7 Awesome Crafts you probably didn't know existed
The world of crafting is fascinating and never ending. We have been crafting since the first human molded some mud into a pot, and a seemingly endless list of crafts has been created since. Some crafts are very well known, and you have probably dabbled a bit into them yourself... but some of them are a lot less known. I put some examples together, please enjoy them and leave a comment below letting us know how many of them you already knew
if you know any unknown crafts, feel free to share them with us!Extra credits if you already tried some of these!Note: These are NOT totally obscure crafts that are only practiced in remote places of the world or that require specialized equipment, I chose crafts that should be easy enough to pick up but not a lot of people are doing.
1. Stone carving.
Incredible works of art can be made even from the humble common stone. Precious or semi-precious stones can be used as well.
2. Mini crochet.
Lots of us have tried crochet at least once (some of us with terrible results, ahem) but miniature crochet is a new world of challenges. Just imagine how tiny their hooks must be! No wonder we don't see many people trying it.
Nothing like art that is alive and growing! These terrariums are as beautiful as practical, most of them require very little care and are a sustainable ecosystem. I can't stop admiring the care and patience required to grow the plants, put them together beautifully, and even craft tiny accents.
4. Recycling circuits.
Technological waste is increasingly common, some artists have found a way to turn waste into treasure.
5. Feather painting.
Feathers are small and delicate canvases, it's incredible the amount of detail and realism some of these crafters achieve.
6. 3D beading.
Sure, anyone can string one bead after the other and create a simple bracelet. But engineering a stable 3D structure with nothing but tiny beads is breathtaking.
Lots of people don't know that they can make their own cosmetics, and it's very easy! There's a lot of tutorials and suppliers online. It has many advantages: you can control the ingredients and make sure they are top quality, skip anything harmful (preservatives, allergens, etc) and make them perfect for you. They make great gifts too, and many people appreciate artisan cosmetics.