Another crafty roundup for you! This time I’ve put together lots of beginner leatherworking techniques and projects on this page, so you can learn how to make some very smart belts, bags, iPad covers and much more. It’s not as difficult as it may look 🙂
I’ve put together a step-by-step instructional page for drawing a water drop with just a pencil, some paper and an eraser. It might look hard but honestly the above drawing was my second attempt and I don’t think it’s too shabby!
I’ve also linked to other tutorials for drawing and painting water with different media, and showcased some awesome water-drawing videos too.
Photo and drawings by Stacey Maddock.
As an accompaniment to the page I previously compiled on drawing, I’ve just put together a page (that you can see here) all about sketching on location – whether it’s in an urban setting, on a train or in the great outdoors when you’re on your travels. There are lots of tips plus art demos and advice for how to draw quickly in public. Hope you like it!
Photo and lightbox by Kirby Kerr.
If you sell products online or you blog about food/fashion/your life, then clear and bright photos are one of the most important things you will need, if not the most important.
So I’ve compiled a resource of information, advice, tips, DIY lightbox tutorials, and ideas for setting up a mini photo studio at home – and you can see my page HERE. I hope it helps you out, because I know that I really struggle myself with making my photos look anywhere near professional 🙂
Photo by Emma Jane Hogbin Westby.
I’m learning this technique myself at the moment (and will post video tutorials on it when I’ve mastered it) so I’ve collected together the best how-tos for beginners learning to use double pointed needles (DPNs), as well as the best free patterns for socks, cuddly toys, hats and simple starter projects.
I hope it helps you if you struggling learning how to knit in the round using 4 or 5 needles 🙂
Click here to have a look at my page.
Photo and bracelet by Balanced Crafts.
Following on from the metal jewellery roundup I completed recently, I’ve put together a new page with a massive amount of information on beaded jewellery making. This includes explanations of the types of findings and stringing materials you can use, as well as tutorials for wire beading, string beading, pearl knotting, bead weaving (on and off a loom) and much more.
I hope you find it useful and inspires you to have a go 🙂
OK, so I found a website called Skillshare and I’ve become a little bit obsessed and I want to take a heck of a lot of their online classes….but I can’t afford it (sad face). Soooo….I’m making a cheeky plea to anyone who fancies also taking any of the classes on the site (including lots of graphic design type subjects) to please enrol through this link, which a) gives you $10 off, and b) gives me $10 off so I can take my classes…see, win-win!
Thanks for anyone who enrols via here 🙂 the classes are great I promise!
Photo and jewelry by Different Seasons Jewelry.
If you’ve ever wanted to make your own jewelry from wire or metal, then I hope you find my newly compiled page on metalsmithing techniques useful. I’ve included all of the basic information you need to get started, plus tutorials on simple and more advanced wirework, sheet metal cutting, shaping techniques including hammering, soldering and plenty of DIY project instructions.
Photo and artistic pebbles by MagaMerlina – Click here for painting equipment details.
In time for the upcoming warmer weather and trips to the seaside, I’ve put together a roundup of beach crafts and DIY projects made using shells, pebbles, driftwood, sea glass and more found treasures.
I hope you like it!
Photo and book by Andy Mangold.
I’ve hand-bound a few journals before and I just think it’s a fantastic skill to learn, so I’ve researched the different techniques of binding and put them all in my roundup here which is great for beginners and amateurs alike. I hope you find it interesting 🙂