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Thank you!

That sounds like a lot on your plate--good luck and I hope you have a good time at the cookout/birthday party!

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Beautiful! You are a true artist and must be very patient. I don't blame you for not selling your work. You have so much time invested and should be for you and yours. Also, I would not want to do commissioned work as the joy is in your creativity and that would be squelched.

We have a house showing today so I am running around cleaning and putting things away. Also this is laundry day so getting that caught up. Cleaned up my mess in the garage after stripping the chest. Still have a tiny bit more work on the top of the drawer edges but not much. Maybe I'll get to that tomorrow. I do have the kids and grand kids coming for Sunday cookout so need to be preparing for that. Have to put a menu together and get supplies in as well. It is my husband and son in law, Jordan's birthday celebration as well. So lots to do. Must go for now.

Take care and don't overdo it. Thanks for sharing!
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To give you an idea of what I mean by karakumi braids, this is one of mine:



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Yeah, it really was. Instead I took a free class at an SCA event and then purchased a small marudai (and bobbins included) for $25. These days you can buy a foam disk for $4 and for that you don't need special weighted bobbins, just something to keep your thread from tangling; I use EZ bobbins.

I don't sell my work; I don't know that I could get my money's worth out of it as the karakumi braids are particularly slow moving (I can do about 1 diamond a half hour, and I like the belts to be about 4 diamonds wide and about 8 feet long... so a great many hours go into it. Tablet weaving is much faster for the same width/length! But I do love making the karakumi. I have on rare occasions sold beadwork but honestly I prefer to make stuff in my own time, for me or for gifts. Whenever I have taken a commissioned piece, it puts pressure to do something according to their wishes and on their time table. And with my hand issues (which I have had for 17 years) I have to be careful not to over due things when it comes to crafts--especially things like knitting and beading.

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Wow, sounds like a bit of a hurdle for beginners. Where do you get your supplies from? Do you keep your creations or do you sell them? It seems they would be time consuming but well worth it. I admire your tenacity. Well I am off to work on my chest of drawers. I already did my cardio so no guilt today. Have a great healthy day.

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I don't know?

I have been beading for almost 17 years and braiding for at least ten (not sure exactly when I started, LOL). I have taken a number of beading classes over the years, and a few braiding classes, but I'm also self-taught for a lot of things--especially when it comes to braiding! I took a class to get started mostly because at the time you couldn't buy the foam disks to start with and $150+ for a wooden stand (and another $4/bobbin) was a really steep price to try a craft I wasn't entirely sure I'd enjoy. It was also before a lot of this information was available on line, including tutorial videos. Beaded kumihimo isn't that much harder than regular--the difference is you pre-string your fiber with beads and then slide a bead down every time you move a bobbin. Finishing the ends is a bit trickier--sadly, that wasn't covered in the class I took, LOL, but I know how to do it.

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I looked up the Kumihimo beaded jewelry and they are gorgeous. They look difficult to attempt. Don't you need a class to get started? Do you have other beading experience to draw from. Sounds like you are healing well. I had surgery earlier this year and it took much longer to recover than I had anticipated. But I didn't push doing things too quickly and I learned the meaning of patience. And now I am active again and it is such a blessing to be moving normally again. I will be out in the garage again tomorrow as today I ended up getting my kitchen back in order and as did so I did some badly needed cleaning out which lead to a trip to the Goodwill store, etc. But I was really glad to have the project over with, I'm not getting as much done as before because I end up cooking and exercising and doing Spark People so that does take up time. I do enjoy keeping focused on my goal to be healthier and thinner. I have hope now for the first time in a long while. But its more than hope, its a confidence. I know I will likely stumble but that's okay -- I'll just get back on track and keep going.
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Pat, the upside is that kumihimo is relatively popular now, and there are tons of videos and other resources on line for learning how to do it. I recommend starting with something reasonably simple, like an 8 strand spiral braid--I started with something much more complicated (16 strand) and it was a pretty steep learning curve, LOL.

