Beading

Attaching Clasps to Beaded Jewelry
Bead Board - makes beading easy!
Beading tips
Beading F.A.Q.
Knotting with Tweezers
Stringing Cords
Stringing Wire
Birthstones
Crimping & Crimp Cover Instructions
Easy Ear Wire
Knowing Your Beads



Crafts

Bow Making
Candle Burning
Decoupage with Mod Podge
Folding the American Flag
Floral Tablescaping
General Tips
Melted Crayon Art
Photo Booth with Props - How to set up
Sculpey
Styrofoam
Tillandsia Care (Air Plant)
Vinyl Lettering



Framing

Conservation Framing
How to Hang and Care for your Pictures



Needle Arts

Knit with Milly Video: Blocking
Knit with Milly Video: Cast On
Knit with Milly Video: Cast Off
Knit with Milly Video: Knit Stitch
Knit with Milly Video: Purl Stitch
Knit with Milly Video: Knit a Starbella Scarf
Knifty Knitter Looms
Knitting & Crochet Abbreviations
Knitting Instructions
Yarn Weight System



Painting

Acrylic Paints: which one to use?
Basics of Brushes
Clay Pot Preparation
Coloring Items Using Alcohol Ink
Crackling
Glitter, Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine
Painting Mediums / Products Information
Painting Surfaces
Painting Tips
Sealers
Tin Preparation
Wood Preparation



Paper Crafts

Accu-Cut Die-Cut Machines
Creative Card Making
Distress Inks with Tim Holtz
Getting Started on a Scrapbook
Glossary of Stamp Terms & Techniques
Inking 101
Marbled Look Created with Alcohol Ink
Masking Techniques - Rubber Stamping
Scrapbooking on the Wall - Canvas Art
Taking Gift Tag Art One Step Further
Tear Paper, HOW TO
Twinkling H20's



Sewing

Blanket Stitching
Choosing the right THREAD
Fabric Conversions
Fabric and Sewing Project Tips
Glossary of Sewing / Quilting Terms
How to Wash your Fabric and Quilts
Stuffing (Fiberfill)

Candle Burning Tips


- Always place candles on (or in) a heat resistant container to protect counters and furniture.

- Many votive candles liquefy as they burn. Always place votive candles in a votive holder.

- Before burning your candle each time, trim the wick to 1/4" length. This prevents smoking and will keep your wick from turning over into the melting wax. The only exception is triple-wick candles.

- Never trim the wicks of your triple-wick candles. Leaving the wicks longer helps the wax melt clear to the edges of the large candle.

- If your wick starts to "bulb out" as it burns, this is a sign of a high quality fragranced candle, and this is fragrance pulling up from the bottom of the candle. This will be removed when you trim your candle before each use.

- To insure long life of your pillar candles, burn them one hour for every inch in width of the candle. This allows the wax to melt clear to the outside edge of the candle, preventing a tunnel from burning down the center. For example, burn 3" wide candles for 3 hours, 6" candles for 6 hours, etc.

- As your pillar candle burns, gently "hug" the edges. This helps the edges of the candle to melt, preventing a tunnel from burning down the center.

-
If your candle seems to be "drowning" in a pool of wax and the wick is very low, extinguish the candle. Carefully pour out the excess wax into a container. Relight the candle.

- You can scent a non-scented candle by putting a couple of drops of essential oil into the melted pool of wax created after the candle has been burning for a while.