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Artist Collaborations — Carini Lang. DIY Gold Tube Bracelets. I have very vivid memories of walking into a bead store for the first time, almost 15 years ago, and being overwhelmed by the million and ten ideas that filled my mind.

DIY Gold Tube Bracelets

I was immediately hooked on the concept of transforming simple and unexpected elements into something beautiful and wearable. That moment was the catalyst for my eventual path into jewelry design and craft – my higher calling, if you will. Today’s tutorial takes me back to my first foray into jewelry making, where I’ll show you how to make two delightful bracelets using the same basic component. DIY Macrame Bracelet. Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage.

DIY Macrame Bracelet

Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. Happy knotting! You’ll need: Start by cutting the knotting cord into two 30 inch, two 20 inch and one 10 inch lengths. Center the 30 inch cord under the two middle strands. Pull tightly and slide the knot up to the top. Finish the 2nd half of the square knot by folding the left cord over the middle strands and under the right cord.

Pull tightly and repeat the steps – left, right, left, right . . . To finish the knots, thread one of the cords onto a needle and sew up the center of 3-4 knots along the backside. Repeat the same step on the other cord. After sewing up both knotting cords, trim away any excess. Françoise Nielly - Artist. Tools for Colour Schemes. Make Paper Baskets & Gift Bags/Boxes.

Creative Exchange Agency - Artists - Photography. Postcards for Ants: A 365-Day Miniature Painting Project by Lorraine Loots. Postcards for Ants is an ongoing painting project by Cape Town artist Lorraine Loots who has been creating a miniature painting every single day since January 1, 2013.

Postcards for Ants: A 365-Day Miniature Painting Project by Lorraine Loots

The artist works with paint brushes, pencils, and bare eyes to render superbly detailed paintings scarcely larger than a small coin. Design Seeds®: For All Who Love Color. 3D Paper Owl from mmmcrafts. The gifted Larissa from mmmcrafts is here sharing her amazing talents with an unbelievable 3D paper owl.

3D Paper Owl from mmmcrafts

Larissa writes… Left: art made with this tutorial, Right: art made with alternate colors (see note at the end of the tutorial) Hey, Craft Campers! I’m delighted to participate in this summer kid-craft lineup. This 3D paper owl art project is for you and your crafty older kids, say around 11-ish years and up, who can wield a pair of scissors, handle smallish pieces and follow placement instructions carefully. MAGAZINE ENVELOPES. 18K+ Well I got this idea from our friend Nina.


She was making these super cute envelopes out of scrapbook paper and I really wanted to make some! So I came home and made some! They are so so SO simple and add a personal touch to your envelopes. You will need: An old magazine, scissors, an envelope, a glue stick and a Sharpie. Tear out some magazine pages that you like. Carefully pull the envelope apart. Trace the envelope on a magazine page. Cut the envelope shape out.

Making stickers out of recycled paper. Making stickers out of recycled paper October 25th, 2011 I recently discovered this great tutorial by Amanda Wood on how to make lovely stickers from recycled paper.

Making stickers out of recycled paper

DIY Papercut Lamp Video. Sara Burgess - Cut Paper Artist. From Sara Burgess, intricate paper works cut by hand.

Sara Burgess - Cut Paper Artist

"At a time when we see more and more work come from vector files and lasers, it's refreshing to see lovely and intricate works created simply by the fine negative patterns in paper created by x-acto blades. " (Click the images below for full sized images) Quilled Paper Portrait - Yulia Brodskaya. The latest quilled portrait from talented paper artist Yulia Brodskaya.

Quilled Paper Portrait - Yulia Brodskaya

From her last piece Loves Doves to this piece, she has definitely changed the tone of colors to be less of a skin tone varient in terms of palette and more vibrant. This woman’s face bursts with swirls of color as she smokes her pipe and seems to be a perfect blend into the start of Spring. via Colossal. Artist Paints Insanely Small Paintings Onto Food. Hasan Kale, an incredibly talented artist from Turkey, pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved with paint by painting inconceivably tiny yet beautiful paintings on… just about anything, really.

Artist Paints Insanely Small Paintings Onto Food

Kale’s artistic canvases include, but are not limited to, peanut husks, split almonds, banana chips, and beans – as long as it’s tiny, he’ll paint on it. He paints on inorganic objects as well, but the food canvases are more impressive because of their impermanent nature. And then there’s the scale to consider. Most of these are so tiny that they can’t be seen clearly without magnification, which begs the question – how did he do that!? According to his Facebook, Kale has set himself the goal of painting a silhouette of Istanbul on a strand of hair. Source: Facebook (via: thisiscolossal) Artful Living. Susan Benarcik.