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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:43 AM

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

The quest to make the ultimate artisan crafts encyclopedia continues :D this year with the contribution of the community! If you want to add something to the rest of the articles please let us know, we're still trying to fit some letters! Specially those pesky Q, X, Y, W and Zs. Every submission will be credited :) you can suggest your own thumbs as example too!

A stands for Artisan Crafts

An artisan craft is a physical object made by an artisan completely by hand and usually in small quantities. Being an artisan, or a crafter, is being an artist that excels in the techniques of producing anything from a delicious meal to a deadly sword, from a cozy scarf to an adorable embroidery, from an elegant dress to a complete living room, from a cute plushie to a perfectly accurate doll, and so on.

Pink Chocolate Box Cake by ginas-cakes:thumb349504387:eclipse of the sun by Kalhalaknife Zhar-ptica by DYIM74

A stands for Architectural Models

Equal parts art and genius, architectural models are often overlooked. Architectural models are scaled down representations of buildings, houses, and sometimes even full cities, built with great attention to detail and proportion. They are used to plan constructions, for decoration, promotion, or some even for table role playing.

Minas Tirith 56 by Minas-Tirith-HakanJapanese Tea House by abreathoutofacomaisland summer house by thecarcasscity 2 by gotpostseasonwedo

A stands for Amulet Bag

Refers to a small pouch that is used to carry charms or protective amulets. Nowadays people wear them usually as a piece of jewellery, but some still use them to keep their talismans, crystals or medicine close. Added by Cayca.

Amulet pouches by andromedaElemental Amulet Bags by LolairLotus Moon Medicine Bag inside view by andromeda:thumb293374982:

B stands for Beadweaving

Beadweaving is making objects by stitching beads together. These objects can be soft, textile like and used for clothes, jewelry and accessories or they can be very stiff and sculptural. The choice of beads used ranges from tiny seeds and bugles to large glass, acrylic, paper, gemstone or whatever you like beads using many different stitches. Added by Cayca.

Beaded Rat 3 by naztazLittle beaded box by Autumn-beadsCuff: Cassiopeia by annafjellborgWonderlust B-day bracelet by Cayca

B stands for Bookbinding

The traditional way of making books covered in leather or cloth without the use of modern machines. Many techniques exist, such as coptic and french binding. Many deviants have uploaded tutorials explaining everything from picking the paper, printing your own books and putting them together in the most beautiful and sturdy way! Added by BlueShadowM.

Green long stitch by BlueShadowMBook Binding Tutorial by Eyespiral-stockFrench Binding by picture-in-a-frameMedieval-themed Book by myceliae

B stands for Bib Necklace

Bib necklace is probably the piece of jewelry with the most unappealling name. In shape it can remind baby bib. These are short necklaces that are thin at the back and bigger in front, covering the décolletage. They can be bigger and look more like bib aprons, or they can be smaller and more discreet. Added by Cayca.

Silver Bib Collar Necklace by AniDandelionBIB-Roses necklace by Hyo-ponFall Harvest Bib Necklace by meekssandygirlPolymer Christmas Bib Necklace by cynamonspice

C stands for Clay

Probably one of the first art mediums used by human kind, on its most basic form clay consists of dirt and water. Over the years many formulas have been created for different uses: pottery, sculpture, jewelry, construction, and more. Not to be confused with polymer clay, which technically is not a form of clay since it doesn't contain any dirt, but it is called clay because it has similar properties.

My Red Vase by lisaluera:thumb296531139:Patterened Brick Wall by Horsefly1flower pins by Meeellla

C stands for Chip carving

Chip Carving is a carving technique, where the artist removes little pieces (chips) of the material from a surface with a knife or a chisel. Added by digikijo.

Pineapple Patch by georgiarosejewelery box by oskemenCubicle Jewellery Box I by HypernautHand carved sewing box by JARM13

C stands for Caning

A technique borrowed from millefiori, caning refers to making a pattern in polymer clay and then stretching it while at the same time reducing the pattern. The image is elongated and reproduced through the whole length of the cane. Added by Debra-Marie.

larger strawberry canes by SnowfernCake Roll Cane Tutorial by kikumsTomato Cane by margemagtotoSushi Cane Tutorial by chat-noir

D stands for Dorodango

Dorodango is the japanese art of shaping a sphere of dirt and water and after it hardens, polishing it to give it a shiny surface. The process of shaping and polishing is made completely by hand without the use of tools or with just very basic tools. Added by digikijo

Dorodango. by TamonteNHikaru Dorodango by snowkingdevHikaru Dorodango by EruwaedhielEllethUn Petit Monde by gyerase

D stands for Dice

Unproven facts: 90% of people didn't know how many things can be made with dices. 10% of them will be surprised. I got those numbers rolling a couple of D10.

d20 Dice Bag by cleothemuseSteampunk Dice Cufflinks v2 by kickthebucketDice Dragon Size Comparison by DragonsAndBeastiesMusic Dice by harlewood

D stands for Dessert

Dessert is a dish served after a meal, usually sweet and rich in flavor. Desserts hold an important place in culinary arts because of the sentimental and regional attachment to some desserts and the creative options desserts offer. Desserts are commonly used to create complicated decorations and beautiful food art. Depending on the area and person desserts can be anything from fruits, cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, mouse, biscuits, etc.

1st deviantART Birthday - a thank you. by cakecrumbsIs It Dinner or Dessert? by theshaggyturtleCookie Plate + Bowl With Fruit + Chocolate Dip Fun by claremansonstarry night cake by quidditchmom

More coming soon!
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kickthebucket Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
No problem ^^
cleothemuse Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for featuring my dice bag! ^_^
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
No problem :D
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I might have to fave all of these. Very interesting and educational...:aww:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Yay that's great to know! :la:
MayEbony Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that sure must have been a lot of (joyful) work to put this together Talty. Great job and soooo interesting and inspiring!
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Yeah they're super time consuming, but so rewarding! Thank you :D
MayEbony Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbutterfreeplz: Thank you for doing it :iconbutterfreeplz:
claremanson Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:clap: lovely stuff, i love these educational posts :)
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D I'm glad you're enjoying them :D
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I love these ABCs :la:. This article is super informative as well as fun. Can't wait to see the rest. (Woop woop, Minas Tirith!)
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I'm glad! :la: I love that Minas Tirith .-.
Brookette Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Nice! I like the bib necklaces!
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Me too! :highfive:
marwa15 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love all of these :love:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you do! :love: so many awesome crafts!
DawnMLC Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thought the Dorodango Sphere craft also has poop in it too??
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I think that was only the Mythbusters episode :lol:
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