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)

General Tips Courtesy of i-craft.com

 

- Cover cardboard rolls in acid free tissue and then wrap your ribbon around them for storage.

- Heat from a blow drier causes strings of hot glue to disintegrate immediately.

- Use toothpicks to apply expensive brand name glue. You will never put too much on your project and more will stay in the bottle.

- When working with cardboard and glue, lightly wet the underside of the cardboard and it will dry flat.

- Use a damp Q-tip to pick up small beads. They stick to the Q-tip and make loading a needle much easier.

- Break mirrors, plates, or tiles for projects by sealing them in a heavy-duty zip lock bag and breaking with a hammer.

- Use plastic party table covers for messy crafts. They protect better than newspaper and can be used more than once.

- Try using tiny rubber bands, such as dental bands, to hold small crafts together. You can substitute the rubber bands for wire.

- Use tweezers to hold small supplies and reach tight areas when crafting. Tweezers act as an extension of your fingertips.

- Prevent paper from ripping when affixing tape by applying the tape to clothing first to reduce its stickiness.

- When doing decoupage, use rounded lacquered chopsticks to smooth out any air bubbles or wrinkles after gluing.

- Make small bows by tying the bows first before cutting the ribbon.

- Lubricate craft punches before using them by punching wax paper.

- Cut Styrofoam by using a serrated knife well waxed with a candle stub or paraffin.

- Clean rubber stamps after each use with a mild soap. Avoid getting any wood parts wet, and dry completely when done. Store with the rubber side down out of direct sunlight.