PE - Artisan Crafts ABC III I - M

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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!

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 </a>

I stands for Image Transfer


A method used to transfer an image onto polymer clay, wood, or other materials. Usually an inkjet printer is used to create the image to be transferred. Some methods use a special kind of transfer paper. Added by SingapuraStudio.

Snow Leopard Pendant Necklace by SingapuraStudio Unicorn Aurora Pendant by SingapuraStudio Pink Butterfly Set by Maca-mau project 2 by artbylink

I stands for I-cord


Also Icord, is a crocheted, knitted or loom knitted cord made of yarn. The finished cord can e.g. be used as decoration or get assembled to a scarf. Added by digikijo.

i-cord scarf by thestoryteller1 Tree Beard: I-Cord Infant Hat by inkedfrog ICord necklace. by MistressIshbo Knitted earphone i-cord wrap by tangelato

I stands for Intarsia Knitting


Intarsia is a method of knitting using several colors. It differs from other multiple color knitting techniques in that when the color changes, the yarn is left hanging on the back of the work. Added by yashachan.

Glowing Argyle Sweater-Vest by yonjuunana ND Magic square 1 by PurpleSolution Legend of Zelda Hylian Crest Hat by prezofxms

J stands for Jam


A type of fruit preserve usually made with both the juice and flesh of one type of fruit or vegetable. Used as topping, decoration, cooking ingredient or filling for bakery. Added by Brookette.

Nr. 94 by AannNdddDI Peach And Poppy Seed Jam by neongeisha Elderberry Jam by neongeisha Rose jam by Melhyria

J stands for Jar


A jar is a vessel commonly used to contain liquids. They can be handmade out of clay or glass, recycled jars are often decorated and given a new life. Added by digikijo.

Lunar Eclipse raku pottery jar by anubistj Wer wolf jar by missmonster Candy Jar I by Saartj1e Me Gusta Jar by SydneyD329

J stands for Jade


Jade is a beautiful green stone slightly translucent and highly glossy. It is of metamorphic origin, and extremely priced in prices where it is rare. Jade is used extensively in jewelry. Added by MoonFey and Stygma.

Jade owl medallion by DustinDC Pendant 'Ash' by UrsulaJewelry African jade and Brass Tree Suncatcher by BacktoEarthCreations Jade Frond by StephaniePride

K stands for Kirigami


Kirigami is a form of origami, but instead of just folding, the artist also uses cutting. Kirigami works are either flat or can be opened to 3D figures. Added by digikijo.

Kirigami by AnnetteF Holiday card project by FoxKids1302 Ferris wheel by agomic DragonFlake - Guivre by ChimeraDragonfang

K stands for Knitting with Beads

It refers to knitting with beads on the stitches or between them. Beads can be prestrung or you can hook them onto yarn as you go. There are two methods by which you can knit with beads - beaded knitting and bead knitting. In beaded knitting the beads are placed between the stitches, while in bead knitting they are on the stitches. Knitting with beads is nowadays usually used to produce embellished garment or for making jewelry, but Victorian beaded purses are what made it popular. Viking knitting is an ancient form of circular wire weaving, not actual knitting. Added by Cayca.

Berry Wings by DarkHareKnits:thumb180984458::thumb321806572: Gray on Gray by DarkHareKnits


K stands for Kanzashi

Kanzashi are traditional Japanese hair ornaments. The most popular technique involves folding colorful pieces of fabric to create flowers, particularly tsumami kanzashi flowers. The style has expanded to include other shapes, specially animals.

Kanzashi King Fisher by hanatsukuri Kanzashi commissions by Hosio Sakura Wedding Party by Kurokami-Kanzashi Pink ume trio kanzashi by elblack

L stands for Loom Knitting


Knitting with a loom is often described as being easier and faster than knitting with needles, and some advocates even say it's more fun. A knitting loom is a round object with raised pegs to catch the yarn, the width of the final knit can be determined by the diameter of the loom. Kits of loom are easily available in most craft stores and are relatively inexpensive. Added by Cattibalistic.

