eccentric designs for dinnerware in the 1940s and ’50s helped to revolutionize the way Americans set their tables, died on Friday in New City, N.Y. She was 105.

Ms. Zeisel (pronounced ZY-sel), along with designers like Mary and Russel Wright and Charles and Ray Eames, brought the clean, casual shapes of modernist design into middle-class American homes with furnishings that encouraged a postwar desire for fresh, less formal styles of living.

What is filigree?

What is filigree?

Filigree is a elegant piece of jewellery metalwork made with twisted threads (gold and silver usually) or combining of the same curving motifs. It looks like the lace made of metal, and in recent centuries remains popular in Indian and other Asian metalwork, and French from 17th to the late 19th century. It should not be confused with ajoure jewellery work; filigree is made of threads being soldered together to form an object and ajoure involves holes being punched, drilled, or cut through an existing piece of metal.

Paper Sculpture Introduction

Paper Sculpture Introduction

Sculpting in paper is just as creative as working in wood, metal or stone, and like all true art, it can be practised and enjoyed at any level. Even the inexperienced can produce attractive sculptures that will give pleasure to themselves and others.

Quick Ideas for Children’s Room Decoration

Quick Ideas for Children’s Room Decoration

It is really important to teach your children from earliest age to preciate and love to live in nice and organized space. The good way to do this is to introduce them in crafting, of course on the level appropriate to their age.