Handmade for the Holidays

The winter holidays are upon us!  I can't seem to go anywhere without being accosted in several senses at once with a frantic plea to "BUY, BUY, BUY!"  Advertisements for various sales splash across my field of view, blaring pop versions of holiday songs reverberate against my eardrums, and obnoxious clouds of synthetic fragrances waft, uninvited, into my sinuses.  Maybe I'm an idealist, or maybe I'm just a curmudgeon... but I don't understand how a season of giving meshes with a season of commercial overconsumption. If I thought hard about it, perhaps my aunt Ida really wouldn't be thrilled with the box of assorted oversalted meats, plastic vials of suspiciously labeled "seasonings", and cheap imported mugs with images of football playing reindeer.  But if the tacky mug set is the only piece of kitsch in an entire department store that fits in my budget, how much choice do I have? Lots, it turns out.  Handmade gifts have become increasingly popular in recent years, and it's easy to see why.  They're individualized and unique, they tend to use fewer resources and produce far less pollution since they're not made in a factory, they can be created with attention to detail and quality, and can cost little more than time and thought.  In this economy, most of us have limited funds.  Even if you're fabulously wealthy, a thoughtful handmade gift from you can mean more than a pricey basket that took no more though than whipping out a credit card. If you're browsing Instructables, you probably already enjoy learning about other people's ideas and sharing your own.  Whether you're a long term author or haven't yet posted your own Instructable, now is the perfect time to show us something you can make!  Have you reclaimed wool from a thrift store sweater to make a set of mittens for your mom?  Have you made a small batch of scented homemade play dough, or perhaps melted old bits of crayons into chunky, swirly new ones for a child in your life?  Are you brainstorming a plywood and acrylic laser cut clock for a loved one?  Whatever it is that you've made as a gift, we'd love to see it!  If you haven't yet... there's still time to get started.  This year, we have some fabulous incentives (as if you needed more reasons to make something for someone else).  Win yourself or a loved one a new computer, iPad or camera to document future Instructables! We'll be posting the Holiday Gifts Contest page soon, so be sure to keep an eye out.   In the meantime, be sure to check out the Reuse and Sew Warm contests already running.  There's still time to enter, and while you're there, be sure to vote for your favorites! 

Topic by scoochmaroo 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Handmade Market Chicago

If you are in Chicago and are looking to pick up a late Holiday gift you can check out the Handmade MarketNext event:Saturday, January 12th, 2008noon to 4:30 pm. Free.Handmade Market is the second Saturday of the month from noon to 4:30 pm at:The Empty Bottle1035 N. WesternChicago, Illinois (map)

Topic by noahw 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Handmade Nation Film

Buying local for many means buying handmade objects that are designed and fabricated with ingenuity, grit and love. Handmade Nation documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that imbue traditional handiwork techniques with a punky do-it-yourself ethos informed by modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. The film explores the burgeoning art community of indie crafters that is fueled by creativity, determination and networking. First-time director Faythe Levine traveled the U.S. to capture the tight-knit community, conducting interviews in the studios and homes of noted and independent artists. Levine also details how Web sites, blogs and online stores have spurred a once underground movement and how crafts have expanded to connect with the greater public through boutiques, galleries and fairs.Following the screening there will be a discussion with Lisa Congdon, owner of retailer Rare Device; Derek Fagerstrom, Craft and DIY Co-editor at design*sponge and co-owner of The Curiosity Shoppe; Natalie Zee Drieu, Senior Editor of Craft magazine; and Stephanie Syjuco, fine artist and professor.Selling their work will be the following artists and vendors: Dutch Door Press, Diana Fayt, Cara Lyndon, Miss Natalie, Mittenmaker, Nous Savons, Sharon Spain, Woolly Hoodwinks, Zum, The Curiosity Shoppe, Little Otsu, Needles & Pens and Rare Device.March 11, 2009, 7:30 pmMezzanine, San Francisco, CAPhotographed by Micaela O'Herlihy. (65 min)Tickets are $8 for SFFS members and $12 for non-membersHandmade Nation San Francisco Film Society

Topic by noahw 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


HandMade Wooden Pen

Selling This Handmade Wooden Pen it is a Wall Street 3 Cocobola Wooden Pen for $25.00 (Can pay by PalPal)

Topic by WallaceGavin 6 years ago


Handmade rag rugs

I was trying to remember if I saw a 'ible on how to make a rag rug, like the ones they sell at Pier One, or a rug (or pillow) made from strips made from T shirts. Does anyone remember any of this?

