PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II N - R

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Last year MyntKat did an excellent work putting together an Artisan Crafts ABC for projecteducate, however the Artisan Crafts are so extensive, diverse and ever-growing that there's still much to cover. In this new Artisan Crafts Week we will explore some different crafts, techniques, materials and popular themes to expand your knowledge of this addictive world. This list is still not complete, and we invite you to share with us your knowledge.

Artisan Crafts ABC: A - D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V | W - Z
Artisan Crafts ABC II: A- D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V
| W - Z

N stands for Nerf

Whoever saw one of those bright plastic things and said "hey, I can make something awesome out of this" was a GENIUS. Customized Nerfs make fantastic cosplay props that are con-safe, but they're also great display pieces or decorations. Many styles, from steampunk to fantasy are achievable with a mix of paint job and construction work.

Nerf Stampede Spartan Mod by meandmunch Nerf Maverick Steampunk Mod by aimeekitty

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Nerf Gun Mod 1 by JavanDrakar

N stands for Necklace

The necklaces some talented deviants make are more than extraordinary. Pretty much all the Artisan Crafts are represented, there's even delicate crochet or origami necklaces.

Mistress of the night by Cayca flower necklace by Meeellla Crochet Necklace Pink Flowers Daisy Chain by meekssandygirl Origami Diamond Necklace by sakuralu83

N stands for Nest

I found a lot of crafts with the theme of nests, food, jewelry, plushes, some of them were cute, others meaningful, all of them were beautiful.

Spyro and Cynder's Love Nest by HolyCross9 Lemon Chicken in Phoenix Nest by cakecrumbs Nest of Pearls by colourful-blossom Dragon's Nest Necklace - Red by sojourncuriosities

O stands for Omiyage

Omiyage means gift in Japenese, sometimes small gifts are wrapped in beautiful handmade bags that are also called omiyage by association. Sewing omiyage purses became an art on its own, they can be used as decoration, to carry around small objects, money, or to wrap small gifts. This book by Kumiko Sudo is the usually place to start learning.
even more pouches by StudioLeigh Kimono Girl by Traeonna sakura to kikyo : Omiyage by StudioLeigh:thumb112254107:

O stands for Opal

Opal is a semi-precious stone that displays the phenomena of adularescence, meaning that when seen from different angles it appears to shine from a place below the surface. Opal is usually milky white with blue or greenish shine, but it can also exist in almost any color. Its many beautiful colors make it popular in jewelry.

Crystal Opal Leaf Brooch by jessa1155 Andamooka Opal Pendant by jessa1155 Jeanne's Plight in Silver by DesireeMorte Blue-Green Opal pendant by synthfaery17

O stands for Ogre

Ogres, yes, ogres. Because deviants never fail to show that they can turn anything into art!

ogre beer mug- complete 2 by thebigduluth Gar: Ogre bunny by csgirl The Ogre and the Dragon Box by Thricelight Ungawa the Ogre by periwinkleimp

P stands for Polymer clay

While not being strictly clay, this polymeric product is pliable and workable like clay, hence its name. Polymer clay consists of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) mixed with plasticizers to make it pliable, and unlike conventional clays it can be cured or harden at a lower temperature, making it appropriate for use at home. In recent years it has seen a spike of interest and it's being used for jewelry, miniatures, props, decoration, and many more things. An introduction to polymer clay can be found here.

:thumb279129449: Polymer Clay Alien Egg by ValerianaSolaris Polymer Clay Pizza by Fimochu 'Hanako'  ooak fairy by AmandaKathryn

P stands for Papier-mâché

Also spelled as paper mache it means chewed paper in French. It's made out of paper pulp, water, and some sort of glue (PVA or starch based most commonly) and it can be easily and inexpensively made at home, making it also valuable as a recycling method. The messy pulp can be molded or shaped and when it dries it becomes sturdy enough to be sanded, painted or drilled. This tutorial briefly explains how to make a mask just with newspaper and glue.

:thumb145262180: miscellaneous paper mache art by Malediction13 Paper mache devil mask by missmonster Arcane Paper Mache Gauntlet by NukeouT

P stands for Pleat

Pleat refers to the design obtained by folding upon itself a piece of fabric until several consecutive creases are created; some pleats are ironed to obtain a crisp fold or left as is for a soft wavy fold. Pleats are probably as infamous as they are famous. This tutorial by Solai-Tsukada shows how to sew a pleated skirt.

1950s vintage inspired skirt by Samwakenz Hidden Secrets skirt by zeloco Carouskel Underbust JSK by ironcageskirt The Un-pleated Remnants by rainycanary

Q stands for Quartz

Quartz is a very abundant mineral, so much that it's the mineral most commonly used in jewelry. It isn't any less beautiful because of it, it's present in any color from completely colorless to pitch black. Depending on the color, microcrystalline structure or impurities it receives several names: citrine, agate, onyx, jasper, amethyst, aventurine and others are all forms of quartz.