Loom Knitting Anyone? WIP by moofestgirl:thumb325861022: Gilbird Hat by ABlueLotusDesigns Socks00014 by Isolated-Design

L stands for Ladder Stitch


Ladder stitch is rarely used alone but it is essential for brick and herringbone stitch. The name owes to the ladder like look it produces. This is a fast and simple stitch that leaves room for numerous embellishments. It can be done with one or two needles. Bugle beads are often used for ladder stitch. Added by Cayca.

Ladder Stitch Bracelet by elderarc Anubis Collar by annafjellborg Bracelet Venus by annafjellborg Upper Arm Bracelet by MasterHarper

L stands for Lariat


A lariat is a kind of closure or attachment for necklaces, scarves or even cellphone charms. The ends are fastened by tying them in a knot or by pulling one end through the ring on the other end. Longer pieces can be folded in half and the middle part is used as a slide for the ends. Added by Cayca.

Leaves and Flowers Lariat or Lanyard by LaMorocha66 'Violante' lariat necklace by Arctida Crochet snowflake Lariat scarf by meekssandygirl White pearl lariat with bells N1314 by Fleur-de-Irk

M stands for Marbled Paper


Paper marbling is a fun and beautiful decoration technique which involves tinting a paper with colors and patterns that resemble marble. It's usually performed over a liquid medium, a thin layer of paint is spread over the surface and disturbed to produce the effect. The paper is then pressed against the paint and allowed to dry. The paper can be used for paper crafts, greeting cards, decoration, etc. One inexpensive and fun way to do paper marbling is using shaving foam.

BC Paper Marbling Display 1 by BCcreativity Marbled Blue by Ochiru Dirty Sheret by BCcreativity Dolphin bubbles by BCcreativity

M stands for Masks


Masks are one of the most popular, versatile and inclusive crafts there is. Masks can be made with pretty much any craft and technique: leather, beadweaving, clay, metal, paper, latex, etc. Masks can be worn as costumes, cosplay, fairs, or used as beautiful decorations.

Aequeor Tranquillium Mask by merimask Raven masquerade mask by gringrimaceandsqueak:thumb153421649: Sakura Quilling by GwynConawayArt

M stands for Miniatures


Miniatures are scaled down representations of real objects, persons, landscapes, animals, and anything a crafter needs. Miniatures are commonly used in dollhouses, scenes, or as decorations. Some of them are surprisingly small!

micro teddy ooak miniature jointed blue panda bear by tweebears Chicken soup - 1:6 miniature by thinkpastel light house by egocenter Antique Small Wine Bar by dollhouseara



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Talty's avatar
Fantastic choices, I went for jade :D thank you so much!
MoonFey's avatar
Such amazing and inspirational crafts, and informative to! :squee:

How about the gemstones Jade, Jasper or Jet?
Or maybe Japan, as the country and it's culture has become such a large inspiration to art these days!
Talty's avatar
Wonderful, I added jade :D thank you so much for helping, again! :la:
MoonFey's avatar
Talty's avatar
I was really lucky to receive lots of great suggestions for J, so I chose jar from your list :love: thank you so much!
Brookette's avatar
J for Jam?

Jam- A type of fruit preserve usually made with both the juice and flesh of one type of fruit or vegetable.

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Talty's avatar
Amazing, thanks you added :D
Brookette's avatar
Sorry that last link is wrong!
FreakieGeekie's avatar
Such lovely crafts!
That paper ferris wheel is freakin' amazing though! It just blows my mind that that thing is PAPER!
Talty's avatar
I know right! It's amazing!
FreakieGeekie's avatar
At first glance, it looks like a wood model.
But if you want to get techincal, paper is wood so...
(Forgive my logic: my dad used to work at a paper mill.)
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