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

The quest to make the ultimate artisan crafts encyclopedia continues :D this year with the contribution of the community! If you want to add something to the rest of the articles please let us know, we're still trying to fit some letters! Specially those pesky Q, X, Y, W and Zs. Every submission will be credited :) you can suggest your own thumbs as example too!

A stands for Artisan Crafts


An artisan craft is a physical object made by an artisan completely by hand and usually in small quantities. Being an artisan, or a crafter, is being an artist that excels in the techniques of producing anything from a delicious meal to a deadly sword, from a cozy scarf to an adorable embroidery, from an elegant dress to a complete living room, from a cute plushie to a perfectly accurate doll, and so on.

Pink Chocolate Box Cake by ginas-cakes:thumb349504387: eclipse of the sun by Kalhala knife Zhar-ptica by DYIM74


A stands for Architectural Models


Equal parts art and genius, architectural models are often overlooked. Architectural models are scaled down representations of buildings, houses, and sometimes even full cities, built with great attention to detail and proportion. They are used to plan constructions, for decoration, promotion, or some even for table role playing.

Minas Tirith 56 by Minas-Tirith-Hakan Japanese Tea House by abreathoutofacoma island summer house by thecarcass city 2 by gotpostseasonwedo

A stands for Amulet Bag


Refers to a small pouch that is used to carry charms or protective amulets. Nowadays people wear them usually as a piece of jewellery, but some still use them to keep their talismans, crystals or medicine close. Added by Cayca.

Amulet pouches by andromeda Elemental Amulet Bags by Lolair Lotus Moon Medicine Bag inside view by andromeda:thumb293374982:

B stands for Beadweaving


Beadweaving is making objects by stitching beads together. These objects can be soft, textile like and used for clothes, jewelry and accessories or they can be very stiff and sculptural. The choice of beads used ranges from tiny seeds and bugles to large glass, acrylic, paper, gemstone or whatever you like beads using many different stitches. Added by Cayca.

Beaded Rat 3 by naztaz Little beaded box by Autumn-beads Cuff: Cassiopeia by annafjellborg Wonderlust B-day bracelet by Cayca

B stands for Bookbinding


The traditional way of making books covered in leather or cloth without the use of modern machines. Many techniques exist, such as coptic and french binding. Many deviants have uploaded tutorials explaining everything from picking the paper, printing your own books and putting them together in the most beautiful and sturdy way! Added by BlueShadowM.

Green long stitch by BlueShadowM Book Binding Tutorial by Eyespiral-stock:thumb267747552: Medieval-themed Book by myceliae

B stands for Bib Necklace


Bib necklace is probably the piece of jewelry with the most unappealling name. In shape it can remind baby bib. These are short necklaces that are thin at the back and bigger in front, covering the décolletage. They can be bigger and look more like bib aprons, or they can be smaller and more discreet. Added by Cayca.

Silver Bib Collar Necklace by AniDandelion BIB-Roses necklace by Hyo-pon Fall Harvest Bib Necklace by meekssandygirl Polymer Christmas Bib Necklace by cynamonspice

C stands for Clay


Probably one of the first art mediums used by human kind, on its most basic form clay consists of dirt and water. Over the years many formulas have been created for different uses: pottery, sculpture, jewelry, construction, and more. Not to be confused with polymer clay, which technically is not a form of clay since it doesn't contain any dirt, but it is called clay because it has similar properties.

:thumb55112324::thumb296531139: Patterened Brick Wall by Horsefly1 flower pins by Meeellla

C stands for Chip carving


Chip Carving is a carving technique, where the artist removes little pieces (chips) of the material from a surface with a knife or a chisel. Added by digikijo.

Pineapple Patch by georgiarose jewelery box by oskemen Cubicle Jewellery Box I by Hypernaut Hand carved sewing box by JARM13

C stands for Caning


A technique borrowed from millefiori, caning refers to making a pattern in polymer clay and then stretching it while at the same time reducing the pattern. The image is elongated and reproduced through the whole length of the cane. Added by Debra-Marie.

larger strawberry canes by Snowfern Cake Roll Cane Tutorial by kikums Tomato Cane by margemagtoto Sushi Cane Tutorial by chat-noir

D stands for Dorodango

Dorodango is the japanese art of shaping a sphere of dirt and water and after it hardens, polishing it to give it a shiny surface. The process of shaping and polishing is made completely by hand without the use of tools or with just very basic tools. Added by digikijo

Dorodango. by TamonteN Hikaru Dorodango by snowkingdev Hikaru Dorodango by EruwaedhielElleth Un Petit Monde by gyerase

D stands for Dice

Unproven facts: 90% of people didn't know how many things can be made with dices. 10% of them will be surprised. I got those numbers rolling a couple of D10.

:thumb138329545: Steampunk Dice Cufflinks v2 by kickthebucket Dice Dragon Size Comparison by DragonsAndBeasties Music Dice by harlewood

D stands for Dessert

Dessert is a dish served after a meal, usually sweet and rich in flavor. Desserts hold an important place in culinary arts because of the sentimental and regional attachment to some desserts and the creative options desserts offer. Desserts are commonly used to create complicated decorations and beautiful food art. Depending on the area and person desserts can be anything from fruits, cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, mouse, biscuits, etc.

1st deviantART Birthday - a thank you. by cakecrumbs Is It Dinner or Dessert? by theshaggyturtle Cookie Plate + Bowl With Fruit + Chocolate Dip Fun by claremanson starry night cake by quidditchmom





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Talty's avatar
No problem ^^
cleothemuse's avatar
Thank you for featuring my dice bag! ^_^
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ginas-cakes's avatar
I might have to fave all of these. Very interesting and educational...:aww:
Talty's avatar
Yay that's great to know! :la:
MayEbony's avatar
Wow that sure must have been a lot of (joyful) work to put this together Talty. Great job and soooo interesting and inspiring!
Talty's avatar
Yeah they're super time consuming, but so rewarding! Thank you :D
MayEbony's avatar
:iconbutterfreeplz: Thank you for doing it :iconbutterfreeplz:
claremanson's avatar
:clap: lovely stuff, i love these educational posts :)
Talty's avatar
Thank you! :D I'm glad you're enjoying them :D
cakecrumbs's avatar
I love these ABCs :la:. This article is super informative as well as fun. Can't wait to see the rest. (Woop woop, Minas Tirith!)
Talty's avatar
I'm glad! :la: I love that Minas Tirith .-.
Brookette's avatar
Nice! I like the bib necklaces!
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marwa15's avatar
love all of these :love:
Talty's avatar
I'm glad you do! :love: so many awesome crafts!
DawnMLC's avatar
I thought the Dorodango Sphere craft also has poop in it too??
Talty's avatar
I think that was only the Mythbusters episode :lol:
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