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PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II W - Z

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:08 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

W stands for Whitework


Whitework is a form of embroidery in which the thread and fabric are both white, traditionally white linen is used. Many embroidery techniques and appliqués can be used, the products are delicate pieces with subtle detail.

Whitework Garden by laurelin77Whitework: Daffodils Please. by JMD-DesignsFine Whitework by ralrayembroideryWhitework: Courage. by JMD-Designs


W stands for Washi


Washi is a kind of paper produced in Japan usually by hand with traditional methods and fewer chemicals, giving it a characteristic crispier and tougher feel; most of the times it's painted and gilded and then sold as tape or sheets of paper. Washi can be used for origami, to decorate objects, and more.

A silver rose by BoisterouslySilentGeisha origami earrings by raffaella131Japanese Paper Doll by DemetTavsanKoi bottle cap pendant 2 by inchworm



W stands for Wolf


Some artists are really fascinated by wolves and dedicate beautiful pieces to them.
Grey Wolf Aviator Hat 2012 by calgarycosplayWhite and Silver Wolf by merimaskWolf Paper Quilling -Final by Blue-Storm-SpiritWoodburning: Wolf by Aliehs


X stands for X-ray


Awesome art using real x-rays or creating fake ones.

Chest X-ray by Beauty-of-lovePregnant x-ray t-shirt by MarquisDeZodUnderwater Panther by FoolsGrin:thumb158759483:


X stands for Xerophyte


Xerophytes are plants that have adapted to live with a very scarce supply of water in environments such as  deserts, for example succulents and cactus. The are great for terrariums because they are resistant and need little care, but some people also like to do crafts about them.

Modular Cactus by wolbashiGnome Garden Terrarium by anjel737Cactus by LiebeTacosTerrarium with exuviae by Isisnofret


X stands for Xiphosura


Xiphosura is an order of extinct marine animals that only includes a few remaining relatives, considered to be living fossils. One of them is the horseshoe crab, which enjoys a curious following very enjoyable to explore.

Horseshoe Crab Art Tile Fused Glass with Metal Inc by trilobiteglassworksAlazaion necklace by MidnightZodiacHorseshoe Crab Earrings by ichthysofpetfishBomb Crab Number One by janiceghosthunter


Y stands for Ylang Ylang


Ylang Ylang is a tree of the custard-apple family, essential oil is extracted from the flowers to be used in perfumes or aromatherapy, it's believed to be anti-depressant, aphrodisiac and effective in relieving high blood pleasure. It has many cosmetic applications as well.

Ylang Ylang Rose Lime Cinnamon Perfume Roll On by sssoapStress Relief Candle by phenyxangelBath Tea - Rosa Mundi by LunarcatCreationsNew style aromatherapy pendant by SnowFox102


Y stands for Yen


Yen is the currency of Japan, some of their coins have unusual shapes and beautiful designs so they're are used for jewelry. ichthysofpetfish adds "The 5 yen coin is often used because "goen" (5 yen) is a homophone with "goen" (good luck). Extrapolate this to gojyuen - a 50 yen coin may be symbolic of even more luck. The holes also have some symbolic significance, in addition to being nifty."

Coin Earrings by IdolRebel4GB and 50yen: close up by makiePure silver 100 Yen by asiel79Random Bracelet -DISCOUNTED- by ChalupaGurl13


Y stands for Yeti


It is real!

Yeti Doll by mostlymadeAlexz's Yeti by loveandasandwichAnime Yeti Noms Hat by AnimeNomNomsMy Pet Yeti by NeverlandJewelry


Z stands for Zelda


The Legend of Zelda is a very popular saga and many talented artists have dedicated wonderful work to it.

Zelda Triforce Ring by knil-maloonOcarina of Time: Sage Medallion Cupcakes by cakecrumbsZelda Royal Crest Wine Glass Set- by ZombieBunnySlayaPrincess Zelda by Bekalou


Z stands for Zippo


Zippos are popular refillable lighters, they have been customized with engraving, etching, clay, assemblage and many others.

Steampunk Lighter by CharlesLupoZombie Zippo Lighter ooak by Undead-Artengraved zippo by blksunengraved zippo by blksun


Z stands for Zodiac


Whether you're superstitious or not, everyone can enjoy the beauty of these crafts inspired by the Zodiac!

Fruits Basket Zodiac Bracelet by GrandmaThunderpants12 zodiac signs pendants by BlackAmineZodiac Couples by cellsdividingZodiac by babaananda

I'm sorry this one is late, the last installment was very complicated (X and Y were quite difficult) and we had elections yesterday and I followed it closely.
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:iconxpantherartx:
XPantherArtX Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great features! Awesome artworks! :love:
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :la: And oh yes they are, so many talented people :wow:
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XPantherArtX Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:nod:
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ichthysofpetfish Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
The 5 yen coin is often used because "goen" (5 yen) is a homophone with "goen" (good luck). Extrapolate this to gojyuen - a 50 yen coin may be symbolic of even more luck. The holes also have some symbolic significance, in addition to being nifty.
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Talty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Awesome information, thank you so much for sharing! I just added it to yen, with credit of course :)
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Beauty-of-love Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you =D
What a beautiful collection you have here, I like it =)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   Artisan Crafter
No problem! ^^ and thank you, I'm glad :)
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Thank you once again for the feature. :heart:

So many adorable crafts here. I especially love the x-ray kitty plushie, so cute.
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
No problem! :la:

I know, so many talented artists around here :love:
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AnimeNomNoms Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Artisan Crafter
This looks amazing! :D :heart: Thank you for adding our yeti hat. :love:
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