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Which is the best clay for jewellery making?

I would love to start making jewellery with clay, but it is not something that I have much experience with. I currently just make beaded jewellery, but would like to branch out into clay. I know th...
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Jewellery Jewellery Jewellery Making Polymer Clay Clay Molds
Which is the best clay for jewellery making?
Asked by Elizabeth Iris
113 days ago
4 likes | 3 comments | 9 votes | 0 follows

Are paint stencils really making a comeback?

Is stenciling really making a comeback? I remember when I was a kid, my mum up a ladder and endlessly stenciling a border around the top of our living room wall. She loved to watch a TV show called...
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Painting Stencils Painting
Are paint stencils really making a comeback?
Asked by Emma Nate
113 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Can the UCHIDA Corru-Gator paper crimper crimp in a circle?

I know this is probably a strange request, but I am looking to make a special project. Is there anyone reading this who owns a UCHIDA Corru-Gator Paper Crimper machine thing? It looks really good a...
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Papercraft crimpers rollers paper effects crimped paper
Can the UCHIDA Corru-Gator paper crimper crimp in a circle?
Asked by Donna Rian
113 days ago
2 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Where can I get a good letter writing kit for handwritten letters?

When was the last time you wrote a letter? Yes, me too, up until about 2 months ago when my daughter went off to college. I thought it would be a nice treat for us both to write each other the odd ...
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Letter Writing letter writing handwritten letters
Where can I get a good letter writing kit for handwritten letters?
Asked by Carol Eddy
113 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What is the best resin for UV resistance?

Hello, Are there any experts in resin brands out there? My friend gave me some left-over resin to experiment with and I have thoroughly enjoyed capturing flowers and plants in the resin. I wanted ...
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Resin Resin Yellowing Flowers
What is the best resin for UV resistance?
Asked by Billie Thom
113 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

We R Memory Keepers printer, print maker review?

I really like the look of this cute little printer but wanted to get an honest review before maybe getting one. They are so expensive but I don't mind paying a little extra for something that is worth...
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Printer Printer We R Memory Keepers
We R Memory Keepers printer, print maker review?
Asked by Darla Donny
113 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Can you make your own transfers for the Cricut EasyPress 2?

Hello, I really like the look of the Cricut EasyPress 2. I've seen a used one for sale. Mostly I want to make some cute baby grow outfits with fun slogans for my friends. But I was wondering how do yo...
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T-shirt Printing Cricut T-shirts Printing Transfers Heat Press EasyPress
Can you make your own transfers for the Cricut EasyPress 2?
Asked by Betty Pacey
113 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Is Terrazzo a design style or a material?

Hi, I really like the look of the Terrazzo tiles, they look very smart and clean and sophisticated. Hopefully a future classic as they are not crazy to be a fad. But in the right setting I think they ...
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Material Terrazzo Clay Resin Design
Is Terrazzo a design style or a material?
Asked by Nancy Roddy
113 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How do you paint teak garden furniture?

Help! I was given some perfectly usable garden chairs. I think they are teak. They are very heavy and have absolutely no sign of rotting on them and as I recall, teak is the wood used for garden furni...
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Painting garden chairs teak wood painting refurbishing
How do you paint teak garden furniture?
Asked by Kyle Kendrick
114 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How can I tell if a fabric is suitable for upholstery?

I am quite new to reupholstering furniture and would like to know how I can tell if a fabric is suitable for upholstery, please? I already paint furniture, but I would really love to get into upholste...
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Upholstery fabric upholstering
How can I tell if a fabric is suitable for upholstery?
Asked by Christine Winters
114 days ago
2 likes | 3 comments | 5 votes | 0 follows

Are feather filled or polyester filled cushion pads better?

I make cushions of various shapes and sizes and I was wondering if feather filled or polyester filled cushion pads are better? I think I prefer the feather, but I wanted to check what others would rec...
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Sewing cushions cushion pads sewing feather cushions polyester cushions
Are feather filled or polyester filled cushion pads better?
Asked by Joan Anne
114 days ago
6 likes | 5 comments | 14 votes | 0 follows

What materials can the Cricut Maker 3 cut?

I have just bought the Cricut Maker 3, I have had my eye on it for a while, but have finally decided to buy one. I read a lot of really good reviews, so I decided that it was the best cutting machine ...
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Papercraft Cricut Maker Papercraft
What materials can the Cricut Maker 3 cut?
Asked by Crysta Jones
114 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What is the best printer for scrap booking and journaling?