Sheila, how very cool that you refinish furniture etc.! My mom used to do that before she developed arthritis and couldn't handle it--literally--any more. I can't do it because my hands can't handle the work and my lungs react badly to the chemicals (I am currently not even allowed to paint emoticon )

Upside, I had carpal tunnel surgery in both wrists over the winter and while I'm still recovering from it (healing more slowly than I had hoped) I am already much improved and am able to at least weave and braid again... not quite ready for beading or knitting yet, but I have hope!

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Now mainly sewing projects, quilting on a regular sewing machine. Took some classes at our community college college last year. Learned lots of stuff I didn't know or had forgotten. One main thing was taking the bobbin and presser foot area apart and cleaning it throughly. The other thing was learning this should be done regularly much more frequently than I had done in the past. In the past I have done a lot of different crafts.

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That would be a nice job to have, working at an art center that gave lessons. The drawing class I am taking is at the City Parks and Recreation Department. Several years ago after I got done with all my chemo and radiation therapy I took an oil painting class. It wasn't the first I had done, but a long time since I had done one. Last year I tried watercolor, but I couldn't draw anything so I decided to take that drawing class this time. The lady who taught the oil painting class is now the coordinator of the arts and crafts classes at the centers. I would like to try the pottery, but I just can't afford to try anything else. I took silver clay jewelry one year, too.

I wouldn't call myself much of an artist or musician. Just like to try things.



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Wow, now that sounds really ambitious! Learning on your own -- sounds like you are probably musically gifted as well as an artist. I look forward to hearing how you are doing. I didn't get to the furniture stripping today as I had intended as my husband and I decided to repaint our kitchen cabinets this afternoon. They are white and so everything shows so we repainted them and now everything is strewn all over the kitchen --- but they are done! That's a big thing off my to do list so I am feeling good about myself. Especially since I also got my cardio in and stayed true to my eating plan. I still am looking forward to stripping the chest - hopefully tomorrow. The painting class sounds fun. I used to work at an art center and put together all the art classes and programs back in the day. Fun job & I got to take art classes free as a benefit. Loved it! My favorite class was pottery. I did also like the pastels class. I find them very therapeutic. Enjoy your last class!
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Sheilla, that sounds interesting. I would like to refinish some of my furniture, but I doubt I would get it done. I have too much habit of starting something and not finishing it. A lady bought my Mom's old sewing machine a few years ago and was either going to fix the machine (it didn't hold the right tension) or make the cabinet into something else that could be used. I guess the sewing machine and cabinet were from the early to mid 1950s.

I am working on a baby blanket right now and taking a drawing class. Last day of class is Wednesday, so after that I have to keep trying on my own. Also want to get my autoharp tuned and learn to play it.



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I enjoy finding a piece of furniture that needs a makeover and then refinishing it in a creative or different way. I love to recycle it for my home or for others. There is something about a bargain that just excites my creativity. I am currently working on a small blue chest of drawers that I am stripping, staining the top and the drawer fronts and painting the sides and rails in a dark grey. I know its kind of crazy but I call it fun. So that's what I'm doing today. I already got my exercise in and I do have to go get some pineapple so I can get a recipe together for dinner. I lost a pound this morning so that was encouraging and is helping to keep me motivated today, Only 24 more to go. I will do this!

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crocheting, jewelry and semi scrapbooking. some embroidery. kumihimo I have seen vids on this not too sure I could swing i???I'd have to study. I am visual learner. I use youtube to see what some crafters are doing.

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I'm sure those would be lovely. I never think to make jewelry with my braids, for some reason, though I've seen other people's jewelry and it's stunning. I did make a beaded bracelet once (as part of a class on beaded kumihimo) and that was fun.

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Thanks. I was just thinking that it might make some bracelets that I could give for gifts.



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Darlene, I'm not exactly sure what you are asking, but hopefully I'll answer it.

To get started, you don't need a lot of supplies. A lot of craft stores sell foam disks that you can use to do kumihimo as an inexpensive way to get started. The foam disks cost about $5. I make most of my braids using DMC floss and I use ez bobbins to corral the thread, but any kind of bobbin would work. Unlike the traditional wooden stand called a marudai, the foam disks don't require weighted bobbins. If you are using a spool of some kind, you use a bobbin lace knot to keep the spool from unwinding unless you want it too. I do prefer ez bobbins, though, as they are so simple to use. A common starting braid is 8 strands; I can do up to 16 stands on the foam disk.

