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  • Jewelry Making and Beading For Dummies
    Jewelry Making and Beading For Dummies

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    Jewelry Making and Beading For Dummies

    Language: English
    By: Heather H. Dismore
    Book release: 2013

    Learn to:
    – Master wire wrapping, knotting and bead stringing
    – Set up the necessities of a jewellery makers workshop
    – Upcycle found objects for new creations
    – Make easy-to-follow objects

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  • Teach Yourself Visually Jewelry Making and Beading
    Jewelry Making & Beading

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    Teach Yourself Visually Jewelry Making and Beading

    Language: English
    By: Chris Franchetti Michaels
    Book release: 2007

    This is a step by step, full colour VISUAL guide to the art of jewellery making

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Glossary of Jewellery Making and Beading Terms
    Glossary of Jewellery Making and Beading Terms

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    Glossary of Jewellery Making and Beading Terms

    Language: English
    By: www.bigbeadlittlebead.com

    A jewellery glossary of beading terms and jewellery making terminology combining clear images with
    easy to understand dictionary like definitions. This bead glossary also provides links to more in depth
    content and bead resources.

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • A Beginners Guide to Jewellery Making Tools
    A Beginners Guide to Jewellery Making Tools

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    A Beginners Guide to Jewellery Making Tools

    Language: English
    By: www.cooksongold.com

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • 6 unique handmade jewelry making ( pdf drive.com )
    6 unique handmade jewelry making ( pdf drive.com )

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    6 unique handmade jewelry making ( pdf drive.com )

    Language: English
    By: Poli Ness
    Book release: 2012

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Introduction to Jewelry Making and Beading
    Introduction to Jewelry Making and Beading

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    Introduction to Jewelry Making and Beading

    Language: English
    By: wiley

    Are you interested in learning how to make jewelry and work with beads, but unsure where to begin? Let this book guide you through the basic skills and techniques you will need to create the most popular styles of jewelry and beadwork. In this chapter, you will learn about the essential tools, equipment, and supplies used for common tasks. Then you can set up your work area and start exploring this creative hobby.

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  • Origin of book: United States

    The Basics of Jewelry
    The Basics of Jewelry

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    The Basics of Jewelry

    Language: English
    By: Stuller
    Book release: 2012

    TERMINOLOGY AND DESIGN GUIDE

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Origin of book: Canada

    Jewellery Making with Ordinary Items
    Jewellery Making with Ordinary Items

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    Jewellery Making with Ordinary Items

    Language: English
    By: Kristal Kennett
    Book release: 2013

    Learn to do by doing.

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My Favorite Patterns


  • Origin of craft: Ukraine

    Чоловіча Сорочка за орнаментом Східного Поділля.

    Creator: Anna Kryvoshei

    Skill level: Intermediate

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Origin of craft: Ukraine

    Чоловіча Сорочка за Східно Подільськім мотивом. Заповнення

    Creator: Anna Kryvoshei

    Skill level: Intermediate

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Origin of craft: Ukraine

    Чоловіча Сорочка за орнаментом СхідногоПоділля -деталі

    Creator: Anna Kryvoshei

    Skill level: Hard

    Деталі оформлення сорочки, кутасики, ручні петлі, ґудзики.
    Details of shirt design, corners, hand loops, buttons.

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  • Origin of craft: Japan

    PDF Crochet Hermione Granger Amigurumi Free Pattern
    PDF Crochet Hermione Granger Amigurumi Free Pattern
    Creator: www.lovelycraft.com

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    PDF Crochet Hermione Granger Amigurumi Free Pattern

    Amigurumi doll is very easy to make step by step. It can be very easy for those who are just starting to make amigurumi patterns.

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Origin of craft: Japan

    Crochet Along : Dewey the Crochet Dinosaur Free Pattern
    Amigurumi free patterns
    Creator: chaicoffeecrochet.com

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    Crochet Along : Dewey the Crochet Dinosaur Free Pattern

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  • Tunisian crochet tutorial – Tunisian knit stitch
    Tunisian crochet tutorial – Tunisian knit stitch
    Creator: www.knitterknotter.com

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    Tunisian crochet tutorial – Tunisian knit stitch

    Have you seen the Tunisian Knit Stitch? It looks so similar to the Knitting Knit Stitch and it is possible with Tunisian crochet.