Topic by ArtsyFartsyGirl 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Handmade Belt Buckle

This is a video of a meal belt buckle I made using tools in my garage.  I also made a leather belt to go with it out veg-tanned cowhide.   I hope you enjoy it.  You can see it on my YouTube channel.  My domain is pointed to my channel.  Go to www.retroweld.com.  Thanks, Douglas.

Topic by retroweld 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Handmade recliner workstation

I am concerned about the health of my son because he spends a lot of time playing computer games.I want to make for him a workstation with adjustable tilt of the chair and monitor as in Altwork Station or Human Touch Zero Gravity Chair, but without  complicated electric mechanisms. Unfortunately the price of such things in Ukraine is incredibly expensive, so I want to do it myself. Can someone help with ideas or plans ? Tnx Google translater was used 

Topic by Kirini 1 year ago


HANDMADE SOAP LOAF AND CAKES

Hi everyone, I have my own handmade soaps to sell at low prices. These are ideal for craft fairs and online sales. You can see them all here: http://www.folksy.com/shops/POPPYLONGSTOCKING Many thanks Poppy Long Stocking

Topic by poppylongstocking 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Sweet Handmade DS Case

This custom DS case hits the mark perfectly. Too bad they're already sold out. Link

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


cool handmade schpeglar bracelets

A few bracelets that I designed and made recently.Mostly made of leather,although I do like to incorporate other materials into the design

Topic by schpeglar 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


handmade git ideas for mums baday??

Its my mums birthday soon i have n money and i hae to make her some present out of household items please help!!

Topic by ellk10 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Vintage Pillowcase Challege at Handmade Parade

Got some pillowcases hiding in your closet that probably count as "vintage" by now? Handmade Parade is hosting a Vintage Pillowcase Challenge. Refashion one vintage standard-size pillowcase into something fantastic and submit a tutorial by February 15th, and you'll be in the running to win a gift certificate for one of three great online fabric stores.(And hey, an instructable would be the perfect format for submitting a tutorial, eh? Just email a link to your instructable to the submissions email address at Handmade Parade.) Contest rules, from Claire at Handmade Parade:1. Submissions must be received no later than February 15th and no earlier than January 15th.2. You can only use one standard sized pillowcase (not king) and it should be a vintage piece.3. Please email your entries to handmade_parade@yahoo.comEach entry will be judged by a panel of amazingly talented judges (the list of whom will be posted as we get closer to the 15th) who will be looking for the most creative and fabulous 'entry.'Handmade Parade's Vintage Pillowcase Challenge

Topic by reno_dakota 11 years ago


Vancouver (BC) Premiere of Handmade Nation

Thursday, July 9th, 2009 Rio Theatre 1660 E. Broadway (@ Commercial Drive) Showcase at 7pm Screening at 8pm Web and Tix: http://www.gotcraft.com/handmadenation In 2006, Faythe Levine traveled the country, putting 19,000 miles under her belt and visiting 15 cities to document the new wave of craft in the USA. Faythe has encapsulated this particular chapter in craft history with the documentary Handmade Nation, and an accompanying book of the same name. Thursday, July 9th marks the Vancouver premiere of the film at the RIo Theatre. Vancouver is only one of two stops in Canada scheduled for Handmade Nation and the only one to have Faythe Levine attend in person. Handmade Nation will also include a craft showcase featuring 14 local handmade artists. Photobooth Vancouver will be set up for guests to 'show us your DIY' and take pictures with their handmade items. Faythe Levine will also be on-hand to introduce the film and hold a Q&A; session following the screening.

Topic by gotcraft 9 years ago


How to start making Handmade paper ? How is Papier Mache Craft made ?

I want to start a project of making & SELLING Handmade paper . I have a team of 42 orphaned children whom i plan to indulge in this craft. Advice and support sought.

Question by bha100710 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



Is it possible to solder airdry clay objects? Answered

Hello, I am a beginner in jewelry making and I was wondering if it's possible to make a soldered frame around my airdry clay pendants or wrap them with coppert-tape and solder?