It isn't the fastest of crafts, though 8 strand braids are faster than 16 strand ones. Most braids I average about an inch an hour. It is faster than knitting a full afghan, however. They are however great for cords for necklaces and you can braid with beads as well. Marudai, which is a wooden stand with a round, shaped disk on top with a whole in the center, is much faster to work than the foam disks (literally twice as fast, because your hands are free to move two strands at a time rather than one at a time with the foam disk) and the weighted tama (bobbins) and the counter weight create a much more even tension than I can get on the foam disk. That said, a Marudai is going to cost a lot more--I've seen them go from $80 to $150. The tama tend to be expensive as well, running about $4 a piece, but you can create your own by buying spools and gluing weights to them. I have a set like that and they work fine, though they are a bit small and light for my tastes (they are about 30 grams and I prefer 75 gram tama). If you know how to do woodworking, or know someone who does, marudai are fairly simple to make. The biggest trick is there should be a slight well in toward the hole (it reduces the wear of the threads at the edge of the opening) and the surface needs to be very smooth or it will catch threads.

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Zanna, does it take very much to dot he kumihimo? I tried looking it up and it looks like something I could do while sitting here and maybe make for gifts without taking as long as crochet or knit. Crochet things take me a couple months for an afghan.



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Now I am doing mostly sewing projects but have supplies to do many things,.

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I have once done beaded kumihimo which was a ton of fun but I have mostly done regular Kumihimo though I can't tell you why. My bead guild however is doing beaded kumihimo next month, though, so I will get to try my hands at it again, mwahahaha!

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I confess that I had to Google kumihimo beading to find out what it was. It looks very interesting!

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I crochet, do seed art, and jewelry making. Right now, I am doing kumihimo beading. Does anyone do this?

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I mostly got my silver on line, via Firemountain. There are less expensive sources, but I think you needed a business license to buy from them (at least the ones I knew about). I can't help much with classes, though I think there are on line tutorials of how to do it. It's not hard.

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Thanks for the link. I think they had that at a place I went for some classes, but the place closed. Almost everything is closing around here. There is a place in Littleton, which is the closest, but they don't have any kind of wire for beading or anything like that. Have to go to Michaels for much choice that is half way close. There is a place on the other side of town that has a lot of craft wire and I think silver, too, but I don't think they have those kind of classes.



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It's technically called trichinopoly, and it's more like wire knitting really than weaving, but weaving was what it was called when I first learned how to do it. It's also called sometimes Viking Knit. You do it with really fine gauge, relatively soft metal--I mostly used silver, though I did it more often before the price of silver went through the roof.

www.beadinggem.com/2010/06/how-to-ma
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I have seen other things done with wire--knit, crochet, etc., but it's always done with a pretty fine, soft wire.

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Zanna, how do you do wire weaving? When I was taking some jewelry classes I tried to make a silver wire hair net for wearing in horse shows, but the wire kept getting too stiff. Guess that is where craft wire would work better cause it didn't get stiff as easily. I've tried to do some other things with wire, but so far all I've been able to really do very well is wrapping stones fairly basically. I also did some wire crochet, but that doesn't look too good.



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I am not even sure where to begin:

I regularly bead, knit, weave and braid (kumihimo). In addition, I also enjoy but do not do regularly (yet) spin, make bobbin lace, embroider, and wire weaving and other wire work.

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I crochet, I love doing the felt stocking with all the beads sown on. I also make flower arrangement for the family to put out at the cemeteries.

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I confess, I had to Google - Zentangles. looks very interesting and relaxing!

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I do crocheting & jewelry making. Much of my time is spent on genealogy.

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Cross-stitch
Cooking
Sewing

Working to learn:
Crochet
Knitting
Quilting
Tatting

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Hello Crafters,

Thanks for inviting me to your group.

As I looked through your posts I was amazed at the talent in this group. My craft is crocheting. Afghans and clothes for dolls and teddy bears are what I do these days.

