Yesterday I posted up a gallery of a group of teacup pincushions I made during my Christmas break. My office closed from Christmas through New Years, so including the weekends I had a total of 9 days off. Our office was also closed for the week of Thanksgiving and I used
Looking For New Art & Craft Projects
A friend of mine gave me my first teacup pincushion a couple of years ago. I thought it was a genius gift, made with a ceramic teacup and saucer and embellished with ribbon and silk flowers. I do a lot of sewing, fabric, and
Today's guest post was submitted by Joe Smith from The Bead Traders.
What Gives Opal Its Unique Color?
The color of an opal is a magnificent thing. Unlike any other gem, opals can display all the colors of the rainbow in an iridescent, moving pattern of red, green, blue, yellow, purple, aqua, pink,
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I've written a few posts about how I'm trying to downsize my personal belongings and generally declutter my life.
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Collectible Ceramics and Art Pottery From the Creative Cottage
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I'm categorizing this post as both Arts & Crafts and Home & Garden. It's a slideshow I put together from my recent visit to see the Nature Connects Lego's exhibition at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach, Florida. I heard about the exhibit coming to Palm Beach County many months
I'm always looking for unique and creative ways to display my jewelry. Now that I'm thinking of getting back into doing a few craft shows, I'm in the process of creating my booth setup. I haven't done any shows in many years, so I'm totally re-designing my craft booth.
Blue Bead Embroidered Cuff Bracelet
I've been making beaded jewelry and accessories for many years. I first got into creating jewelry as a hobby, when I was pregnant with my daughter, more than 20 years ago. That hobby quickly turned into a business and I started writing how-to articles for bead and
This blog post includes a photo gallery of some of the fused glass home decor items made by Lynn Smythe, Chief Designer for The Creative Cottage. Lynn started making fused glass jewelry pieces a few years ago after she purchased a small, tabletop kiln by Evenheat. A short time later she
Besides making fused glass and beaded jewelry, I used to write how to articles for various craft and jewelry magazines. This blog post shows a few of my original design loom woven bracelets, each of which feature a clasp made with one of my fused glass cabochons. I used size
Decorate Your Own Ceramic Bisque Pieces
Are you looking for a cool arts and crafts project that you can do with your children and grandchildren? Try your hand at decorating ceramic bisque beads and pendants, a perfect summertime project to enjoy now that school is out. You can paint them, decoupage