Question by Sanvan 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


hello

Hi everyone, I am Lili Chao. Nice to meet you, i am glad to know more friends who like handmade jewelry, everything about handmade. Best Wishes, Lili Chao from Zoodey

Topic by hellolady01 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Techno-Wearables - Steampunk Handmade Reconstructed Mechanisms

Http://edmdesigns.etsy.comMy creations have been recently featured on with an interview on Wired (gadget lab and Geek dad sections) and notably featured on Boing Boing.Super fantastic for Father's Day and Grads without lining the pockets of corporate mkfgrs- paying homage to the Handmade Arts - People eat this stuff up and always so excited when someone (blogger, editor, reviewer) with an esteemed reputation guides them to cool, sincere places to get these style of items. http://edmdesigns.etsy.comWired Article: http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/05/inside-the-mind.htmlBoing Boing Article: http://www.boingboing.net/2008/04/13/clocky-steamy-jewelr.html

Topic by kitanah 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


a TRUE "handmade" rocket to reach the Earth orbit

.while I'm trying to start up a TRUE new.space company (as explained in this Instructables thread) to develop TRUE "space hardware", I ask to myself (and to you) if it's possible to build and launch an hobby/handmade rocket to Earth orbitfor what I know, this goal was NEVER reached, so far, and, only the (well funded) new.space company SpaceX has launched a privately-developed rocket to LEO (at its 4th attempt) last septemberwell, I've a suggestion to have more chances to succeed in this effort: just develop and build a (true working) SCALE-MODEL of an EXISTING rocket, insted of trying to develop a new rocket from zerothe "existing rocket" to scale-down could be (e.g.) the SpaceX Falcon-1 whose specs you can find here: http://www.spacex.com/falcon1.phpso, a resized "hobby rocket" (but able to reach the Earth orbit) could be 1/20th to 1/50th the full-sized Falcon-1 to send its second stage and a small (Sputnik-like) 20-50 kg. payload to LEO.

Topic by gaetanomarano 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



Has anybody heard of a video series called handmade music? Answered

Hi, I was wondering if anybody had heard of a instructional video series called handmade music. It is about making musical instruments yourself. I have looked everywhere including rapidshare youtube. thanks

Question by nurdee1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


League of Legends, Teemo Hat - Hand Made

$15 Whether you, or someone you know is an active player of League of Legends, this handmade hat is ready to get that special someone in the zone for their next battle. Completely hand made from a custom pattern, there's no others like it. Due to handmade nature, product may differ slightly to shown picture, just adds to that handmade feel. One size fits all. (approx 56 cm diameter) $5 Postage within Australia $10 Postage to most of the world

Topic by Sawowie XD 4 years ago


String Voodoo dolls

Hi! Do you know how to make these cute little voodoo dolls? Can you share it with me? Thanks a million

Topic by polomeque 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How can I make curve edge on suitable piece of furniture with basic workshop tools?

I would like make curve edge (3D) on piece of wooden cube. Just one corner. Cube is part of furniture, upper right corner, just for imagination.I wanna make it rounded.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Eligibility For Holiday Gifts?

In the Holiday Gifts Contests it states handmade gifts to be entered. The project I wanted to post however involves a laser cutter, would this count as handmade or be disqualified?

Topic by Charlie 72 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What do you want to know about handmade jewelry?

I like to know what people want to see in a jewelry tutorial. 

Topic by VintageStyleJewelry 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


how to fuse pet bottles?

I would like to learn how to do it for a home based jewerly project. Thank you. Tucha ( from Portugal)

Question by tuxa.glv 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Help needed Can you tell me how to make this?

Can someone look at this link  http://coincrafters.com/attendedpennypress.htm and let me know if you can tell me how to make one of these? thanks in advance 

Topic by Shop Creative Designs 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


I have been having trouble trying to make a basket from reused paper bags... Any others have a better way?

 ...had been following (or trying to) instructions on mother earth news' website but I keep wrecking it. Video or more images appreciated!

Question by ducknuts 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


SteamPunk Typewriter Keyboard for PC!!! Handmade please look!!