Looking forward to seeing more of your projects.
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MIMMICA, your list of crafts looks like what mine could be like. I change from year to year, so some I haven't done for a long time. I've been taking classes at the library the last few years, but now they are having them at only the libraries farther from me even though one library always had a full house for the classes. So there I have done some projects with decoupage, jewelry with cans, wreaths, bird seed ornaments, bird baths, cat beds and cat and dog toys, and some knitting and painting.

Other things I have done are embroidery, crochet, stained glass, jewelry, leather, engraved glass, oil painting. woodburning, stamping for cards. Then I will try any type of craft for making Christmas presents (main reason I did some of the ones at the libraries). I am probably crazy trying to do all those things, but I enjoy them when I am doing them.



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Bonnie, very nice! They helped inspire me to crochet a (simple) child's cap for a little in my life. I worked on it for a bit while our power went out this morning and I will work on it again here in a bit. After it is done, I am going to crochet a sample of either a preemie or an infant cap for an AHA project for HLHS babies. The "little" I mentioned is an HLHS baby and turned 3 this past summer, which is longer than the doctors expected her to live. Her favorite color is purple, so that's what I'm doing. The HLHS caps are to be in red.

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Agreed - beautiful work, Bon Bon!

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emoticon BONBON...beautiful work.

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Later today I hope to post two pictures of two of my completed crochet projects

Tiger baby gift

DSIL's Christmas afghan in Miami football colors

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I know I forgot many other crafts that I've tinkered with... funny that I forgot to mention the one that I've been doing the longest -- since 1980 -- cake decorating! Sheesh!

I still make cakes, but I dislike the cleanup that has to be done afterwards!

I'll post some photos of some of my crafts soon.

The time to do this is now - not tomorrow, not next week, not next month. Now.


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I haven't really been doing a lot of 'crafting' lately, but winter is coming, and it's time to find something to keep myself busy to distract me from grazing on food.

I've recently picked up some papercraft magazines, with some pretty neat ideas for making cards with stamps, diecut pieces and quilling. I've slowly been accumulating some supplies to try my hand at this, it looks like fun.

My crafting in the last couple of years has been solely contributing to an art group I belong to that does yarnbombing with crochet pieces. We covered a bus a few years back for an art exhibit. I try to do some crocheting when I have nothing else to do, making small items, and I give them away.

Over the years, I have had an interest in a number of different crafts: knitting, sewing, embroidery, crewel, cross-stitch, tole painting, painting, and stained glass.



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My main craft is knitting but I also crochet.

I am interested in sewing and quilting and have supplies for scrapbooking. I also think I would like assembling floral arrangements (I've done a few) but I'm really just doing that by trial-and-error whenever I can't find what I want in the store.

I'm interested in many crafts that I will probably never do on a regular basis. My skin is really sensitive and I have allergies. This prevents me from doing floral arrangements with live flowers and jewelry making. I think woodworking is so interesting but I have horrible depth perception which could make the activity a little dangerous for me.

I wish I had more time for crafting. I'm going to start carrying small knitting projects with me like I did in previous years. Maybe I'll get more knitting done this way.

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I am thoroughly enjoying your posts and pictures. Thank you so much for sharing. I will have to figure out how to share my projects with you as well. AWESOME work team.

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I've been an active crafter all my life. My grandmother taught me to embroidery when I was 5 and find myself still liking the redwork embroidery the best. I also learned to use the sewing machine before 7 and was sewing dolls and doll clothing in my childhood. I tried to learn knitting but lost cause with me but can crochet a little bit. I used to make ceramics and had a full working ceramic shop. I have RA so when I got where I physically do that anymore, I sold most of my stuff except my big kiln which I use for glasswork now. I love mosaic especially glass on old windows. I love designing quilts and in this past year have hand pieced 4 king size quilts. I don't like the quilting part so have them machine quilted at local shop. I have made lots and lots of redwork quilts for all the grands and DILs. I learned to do traditional rug hooking about 16 years ago and that is my main love. I have a bigger stash of wool fabric than cottons now though did get 4 garbage bags full of quilt cottons from DIL whose mother died recently. Hubby and I are both retired now so we PLAY..He does woodworking and makes beautiful furniture. He just finished a rough cedar bed for my bedroom and will be starting a new chest of drawers for the bedroom this winter. We cut and have our own timber sawn and then dry in rafters of our big shop and use all that plus any recycled wood people give us. I do the same with my wool...I was given 9 huge bags of woolen clothing that I recycled last year. We have a hobby farm..with huge garden and extensive orchard so that keeps us busy as well...I just love to play.

