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Art of Making a Bracelet

By Charles Hopkins | Published 12/8/2013 | Crafts |

Experience the artistry of a craft that goes back many centuries as you make this bracelet of pretty flower designs, brushed with gold luster and finished with satin smooth coats of lacquer.

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Basketry Craft

By Charles Hopkins | Published 12/8/2013 | Crafts |

A tisket, a tasket, A green and yellow basket . . . and red, blue and every other, not to mention fiber, imaginable.

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Bead Crafting

By Charles Hopkins | Published 12/8/2013 | Crafts |

It is the most insignificant of Indian crafts. It is made from the cheapest of materials - a tiny glass bead - and threaded together to form a beaded mat of bright primary colors against a white background.

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Bonsai Art

By Charles Hopkins | Published 12/8/2013 | Crafts |

To the untrained eye, the tiny trees in a bonsai arrangement look fairly simple.

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Cross-Stitch & Embroidery

By Charles Hopkins | Published 12/8/2013 | Crafts |

The origins of cross-stitch - like almost every needlecraft form - are lost in antiquity.

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Decorative Painting

By Charles Hopkins | Published 12/8/2013 | Crafts |

A wall doesn't have to be ordinary. It can look like a marble masterpiece or feature something whimsical like a couple of lizards clinging to its surface.

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Dolls, Toys and Teddies

By Charles Hopkins | Published 12/8/2013 | Crafts |

Stringing popped corn, linking paper rings together for garland and making toys, dolls and teddies are still popular today.

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Dyeing - An Art

By Charles Hopkins | Published 12/8/2013 | Crafts |

Personalized batik designs on T-shirts, sweatshirts or even Christmas stockings are so easy even a child can make them, with a little adult help.

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