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  • Tunisian Honeycomb Crochet Stitch Tutorial
    Tunisian Honeycomb Crochet Stitch Tutorial
    Creator: www.hearthookhome.com

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    Tunisian Honeycomb Crochet Stitch Tutorial

    The Tunisian Honeycomb crochet stitch is fun and much easier than it looks. Create this beautiful crocheted texture with this written and video Honeycomb stitch tutorial.

    Uploaded by: elluse


  • Cluster Stitch Crochet Infinity Scarf Free Pattern
    Cluster Stitch Crochet Infinity Scarf Free Pattern
    Creator: www.windingroadcrochet.com

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    Cluster Stitch Crochet Infinity Scarf Free Pattern

    Add this pretty cluster stitch crochet infinity scarf to your wardrobe this winter. This free crochet pattern will walk you through how to crochet this scarf.

    Uploaded by: elluse

My Favorite Definitions


  • Origin: United States

    Redwork Design Redwork


  • Origin: Indonesia

    Batik traditional heritage indonesia Batik

    The art of decorating fabric using wax and a dye. The applied wax resists dyes which allows to colour fabric selectively.
    This process of waxing and dyeing can be repeated to create more elaborate and colourful designs. After the final dyeing the wax is removed and the cloth is ready for wearing or showing.

    This technique originated from Java, Indonesia.
    The word batik originates from the Javanese tik and means to dot.

    Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a tjanting, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap.

    The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practised for centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there.


  • Origin: Global

    King kroker the macramé frog Macramé

    Is a crafting technique that uses knots to create various textiles.


  • Origin: Japan

    Workshop gratuito de Amigurumi Ovelhinha Pipoca Amigurumi

    Is a popular type of crochet or knitting small, stuffed yarn creatures.
    The word is a portmanteau of two Japanese terms: ami, which means “crocheted or knitted” and nuigurumi, meaning “stuffed doll”.
    It often takes the form of an animal or fantastical creature with an aesthetic that’s best described as kawaii or cute.  Amigurumi vary in size and there are no restrictions about size or look


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  • Origin: India

    Mehndi bride 2 Mehndi

    Is a the ancient art of decorating the skin using henna paste made from the henna dry leaves, originating in ancient India.
    Mehndi is a ceremonial art, it is typically applied during weddings – for Muslim and Hindu brides.
    Henna is painted on the bride to symbolise joy, beauty, spiritual awakening and offering.


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  • Origin: India

    Bidriware hookah Bidriware

    The handicraft originates from Bidar district of Karnataka (India), which is still the chief centre for the manufacture of the unique metalware.

    The craft was developed in the 14th century C.E. during the rule of the Bahamani Sultans and is very famous for its amazing metalwork.

    Bidriware is made from a blackened alloy of zinc and copper with thin sheets of pure silver.
    It undergoes an eight-stage process and due to its striking inlay artwork, bidriware is an important export handicraft of India and is prized as a symbol of wealth.


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  • Origin: Ukraine

    Girl from Podolye by V.Tropinin (b. 1821, Kursk) Vyshyvanka

    Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian: “Вишива́нка” [ʋɪʃɪˈʋanka] or “Виши́ванка” [ʋɪˈʃɪʋanka]) is the Ukrainian traditional clothing which contains elements of Ukrainian ethnic embroidery. Usually, it was made of homemade linen which was produced by loom. Local features are usually represented in the shirt’s ornamental pattern.


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My Favorite Software



  • Kandi Patterns Bead Designer
    Kandi Patterns Bead Designer

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    Kandi Patterns Bead Designer

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    Online bead pattern maker! Create multi-stitch kandi patterns (aka peyote stitch patterns) online and number them with one click!

    Uploaded by: elluse



  • Graph Paper Generator based on your Pattern Gauge
    Graph Paper Generator based on your Pattern Gauge

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    Graph Paper Generator based on your Pattern Gauge

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    The graph paper is provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format file. And it requires download the Acrobat Reader.
    Download Acrobat Reader here

    Uploaded by: elluse



  • Stitch Fiddle
    Stitch Fiddle

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    Stitch Fiddle

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    Stitch Fiddle is an online knitting, cross stitch and crochet pattern design community.

    Uploaded by: elluse



  • Spiral Betty
    Spiral Betty

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    Spiral Betty

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    Spiralize your photos: edit placement, color, rings, and image download.