Hi, can anyone recommend a good printer they have used for printing papers and details for scrap-booking and journaling? I am starting to collect masses of papers, as often I find I buy a bundle an...
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Scrap Booking scrapbook journaling printer
What is the best printer for scrap booking and journaling?
Asked by Jaylee Addie
114 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What are the best woodworking YouTube channels?

I really like the regular popular guys like Steve Ramsey, John Heisz and Third Coast Craftsman, oh and that guy who makes the expensive kitchen counters and tables out of huge, expensive tree sections...
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Woodwork youtube woodworking
What are the best woodworking YouTube channels?
Asked by Colin Joss
114 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 1 follows

Completed my first crochet top for my girlfriend.

Hi, I like to do creative things and I don't really care if other people think crocheting is girly. My gran used to teach us to knit when we were little kids and as the youngest sibling with three sis...
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Crocheting crochet top beach
Completed my first crochet top for my girlfriend.
Asked by Carl Archer
114 days ago
2 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to glue wood to tiles? Seriously how on earth do you do that?

Hello, I know this is a strange question about glue, but in my local pub, yes picture yourself at the pub now. A lovely hot summer's day, you're having a wonderful time, now you need a pee. So you tru...
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Glue glue wood tiles pubs
How to glue wood to tiles? Seriously how on earth do you do that?
Asked by Ryan Jaxton
114 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Is this sewing machine suitable for sewing curtains and upholstery?

Hello friends, I want to try and learn about sewing and make some curtains and upholstery pieces maybe and some soft furnishings. But I have to say I have slightly fallen in love with this sewing mac...
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Sewing Sewing Machine Upholstery
Is this sewing machine suitable for sewing curtains and upholstery?
Asked by Keith Xander
114 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Beautiful flowers and birds stained glass door panel.

My husband made this beautiful stained glass door panel for our back door and I think it came out absolutely beautiful. Isn't he talented. He is quite artistic and I challenged him to make somethin...
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Stained Glass stained glass glass window
Beautiful flowers and birds stained glass door panel.
Asked by Marie Madeleine
114 days ago
0 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Remember The Smell Of Das Modelling Clay?

My father was a very creative and really quite talented artist. A person who could sketch you in a minute and capture your likeness exactly. He ended up starting a company and running an incredibly su...
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Modelling Das Clay Modelling Smell
Remember The Smell Of Das Modelling Clay?
Asked by Dan Wallis
114 days ago
1 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Do I need a sewing machine to reupholster a rocking chair?

Hello, I have a lovely rocking chair I would really like to have a go at reupholstering for my mother. I really just want to put a nice, super thick, comfy pad on the seat piece, but I want it to ...
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Upholstery seat upholstery rocking chair
Do I need a sewing machine to reupholster a rocking chair?
Asked by Joe Irwin
114 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Are older sewing machines better than new sewing machines?

Hello, I wanted to buy a sewing machine and try and make some fun outfits for my daughter but I am a little confused on what type of machine to buy. I am a total beginner and don't need a machine...
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Sewing sewing machines beginner dress making
Are older sewing machines better than new sewing machines?
Asked by Jessie Esmund
115 days ago
4 likes | 2 comments | 1 votes | 0 follows

How to assemble a concrete pizza oven?

Hi, please check out the picture. I have been given an old pizza oven and for the life of me I can't figure out how these parts all go together. I think it's a pizza oven. It could actually be some...
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Concrete pizza oven concrete garden
How to assemble a concrete pizza oven?
Asked by Dylan Travers
115 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How long do you leave sawn lumber before wood turning?

Sorry if this has been asked many times before, but I have some trees in my yard that have been freshly cut down. And I was wondering how do you have to wait before you can have a go at wood turning a...
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Wood Turning logs wood turning
How long do you leave sawn lumber before wood turning?
Asked by Ken Honor
115 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Opinions on this pottery wheel for sale?

Hi, I want to try and get into doing some pottery and ceramics. But it is quite an expensive hobby and as I am starting I don't want to spend too much money, in case I lose interest or move on to some...
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Pottery pottery potters wheel
Opinions on this pottery wheel for sale?
Asked by Chris Porter
115 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows
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