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Knowledge and Power - Cuneiform Revealed: an introduction to cuneiform script and the Akkadian language. Home » Cuneiform Revealed The cuneiform script can seem bafflingly complex at first. This section aims to demystify it, by explaining how cuneiform developed over three thousand years, how it was used, and how you can learn it. We also provide a short introduction to the Akkadian language, which was written in cuneiform script, and suggest ways to continue learning. People writing tablets at a clay tablet workshop in September 2008, organised by the Enheduanna Society and sponsored by Birkbeck College, the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, and Holborn Community Development Project. Photo by Frans van Koppen. Use the links below or the menu on the left to find out more. About cuneiform. Tablet gallery. Learning signs. The Akkadian language. Texts to read. Cuneify. Further reading. Help with fonts. Acknowledgements. Cuneiform tablet.

Cuneiform is one of the oldest forms of writing known, and was used in ancient Mesopotamia. It means ‘wedge-shaped’, because people wrote it using a reed stylus cut to make a wedge-shaped mark on a clay tablet. 1. Roll the lump of clay into a ball, then flatten it with your hand until it is about 2cm thick. Smooth the top into a flat surface for writing on. 2. Cut across the end of the lolly stick to make a straight end for wedge-shaped writing. 3.Download our syllable chart to see the main signs. 4. Look at some original cuneiform tablets on Explore:Tablet showing schoolworkTablet recording delivery of gold Made your own cuneiform tablet? Baby Feet Handprints kits Footprint kits Pet prints Baby gifts - Instructions. En-rHed-ando. Frivolité o Bolillos tatting... pero tiene muchos más nombres, vamos a ver varias páginas donde nos enseñan está técnica bastante desconocida a pesar de su belleza, quizás porque es algo complicada, yo al menos identifico mal el frivolité, o es que es igual a otras técnicas como los bolillos muy famosos en mi tierra sin embargo, también depende del país en cada uno se llama distinto.

Pinchar en el botón y... Hay que trabajar con hilo especial y con lanzaderas o bien con una aguja larga, también recuerda un poco al macrame, o incluso al crochet, es por eso que yo la confundo, aunque me gustaría probar alguna vez, y como veremos aquí en estos tutoriales para principiantes paso a paso... la técnica es única y muy bella. Pero primero vamos a ver sitios estupendos para aprender, preguntar y empezar con está técnica.

Pinchar en las imágenes para ampliar. Un vídeo muy importante para aprender rapidamente uno de los pasos También teneis videos de Niequi sobre la técnica. Videos con tutoriales. Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects. Candy Cane Marbled Monogram Ornaments. I recently saw a marbleized nail technique on Pinterest and was so inspired to try it. After several attempts I finally got the nail technique down and decided to do something more unique with it. Taking the glass ornaments that I purchased from Michaels, I created a water marble ornament. You can check out my video tutorials on how to marbleize an ornament and how to water marble nails.

I also created a monogrammed marbleized image by cutting out the letter A from a sticker (you could user painters tape, I just had this sticker on hand) with an Exacto knife. I used the negative part of the sticker (negative part meaning outline) and stuck it onto the ornament. Painted one coat of clear nail polish then another coat of white nail polish. Check out my latest post on making a heart shaped marble pattern: Ornament Video Tutorial Water Marble Nail Video Tutorial. 25 Free Women's Dress Patterns. Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial. I use a little zippered pouch to carry around my earbuds since they are the fancy microphone ones and I don’t want them to break or get tangled. Some of you have commented that you are looking for some small, simple gift ideas.

This is definitely simple to make, and a little more fun than the typical rectangular zippered pouch! I can see these as the perfect gift for teenage cousins or nieces or girlfriends or even teacher gifts. Fun, quick, and cute! UPDATE: I have completely re-written this tutorial with twice as many bright, clear photos and more detailed instructions and it is available as a pattern in my pattern shop. First, download the pattern template HERE. Cut from main fabric: 1 circle 2 half circles 1 tab Cut from lining fabric: 1 circle 2 half circles Cut from batting (or medium weight interfacing, if you prefer): 1 circle 2 half circles You will also need a 1″ wide nylon 5″ or longer zipper. Place one lining half circle right side up and place the zipper right side up on top. FIKS*D: How to Make ... Washi Tape!