    Uploaded by: elluse



  • Stitchworks Software
    Stitchworks Software

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    Stitchworks Software

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    CrochetCharts 1.2 is free software helping you to create crochet charts of different difficulty. It is a new version of application originally developed by Brian Milco. On the request of the University of Hasselt he agreed to open-sourcing his application. With the support of Prof. Wim Lamotte and the feedback of Annelies and Arno Baes, Olivier de Schaetzen worked on it for a month in order to release a first major update of the software. CrochetCharts is completely free and can be downloaded and used by everyone forever. And its code is now publicly available, so everyone (who is familiar with programming) can improve it, make changes and add new features.

    Here is video tutorial link:

    Uploaded by: elluse



  • Knotter Celtic design software
    Knotter Celtic design software

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    Knotter Celtic design software

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    Software description here

    Uploaded by: elluse



  • KnitBird free machine knitting programme
    KnitBird free machine knitting software

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    KnitBird free machine knitting programme

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    Uploaded by: elluse



  • Pixel Stitch – Convert photos into cross stitch patterns for free
    Pixel Stitch Convert photos into cross stitch patterns for free

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    Pixel Stitch - Convert photos into cross stitch patterns for free

    Price: Free

    Software description:

    Uploaded by: elluse

My Favorite Places


  • New Zealand , Wellington

    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
    (Te Papa)
    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa by elluse

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    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

    Admission fee: Free


  • United Kingdom , Oxford, England

    Ashmolean Museum
    Ashmolean Museum by elluse

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    Ashmolean Museum

    Admission fee: Free

    The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time.


  • Czech Republic , Prague - Josefov

    Illusion Art Museum Prague
    (IAM Prague)
    Illusion Art Museum Prague by elluse

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    Illusion Art Museum Prague

    Admission fee: Paid

    Illusion Art Museum Prague (IAM Prague) is the Czech Republic’s first museum dedicated to illusions and trick art. Visitors play with interactive 3D installations and 2D trick art as they discover how perspective can open up new worlds, while creating fun photos to share with family and friends. Situated in a historic 15th century building on Old Town Square, opposite the Astronomical Clock (Orloj).


  • United Kingdom , London

    Horniman Museum and Gardens
    Horniman Museum and Gardens by elluse

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    Horniman Museum and Gardens

    Admission fee: Free

    The Horniman connects us all with global cultures and the natural environment, encouraging us to shape a positive future for the world we all share.

     It has displays of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments, and is known for its large collection of taxidermied animals.


  • Norway , Oslo

    Norwegian Folk Museum
    (Norsk)
    Norwegian Folk Museum by elluse

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    Norwegian Folk Museum

    Admission fee: Paid

    Norsk Folkemuseum shows how people lived in Norway from 1500 to the present through its collections from around the country,.

    Norsk Folkemuseum is Norway’s largest museum of cultural history. The160 buildings in the Open-Air Museum represent different regions in Norway, different time periods, as well as differences between town and country, and social classes. The Gol Stave Church dating from 1200 is one of five medieval buildings at the museum. The contemporary history is presented through exhibitions and documentation projects. Permanent indoor exhibitions include folk art, folk costumes, toys and Sami culture. There is also a variety of temporary exhibitions and audience programs all year round.


  • Norway , Ål Kulturhus

    Hallingrosa – Norwegian Cultural Heritage
    Hallingrosa by elluse

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    Hallingrosa is permanent exhibition of rosemaling

    Admission fee: Free

    Hallingrosa is the name of a permanent exhibition which displays world-class floral painting – “rosemåling” – with emphasis on the development of the Hallingdal tradition – “hallingrosa”. In Hallingdal there have been several great floral painters during the later centuries. This exhibition contains, among others, works of Herbrand Sata and his sons Nils Bæra and Embrik Bæra, all of them from Ål. The art history of floral painting from the end of the 18th Century is the basis of the exhibition.


  • United States , Decorah, IA

    Vesterheim – the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center
    Vesterheim by elluse

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    Vesterheim

    Admission fee: Paid

    Vesterheim is the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, with over 33,000 artifacts, 12 historic buildings, a Folk Art School, and a library and archives. This treasure showcases the most extensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world.

    Vesterheim’s exhibitions explore the diversity of American immigration through the lens of the Norwegian-American experience and highlight the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts. Vesterheim was named one of “15 Best Small-Town Museums in the U.S.” by the world-respected travel guide, Fodor’s, and USA Today named Vesterheim one of “ten great places in the nation to admire American folk art.”


  • Australia , South Brisbane

    Queensland Museum
    Queensland Museum by elluse

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    Queensland Museum

    Admission fee: Free

    Queensland Museum is a museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland.