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PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II N - R

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 12:50 AM


Last year MyntKat did an excellent work putting together an Artisan Crafts ABC for projecteducate, however the Artisan Crafts are so extensive, diverse and ever-growing that there's still much to cover. In this new Artisan Crafts Week we will explore some different crafts, techniques, materials and popular themes to expand your knowledge of this addictive world. This list is still not complete, and we invite you to share with us your knowledge.

Artisan Crafts ABC: A - D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V | W - Z
Artisan Crafts ABC II: A- D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V
| W - Z

N stands for Nerf


Whoever saw one of those bright plastic things and said "hey, I can make something awesome out of this" was a GENIUS. Customized Nerfs make fantastic cosplay props that are con-safe, but they're also great display pieces or decorations. Many styles, from steampunk to fantasy are achievable with a mix of paint job and construction work.

Nerf Stampede Spartan Mod by meandmunchNerf Maverick Steampunk Mod by aimeekittyNerf Gun Mod 1 by JavanDrakar:thumb306856878:


N stands for Necklace


The necklaces some talented deviants make are more than extraordinary. Pretty much all the Artisan Crafts are represented, there's even delicate crochet or origami necklaces.

Mistress of the night by Caycaflower necklace by MeeelllaCrochet Necklace Pink Flowers Daisy Chain by meekssandygirlOrigami Diamond Necklace by sakuralu83


N stands for Nest


I found a lot of crafts with the theme of nests, food, jewelry, plushes, some of them were cute, others meaningful, all of them were beautiful.

Spyro and Cynder's Love Nest by HolyCross9Lemon Chicken in Phoenix Nest by cakecrumbsNest of Pearls by colourful-blossomDragon's Nest Necklace - Red by sojourncuriosities


O stands for Omiyage


Omiyage means gift in Japenese, sometimes small gifts are wrapped in beautiful handmade bags that are also called omiyage by association. Sewing omiyage purses became an art on its own, they can be used as decoration, to carry around small objects, money, or to wrap small gifts. This book by Kumiko Sudo is the usually place to start learning.
even more pouches by phoenix-featherKimono Girl by Traeonnasakura to kikyo : Omiyage by phoenix-featherBright Flower Purse by HappyTofuCube


O stands for Opal


Opal is a semi-precious stone that displays the phenomena of adularescence, meaning that when seen from different angles it appears to shine from a place below the surface. Opal is usually milky white with blue or greenish shine, but it can also exist in almost any color. Its many beautiful colors make it popular in jewelry.

Crystal Opal Leaf Brooch by jessa1155Andamooka Opal Pendant by jessa1155Jeanne's Plight in Silver by DesireeMorteBlue-Green Opal pendant by synthfaery17


O stands for Ogre


Ogres, yes, ogres. Because deviants never fail to show that they can turn anything into art!

ogre beer mug- complete 2 by thebigduluthGar: Ogre bunny by csgirlThe Ogre and the Dragon Box by ThricelightUngawa the Ogre by periwinkleimp


P stands for Polymer clay


While not being strictly clay, this polymeric product is pliable and workable like clay, hence its name. Polymer clay consists of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) mixed with plasticizers to make it pliable, and unlike conventional clays it can be cured or harden at a lower temperature, making it appropriate for use at home. In recent years it has seen a spike of interest and it's being used for jewelry, miniatures, props, decoration, and many more things. An introduction to polymer clay can be found here.

My handmade flowers. by V-evaPolymer Clay Alien Egg by ValerianaSolarisPolymer Clay Pizza by Fimochu"Hanako"  ooak fairy by AmandaKathryn


P stands for Papier-mâché


Also spelled as paper mache it means chewed paper in French. It's made out of paper pulp, water, and some sort of glue (PVA or starch based most commonly) and it can be easily and inexpensively made at home, making it also valuable as a recycling method. The messy pulp can be molded or shaped and when it dries it becomes sturdy enough to be sanded, painted or drilled. This tutorial briefly explains how to make a mask just with newspaper and glue.