Check out this eBay auction for the following SteamPunk Typewriter Keyboard!!http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item;=170344004923&ssPageName;=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123"SteamPunk" Typewriter Keyboard for PCThis is a custom made "Steampunk" Typewriter Keyboard that is fully functional and works with any PC! I hand made this over the course of many weeks of hard and meticulous work, using the guts of a very solid Logitech PC keyboard system which I completely rebuilt over many stages, into this solid, beautiful, and unique piece of antique technological art! Three separate sets of antique Royal glass typewriter keys make up all of the keys besides the handmade brass keys (described below). I can personally guarantee this keyboard is completely unique, and you won't find anything like it out on the market! This new beautiful style of combining the old Victorian look with new high-tech products is becoming very popular from young teens looking to be creative and inspired to rich business CEO's wanting something beautiful to match their office. Think about the all the joy and beauty this would bring to your life (not to mention bragging rights!). Right now is your chance to own a piece or art and history which you can put to use everyday!This keyboards design consists of:Solid glass keys from a three different sets of original antique Royal early 1900's typewriters.Hand and naturally aged copper top and bottom rails.Custom, hand punched, leather backing (perfectly fitted and stretched over the top and seamed underneath).Custom bent steel side brackets (which have been properly welded to the copper rails to make a very solid keyboard).Beautiful antique cloth wire loom covering computer connector.Hand made brass Esc key, F keys (done in roman numerals), Arrows, and nine keys above Arrows (because they didn't make any of these keys on antique typewriters).Brief "Steampunk" HistorySteampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date.Functionality and BeautyAs I keep strongly pointing out, not only does this piece of techno-art look beautiful, but it also works as beautifully too! All the keys were lubricated then meticulously aligned and ergonomically angled with high strength silicon glue, which will stand up to many years of hard use! Keys that weren't available (such as the F keys and arrows) I custom made from brass which was then clear coated for years of protection.A Brief Fabrication ProcessThis whole keyboard started with an idea in my head one day, and then turned into numbers of sketches and design ideas until I filled my notebook and decided it was time to make it! I started with a high quality Logitech PC keyboard, and gutted it down to the bare parts. Then after trimming all the borders off the top frame I perfectly aligned the key frame back together with now a flat surface. Next I had to hand cut all the key tops off and level them for attachment of the Royal typewriter keys. During this process I custom made the copper/steel rails and side pieces making sure the height and angle was ergonomically correct. Next was the custom punching of the leather backing which was quite difficult to align perfectly, but came out beautifully! Finally the smaller things like the light posts, cloth wire loom, painting and copper aging, and electrical work was done. (P.S. Like I said, this is a very brief summary of the complete process! Many, many steps took place during this fabrication!)Level, Sturdy, and Desk Scratching Friendly!This frame was professionally welded together by a hired welder who meticulously made sure was level and solid. Every detail about this keyboard was thoroughly thought through, down to the hidden padded bases so it won't slide around on your desk or scratch it!You Wont Find Anything Like It!Obviously you can tell by now that this is a very custom piece of art that you have the chance to own and display in your office or home! You can't imagine the beauty of this in real life, pictures just simply do no justice! A few other people have attempted to make such type of typewriter keyboards that consist of the original ugly plastic base and just changed keys.... this keyboard goes above and beyond the bar and you will not be disappointed!Reduced Environmental ImpactAs always, I tried to stay eco-conscious while designing and fabricating this keyboard. It was designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:High quality polyurethane based Leather alternative (no animals harmed!)Recycled copper pipingOriginal and restored Royal typewriter keys.Highly recyclable parts (although you'll never want to get rid of this!)

Topic by maxter32 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do you make your own handmade paper "acid free"? Answered

While there are a few archival sprays that reduce the degradation and yellowing of paper after the fact, that is not what I'm looking for. I'm curious as to whether I can add something to the pulp in the process of handcrafting my own paper. I've heard that adding calcium carbonate while it's still in a slurry can neutralize the acidity of the lignin in the pulp. If so, couldn't I just throw a few Tums in there? And how much per batch?

Question by Asura-Valkyrie 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Handmade grocery bags: I want to make an easy "green" grocery bag. Does anyone have easy box bottom patterns to share?

I'm a beginner sewer and would love to make my own grocery bags. I need ideas.

Question by toodles54 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


carsoncool's gift exchange entry PLEASE READ

My skills include- sewing, weaving (potholders) What I'd like to make for someone- Hand woven potholder purse I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone else- (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else:  yes What i like- toys, trinkets, recycling, mostly anything What i don't like- umm.... nothing? I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) food items Type of thing I'd love to receive- wooden doll, recycled items, basically useless but cool items, etc.