Rose Quartz Pendant by LiuRokSilver Green Quartz and SS Earrings by Gailavira Citrine Ring by blackcurrantjewelry orbit tigers eye pendant by BacktoEarthCreations

Q stands for Quiver

Awesome, fantastic, magical, quivers.

Numenorian quiver by Fantasy-Craft Ranger Quiver by Sharpener Blue leviathan quiver by akinra-workshop Mongol decorated quiver by Leoricus

Q stands for Qwerty

Qwerty is the name given to the predominant keyboard layout, named that way for the six first letters. So what can be done with an old keyboard? The answer is anything!

Qwerty-Cube by graphicpoetry qwerty by MizzAnya Steampunk Keyboard Mod by Abayomi steampunk computer keyboard by steamworker

R stands for Resin encapsulating

Resin encapsulating is a technique that involves pouring liquid resin over an object to preserve hold or frame said object. Molds are commonly used to obtain interesting shapes, once the resin hardens it can be polished until a shiny finish is achieved. The finished pieces can be used as mementos of significant times or objects, pendants or novelty objects.

Octopus Altered Art Resin Spoon Pendant by Create-A-Pendant:thumb70363653: Landscape resin spoon necklace by JacDesigns Cast Resin Hemisphere 2.8 by EricalesImpatiens

R stands for Ribbon folding

Ribbon folding is the technique of folding a piece of ribbon, either paper or fabric, to create beautiful shapes. It's close to origami, instead that it's practiced with long pieces of ribbon instead of sheets of paper. This tutorial by VioletLeBeaux explains how to make a ribbon rose, and this one by Raechel shows how to make a ribbon fenix.

Ribbon Origami Heart by Eiirlys Ribbon Fishies by BabyBlue86 Ribbon Cross by Delinlea Ribbon Rose by hoshidreamer

R stands for Raspberry

Raspberries are a very delicious, colorful and beautiful fruit. Fun challenge: Guess which ones are real raspberry treats and which ones are fake!

1-3 blueberry raspberry cake by Snowfern Raspberry Souffle Glace by Heidilu22 Raspberry Swirl by bobbin4apples raspberry cupcakes by cookiefiles

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Fimochu's avatar
Thanks so much for including my pizza! (And sorry this comment is so late :<)
Talty's avatar
Don't worry :giggle: and you are welcome :D
jessa1155's avatar
I've been offline for quite awhile.. thanks for featuring my work!
Talty's avatar
Don't worry, and no problem ^^
csgirl's avatar
Thanks for featuring my little Ogre!
Talty's avatar
My pleasure :love:
sakuralu83's avatar
great collection! and thanks a lot for including my origami necklace! ^_^
Talty's avatar
Thanks! :D And you are welcome, I thought it was really original :D
SingingFlames's avatar
Yay, polymer! I've seen so many amazing things done with polymer clay on this site. Everything's great here, but polymer was definately the one I was waiting for. ;) Thanks!
Talty's avatar
hehe I had to include polymer clay ;) I'm glad you were looking forward to it too!
Ember-Eyes's avatar
More awesome craft stuffs! I've always been fascinated by papier mache, and all the awesome things that people can make out of it. :D
Talty's avatar
Me too, it's incredible what they do :D
cakecrumbs's avatar
Thanks again for the feature. I'm truly honoured to be amongst such gorgeous examples of artisan crafts. I can't stop staring at all these pictures - so inspiring.
Talty's avatar
Look at that, I featured you twice without realizing :dummy: I tried to feature everyone just once to give exposure to as many artists as I could, I guess your work had me so mesmerized that I didn't notice my mistake :lol:

Well it was worth it, I love all your work!
cakecrumbs's avatar
Aw, thank you so much. That's so nice of you to say. The community here is so lovely and supportive and inspiring. I've only been here 5 months and have received much more feedback and support here than anywhere else I've posted. Things like this, comments like yours, they help and inspire me to keep trying to improve. It means more than I can convey.
zeloco's avatar
o_o OOOhhh... soo inspiring!! :heart:
Talty's avatar
yay I'm glad! That's what I want to provide ^^
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unconventionalsenshi's avatar
I see resin, yaaay! :la: Glad resin was included for 'r', I wan't sure if it will, but glad it is, it's a great medium :giggle: And thanks again Talty, you're doing great work with the articles :nod:
Talty's avatar
I was thinking of you and your Sailor Moon brooches when I chose resin :la: but in the end I went for resin encapsulating instead of resin in general. Anyway I'm glad you're enjoying them! :D
HolyCross9's avatar
I'm so honored to have one of my pieces featured in this (especially since it's one involving one of my favorite fictional couples).
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