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The ABC of Crafts

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:46 PM
What this is about: There is seemingly a million crafts, and  little by little we are building up a sort of encyclopedia of crafts.  However, it's impossible for a couple of people to know them all...  here's where you come in. We want to make this a community effort,  please help us with your knowledge to make this happen! This is also the  chance to bring the spotlight to unrecognized and unknown crafts, so if  you know of any craft that isn't included yet, please leave a message!!  Every contribution will be credited :)

What we're looking for:  Crafts, techniques, materials, themes. Crafts and techniques are what  we're most interested in and will be given preference on this list.

What to do:  Leave a comment with your contribution! It would be best if you leave  it on the page that would correspond to the first letter of your  suggestion. If you can leave a small description and a few thumb  examples, it would be even better! MAKE SURE THEY HAVEN'T BEEN ADDED IN PREVIOUS YEARS!

When it will be published: Artisan Crafts Week 2013, starting February 11th! Please get your contributions before that :)

THANK  YOU SO MUCH! PLEASE PROMOTE THIS! If everyone helps just a little bit,  it will be really easy to finish! I know that we have a fabulous artisan  crafts community, so I thank you advance. You can check what we did the  previous years to get a better idea of what this project is about:

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

This year:

A - D: sta.sh/023wgugpfrhd
E - H: sta.sh/0nni5iwe8fv
I - M: sta.sh/0cl5ktv7mpx
N - R: sta.sh/015kcxb1a4gp
S - V: sta.sh/017fojtxv5py
W - Z: sta.sh/01qu6u6cjws3

Contribute with your knowledge to expand the ABC of crafts! Contributors will be credited :)
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Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
F is for French Beaded Flowers! This beading technique dates back to the 1500s in Europe, and although it's still not as well known as many other techniques, it seems to be getting a little more popular these days. With french beading, you string tiny seed beads onto thin copper wire, then shape this into petals. The petals are put together to make 3-d flowers that can be full size, miniature, or larger than life. :)
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Talty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Added, a million thanks for that :love:
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Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're so welcome!
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BeppasCreations Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fairies?!?!?!?!?!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
They were already added on the second year: [link]
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BeppasCreations Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Paper Craft?
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BeppasCreations Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Pokemon Art?
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Fallingstarz5 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Can I make a set of paper star jewelry to add to the encyclopedia?
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
We are looking for themes and crafts, mostly :D not specific examples.
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:iconfallingstarz5:
Fallingstarz5 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Okay, I'll go for paper star art, as a general theme. Is that alright?
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Sorry we are full on P's :P
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Fallingstarz5 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Okay, that's fine!
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Are posable art dolls in there yet? I didn't see them under a, d, or p.... I'm far from the "best" example on the site but: [link] [link] [link]
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I'm curious, how are they different from BJDs? BJDs were already added the first time, but I don't know how are they different from possable art dolls :D
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Most posable dolls have a wire armature rather than a ball joint set up on the inside (I do know wormsnbones are moving more towards ball jointing everythingin their mass produced lines), also posable art dolls tend to have sculpted (or cast based off a sculpture) feet and heads with a soft mount/plush style body where I always think of a fully sculpted doll with moveable parts for ball joints. I'd be happy to find and link some examples if you'd like! =)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Artisan Crafter
That's great, thank you so much for explaining it to me! :D I just added it to the ABC ^^
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Absolutely, that's what i love about the community, sharing and learning! ;)
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SingapuraStudio Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
I: Image Transfer. A method used to transfer an image onto polymer clay, wood, or other materials. Usually an inkjet printer is used to create the image to be transferred. Some methods use a special kind of transfer paper.
[link]
[link]
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Great suggestion! It was added, thank you so much :D
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SingapuraStudio Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! Ans thank you for adding it! :)
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Brookette Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There are no entries yet for lots of baking/candy making that I could see. B for bread, C for cupcakes, cake, cake pops, candy. Hopefully I can find some time today to look for thumbs!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
hahahaha lots of things with c! I added desserts already, let me know if you can think of more baking/candy things with other letters, specially difficult letters :)
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Brookette Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:thumbsup:
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Itti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh crap, sorry about the thumbs.

How about

[link]

[link] [link] [link] [link]
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Itti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
P: Pyrography. Literally means "fire-writing", but is used in general to mean drawing or writing on a burnable material (often wood, but I'm sure there could be other substances) with a heated tool.

Here's one of mine:
:thumb211517147:

And here are some more epic examples:
:thumb340673535::thumb211647726::thumb338752304::thumb109631605:

And a group dedicated to it:
:iconpyrographers:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Pyrography was added as xylopyrography the first year: [link]

I guess because it was more difficult to find crafts with x than with p ;)
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Itti Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww! Still, I'm pleased it got featured back then.
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Culinary arts! :love: I can't believe it's not been done before!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
lol actually c's are easy, and I had to throw away many c's... mostly related to food! cookies, cakes, cupcakes, cake pops...
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Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Bookmark: :thumb252664289:
Bookmark charm: :thumb264809012:
Hair Stick: :thumb314293352:
Pennies: :thumb349574538: (Steel wheat penny)
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Cattibalistic Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Loom Knitting is a lot of fun!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Added, thank you! :D
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Cattibalistic Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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yashachan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
If the intarsia woodworking technique counts, does the intarsia knitting technique also count? It's a method of knitting with multiple colors - [link]
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Talty Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
It does! Great suggestion, I added it, thanks :)
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digikijo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a brilliant idea :love:
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GlassBeacher Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
S is for Sea Glass. Genuine sea glass used for jewelry, beach themed decor, mosaics....etc!
[link]
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Added, thank you so much :love:
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
T is for Tablet weaving (or card weaving). It's best explained here [link] and here's a tutorial: [link]
Examples: [link] [link]

Speaking about that, I see there's no W for Weaving (classical way with the loom), either.
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Added, thanks :D actually it's hard to believe we don't have weaving yet!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
S is for Silk painting. Depending on the colors, it can be done by free hand, or filling the contours with one color, with an effect similar to stained glass.
[link] [link] [link] [link]
It can be also used for ties: [link]
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   Artisan Crafter
It was added on the second round as serigraphy: [link] but the examples you suggested are so much better, I'm going to add them! Thank you os much!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is not serigraphy, and the examples do not belong there. Serigraphy uses a stencil and can be done on any fabric. Silk painting is hand-drawn with a brush (or directly from the tube with contour color), and only on silk (scarves or ties) - there are special colors for it. It can also be decorated with salt patterns. It is a unique painting that can't be reproduced like serigraphy. A tutorial is here: [link]
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Artisan Crafter
My apologies, you are right! I read your comment too fast and confused "painting" with "printing". I have corrected my mistake, thank you so much for your help and correction!
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Mosaic and weaving?
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danlayton Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
V is for volvelle [cards]. Volvelles were initially used for scientific purposes but are fun in a card. These cards have a rotating wheel attached by a split pin to the card and can be spun around.
There is a great tutorial I found on the internet: [link]

I made 2 volvelles (the second one is of bad quality because of lighting at the time, sorry):
[link] :thumb351221353:
[link] :thumb346170408:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Really cool, you're doing something amazing and not very common :D added, thank you!
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danlayton Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :la:
The letter V doesn't have many crafty words ^^;
Actually can you please not feature the second one since it does use an 'official' image and I'm hoping to re-do the card using my own art.
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Okay, I understand :) too bad, because yours are the only examples found in DA xD
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:icondanlayton:
danlayton Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you again and sorry for the inconvenience ^^;
When I make a new one I'll probably just update the photo instead.

I think other people call it by different names..I just used the technical terms ^^;
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