Are you like me and just can't bring yourself to spend a lot of money on things that even though they are really pretty, will probably just sit there for ages without use? I've always loved the look of washi tape but find it so expensive and hard to justify. So, I decided to get creative and make my own.. All you need is some double sided tape and tissue paper! Too easy! D.I.Y. Curls: How To Rag Roll Your Hair. I love the look of naturally curly hair! My sweet friend, Katie, told me about rag rolling. It's a quick and simple way to get natural looking curls without using a curling iron! I asked her to share her method here on A Beautiful Mess because I knew you'd be itching to learn like I was! Enjoy... You'll need some cut fabric strips, a comb and some water. All things you probably already have laying around the house (yay!) How to rag roll your hair- First, dampen the bottom of your hair (the part you plan to roll) using a spray bottle.

Have fun styling! How to Make a Tiny Terrarium in a Light Bulb | The Hipster Home. Ahoy there Hipster Homers! I’m Julie and I’m the very first guest blogger on this fine site. Today’s project involves breaking stuff, plants, found objects, and miniatures. Fun, right? Let’s get started! We’re going to go through the steps to create your very own little terrarium. Dos and Don’ts: Do use sand or small pebbles; these are good because water drains through them easily. How To: You’ll need a few tools to make a tiny terrarium but nothing complicated to get started.

Needle-nose pliersScissorsLong tweezers or chopsticksFlathead screwdriverGlasses or goggles Let’s start with the light bulb. We will be removing the inside parts of the lightbulb. First, remove the metal tip from the bottom of the bulb. Then, when enough of the sides are raised to get a good grip on them, hold one of the sides with your pliers and yank out the metal tip. Next remove the black glass. Now you will be able to see the interior parts of the light bulb. Pull out any remaining wires with the pliers. Mercado Solidario Bonpland. Sock It To Your Energy Bill! Make Your Own Draft Stopper. Did you know….According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can waste 5% to 30% of your energy use!? That’s a LOT of $$$ over the course of a winter!

I’m pretty sure I’m losing even MORE than that in my home office which has both an inside door and a door that goes to the outside. When I moved in I noticed a wicked draft coming in under the door to the outside. I shudder to think how much money has gone out the window (or under the door) from that one drafty door! But no more! This DIY door sock is actually MADE from socks and I’m going to show you how you can easily make one yourself! I found these super soft and snuggly socks at Costco last week and the minute I saw them I knew exactly what I was going to make with them.

What you will need: 2 to 3 socks (depending on how long they are. Starting with the popcorn kernels, alternate adding layers of the two materials. I think each layer of corn kernels ended up being approximately 1 cup, but I didn’t measure. Repeat with 2nd (and 3rd?) Probably The Cutest Thing I’ve Ever Made With Felt. Babalisme: Art Swap : Continued. I added some extra juice to the swap. Currently I am short of 3 people to join, but I think I will send out my package real soon because I don't want sweet Anthea wait too long.

So, these are illustrated plastic seal bag, drawn by me, using only black, red, and blue because those are my only color stock for permanent markers (mental note : go buy more colors). I love plastic seal bags, they're keeping things tidy, especially useful when you're carrying small things when you travel, really practical, clean, and you can use it over and over again. I know! Note: Correction, ladies and gentlemen, if on my previous post I said Spoonfulzine initiated the event, I was wrong, Anthea the writer of Spoonfulzine is also invited by Anna, (she's the one who lets me know all about this), I'm so sorry for my mistake, I got it from my host, Evita. Another note (due to popular question): A swap is when you trade all kind of things, particularly in this swap, handmade, art, and craft creation.

DIY Map Coasters. If you’ve been around here for long you may have gathered that we have a thing for maps…and from what I can see they are popping up all over the home decor universe so I’m embracing it! I was cleaning out a drawer not too long ago and found some old maps from when my husband and I lived in Italy and thought they’d make perfect little coasters so I DIY’ed a few up.

Super fast, super easy, and best of all-FREE since I had everything on hand! Maps, chipboard coasters, Mod Podge…check! I traced the coasters (which I bought literally 3 years ago for a craft project) onto the maps trying to line them up to get the “cool” spots. You can guess what comes next in this crazy complicated tutorial, yes, I cut them out.

Fancy. I brushed on one coat of Mod Podge directly to the coaster then smoothed on the map cutout. Are you hopping on the map trend? Don't Waste Your Shattered Makeup – Fix It! Don’t you just hate it when your expensive powder makeup breaks and inevitably spills out into your purse? Well, you’re in luck! Follow these simple steps by Laura Russell, the creative mind behind Make Life Lovely and our first Reuse Design Contest winner, to reduce your beauty waste and revive those broken shadows in no time. In Russell’s own words, here’s a full tutorial so you can recreate the magic for yourself. I am so excited to share this cool trick with you today! I’ll admit it, I like to buy the good stuff when I buy makeup, and it is beyond frustrating when one of my kids (okay, or me) knocks down one of my MAC eye shadows, powders or blushes and it breaks into 10 million little tiny crumbles all over the counter.