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Hi there! New crazy crafter here. :) A better way for me would be to say which crafts I don't enjoy. lol The list would be shorter. My biggest crafting endeavors take me to my wood shop where I mainly do scroll saw art and to my designated crafting room where I enjoy leatherworking. I also enjoy weaving (rigid heddle and restoring a 4-harness floor loom currently), spinning, knitting, crocheting, sewing, tatting, stained glass, beading, and jewelry making. I do a lot of mixed media stuff since I enjoy so many things. I am just starting to learn/teach myself how to do crafty painting for some of my wood projects.



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GREAT PICTURE!

Here is a picture of quilt I made at Cedar Lakes Quilt Camp hosted by Peg's Patches, and one of two baby dresses I crocheted.

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Cat, that is an AWESOME picture!

Currently, I'm in to crochet. In the past, I've done lots of counted cross-stitch (I have my next 100 projects lined up, too, and some have been "in progress" for >5 years!). When I was first married, I dabbled in Latch Hook, but haven't done that for more than 35 years. I sew some - hard to do when you can't keep your machine set up all the time.

Hope to post some pictures on my page of some of my completed crochet.

Wanda :-)

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Cat..Love your water color. I love eagles anyway. Theree was a time I loved to do latch hook. I made a rug for my brother and sister one year and it took a long time but it was worth it. One year I made Christmas ornaments. Another year I made pillows. That was when I found patterns printed on material, cut them out, sewed them and put a pillow in them. I did Christmas ornaments that way too and still have some. I gave most of them away. I'm sorry there aren't more things like that to do today. It was easy and fun.

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In the past I've done counted cross stitch, embroidery, crochet, and quilting. As of right now I have on the hooks: a cowl hood done in Crocodile stitch, two stuffed animals and two afghans. And one redwork quit being worked I also have a crew pillow waiting for me to finish it.

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Good luck, MJay, and when you're done, come on over. I'll get the paint and the paper! emoticon

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Well today I think I will tackle the art of wallpapering our main bathroom. Match it up with some new and modern fixtures and accessories. Wish me luck my sparking friends. emoticon

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Beautiful picture, Cat!

I am a fanatic knitter. I used to crochet and do cross stitch, but not any more. Knitting leaves no time for anything else. Unfortunately I am having problems with my hands, so I have to slow down. Very difficult to do, when one has the next 100 projects already lined up... emoticon

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Sounds like I can learn a lot here! emoticon

I sew [primarily quilt-related these days] and crochet.

My name is Tammy and I live in SW Missouri.

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thank you ladies.... that picture represents SOOO much to me....
I've come from a very 'perfection' oriented background....
I don't like to make mistakes, I don't like waste . . .

that picture was one of my first attempts to just let myself go . . . just to see what happened.

it was really hard to do.

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emoticon picture Cat ...You are very talented.

SUNSHINE-FLOWER....scrapbooking sounds like fun. I have friends that do that and they are beautiful.

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Cat that is wonderful picture! Its so beautiful!

Scrapbooking ~I got into over 6 years ago its been a hit or miss on working on pages, cards ~ I make often, photography~ for scrapbooking and whenever we go out and visit somewhere, I am trying to learn crocheting right now using online videos. Of course I enjoy doing kids crafts with my daughters. emoticon

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I've been a crazy crafter all my life.

Since retiring 3 years ago, I've started doing water colors again,
and picked up a few new ones, like working with copper, making jewelry,
etching, tooling,....



also, working with polymer clay... I have all the stuff,
just lacking the skills.

and the list is growing all the time.

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I have several crafts that I enjoy....Card making, crocheting, knitting, acrylic painting and seasonal crafting using different mediums.

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