Topic by carsoncool 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Got Craft? Spring Craft Fair

GOT CRAFT?, Vancouver’s largest indie craft is celebrating its 11th show with over 50 handmade designers ranging from jewelry, clothing, ceramics and stationery, to plush toys, baked treats, and more! There will be plenty to do including DJs playing live music, food carts parked outside, and the Spool of Thread sewing lounge will be returning to host a slew of DIY workshops. Be one of the first 50 through the door for a FREE swag bag filled with goodies! what: Got Craft? where: Royal Canadian Legion – 2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver when: Sunday, May 6th, 2012 10am to 5pm cost: $3.00 (kids 10 and under are free) link: http://gotcraft.com

Topic by gotcraft 7 years ago


A better version of Etsy without the resellers

Etsy has made it pretty clear that they don't plan on closing down the high volume resellers that list cheap imports as "handmade."  Helen Killer (April Winchell) of Regretsy wrote an excellent explanation of why this amounts to bait and switch on Etsy's account. http://www.regretsy.com/?s=bait+and+switch Most people go to the site thinking the majority of what they'll find is handmade.  Real makers, crafters, and artists post their items at a reasonable price considering how long it took to make the items.  Customers go to the site to find a specific item, search for it, and find a bunch of cheaper options listed with the handmade ones.  The cheaper items are often listed as handmade, and customers don't often do the extensive research to find out 1. how long a handmade version would actually take 2. the cheaper options were made in a factory overseas.  Considering that handmade was Etsy's big selling point, they have no reason to believe they're being duped by a reseller. Etsy also prohibits "calling out" in their forums, and often ignore the private reports of resellers.  Even if you have proof that the exact "handmade, unique" items in a seller's shop can be purchased for next to nothing elsewhere online (and in huge quantities), you're not allowed to mention it in Etsy's forums in order to warn others about what they're really buying. So far, shopdelighted.com is very small and new, but I like the clean interface and their promise to never allow reselling except in the case of crafting supplies.  I might be a naive idealist, but for now I believe that this site will actually keep their promise.

Topic by supersoftdrink 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Pen that uses blood for its ink

This massive custom pen uses blood for ink. Stick the syringe in your arm, draw some blood, and load it up to start writing your Poe-inspired masterpiece.I've gotten much better at having blood drawn and it doesn't bother me now, but I don't know if I could take some of my own. I'd love to feel how well it writes, though.Only the first minute of this video is worth watching. The rest is just more writing.Note: This is not me and since there's no proof that's blood (watch the editing), I think this is more of a concept and is using red ink. via Core77

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


ETSY Shop - Crochet Washcloths and Baskets

Http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeByAnnabelle Organic, cotton, and bamboo. My washcloths and baskets are all handmade by me, Annabelle. "Not Your Grandma's Washcloths" - That's right!  My washcloths are full of color and texture. :) Annabelle

Topic by HandmadeByAnnabelle 6 years ago


Vancouver, BC: Got Craft?

Event: GOT CRAFT? Date: Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm First 30 people through the door receive a FREE swag bag full of goods! Location: Legion - 2205 Commercial Drive (at E. 6th Avenue) Admission: $2.00 (kids 10 and under are FREE) More information: www.gotcraft.com Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair featuring over 50 local and handmade vendors from clothing to jewelry to children’s accessories to bath and body products. Bringing a modern twist on the conventional craft fair, Got Craft? is a one stop shop showcasing the best talent Vancouver has to offer while providing the general public with an opportunity to purchase one of a kind items. ... because MALL is a four letter word.

Topic by gotcraft 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


DIY Blog: Lots of Craft DIY Tutorials (Most are on Instructables too)

Feel free to check out several free tutorials I have on my blog: How to Make a Rag Basket:   http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-to-make-your-own-rag-basket.html How to Make Crochet Washcloths:  http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/04/crochet-pattern-not-your-grandmas.html How to Make Crochet Crochet Coasters: http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/02/great-crochet-coaster-comeback.html Good luck! Annabelle

Topic by HandmadeByAnnabelle 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


What handmade present can I make my mum for her birthday using household items?

Its my mums birthday on Tuesday, and i have no cash left. So i have to make her lots of handmade presents instead, im already making some salt dough decorations. I have no money so i cant buy anything, please help!! Thanks! please help me its really mortant because y mums really important to me and i love hr s much andshes had a hard time so i justwant to make her bday special!

Question by ellk10 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Paper

Do you love to play with paper? Or are you just interested in learning? Whether you’re an expert  or just starting out, you’ll find step-by-step guides here to advance your skills. Browse the free lessons here and, if you’re feeling inspired, add your own tips and tricks. Find artist profiles, advanced tutorials and more! Here you can post your instructables about origami,quilling,kirigami, etc. (everything in paper)

Topic by Giulia Art 4 years ago


Go Green!

