Archive for the ‘Crafts’ Category

Handcrafted Woodworks Require Attention to Detail And Patience

posted by dreeder 4:14 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013

SSVikingGreat woodworking is a labor of love and dedication. Scroll saw wood designs are plentiful, but unless one has the time, patience, and dedication, they remain a design on paper. Artists spend many hours creating a work of art, in hopes that it may bring joy and admiration to its viewers. Just as great paintings are admired and sought after, a great piece of woodworking adds an appeal of similar appreciation. For those not skilled in the art, or those who appreciate the work involved, but simply don’t have the time to devote to craft a project of their own, purchasing a piece is a great option. Creating Hand Crafted Scroll-Saw Artwork requires stopping the saw, and exchanging the blade for every internal cut. Some pieces require thousands of individual cuts to bring the image to life. Adding a piece of handcrafted woodwork to your decor will garner attention and appreciation. These pieces are also great for giving, since each piece is uniquely individual. Consider adding some of these to your collection.

Ceramic Address Plaques Add Character

posted by dreeder 11:22 AM
Monday, August 5, 2013

Oval Ceramic Address PlaqueCeramic art has been a favorite craft for people of all cultures. During the early 20th century it was a very popular hobby; and, crafters of all ages used it as a form of expression and creativity. With the advent of the Digital age, the abundance of many expressive computerized applications has diverted much of the interest in ceramic crafting, which once was so popular. Ceramic shops are now few and far between. People still have an appreciation for the art, and collectors and flea markets do their part in making the products available to the discerning public.
There is some thing about a Ceramic Address Plaque that adds a bit of nostalgic character to a home entryway. Too many plastic and resin imitations have taken the place of the genuine fired ceramic creations of days past. A beautiful theme related, and personalized ceramic plaque might be just the thing to add a special touch of character to your home or surroundings.

Illuminate Your Western Decor

posted by dreeder 1:17 AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Western Table Lamp

Hand-Crafted Western Table Lamp

When decorating with a Western motif, one article not to be overlooked is accent lighting. A beautiful Western Lamp will compliment the rustic decorating theme. Hand-Crafted Western Table Lamps provide an eye-catching solution, with rustic individuality not found in typical production lighting. Shades, hand-laced with genuine suede leather, add a personal touch of individuality, characteristic of the Western code.

Sea Creature Figurines Make Interesting Decor

posted by dreeder 10:01 AM
Sunday, April 7, 2013

The fascination with the Sea and it’s millions of inhabitants has stirred the imagination for centuries. Something about the unknown sparks curiosity and ignites a hunger for exploration. Nautical decor is extremely popular all over the world. Many items of popular home decor are modeled after the numerous interesting creatures that make the oceans their home. Items relating to the Sea and it’s mysteries create universal recognition. A decorative Ceramic Bisque Octopus would be an excellent example.

Ceramic Octopus

Sea Life Octopus Figurine

Life’s Reflections Captured In Etched Mirrors

posted by dreeder 7:22 PM
Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Beginner's Luck Etched Dog Mirror

Beginner's Luck Etched Dog Mirror

An Etched Mirror can capture a reflection of life’s most precious moments. Varying themes provide solace and touch the heart with an enduring propensity to ponder life and nature’s beauty. Whether you love dogs, cats, wildlife, or nature in general, an etched mirror can add depth and dimension to any room or environment.

The Appeal Of Rustic Western Decor

posted by dreeder 8:40 AM
Sunday, May 16, 2010

Horseshoe Wall Hook

Horseshoe Wall Hook

Before the turn of the 20th Century in the days referred to as the “Old West”, money was hard to come by. People used common items for everyday use. The horse was an essential part of everyday life. Horseshoes were fashioned by local blacksmiths and farriers. Once worn out, they became useful objects to fashion Horseshoe Wall Hooks and other home decor. A bit of nostalgia still exists for the days when hard work and craftsmanship was a staple for creating goods of pride and value. A touch of the “Old West” is still available and popular today with useful, handcrafted horseshoe creations.

Western Weddings On The Horizon

posted by dreeder 6:52 PM
Monday, March 29, 2010

Western Horseshoe Key Ring

Western Horseshoe Key Ring

Spring and early Summer months make the ideal time for a Western Style wedding. The weather is warming, flowers are beginning to bloom, and Spring Fever is starting to take hold. Successful wedding planning most always includes a memorable wedding favor that guests will appreciate. A Western Key Ring might be an idea that would be in keeping with a western theme, and provide a useful gift your guests will use and appreciate for years to come.

Paperweights Control Clutter & Make Great Gifts

posted by dreeder 12:15 AM
Monday, November 16, 2009

Cast Iron Jack Paperweight

Cast Iron Jack Paperweight

Remember those innocent childhood days before there were video games, VCRs, DVD’s, iPods, and even computers? A game of marbles, puzzles, or jacks provided fun and entertainment in simpler times. One thing that remains a problem today is the cluttered desk. Even with the digital age, we are still being overwhelmed with bills and paperwork. What better way to keep this in control than a Giant Cast Iron Jack Paperweight. Reminiscent of the childhood game, this makes an eye-catching and useful conversation piece. Maybe just the right touch to bring interest to your decor.

Seasonal Crafts Make Great Gifts

posted by dreeder 12:51 AM
Friday, October 30, 2009

Stamped Metal Pumpkin Image

Stamped Metal Pumpkin Image

Happy Halloween Everyone! Decorative Metal Stamped Images are attractive, and make great additions when creating your seasonal craft projects. These are available in many different themes. Cowboys, Pine Trees, Moose, Deer, Eagles, Fairies, and the Good Ole American Flag are just some of the choices available. A handcrafted gift can be a much more personal expression of appreciation for those we love and cherish. Express your creativity this season; you are limited only by your imagination.