:thumb145262180:miscellaneous paper mache art by Malediction13Paper mache devil mask by missmonsterArcane Paper Mache Gauntlet by NukeouT


P stands for Pleat


Pleat refers to the design obtained by folding upon itself a piece of fabric until several consecutive creases are created; some pleats are ironed to obtain a crisp fold or left as is for a soft wavy fold. Pleats are probably as infamous as they are famous. This tutorial by Solai-Tsukada shows how to sew a pleated skirt.

1950s vintage inspired skirt by SamwakenzHidden Secrets skirt by zelocoCarouskel Underbust JSK by ironcageskirtThe Un-pleated Remnants by rainycanary


Q stands for Quartz


Quartz is a very abundant mineral, so much that it's the mineral most commonly used in jewelry. It isn't any less beautiful because of it, it's present in any color from completely colorless to pitch black. Depending on the color, microcrystalline structure or impurities it receives several names: citrine, agate, onyx, jasper, amethyst, aventurine and others are all forms of quartz.

Rose Quartz Pendant by LiuRokSilverGreen Quartz and SS Earrings by sylvaCitrine Ring by blackcurrantjewelryorbit tigers eye pendant by BacktoEarthCreations


Q stands for Quiver


Awesome, fantastic, magical, quivers.

Numenorian quiver by Fantasy-CraftRanger Quiver by SharpenerBlue leviathan quiver by akinra-workshopMongol decorated quiver by Leoricus


Q stands for Qwerty


Qwerty is the name given to the predominant keyboard layout, named that way for the six first letters. So what can be done with an old keyboard? The answer is anything!

Qwerty-Cube by graphicpoetryqwerty by MizzAnyaSteampunk Keyboard Mod by Abayomisteampunk computer keyboard by steamworker


R stands for Resin encapsulating



Resin encapsulating is a technique that involves pouring liquid resin over an object to preserve hold or frame said object. Molds are commonly used to obtain interesting shapes, once the resin hardens it can be polished until a shiny finish is achieved. The finished pieces can be used as mementos of significant times or objects, pendants or novelty objects.

Octopus Altered Art Resin Spoon Pendant by Create-A-Pendant:thumb70363653:Landscape resin spoon necklace by JacDesignsCast Resin Hemisphere 2.8 by EricalesImpatiens


R stands for Ribbon folding


Ribbon folding is the technique of folding a piece of ribbon, either paper or fabric, to create beautiful shapes. It's close to origami, instead that it's practiced with long pieces of ribbon instead of sheets of paper. This tutorial by VioletLeBeaux explains how to make a ribbon rose, and this one by Raechel shows how to make a ribbon fenix.

Ribbon Origami Heart by EiirlysRibbon Fishies by BabyBlue86Ribbon Cross by DelinleaRibbon Rose by hoshidreamer

R stands for Raspberry


Raspberries are a very delicious, colorful and beautiful fruit. Fun challenge: Guess which ones are real raspberry treats and which ones are fake!

1-3 blueberry raspberry cake by SnowfernRaspberry Souffle Glace by Heidilu22Raspberry Swirl by bobbin4applesraspberry cupcakes by cookiefiles

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Fimochu Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for including my pizza! (And sorry this comment is so late :<)
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Talty Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Don't worry :giggle: and you are welcome :D
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've been offline for quite awhile.. thanks for featuring my work!
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Don't worry, and no problem ^^
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csgirl Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for featuring my little Ogre!
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Artisan Crafter
My pleasure :love:
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sakuralu83 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
great collection! and thanks a lot for including my origami necklace! ^_^
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D And you are welcome, I thought it was really original :D
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yay, polymer! I've seen so many amazing things done with polymer clay on this site. Everything's great here, but polymer was definately the one I was waiting for. ;) Thanks!
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
hehe I had to include polymer clay ;) I'm glad you were looking forward to it too!
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