Just kidding!  Thanks for having me in your group.  It´s been awhile since I have been back to AA but it will always be one of my homes.  Please take time to check out my instructable for Agave Wood Personal Theater.  Hopefully, later today it will be approved for the Wood Contest (still waiting). If any of you visited the UM botanical garden this past summer you may remember their agave americana was in bloom after 80 YEARS of growth and waiting.  Here´s a link http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/07/u-m_botanical_gardens_80-year-_1.html . My project was made using the same variety of agave and with the flower stalk and thorns.  In addition, I used nopal cactus (prickly pear) and a homemade wax to finish it.  Thats´s it.  It is 100% natural and vegan.  I know these words can make some squimish but for real when was the last time you could say that about technology? Please visit my project and feel free to comment:  I would love to find collaborators to work with from your organization when I visit AA in the summer. GO GREEN!  GO BLUE!

Topic by Pitera Man 4 years ago


Excellent instructable idea ~ Retro camera~ digital guts into different or handmade body

Don't know why this hasn't been done really or why this is hyper linking. Anyway, Please check out photos &  link for inspiration to get an idea of what i'm talking about. It's time to start making killer Retro cameras! Either make a new body or re-purpose a vintage camera http://blueantstudio.blogspot.com/2011/11/digital-lomography.html

Topic by Braxtone 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how to make a woven bag / wide starburst bracelet?

Hello, Does anyone know how to make a bag like the one in the photo? I know how to make these one 'strand' wide (like a starburst wrapper bracelet) but am struggling to work out how to make them wider. Any help would be appreciated! Vicky

Topic by terrorvicky 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Barometric pressure sensor

I am working on my handmade radiosonde system and finding an altimeter that can be used in radiosonde(properly working in at least altitude of 80km) and compatible with arduino. Is there any altimeter that can meet my requirement?

Topic by LeeS182 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Adorable & Unique Earrings Holders!

The perfect solution for keeping your earrings safe & organized!No more losing an earring or trying to find it somewhere...This is a 2 parts earrings hanger. a fine, strong plastic mesh inserted in a painted wood frame, standing on a stable two legs wood stand (the legs are coming apart on shipmentbut the assembling is very easy!)They come in 3 sizes which you can see on my Etsy shop: http://tammnoony.etsy.comA very practical & original gift, either for yourself or for someone you love!!

Topic by taltula 9 years ago


What is the strongest type of thread? Answered

I'm wanting to make homemade Paracord, and I want to make it as close to military grade as possible in a handmade cord. I want to use strong thread for the core and casing, but I don't know which thread is strongest.

Question by Foaly7 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Got Craft? (Van, BC)

Hope you can make it! Got Craft? Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - 2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver British Columbia  Admission: $2.00 (kids are free) Website: http://www.gotcraft.com Vancouver's largest indie craft fair kicks off Spring with 50 local and handmade vendors. There will be giveaways, live demostrations and a DIY table hosted by Spool of Thread Sewing Lounge to make your own crafts. First 30 receive a free handmade swag bag filled with goodies. For more information and a full list of participating vendors, please visit our website at http://www.gotcraft.com.

Topic by gotcraft 9 years ago


Turn Table Greeting Cards

Turntable Greeting Card  Handmade greeting cards are way cooler and more personal than paying $4 for a Hallmark greeting card. Create a sleek looking greeting card to send to a music lover using old floppy discs.  

Topic by Carleyy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Community for Artists who sell their work - lots of great features

By hand is a great place for promoting your handmade items you want to sell or finding handmade items to buy. It's a social networking community that's completely free. It's brand new, only a month old, but growing fast.http://www.byhand.meAs a member of ByHand you can take advantage of the following features:+ Free listing in the artisan directory - list all the venues you sell on and your social networks in one place+ A growing membership base+ 5K average unique visitors a day+ Member contests+ Direct consumer advertising from ByHand to buyers+ Your own blog - write your blog entry on ByHand then import it to your blogger/blogspot blog or wordpress blog - RSS for your blog posts+ Member forums+ Handmade wishlist - add favorites to your wishlist from seven handmade venues without ever leaving that venue and with just one click - you can also instantly import all of your etsy favorites for easy organization+ Spotlights - fun curated, etsy treasury-like feature that you can post anywhere with clickable links+ Window shopping - post it to your blog and see random products from spotlight submitted products+ Clubhouse - these are like groups or teams, each with its own forum+ Apply to be a featured artisan or for an artist interview, or both (details in links and opportunities forum)+ Get your item featured as item of the day+ Get additional exposure on ByHand's business page on Facebook+ Follow ByHand on twitter+ Get an ad free profile page and personalized urls for your profile and ByHand blog, add up to 5 RSS feeds+ Feel good participating in a non-profit community+ More features always being added

Topic by soapdeli 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago