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Collectibles - Yesterday's Junk May Be Today's Treasures

The proverbial story of going into the attic and discovering rare and valuable collectibles is quite true. Almost everybody has something inherited or long forgotten that is actually quite unusual. While they will probably not pay for retirement, such collectibles can bring enough for a nice meal or

How to Make Beaded Earrings in 2 Easy Steps

If you love arts and crafts, you will definitely love the art of beading. Beading is one of the latest trends when it comes to making jewelry. More and more people are running to the art of beading for leisure as well as a business venture because they see the great opportunity that a fun and profit

Cooked Play Dough Recipe

Learn how to make clay on your stove top using flour, oil, and a few other items.

What Are The Different Types Of Craft Beads?

There are many different types of craft beads available in the shops today. Most people will use glass at least to start with as it is available in a range of colors, sizes and is relatively inexpensive. Children will tend to use either glass or plastic beads when making their necklaces or bracelets

Time-Tested Method for Turning Wooden Boxes

Even after 35 years as a professional wood turner, I never tire of making lidded boxes, perhaps because the round, small containers still offer infinite design challenges. I find inspiration for boxes everywhere I look, in natural and man-made things. This box is very architectural, a walled structu

The Ancient Chinese Silver Dragon Coins

The Chinese Silver Dragon Coin has been known, for centuries, to be one of the oldest coins to have ever been produced, designed, and distributed throughout the country as official currency. If you're going to look for actual authentic Chinese Silver Dragon Coins, it is important that you remem

Candle Making Supplies

Making candles is fun and easy to do. In fact candle making can be a great activity to do with your kids, or it can be a great way to make homemade gifts for your friends and family members. To start making candles at home you will need the right candle making supplies. These supplies should include

Cheap Beads - 4 Crafts Kids Can Make With Them

When the kids are bored and complaining that there is nothing to do, it is time to break out the cheap beads. There are all sorts of things kids can do with beads, and they will keep them busy for hours.

Is One License Plate a Collection?

My dad died when I was 13 years old. It seems as though after that time I was very proud of my last name. I do not now why, but it seems is though that is all I had left of my dad, was his name.

Insects in Amber

If you're looking for a new hobby in the winter months and have an interest in fossils why not think about searching rough amber for insects and fauna that have been trapped in time and preserved for millions of years. I have been doing this for over 10 years and have had some very interesting

Stiffening Crochet Work

These days we seldom use starch for pillow slips, tablecloths or shirts any longer. However, we still use it for stiffening crochet work such as doilies and Christmas decorations. There are several ways to stiffen our handiworks. Here we explain how to use the spray starch and sugar stiffening metho

Quilting - Recommended Labor-Saving Cutting Tools

Today's quilters have many specialized labor-saving quilting tools to make the process of measuring, cutting, marking and stitching easier. Patchwork is about accuracy, careful marking and measuring, so it's worth investing in proper tools.

Old Rare Chinese Silver Coins - A Silver Treasure Worth Seeking

Old rare Chinese Silver Coins are one of the most amazing finds that a coin collector can come across. It is very rare indeed to find these silver coins from different dynasties in the local Chinese markets without wondering or suspecting if all of the merchant's hordes are mere replicas or fak

Cardboard Box Castle and Puppet Theater

Kara VanWinkle shares the directions and a photo of a castle she made for her nephew using a large cardboard box a television set came in.

What To Look For When Buying Rc Helicopter

The RC helicopter is now becoming one of the fast growing trends in the world of hobbies. Enjoyment can be found in these toys in ways that no other toy can give. Adults as well as children are also getting in to flying these machines but for many different reasons.