Not anymore! Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely Here’s all you’ll need: Broken powder makeup (powder, eyeshadow or blush)Rubbing alcohol (the higher the concentration, the better – I used 70)Plastic wrap (optional, but keeps your fingers cleaner) Directions: 1. 2. DIY: Nerdy Chic Book Clutch. Alright, you nerds, it's time for another 'book'torial. The whole reason I created the first two 'book'torials (here and here) was so that I could create this nerdy chic book clutch. I'm completely smitten with how it turned out. Carrying a library card never looked so fashionable. ;) Wanna make your own? Stuff You'll Need: Book Matte Mod Podge Fabric Needle and Thread Clasp (This is the one I used.) Wax paper Wooden paint stirrer Wood glue Epoxy glue (I used J.B. Note: Make sure the book you choose is big enough to hold the items you'd like to carry. Method: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

And that's all there is to it. So, will you guys be sporting the nerdy chic look? T-shirt latch hook rug tutorial. I really love flokati rugs. I have two that are safely tucked away in my parents basement awaiting our reunion. When I learned that I would be having a child and building a nursery for him, I wanted a flokati. A gray one. Being a flokati snob though, I knew that I couldn’t afford the price tag ( ), and I knew that I would be too precious about the rug ( ). So I chose the only sensible alternative: I would make a rug. I’m going to show you how it’s done, but let me warn you- while this rug was super inexpensive to make with the resource of money- it was very costly in the resource of time.

And now, this is how to make your very own latch hook rug. Supplies: Latch hook canvas latch hook tool old t-shirts scissors or rotary cutting tool/mat seam binding masking tape dye (optional) All of these things should be available at your local craft store, with the exception of the old t-shirts. On to the making! Once you have all of the strips cut, it’s time to dye them if you’d like. Xo elle. Weave Fun Summer Placemats With T-Shirt Yarn. Isn't this just the cutest? This is the weaving my daughter has been working on using the scraps left over after I used a bunch of t-shirts to make some yarn.

Now I'm no weaving expert, but this little project has definitely sparked an interest in weaving, so I have a feeling there's more in store! I honestly didn't really know what I was doing when I made a little loom out of cardboard and string, and realized after the project was under way that I really didn't know how to finish it exactly! I'm relieved to say that the little knotted fringe is just so sweet, and this is a great project for kids! You'll Need: T-shirt yarn (how-to here) or 3/4" strips of t-shirt fabric cut across the width of the t-shirt. How To: Step 1: Make Your Loom I used a piece of cardboard 14"wide and 19" long, and marked lines 3/4" apart, running vertically on the whole length.

Step 2: Weaving Step 3: Finishing. Green...Easy Knit Produce Bag. Sewing patterns on the Internet for Barbie, Ken, Skipper, Shelly/Kelly | Maria Anne Wagtmann's Blog. DOLLS FOR JOY AND PLEASURE. Boty pro panenky - Shoes for dolls. 3D paper diamonds. Felt Forest Friends Keychains. How to Make Simple Crochet Slippers « Crafts.

Macaron Coin Purse. Tutorial de Amigurumi 2 (como leer patrones) | Gancho y Agujas. Irka!: Cenicienta Mágica - Amigurumi Transformable - Patrón Gratis. Irka!: Hada Lavanda - Patrón Gratis. Irka!: Qué fue primero..? Ferias de Diseño, Artesanos, Navidad, Decoración, Americanas y Showrooms en Argentina y el mundo! Perched on a Whim » Blog Archive » sweater bag tutorial. The Aesthetic Writer: DIY: Dry-Erase Calendar. Cargo Scarf: Free your hands, and your mind will follow!

Sew a simple oilcloth wallet! Pocket (optional) An emergency personal pocket stove. Mini Storage bottle (fits in the pocket) How to Turn the Bottom of a Plastic Bottle into Flowers! Attach it to the Wall. Arduino Controlled Catapult. Enjoying your envelope book. Google. 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. UpCycled Window Shutters - DIY Inspiration. Learn Macrame. 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5. Page corner bookmark for kids in Ideas for kids crafts. A little ART CAN'T HURT. {Valentines day} pixelated popup card.

Most Amazing Miniature Food Artworks by Shay Aaron. Wednes-diy. Oh my! handmade goodness.