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Knots Used in Jewelry Making

Whether you're using a slippery vinyl cord, a thin elastic string or a rough strand of hemp to make your jewelry, you're probably going to have to tie a knot at some point. Knots are useful not only for attaching clasps and rings to a finished piece, but they can add design and texture to your work.

Beading Knots Instructions

Beadmakers learn to use different types of knots in their creations so they can achieve different results. One knot allows you to secure specific kinds of beads as you're stringing them onto your beading cord (lark's head knot) while other knots allow you to secure the ends of your beading cord toge

How to Make Styrofoam Skulls

For parties and events surrounding Halloween or the Day of the Dead, it’s often fun to decorate your home in somewhat morbid ways. While many stores stock their shelves with fake chains and skeletons, you can save a little money by making some props, such as skulls, at home with Styrofoam. To

Three Things to Avoid in Candle Making Crafts

The art of candle making crafts is a fairly easy one that can be very relaxing and fun. However, when things are not done right, it can be downright stressful. It is best to know what few things to av

Aquamarine Information

The aquamarine is a precious gem that jewelers designate as the birthstone of the month of March. Aquamarines range from a pale shade of blue to a more vibrant hue of blue and are hard enough to resist scratching---a feature that makes them popular in jewelry.

How to Know if I Bought a PPV on AT&T Uverse

AT&T's U-verse service provides many TV, internet and voice over Internet Protocol (IP) related features. U-verse service is currently available in 22 states. The online account management website provides information on recent activity along with the ability to customize most features. Charges for

How to Reshape a Gible Felt Hat

Gible is a character in Pokemon that is available on felt hats. These hats fit to the head of their owner but they can be reshaped or resized using a simple process. Gible felt hats are not the only hats that can be reshaped. All felt hats can be reshaped using this simple process. The process invol

Steps in Building a Popsicle-Made Arch Bridge

An ice cold Popsicle on a hot summer day remains a classic part of the summer. Instead of tossing your Popsicle sticks into the garbage, re-purpose them and build an arched bridge. Building a bridge from Popsicle sticks continues to be a common project often attempted in science class. Some classroo

How to Perform the Vanishing Card

The Vanishing Card requires usage of the Palm Technique. The magician allows the spectator to choose a card at random, but after saying any form of magic words, the top card, previously her chosen card, changes! And the chosen card is nowhere to be found! Here is how to make it vanish.

Overlay Crochet Projects

Overlay crochet is a technique developed by Melody MacDuffee. The technique, worked with multiple yarns in different colors, creates mandala designs that look similar to the wheel of a kaleidoscope. Whether you are sewing your overlay crochet pieces together to make an afghan or working up delicate

How to Create Nature-Themed Wall Decorations

Nature is one of the most beautiful things that exists on earth. It makes perfect sense that you would want to share this with your children, family or classroom by creating nature-themed wall decorations. This is an ideal way to encourage a love of nature in children and to remind them just how acc

How to Clean Mosaic Tile

It is important to thoroughly clean mosaic tile, as its uneven surface can collect dirt, which is not only unhygienic, but can shorten the life of your mosaic tile. Fortunately, maintaining your tile can be done with just a few basic household items. The frequency with which you clean your tile shou

Sewing an Elastic Casing

Elastic allows a garment to comfortably move with the body, adjusting to minor changes in weight. It also makes gentle folds in the fabric more easily than any other method. One of the simplest ways to apply elastic to clothing or other fabric items is to make what’s called a self-casing. This

Bridal Shower Scrapbook Ideas

Creating visual and tactile memories by scrapbooking will be a keepsake that any bride-to-be will treasure. Scrapbook pages are fitting mementos to give a bride, detailing the experiences that lead up to her wedding day. Incorporate a scrapbooking activity into the bridal shower so that the guests c

How to Make Clear Resin Pendants

Working with resin is a good way to customize a pendant and put exactly what you want into it. A small object, candy or even a photograph can be embedded in the resin to create a one-of-a-kind necklace for any holiday or occasion. Make them and give them as gifts. They are simple to make and you can

How to Make a Box Cart to Carry Frames

Moving frames can be extremely tiring, so create something with which to move them. When it comes to creating a mobile solution, a box crate cart is an inexpensive yet reliable option. For less than $20, you can create a box cart to move your frames in under 30 minutes.

Video: How to Paint Background Color with Watercolor Glaze

Video Transcript Hi, I'm Sue Rose with Expert Village and today we're working on glazes and transparencies. We have done most of our fish but I have now decided that I want him really to stand out and I want to push the background back. So I'm going to add another glaze to it this time...

How to Make Nylon Sock Dolls

Dolls made from nylon socks make delightful little figures with plump little bodies and chubby faces and arms. Color choices depend on sock colors available to make a variety of multicolored dolls or dolls with realistic skin tones. The dimensions of the doll depends on sock size--the larger the soc